Cannabis, like all plants, prefers certain environmental conditions in order to thrive. Temperature, humidity, light intensity, and airflow are all factors that will need to be monitored and regulated in order to keep cannabis healthy through its different phases.
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Light emitting diode (LED) technology has been around for a while, and they are getting more efficient all the time. The main drawback to LED grow lights is their cost: well-designed fixtures can cost 10 times what a comparable HID setup would.
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You’ll likely yield about the same amount of weed in both cases, but more harvests mean you’ll have fresh weed to smoke more often and have more opportunities to grow different strains. But more harvests also means more work in cleaning up the space between harvests, trimming, etc.
To help you get the most out of your pot-growing efforts, DripWorks has put together some basic tips to help you achieve the ideal grow room conditions for growing cannabis indoors. Whether you are growing one marijuana plant or a thousand, these ideas for perfect grow room conditions should help you get the most out of your efforts.
Grow Room Tips for Cannabis Growing
Water is a crucial element of life, and pot plants are no exception. They need adequate amounts to thrive. Growing plants inside, you will need to provide a steady supply of just the right amount of H2O. You could hand-water with a hose or a bucket, but that is a time-consuming and inefficient process. A good drip irrigation system can deliver just the right amount of water to each of your plants efficiently and reliably.
In addition to high summer temps outside, grow lights themselves can cause excessive heat. If you are battling high heat, look for lights that emit less heat. In addition, you can use fans or portable air conditioners to cool your grow room to the proper temperature.
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Grow tents are helpful at reducing the smell of your marijuana. To reduce smells effectively, set up a ventilation system and use filters. The ventilation and filters will only let through a small amount of smell into the room. The problem with the smell is that every time you open your tent to check on your plants or do maintenance, you will end up letting out odours. So grow tents are helpful for reducing smells, but even the best grow tent will not eliminate them completely. Grow tents will take some planning to figure out a suitable grow room to ensure your living space stays fresh.
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If you’ve done you research then you know that growing high quality, high yielding cannabis is not easy. Getting top quality results requires the proper lighting, nutrients and water conditions. Finding these optimal conditions can be difficult and extremely time consuming to maintain.
First thing to consider is the type of grow light you want to use. The main grow lights commonly used are metal halide lights, high pressure sodium lights and LED lights. Full spectrum grow LEDs have improved drastically over the past few years so we recommend picking those. LED lights have a higher price up front but will save you lots of money in electricity. They also do not heat up as much, which is important to think about when setting up ventilation.
What other equipment will I need?
As you are most likely realizing, there are a ton of decisions to make. If it’s your first time growing and you want to grow in a tent, we recommend looking into a complete grow tent kit. Complete sets come with a higher price tag but better chances of getting the best grow. You can always upgrade specific pieces once you get the hang of it, and know what is worth spending the most money on.