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You can buy all the parts necessary for a drip system individually and assemble them yourself, but drip irrigation kits offer an easier and more economical option. They give you everything you need and can be assembled in as little as a few hours. By adding an automatic timer, you can even ensure your plants regular watering when you are away.

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.

Watering Cannabis

You will also want to be sure to provide your plants just the right amount of fertilizer. Many commercial fertilizers specifically formulated for cannabis are on the market. You can also mix your own with fertilizers high in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. If you do have a drip system set up, fertilizer injectors will help you as well.

Whether you want to raise cannabis commercially for profit or are looking to grow some bud for recreational fun or medical marijuana for good health, setting up and using a grow room offers lots of advantages. Unlike growing marijuana outdoors, raising it indoors in a grow room allows you to control all the crucial conditions that affect its growth, like temperature, light, nutrients and water. In addition, growing weed indoors will keep it away from destructive four-legged pests like rabbits and deer who may want your crop.

Grow Room Tips for Cannabis Growing

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.

Indoor marijuana growing techniques

Lights are typically the main source of additional heat in growing rooms/chambers. In the light specification sheet, you can find how much heat it releases in BTU per hour. The air conditioner you select must have a larger cooling capacity than the sum heat rate generated by the lights within the room.

In wet trimming, growers cut down the plant and wet trim the fan and sugar leaves from the flower. Some growers will then hang the stalks to dry. While others will remove the buds completely to dry. Dry trimming is a more widely used technique since wet cannabis plants can be hard to manage, and extra sticky for trimming. With this method, growers tend to cut down the plant as a whole vs individual branches, and hang it to dry for several days.

Air conditioner and dehumidifier

We previously described which options you have regarding the reflective materials, but how to stick them to the walls? Easily. Use double-sided tape to attach the reflective material to the wall, and that’s it.

Gather paper towels, your seeds, a water spray bottle and two plates or a storage container. Slightly dampen 1-2 paper towels and lay them on the plate, or in the bottom of the storage container. Place the seeds on top, and cover with another damp paper towel. Add a plate on top of the paper towels closing completely or secure the top to the storage container. Store in a dark place and check every 12 hours, wetting the towels when necessary with the water spray bottle. Within 12 hours – 7 days, your seeds should sprout with a small taproot emerging. Once your seed is germinated it’s ready for its medium.

9) Cannabis Trimming

Once your seeds are in soil keep the soil temperature in the 65 to 70ºF range. To achieve that soil temperature, make sure your HVAC system is working optimally and keep a thermometer in your room that monitors temperature and humidity. If you have any reason to worry, you can check the temperature of your soil with a specialized soil temperature meter.