Cannabis Marijuana Grow Cultivate Podcast
Benefits of growing weed indoors
It’s more resource-intensive than growing outdoors, you can control every aspect of your environment and what you put in your plant, so growing indoors will permit you to dial in your setup to grow some primo weed.
Reside in an apartment or a small house? You can grow weed almost anywhere, even folks who do not have a yard or a lot of additional space.
Unlike outdoor growing, you aren’t tied to the sun and the seasons. You can let your plants get as big as you want, turn them into flower, harvest, and then begin another batch right away. You can grow whenever you want, even directly through winter season.
Even in legal states, you may wish to hide your crop from judgmental neighbors and definitely from prospective thieves. Growing indoors permits you to grow quietly behind a locked door.
Action 1: Designate a marijuana grow room or space
The primary step in establishing your individual cannabis grow is creating a suitable area in which to do it. This space does not even need to be a typical space it can be a closet, tent, cabinet, extra space, or a corner in an incomplete basement. Just remember that you’ll need to tailor your equipment (and plants) to fit the space.
… But believe big
When creating your space, you’ll require to take into consideration not only the amount of space your plants will require, however also your lights, ducting, fans, and other devices. You’ll also need to leave enough space for you to work. Marijuana plants can double in size in the early stages of blooming, so make certain you have adequate head area!
If your grow space is a cabinet, camping tent, or closet, you can just open it up and eliminate the plants to deal with them; otherwise, you’ll need to ensure you leave yourself some breathing space.
Tidiness is important
Ensure your space is quickly sanitized; cleanliness is very important when growing indoors, so easy-to-clean surfaces are a must. Carpeting, drapes, and raw wood are all difficult to tidy, so prevent these materials if possible.
Keep it light-tight
Another important criterion for a grow room is that it be light-tight. Light leaks during dark durations will puzzle your plants and can trigger them to produce male flowers.
Action 2: Select your cannabis grow lights
The quality of light in your grow room will be the number one ecological factor in the quality and amount of your yield, so it’s an excellent idea to select the best lighting setup you can manage.
Here’s a brief rundown of the most popular types of marijuana grow lights used for indoor growing.
HID grow lights
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the industry standard, commonly used for their combination of output, effectiveness, and worth. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent fixtures, however produce far more light per unit of electrical energy used. On the other hand, they are not as efficient as LED lighting, but they cost as low as one-tenth as much for similar systems.
The two primary kinds of HID light used for growing are:
Metal halide (MH), which produce light that is blue-ish white and are generally used during vegetative growth.
High pressure sodium (HPS), which produce light that is more on the red-orange end of the spectrum and are used during the flowering stage.
In addition to bulbs, HID lighting setups require a ballast and hood/reflector for each light. Some ballasts are designed for usage with either MH or HPS lights, while many more recent designs will run both.
If you can’t manage both MH and HPS bulbs, start with HPS as they provide more light per watt. Magnetic ballasts are more affordable than digital ballasts, however run hotter, are less effective, and harder on your bulbs. Digital ballasts are typically a much better alternative, however are more expensive. Be careful of low-cost digital ballasts, as they are typically not well shielded and can develop electro-magnetic disturbance that will impact radio and WiFi signals.
Unless you’re growing in a big, open space with a great deal of ventilation, you’ll require air-cooled reflector hoods to install your lamps in, as HID bulbs produce a lot of heat. This needs ducting and exhaust fans, which will increase your preliminary expense but make managing the temperature in your grow room much easier.