Discreet, classy, and reminiscent of its namesake, the Armoire is a perfect choice for the novice enthusiast looking for an easy and compact way to grow their own flower.
While it’s simple to pop a seed in the ground and watch it sprout, growing high-quality cannabis can be difficult for a novice grower. Aside from factors like space to grow, access to sufficient light, and start-up costs, the plant itself is complex, finicky, and prone to pests like spider mites and powder mold.
The kit comes with LED grow lights, mylar tent, fan/filter/duct combo, and is available in a wide range of sizes and added accoutrement. The size we reviewed here tops out at a mere $330 for it all — not bad for a full set-up. If you’re in the market to grow your own, have a free closet or an extra bathroom, and are more concerned with function than fashion, the Topogrow Kit is for you.
Topogrow LED Grow Tent Complete Kit
Thankfully, there’s a slew of brands, boxes, systems and tents that take the need for a big yard and a botany degree out of cultivating one of nature’s most incredible gifts.
Leaf, a TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Battlefield company, is leading the revolution with its automated “Plug N’ Plant” home growing system. Leaf’s device is a 4′ x 2′ box that will fit two plants, which will yield between 4-5 ounces of weed.
Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.
To do this, Leaf has incorporated a built-in HD camera, which will automatically create time lapses and even let users access a live stream of their (or their friends’) grow.
However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.
The Black Dog LED cannabis growing kit.
The Leaf home-grow pod.
Courtesy of Black Dog LED
This attractive and precision grow box is the BMW of cannabis cultivation units. Designed to make marijuana growing simple and accessible to everyone (regardless of experience), the GroBox is a fully-contained, odor-proof grow pod that is said to be capable of producing a whopping one pound of cannabis per grow cycle. A key instrument of the GroBox is the Cloudponics “GroControl,” which allows users to remotely monitor and automate the unit through an app that clocks nutrient dosing, pH levels and climate control. GroBoxes also feature lighting from Black Dog LED, a trusted leader in the industry. Also very key — if you should require answers to cultivating questions, the Cloudponics team say they are at the ready via the contact button in the mobile app for direct-to-human interaction. You can’t ask for more than that. Price: $2270 (Holiday discount)
For the do-it-yourselfer on your shopping list, Hydro Crunch mylar hydroponic grow tents are a good utilitarian product to dabble in the marijuana growing sphere. Think Ridgid brand tools made by Home Depot — no frills or bells and whistles, just straightforward and functional. Manufactured using 300D Oxford cloth and lined with 100 percent reflective Mylar fabric. Units are washable and easily broken down to move or store between grow cycles. They also come in a range of sizes and shapes to fit most spaces. While these are strictly bare tents, Hydro Crunch also sells most everything you’ll need to build a basic grow setup, from lights to fans to controllers. Price: $85-$229
The RecRoom marijuana grow kit by Gorilla Grow Tent.