Water running from your pots to the floor is inevitable. So best to keep your house and production safe with a waterproof floor.
Growing indoors will provide you the power to influence all necessary inputs for growing big, healthy, cannabis plants with those big, sticky buds you dream of. This includes lights, nutrients, water and humidity, ventilation as well as temperature. Instead of being dependent on weather and soil you can optimize your production for maximum yield.
You can choose LED or HPS/MH lighting for your indoor production. A 400-Watt for vegetative phase and a 600-Watt HPS lamp for flowering phase for every square meter will be a great start. If you can make the investment use LED lamps because they will last forever, and the technology is finally catching up to the HID (HPS and MH) lamps most professional growers have used for years. See our full info on lights here.
Best temperature will be 77. Don’t go below 64 and don’t go higher than 86. The lamps should provide enough heat during the day. However consider that you might need extra heating during the night.
Nutrients are vital for the health of your plants. Make sure to measure them on a regular basis and change your actions accordingly. It will be important to provide nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus for your plants.
Below is a quick checklist for setting up your grow room. Each of these steps has more to them than what we can include here, but not to worry, we’ll go into each in detail in the coming chapters. But for now, this is a good general checklist to follow:
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To make the best out of your lighting use reflective walls. White walls work best for reflecting light, whilst dark or black walls will absorb the light.
As we shared before, a grow tent can be a quick and easy introduction to growing hydroponics. These steps can be scaled up or down to any size, so often it’s best to work through the kinks and see the process through with a single plant or handful of plants before scaling up.
Whether starting with a single grow tent, a stealth grow box, or a full scale commercial marijuana grow room, how you set up your growing space goes a long way in determining your final yields. In this chapter we'll cover the 6 most important factors for setting up a successful grow room for your cannabis plants. Grow
Extractors can be noisy and cause vibrations that can travel through the wall and floor, which can be heard from other rooms and floors. You’ll need to use a soundproofed box in order to avoid this. It’ll have to be attached to the ceiling, and you can use a frame designed for this purpose or a chain system using rubber rings which stop vibrations from travelling up through the ceiling.
Like we said before, you’ll need to connect the filter and extraction fan in order for them to work correctly. Use clamps to attach the ducting to your filter, and do the same with the other end to the extractor fan. Try and keep the ducting as straight as possible to keep the airflow strong. Lastly, you need to connect your extractor to wherever you’re planning on extracting hot air.
You need to block any and all light from getting into your grow room. You’ll also need to get proper reflective sheeting in order to cover the walls, floor and ceiling of your grow room. You can cover the walls to about a meter and a half if you want to save on materials. We recommend using a stapler to attach it to the walls and ceiling, as double-sided tape can easily come unstuck once the room heats up.
In order to set your grow room up properly, we’ve decided to cover it in this post; we’re going to go over the absolute basic materials needed to set up an indoor grow room. Get everything set up without needing to spend too much money.
One of the first steps of any grow step is making sure that everything is properly clean. This is done when growing using both grow tents and growing in a room – you need to clean the room and disinfect it before you can start growing your cannabis. We recommend using a product called Purolyt to clean your grow room.
When it comes to growing cannabis indoors, setting up an entire grow room can be a bit more complicated and costly than a simple grow tent.
Growing indoors requires quite a lot of electric devices that need to be turned on and off at specific times; you’ll need to use a timer system in order to keep them working properly. The best way to do this is to get a full controller system that allows you to program everything on the one system.
When working in such a large space you’ll need to add humidity to the air somehow, and the best ways to do this is by using a humidifier, or maybe even a few. During your plants’ first few weeks, relative humidity needs to be a bit higher than usual – if it’s not, your plants may not grow to be the best that they can be.
You should try and place it somewhere that you can get to easily while also keeping all of the cables in order. We recommend installing a fire extinguisher above the controller in case of emergencies.
If you want to grow cannabis indoors but don't know how to build a grow room, don't worry! We've designed a guide to show you what you need & how to use it