Marijuana Growing Journal
Benefits of growing weed inside
It’s more resource-intensive than growing outdoors, you can manage every element of your environment and what you put in your plant, so growing inside your home will allow you to call in your setup to grow some primo weed.
Live in a home or a cottage? You can grow weed practically anywhere, even folks who don’t have a yard or a lot of extra space.
Unlike outdoor growing, you aren’t tied to the sun and the seasons. You can let your plants get as big as you desire, flip them into flower, harvest, and after that begin another batch right now. You can grow whenever you want, even directly through winter season.
Even in legal states, you might want to conceal your crop from judgmental neighbors and certainly from potential burglars. Growing inside your home enables you to grow quietly behind a locked door.
Step 1: Designate a marijuana grow room or area
The initial step in establishing your personal marijuana grow is producing an ideal space in which to do it. This area does not even need to be a typical space it can be a closet, tent, cabinet, spare room, or a corner in an unfinished basement. Simply keep in mind that you’ll need to customize your equipment (and plants) to fit the area.
… However believe huge
When creating your area, you’ll require to take into account not only the amount of room your plants will need, but likewise your lights, ducting, fans, and other devices. You’ll also need to leave enough space for you to work. Marijuana plants can double in size in the early stages of blooming, so make certain you have sufficient head area!
If your grow space is a cabinet, tent, or closet, you can just open it up and get rid of the plants to work on them; otherwise, you’ll need to make sure you leave yourself some elbow room.
Cleanliness is essential
Ensure your area is quickly sanitized; cleanliness is essential when growing inside, so easy-to-clean surfaces are a must. Carpets, drapes, and raw wood are all tough to clean, so prevent these materials if possible.
Keep it light-tight
Another important requirement for a grow room is that it be light-tight. Light leaks throughout dark periods will puzzle your plants and can cause them to produce male flowers.
Step 2: Choose your marijuana grow lights
The quality of light in your grow room will be the number one environmental consider the quality and amount of your yield, so it’s a great idea to choose the best lighting setup you can manage.
Here’s a brief rundown of the most popular types of cannabis grow lights utilized for indoor growing.
HID grow lights
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the market standard, extensively used for their mix of output, efficiency, and value. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent components, but produce even more light per unit of electrical energy used. Conversely, they are not as effective as LED lighting, however they cost just one-tenth as much for comparable systems.
The two main kinds of HID lamp utilized for growing are:
Metal halide (MH), which produce light that is blue-ish white and are generally used throughout vegetative growth.
High pressure sodium (HPS), which produce light that is more on the red-orange end of the spectrum and are utilized throughout the blooming stage.
In addition to bulbs, HID lighting setups require a ballast and hood/reflector for each light. Some ballasts are developed for usage with either MH or HPS lights, while numerous more recent designs will run both.
If you can’t afford both MH and HPS bulbs, begin with HPS as they provide more light per watt. Magnetic ballasts are more affordable than digital ballasts, but run hotter, are less efficient, and harder on your bulbs. Digital ballasts are normally a better choice, but are more expensive. Be careful of inexpensive digital ballasts, as they are often not well protected and can produce electro-magnetic interference that will impact radio and WiFi signals.
Unless you’re growing in a big, open space with a great deal of ventilation, you’ll require air-cooled reflector hoods to mount your lamps in, as HID bulbs produce a great deal of heat. This needs ducting and exhaust fans, which will increase your initial expense but make controlling the temperature in your grow room a lot easier.