The specific temperatures that cannabis plants prefer in different stages of growth are:
To cool down your grow room, switch to LED lights or increase the ventilation inside of the room. To make it warmer, you can use heating pads, additional lights, or switch to HID lights, which put out more heat than LEDs.
Grow tents and grow cabinets make it easy to create an artificial environment for your plants, because they isolate your garden entirely from the outside world – no light gets in or out, and you can add insulation for temperature control. Grow cabinets are especially nice for seedlings or clones, because smaller plants do not take up much vertical space. Larger grow ops that take up entire rooms can achieve the same outcome by making sure that doors and windows are sealed and covered. Still, based on the outside environment and the different choices you make when setting up your greenhouse equipment, you may have to deal with problems related to too high or too low temperature or humidity. We’ll go over all of the details below, and then recommend some of our favorite equipment to make environmental controls easy as pie.
- No digital display option
- No customer reviews on amazon
- Price may still be too expensive for small to medium grow ops
If your humidity levels are too low, your plants may end up drinking too much nutrient solution because they are not able to get any moisture through their leaves. This can cause nutrient burn, when plants consume too many nutrients in too short a time, causing wilted leaves with brown edges that look burned. This can lead to crunchy and dried out leaves, which reduces your yield. If humidity levels are too high, it sets your plants up for mold and mildew problems during the flowering stage. If you see or smell any mold on your flowers, they are ruined and need to be thrown away immediately.
- May be too expensive for smaller grow ops
- No reviews on amazon
- Does not actually control your equipment
- No warranty
- Has 3′ temperature probe, larger size not available
- Has a maximum 14.5 maximum Amperage load, cannot be used on larger grow ops
- Digital or analog control panel available
- Can control CO2 as well as temperature and humidity
- Separate day and night controls
Keeping your grow room the right temperature and humidity level is so important when growing cannabis. These master controllers allow you to put your grow room on autopilot.
Step one is purchasing a grow tent and setting it up or preparing the room you’ve decided to grow in. There’s a difference between growing your vegetation in a tent versus an actual room. A grow tent is perfect for homes that don’t really have an area to grow in so you can decide to put your plants in the living room or the dining room. If you have a room for growing in mind, then you should start setting up that room.
What will be essential for setting the climate are temperature and humidity controllers, CO2 controllers, and timers. You can also purchase humidity and temperature controllers by themselves. Setting and managing the climate in your grow room is one of the key factors to developing plants that are bountiful. Our equipment is some of the easiest to use on the market. With our videos, you can learn how to get the most out of each climate management controller. Keep in mind that depending on where you’re located you could be struggling with different factors. For instance, grow rooms in the Pacific Northwest may struggle with humidity whereas those in Colorado may struggle with the lack of humidity. Remember that you set up this equipment to test it out so you don’t have to spend time fiddling around with it when your plants are in the room or tent.
Before you begin to read today’s blog post, take the time to read the previous installments in our series Part One and Part Two. In Part One, we go over choosing your indoor grow room carefully and picking the right containers. In Part Two, we go over choosing the right temperature and humidity controllers as well as the other equipment you’ll need. To finish up this series, we’ll be going over the steps to set up your grow room and then you’ll be ready to start producing luscious plants. This last step is one of the most important because you want to make sure your grow room has all of the necessary equipment it needs. By planning out your grow room, your plants will have the necessary space and comfort they need to blossom. Regardless of what you may growing, planning out and making an investment in the right equipment is the best way your plants can become bountiful. Botany is a rewarding investment and if you do it right, you’ll see the fruits of your labor come to pass.
Lastly, it’s time to deal with the plants. Hopefully, you’ve decided on the vegetation you want to grow in your room or tent. Before you place the plants in the room, make sure to collect racks and screens for your plants. The racks of the plants are for plants with soil or rock wool. You’ll want a rack for the bottom to keep the mess to a minimum and create a positive environment for growing. A collection rack is like a shelf for your plant to sit on. It takes it off the ground and allows for more airflow as well as keeping your work area tidy. You can also use a screen of green method that uses a screen to allow your plants to grow. This method will begin to train your plants during the growing cycle.
After you’ve begun to prepare your grow room, it’s time to prepare the walls, the lights, and the racks for your plants. Ventilation is key in your operation because it prevents mildew and mold and keeps your plants in a well-ventilated area. When it comes to ventilation, you need to find a happy medium between cool air blowing on your plants as well as have a warmer climate to enhance the experience of your plants. It’s a fine line between pushing the hot air out of the grow room and ventilating the heat and humidity to reduce the change of stress on your plants. With temperature and humidity controllers, you can control the climate in the room easier with our controllers.
Now that you’ve decided that you want to grow in a room or a tent, it’s time to start preparing your equipment. You probably bought humidity and temperature controllers, climate control units, containers for the plants, the hydroponics or the soil, and timers, so you need to start putting them in the most convenient places possible. Depending on what equipment you purchased, make sure they are within easy access and are not taking up too much room. You need to be comfortable in your workspace and your plants need to have enough space to blossom. A great workspace is light proof, has the proper ventilation, a climate that allows your plants to flourish, is away from pets, and is tall enough to suspend lights and allow your vegetation to expand.
Now that you have the racks or the screens, it’s time for you to place in your vegetation. Remember, when you place in your vegetation to be careful and do it after you’ve tested your equipment. This is when you set up your hydroponic system or place the plants in the pots. To follow the best practices for growing plants indoors they should be kept three to four inches apart at the pass or a little further apart if you’re growing larger plants.
Before you begin to set up your grow room, make sure you have everything you need. Like any project, it’s important that you have everything on hand. You don’t want to have to run out or realize you’re missing a key component or have to order it online. To help you ensure you have everything you need, make a checklist that will cover each of the requirements. As a beginner, you may have thought indoor gardening would be a fun, great venture, which it is, but there are a lot of planning and investments that go into the operation as well. Before you move on to the next step in creating the ideal grow room, make sure you have the equipment you need from your temperature and humidity controller to the proper lighting and hydroponics or soil.
Now that you have all of your grow room equipment, it’s time to get started on setting up your grow room. This may be the most difficult part because you’re finally putting everything together. It might be a little overwhelming, but if you take each step at a time, then you’ll be able to figure out the best way to set everything up. Setting up a grow room is a project and with five easy steps, you’ll start off on the right foot to create bountiful plants. If this is your first grow room you’re setting up, then remember to go slow and prepare yourself for some mistakes along the way. This is an investment of your time, money, and your energy. If you have any questions about setting up your grow room, then reach out to Plug ‘N’ Grow™ Controllers.
In Part Three of Essential Tips For The Beginning Indoor Grower, we’ll go over setting up your temperature and humidity controllers. Read here.