How To Set Up A Marijuana Grow Tent
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.
Live in a home or a small house? You can grow weed almost anywhere, even folks who don’t have a backyard or a lot of extra space.
Unlike outdoor growing, you aren’t tied to the sun and the seasons. You can let your plants get as huge as you desire, flip them into flower, harvest, and then start another batch right now. You can grow whenever you want, even directly through winter.
Even in legal states, you might wish to conceal your crop from judgmental neighbors and certainly from potential thieves. Growing inside your home enables you to grow quietly behind a locked door.
Step 1: Designate a cannabis grow space or area
The first step in establishing your individual marijuana grow is creating a suitable space in which to do it. This area doesn’t even require to be a typical space it can be a closet, tent, cabinet, spare room, or a corner in an incomplete basement. Just remember that you’ll require to tailor your equipment (and plants) to fit the space.
… However believe big
When creating your space, you’ll need to take into consideration not just the amount of room your plants will need, but likewise your lights, ducting, fans, and other devices. You’ll likewise need to leave enough room for you to work. Cannabis plants can double in size in the early stages of flowering, so make certain you have appropriate head space!
If your grow space is a cabinet, camping tent, or closet, you can simply open it up and get rid of the plants to deal with them; otherwise, you’ll need to make sure you leave yourself some elbow room.
Tidiness is important
Make sure your area is easily sanitized; tidiness is important when growing inside, so easy-to-clean surface areas are a must. Carpets, drapes, and raw wood are all hard to tidy, so prevent these materials if possible.
Keep it light-tight
Another important criterion for a grow space is that it be light-tight. Light leakages throughout dark durations will puzzle your plants and can cause them to produce male flowers.
Step 2: Pick your cannabis grow lights
The quality of light in your grow space will be the top environmental consider the quality and quantity of your yield, so it’s a great concept to choose the very best lighting setup you can manage.
Here’s a brief rundown of the most popular kinds of marijuana grow lights used for indoor growing.
HID grow lights
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the market requirement, extensively utilized for their mix of output, efficiency, and worth. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent fixtures, however produce far more light per unit of electrical power used. On the other hand, they are not as efficient as LED lighting, however they cost as little as one-tenth as much for similar units.
The two main kinds of HID lamp utilized for growing are:
Metal halide (MH), which produce light that is blue-ish white and are usually used throughout 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 developed for use with either MH or HPS lights, while many 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 typically a better option, but are more expensive. Be careful of inexpensive digital ballasts, as they are often not well protected and can create electromagnetic interference that will impact radio and WiFi signals.
Unless you’re growing in a big, open space with a great deal of ventilation, you’ll need 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 however make managing the temperature in your grow room a lot easier.