While there has been much public debate in recent years over the legalization of marijuana in the United States, there’s no denying it’s benefited millions of Americans.
For those wanting to build their own growroom, here’s a simple way to make it happen:
- You’ll need a space that is completely light-proof. This is because to ensure peak growing of cannabis plants, they need a cycle of 12 hours on, 12 hours off when it comes to light. Disrupting one of those periods can lead to low yields and could lead to failed harvests. To be extra safe, use light proof tape to cover and holes or cracks that could let light in and do the same over any lamps or lights you’re not losing.
- You’ll also want to keep an eye on the plants in your growroom to make sure male flowers haven’t sprouted on female plants. Disrupting the light cycle can cause this to happen quite frequently.
- Once the cannabis plants start producing buds, the plants will usually become very fragrant. Once budding has started, you want to make sure your growroom is airtight. This will help them continue to grow and ensure that neighbors aren’t overpowered by the smell.
- Having an airtight space means you also want to make sure that critters and vermin aren’t able to get in and you also want to be sure that drafts won’t be able to get in or out of the space.
- When setting up your growroom, you want to set up an ideal climate for growing conditions. The climate has to be constant and you’ll need a ventilator to ensure a good movement of air throughout your grow room.
- Depending on the budget for your growroom, you can get additional instruments that will help you get the most out of your crop. A thermostat will allow you to set a maximum temperature and should it get above that, the ventilator can kick in. A hygrostat can help you maintain a certain degree of air moisture.
- On the subject of air moisture, you’ll need a humidifier. A humidifier and a hygrostat can help a certain level of air moisture be maintained. Plants can double their rate of growth in a humid climate, so maintaining a particular level of air moisture is essential.
Now that you’ve done all of the above steps to get your plants off and running, you can focus on building your grow space. Constructing one requires just a small square of space and some basic materials (staple gun, screws, black and white plastic, wooden planks, scissors, a saw and a drill). You’ll want to build a screen of white plastic around your square of space to ensure the plants will get an ideal amount of light.
By building a grow room and by following the above steps you’ll hopefully have a bountiful harvest. Portable grow rooms and different grow room designs can give you some flexibility as to where you set it up. Indoor growing can often result in a higher yield than conventional outside farming. Ultimately, striking a balance on the amount of stress the plants receive will make or break your cannabis crop.