cannabis growing tools

Cannabis growing tools

My first grow lights were a bunch of CFLs that I suspended from in the closet with nylon rope. It did the job, but it was insanely clumsy and just as frustrating whenever I needed to move the lights up or down. Although I moved past CFLs a long time ago, I still used nylon rope to suspend my lights for way too long before I found rope ratchets.

It turns out they’re also great for holding together the slack in your ducting!

Tape (Scotch, Duct, Electrical, Painters, Masking)

Water transfer pumps make it easy for people who grow hydroponically to empty/fill their reservoir without having to do any heavy lifting. A crafty grower could potentially empty their reservoir, mix new nutrients, and then refill their reservoir without ever having to lift a single cup of water.

Most common types of tape work great:

Chip Clips/Bag Clips

But the goal of this article isn’t to teach you improvisation skills, in fact, we’re going to do the opposite! We’re going to show you how to make it so improvisation isn’t even necessary in the first place.

Cannabis growing tools

Outside of the grow room, what is a final cannabis tool every grower should own? It’s the kief collector tray (paired, of course, with curved tip trimming scissors ).

Depending on your approach to growing, you may struggle to keep your cannabis plants positioned for effective use of space within a grow tent or grow room. After all, plants tend to grow upwards and outwards, sometimes impacting the plants growing in the near vicinity.

Plant YoYo’s, spaced around the upper edges of your grow tent or room gently reorient the direction of growth, keeping the cannabis stalk upright and out of the weight of its neighbors. Plant YoYo’s are reusable over and over again, and a gentle way to correct direction without damage. They are a highly versatile tool for any method of cultivation you are working with.

A kief collector tray ensures none of the valuable crystals are lost during trimming. The tray sits comfortably on lap or tabletop, making the long hours spent polishing your harvest convenient and even enjoyable.

Curved Tip Trimming Scissors

Grow room lights are notoriously bad for human eyes. Although cannabis loves the UV spectrum of light, this frequency can cause serious damage to human eyes, especially after repeated exposure. Plus, intense grow room lighting can make it difficult to see evidence of disease and pests on your plants – even if you are looking for them.

Just because you are growing from home doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality. Little tweaks during each grow, plus the addition of one or more of 10 essential grow-room tools, will help produce a really powerful product.

Wet or dry – this pair of scissors makes trimming feel good, even after long hours crunched over a harvest. The blades stay sharp, they are coated to avoid build-up, and the handle bounces back after each snip.

Knowing the pH of your soil has a direct impact on the health of the harvest, so why wouldn’t you prioritize it? The truth is many growers put off the pH testing because it’s a hassle. Mixing up soil and dabbling with testing strips is messy and cumbersome. Do yourself a favor and make monitoring pH a quick and mess-free procedure.

Trichomes (which are the crystal coating covering your buds) are potent yet delicate. During the trim process, the crystals dust off to scatter across your work surface. You’ll make a sticky mess and lose out on this valuable product.

Having a magnifying glass on hand, or better yet, our of our LED loupes, makes inspecting trichomes easier. Using the magnifying lens, you can peer deep into the fresh flower to see how far along the hairs and resin have come. Daily checks on flower development with this small handheld accessory will have big payoffs on the quality of your final harvest.

Cannabis growing tools

One of the most frustrating elements of growing cannabis on any scale is having to deal with male plants. Cannabis cultivators, especially those with plant count limits, lament over having to cull unnecessary males from their garden each time they start new non-feminized seed. Breeders must also be diligent in culling their males as early as possible to prevent cross-contamination.

If you’re looking for a premium upgrade to your basic thermometer, check out this Element HT Wireless Humidity and Temperature Data Logger. It has full monitoring capability (temperature, humidity, and C02) that can not only transmit readings in real time to any internet-connected device, but can be programmed with temperature and humidity thresholds to alert you when atmospheric conditions change. Element HT products can also be chained together into larger systems to monitor multiple areas of the same garden or multiple rooms in a grow. It’s a powerful tool that any serious grower should consider adding to their system.

A pH meter may be the most underrated tool that every grower absolutely must own to ensure the success of their garden. Growers often mistakenly think that a pH meter is only important for those who choose to cultivate with hydroponics. In reality, anyone who cultivates, whether by soil or hydroponics, should have at least some type of pH reader on hand.

Fortunately, GreenSeed Labs has developed an early detection plant sex ID kit that can help mitigate this problem. These kits are capable of determining plant sex just two weeks after seed germination. Each kit provides the necessary tools to imprint 10 samples to be sent to a lab for identification. This is a great tool for more advanced growers to get an early jump on their male plants.

Cannabis Nutrient Products

Whether you’re looking to improve your overall yields, proactively reduce the need to troubleshoot, or get better quality out of your buds, these five tools have the potential to greatly improve the ease and abundance of your home grow.

When it comes to harvest time, growers must look to their plant’s trichomes in order to gauge the perfect time to cut down their crop. The answer to whether or not a plant is fully matured rests within the trichomes. Unfortunately, in most cases the naked eye is incapable of discerning between a fully matured and underdeveloped trichome gland head. In order to properly tell if a plant is mature enough, having a magnifier is key.

Luckily, there are now affordable options for indoor growers with these Nectar KUSH HPS and LED sunglasses. Both pairs are sufficiently wrapped and polarized for outdoor use as well. Nectar, the company behind these glasses, also donates a portion of the proceeds from every pair sold to help restore North American honey beehives.

pH Meter

Spending any amount of time in an indoor grow can be tough on the eyes. Whether you grow under LED or HPS lights, the spectrum can be damaging if you’re not properly protected.

If you want one tool that has the potential to save your garden, this is your answer. Every grower needs a thermometer and humidity gauge in their garden to monitor levels. Cultivating cannabis successfully requires you to have a basic understanding of the temperature range your growing space reaches during both during light and dark hours. This same rule applies for humidity levels. Simple readers can be found on Amazon for less than $10 and will suffice for any basic garden.