Last but certainly not least, you’re going to need to get yourself some seeds of plants. If you opt for seeds, you’ll likely save some money, but it may be more time-consuming and challenging to get them started. Instead, you could opt for plants that have already sprouted, which will be easier to maintain, but it might be harder to find them and may be more costly.
When you’re growing weed in a closet, grow medium options are the same as they would be when growing anywhere else. A small-scale hydroponic system is one option, which offers easy to maintain irrigation and provides better control; plus, plants tend to grow faster with hydroponic systems.
Seeds or Plants
In addition to needing the right conditions – and, of course, the right seeds – you also need to have an appropriate environment to actually find success in your growing journey.
Some of our recommendations for both options include the following:
While using a closet as a weed “farm” (for lack of a better word) might sound like a difficult feat and even downright impossible, believe it or not, it’s actually doable; in fact, lots of people have successfully grown cannabis in closets.
Ventilation tends to be the hardest part of setting up a marijuana grow closet. That’s because closets are usually dark, compact spaces. Grow lights are necessary, but due to the tightness of the space, the heat that lights produce could end up accumulating within the closet, and thus, your plants could end up being damaged.
First and foremost, one of the biggest benefits of growing weed in a closet is the cost. Given the super high costs that off-market dealers and dispensaries charge, becoming your own cultivator, no matter what location you decide to use, is way more cost-effective.
During the first weeks of life, seedlings can grow well even with low light intensity.
You can grow top-shelf ganja right from your home – save yourself some greens or use that money to buy some kickass marijuana paraphernalia. Growing weed indoors is becoming more popular today, and if you do it right, you can even produce strains that are at par, or even better, than what you can buy at a dispensary.
Not everyone has the luxury of a large grow area in their homes. But even if all you have is closet space, guess what, there’s hope for you too! All you need is a grow tent or grow box, which come in many different sizes to accommodate the growth of a single plant and more. Grow boxes usually come equipped with their own hydroponic and light system already set up.
Artificial lights are typicall switched on for 18 up to 24 hours a day. The seedlings will grow roots, branches, and leaves but won’t bear any bud yet. Once you reduce the light exposure to less than 12 hours per day, your marijuana plant will begin “flowering”. This usually occurs around 8-10 weeks although it can easily be more for other strains.
Growing Marijuana In A Closet Or Bedroom Is Not Hard
Cannabis plants do smell, but if you want to mask the odor of your grow (especially if you’re cultivating some dank stuff!) there are options. You can choose from a variety of ozone generators, ionizers, and carbon filters – these are all useful when it comes to cleansing the air before it leaves your grow room. (Tip: If you are working in your grow area, change your clothes before you head out, especially if you are reporting to the office! Marijuana odors can cling to your clothes for a couple more hours after exposure.)
When the flowering process is finished, you can cut the marijuana plant down and dry the buds. It depends on you though – some tokers prefer buds that have been harvested early, while others prefer those that have been harvested late.
The ideal temperature for growing cannabis plants is around 21.1°C – 28.3°C, although it can tolerate temperatures of 17°C – 33°C. It’s important to make sure that your plants always have adequate air supply which is necessary for them to grow properly so you may want to consider a ventilation system. There is also the option of adding carbon dioxide in your grow room which is effective in increasing the overall yield. But if you are a budding grower and only have a small grow room, additional CO2 might not be worth the added expense.
Before you buy a seed, know first if you want to choose a sativa or indica strain. It’s recommended to start with feminized seeds which have been chemically treated to grow female plants so that you don’t have to worry about tossing the male plants and sexing them later on. Auto-flowering cannabis seeds are also another great choice for indoor growing since they are not as light-dependent as other varieties. No matter how much light you give these seeds they will flower after some time. However the plants that grow from auto-flowering seeds tend to be smaller so these are ideal if have a small grow space.
So you want to grow weed in your closet?
Your limited space of choice could be a closet, a cupboard, or even an old wardrobe you are no longer using. When you choose your dark, growing spot you still need to equip it just like you would a normal grow room. For some elements of your equipment, you can, of course, improvise. Before you start, think of how you can set up artificial lights or how you can handle smell management. You may not be able to install real ventilation as your closet might be too small, so perhaps you’ll want to bring a single oscillating fan in the room where the closet is, or just try if odor neutralizers help. You also have to adjust the room temperature so that it soothes your plant. Not too warm. Not too cold.
Mission Possible: Growing Weed in Your Closet
When all is set in and around your closet, it’s time to pay more attention to your plants.
Converting Your Closet Into a Grow Room
Regardless of where you do your indoor growing, you can make use of the same grow medium options. If you are growing in soil containers, pay attention to how much water and nutrients you use for your cannabis plant. Overwatering and overfeeding are some of the most common growing mistakes that even experienced gardeners make. Too much water may cause the plant’s roots to decay, so treat your cannabis plant as you would treat a gentler flower.