This build allows growers to cultivate at multiple stages in the plant’s life cycle as well as provide housing for multiple propagation projects.
The Micro Grow is a value-driven package designed to provide all of the essentials for a single tent grow. More advanced than the Nano Grow, it’s a complete system that can handle just about any cannabis growing style.
Total cost: $117-147
With this system, cool air will enter through the bottom of the tent, and warm air will be scrubbed as it leaves the top of the tent. The 6” clip-on fan should be placed just above canopy level on the back-left pole to help circulate air evenly as the plants mature.
The Nano Grow is designed to be the most budget friendly and least technical design. This build focuses on trimming down the necessary components to eliminate any superfluous items. While the essentials will cost you just under $120, you can add an optional inline fan and thermometer/hydrometer for just a bit more.
This build is a perfect fit for a small room or garage space. At 64” tall, the tent affords enough room to propagate most smaller, bushier cultivars. There is a canopy height limit of between 35” and 42”.
With the tent height maxing out at 48”, plants grown in this space should not exceed 24” in height and we recommend using dwarf, indica, and auto-flowering varieties for best results.
The micro cannabis grow setup: $500
The Standard Grow offers a complete package for growers who wish to maintain a perpetual cultivation operation year-round. It covers all of the essentials in housing, lighting, automation, and filtration for a standard home grow.
Total cost: $466
While the general consensus is that indoor growing is ‘better’…
Growing Marijuana Indoors vs Outdoors
Without nutrients, no plants. It’s that easy really.
But growing outdoors brings some additional benefits with it as well:
Always grow organic! It’s the most conscientious for the health of our bodies and for the health of the planet. We have a responsibility for all of our actions. Grow from seeds and learn to make your own. It perpetuates the seed. Cannabis is so many things: medicine, peace and relaxation, changing consciousness, textiles, foods. It can repair the imbalance in nature and fix our environment. Fight against against GMOs (genetically-modified organisms).
The thing that was hardest to learn and I wish I still had more of is patience. You can never have enough of it when you’re growing. Keep it simple, keep it clean and keep it green.
Plants don’t need flowering food until you’ve got flowers forming. Keep plants on full strength vegetative nutes through the first week of flowering for indicas and second week for sativas. Then combine both veg and bloom for a week. Likewise, plants benefit from continued Metal Halide (MH) lighting for a week or two into the flowering stage.
Instead of putting your trimmed herb onto coat hangers to dry, go out and grab some six-foot-tall square wire deer fence. Cut the fencing into six foot sections and secure the sections onto cylinders. Stand the cylinders up and use them to hang your drying herb on. Nothing works better for saving space and tackling issues related to damaged herb.
The easiest and most cost effective way to contain your light is to use white plastic divider walls, leaving a 2” gap from the wall to the plants. By doing this, you should see a dramatic increase in your yields.
– Ben Kind, former High Times Cultivation Reporter
The best production gardens (those with more than two HID growlamps) are almost exclusively grown from clones taken from healthy motherplants. The best motherplants are never flowered – as they grow from seed, clones are taken from them and flowered out to find out their sex and the quality of what they’ll produce. The corresponding vegetative motherplants are kept in large containers under metal halides or plenty of fluorescent growlights. Feed them mild vegetative nutrient solution high in Nitrogen.
All You Need is Patience
So, with that all said, knowing a little about insurance, I like to prepare many identical labels and place them in the containers, on the sides of the containers, under the containers, and tied to the plants(especially when the plants are in beds this method) to assure no possible mix up of strains.
Keep It Safe, Smart & Cerebral! Keep it clean and organized!