Although it may seem complicated to start at first, you can break it down into 3 three main steps:
location - Outdoors vs Indoors
The next big risk of growing outdoors deals with contaminants that can land on your plant. This includes white flies, spider mites, pollen, dust and other wild things that may be roaming around in nature. This varies from location to location especially as it pertains to pollen. For example, if you live near a Rasta Tribe you should naturally expect a higher probability of pollen in your area. Pollination hurts the quality of the final flower bud.
Growing indoors may seem like the absolute way to go, but it does not come without its challenges. The main challenge for growing indoors in Antigua is the reliability and cost of utilities. Without a generator, you run the risk of your plants being in darkness should a power outage occur for an extended period. This means, you’ll need an additional power or lighting source to keep your plants happy. You also must fund the cost of the lights and fans you use indoors to keep your plant alive and healthy. In this regard, growing indoors requires a stable utility supply and a higher start up cost.
Now that you have picked your location you can focus on the next step - Nutrition
hydroponics vs soil
Nutrition deals with what you feed the plant and how you feed the plant. How do you feed the plant? You have two main categories, liquid hydroponics or a solid medium (Soil, coco etc). Nutrition directly affects the speed of growth and depending on your medium, how quickly the nutrients affect the plant. With hydroponics you get the quickest and most responsive growth, but it requires additional skill, automation and control to make sure you don’t mess up. Soil is very forgiving due to it being a buffer between the nutrients and roots and what a plant is most accustomed to. I recommend a soil to start since it’s the easiest. Coco, a coconut husk-based soil is also an excellent choice that boasts fast growth and is almost rootbound proof but you have to make sure you know your nutrients because coco is quite the barren medium.