Equip yourself with these cheap and easy-to-use tools to take measurements in your indoor cannabis setup:
Examine the tops and undersides of leaves for pests or discoloration—spider mites live on the underside of leaves—as well as stalks and branches. Also, check the soil for pests.
You’ll also want to take this time to check over your weed plants for pests, mold, or nutrient deficiencies.
Weed plants need different amounts of light during their vegetative and flowering stages. You don’t have to worry about this in an outdoor setting—the sun and the season dictate this—but when growing indoors, you will be controlling it.
Below is a list of things to consider and equipment you will need to purchase to get started growing marijuana indoors.
Check for pests, mold, or nutrient deficiencies
You can let your plants get as big as you want, and can control when they flower and when you harvest, and you can start another batch right away or whenever you want. You can grow any time of year, even straight through winter or summer, and you’ll get consistent crops each time.
You’ll need a dedicated space for your marijuana plants—you won’t be able to move them around. Ideally, the space is next to a window so you can vent air from the grow space outside. Growing weed plants smell! Especially when flowering kicks in, you’ll want to redirect air so your house doesn’t reek of weed.
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.
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.
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.
Pot plants need plenty of sun to grow too. But indoors they will be shielded from Old Sol. To substitute for the sun, a wide choice of grow lights is available on the market, making it easy to meet your growing needs and your budget.
Grow Room Tips for Cannabis Growing
In addition to high summer temps outside, grow lights themselves can cause excessive heat. If you are battling high heat, look for lights that emit less heat. In addition, you can use fans or portable air conditioners to cool your grow room to the proper temperature.
Leaf looks something like a mini-fridge, with sufficient space inside to grow plenty of pot. The device is decked out with an air control system, water sensing system, humidity sensor, oxygen enrichment system, and more. Control Leaf from your smartphone via its app, and follow instructions for precise planting and marijuana management. Peek in on your plants via the HD camera built-in, watching them grow under LED bulbs — all the light they need to grow. Leaf is currently in pre-order, with a $300 deposit, and $2,690 then due at shipping.
Bring the farm indoors with AeroGarden Farm. With this modern machine, AeroGarden promises your plants will grow five times faster than when planted outdoors in soil. The sleek design, touch screen panel, and Wi-Fi connectivity make this indoor grower smart and sophisticated. Control it by app or through Amazon Echo, and grow your pot up to 24" high. The timed LED lights mean that no sunlight is required, and handy reminders via app alert you as to when to add water or provide plant food. AeroGarden offers a variety of growers at an array of price points, with some at $600, so check out their website for other options.
Seedo is set to ship this September, but you can pre-order and get your seeds ready in time for shipping. Another mini-fridge-style device, this one comes with a starter kit including an air filter, carbon dioxide bottles, liquid nutrition, and a tray that holds up to five plants. Pair your Seedo with the smartphone app for a fully automatic pot-growing gadget that is easy to use, even for beginners. The app gives details as to how your plants are progressing, and more importantly, when they're ready for harvesting. Seedo, priced at $2,400, can be pre-ordered with a $499 deposit.