Deep Water Culture Marijuana Grow
Benefits of growing weed indoors
It’s more resource-intensive than growing outdoors, you can manage every aspect of your environment and what you put in your plant, so growing inside your home will enable you to dial in your setup to grow some primo weed.
Live in an apartment or a small house? You can grow weed practically anywhere, even folks who don’t have a yard or a lot of additional area.
Unlike outside 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 after that start another batch right away. You can grow whenever you desire, even straight through winter season.
Even in legal states, you might wish to hide your crop from judgmental next-door neighbors and certainly from possible burglars. Growing indoors allows you to grow quietly behind a locked door.
Step 1: Designate a cannabis grow space or area
The primary step in setting up your personal cannabis grow is producing a suitable space in which to do it. This space does not even need to be a typical space it can be a closet, tent, cabinet, extra room, or a corner in an incomplete basement. Simply remember that you’ll require to customize your devices (and plants) to fit the area.
… But believe big
When creating your area, you’ll need to consider not only the quantity of space your plants will require, but also your lights, ducting, fans, and other equipment. You’ll also have to leave enough room for you to work. Marijuana plants can double in size in the early stages of flowering, so make certain you have sufficient head space!
If your grow room is a cabinet, camping tent, or closet, you can simply open it up and remove the plants to work on them; otherwise, you’ll require to make sure you leave yourself some breathing space.
Cleanliness is crucial
Ensure your area is quickly sterilized; tidiness is very important when growing inside your home, so easy-to-clean surfaces are a must. Carpeting, drapes, and raw wood are all difficult to clean, so prevent these products if possible.
Keep it light-tight
Another vital requirement for a grow room is that it be light-tight. Light leakages during dark periods will confuse your plants and can cause them to produce male flowers.
Action 2: Choose your cannabis grow lights
The quality of light in your grow room will be the primary ecological factor in the quality and quantity of your yield, so it’s a good concept to select the best lighting setup you can pay for.
Here’s a quick rundown of the most popular kinds of cannabis grow lights used for indoor growing.
CONCEALED grow lights
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the industry standard, commonly used for their combination of output, performance, and value. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent components, but produce much more light per unit of electrical energy used. On the other hand, they are not as efficient as LED lighting, but they cost just one-tenth as much for comparable units.
The two primary types of HID lamp used for growing are:
Metal halide (MH), which produce light that is blue-ish white and are typically used during vegetative development.
High pressure sodium (HPS), which produce light that is more on the red-orange end of the spectrum and are used throughout the blooming stage.
In addition to bulbs, HID lighting setups need a ballast and hood/reflector for each light. Some ballasts are created for usage with either MH or HPS lights, while lots of newer designs will run both.
If you can’t afford both MH and HPS bulbs, start with HPS as they deliver more light per watt. Magnetic ballasts are less expensive than digital ballasts, however run hotter, are less efficient, and harder on your bulbs. Digital ballasts are generally a better choice, but are more pricey. Be careful of inexpensive digital ballasts, as they are frequently not well shielded and can develop electro-magnetic disturbance that will impact radio and WiFi signals.
Unless you’re growing in a large, open space with a lot of ventilation, you’ll need air-cooled reflector hoods to mount your lights in, as HID bulbs produce a great deal of heat. This requires ducting and exhaust fans, which will increase your initial cost but make controlling the temperature in your grow room a lot easier.