Growing Indoor Marijuana
Benefits of growing weed indoors
It’s more resource-intensive than growing outdoors, you can manage every element of your environment and what you put in your plant, so growing indoors will allow you to call in your setup to grow some primo weed.
Live in a home or a small house? You can grow weed almost anywhere, even folks who do not have a backyard or a great deal of additional space.
Unlike outdoor growing, you aren’t tied to the sun and the seasons. You can let your plants get as huge as you want, turn them into flower, harvest, and then begin another batch immediately. You can grow whenever you want, even directly through winter.
Even in legal states, you might want to hide your crop from judgmental neighbors and definitely from potential burglars. Growing inside permits you to grow inconspicuously behind a locked door.
Action 1: Designate a cannabis grow room or space
The initial step in setting up your personal cannabis grow is producing an appropriate space in which to do it. This space doesn’t even need to be a typical room it can be a closet, camping tent, cabinet, extra room, or a corner in an incomplete basement. Simply remember that you’ll need to tailor your devices (and plants) to fit the space.
… But believe huge
When creating your space, you’ll need to take into consideration not just the quantity of space your plants will require, but also your lights, ducting, fans, and other devices. You’ll also have to leave enough room for you to work. Marijuana plants can double in size in the early stages of blooming, so make certain you have appropriate head space!
If your grow room is a cabinet, camping tent, or closet, you can just open it up and get rid of the plants to work on them; otherwise, you’ll need to make sure you leave yourself some elbow room.
Tidiness is important
Ensure your space is easily sterilized; cleanliness is very important when growing indoors, so easy-to-clean surfaces are a must. Carpets, drapes, and raw wood are all difficult to clean, so avoid these materials if possible.
Keep it light-tight
Another important requirement for a grow space is that it be light-tight. Light leaks throughout dark durations will confuse your plants and can trigger them to produce male flowers.
Action 2: Pick your cannabis grow lights
The quality of light in your grow room will be the number one environmental factor in the quality and quantity of your yield, so it’s a great concept to select the very best lighting setup you can afford.
Here’s a brief rundown of the most popular kinds of cannabis grow lights utilized for indoor growing.
HID grow lights
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the industry requirement, extensively utilized for their combination of output, performance, and worth. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent fixtures, 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 as little as one-tenth as much for equivalent systems.
The two main kinds of HID lamp used for growing are:
Metal halide (MH), which produce light that is blue-ish white and are usually utilized throughout vegetative development.
High pressure salt (HPS), which produce light that is more on the red-orange end of the spectrum and are used throughout the flowering stage.
In addition to bulbs, HID lighting setups need a ballast and hood/reflector for each light. Some ballasts are designed for use with either MH or HPS lights, while lots of newer designs will run both.
If you can’t pay for both MH and HPS bulbs, start with HPS as they provide more light per watt. Magnetic ballasts are cheaper than digital ballasts, but run hotter, are less effective, and harder on your bulbs. Digital ballasts are generally a much better option, but are more expensive. Beware of low-cost digital ballasts, as they are often not well shielded and can create electromagnetic interference that will impact radio and WiFi signals.
Unless you’re growing in a large, open space with a great deal of ventilation, you’ll need air-cooled reflector hoods to install your lights in, as HID bulbs produce a lot of heat. This requires ducting and exhaust fans, which will increase your preliminary cost however make managing the temperature in your grow room much easier.