Grow Room Setup and Design for Marijuana

Grow Room Setup and Design for Marijuana

Marijuana has been slowly being accepted all over the world as a medicinal drug and for some, a recreational drug. More and more people are growing their own weed at home. It seems like in a rocket science, anyone who can assemble an Ikea furniture can do it. Here are some guidelines for an ideal Grow Room Setup and Design for Marijuana.

Before one considers to grow marijuana in a room, you must consider the following:

Darkness

To grow the best weed, you must find a room that allows minimal light to penetrate into the room. It is one of the basics because in the flowering stage, cannabis plants need total darkness in order for them to develop and grow at the optimum level. Not being able to do this will result to your female plants to be hermaphrodites which could ruin the entire harvest for all plants. So make sure no spec of light can pass through the room.

Temperature

The ideal temperature for cannabis plants to grow is 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit or 21-24 degrees Celsius. The most ideal place for to grow your cannabis plant is the basement but if you are planning to grow your weed in a different room where the room temperature changes along with the weather, it is best to plan air conditioning to set the room temperature consistently.

Exhaust

This is to be included in the design because it is known that marijuana expels a pungent smell so proper ventilation is important for a room where you could grow your weed. Also, in order for your cannabis plant to grow live and healthy, you must have fresh air flowing into the room at all times.

Water

Like all plants, you would need an ample water source to grow your weed. No matter what you would like to utilize, soil, soilless mediums, or hydroponically, it is dire for you to have easy access to water to cater to the needs of your plant.

Subtlety

Even if it is legal in your country or state to grow cannabis plants, it is still a good idea to select a subtle place to grow your pot. A subtle is a location in your home which is rarely used and has least foot traffic. You would not want to openly advertise the fact that you are growing cannabis plants in your home. People will still always go for an easy target for free pot. Playing it safe is one of the best ways.

Lighting

The amount of buds that you would harvest depends is also greatly affected by the amount of quality light you shed into your pot plants. There are a lot of opinions when it comes to choosing the best lighting combination but the truth is, there is none. Basically, the idea is 1) hang a high output, full spectrum, Led or HPS light above the plants, and 2) hang a lower output, blue spectrum light source to the side of the plants. HPS (high sodium pressure) and LED (light-emitting diode) lights are ones that provide most lights to the plants in the overhead location. This is usually supplemented by a blue light source which is a fluorescent bulb or an MH bulb. This also encourages thick growth on the lower parts and signals the plants to increase bud production at the lower down. The secondary light hangs around in between the plants a third way down between the canopy. And the promotion of fast growth and strong bud production is catalyzed by the intense light from above that feeds the plants. If you are also in a low headroom, I would recommend you use an air-cooled light hood and more adequate ventilation.

Ventilation

Cannabis plants require the right amount of fresh air precise temperature and humidity in order for it to grow to the best results. Proper ventilation can ensure hot, humid air to exit the room and be replaced with fresh air and a fresh supply of carbon dioxide. In order to do this, you need to design and run the proper exhaust ventilation that connects your grow room to the outside world. Windows, installation of dryer exhaust vents, and running or ducting up old chimneys and drafts are some of the most successful ways of providing ample ventilation in your grow room. Running shorter lengths of ducting is one of the best ways to maximize efficiency, therefore, you must plan to have your marijuana room where it is most accessible to exhaust pipes. It is also a good idea to use a carbon filter to scrub off the rich odor of flowering marijuana from the outside world. Cannabis plants are most pungent especially during flowering so best to constantly check and replace them when necessary.

In addition to this, basic knowledge of the stages of development of Cannabis Plants is very useful when it comes to growing your own pot. There are 5 stages to keep in mind: Germination, Seeding, Vegetative, Pre-flowering, and Flowering.

Germination is the stage wherein the seeds sprout and the root starts to emerge. This is initiated by either soaking seeds in paper towels, in a cup of water at room temperature, directly in potting soil, or in wet peat pellets.

Seeding is the stage wherein it begins with the seed coat splits open and exposes the roots, and cotyledons or round “seed leaves”.

Vegetative state refers to the stage wherein the cannabis plant would exponentially grow into maturity. In this phase, the plant would continuously grow vertically and more and more leaves will start to pop out. At the later part of this, the sex of the plant can also be revealed.

The pre-flowering stage is wherein you can start identifying the sex of the plants. You can look for the spores for male plants, and buds in female plants, which is the one more often used.  This is also called the stretch. The plant size increases dramatically with the cannabis plant doubling or more in size.

Flowering stage is where the buds and seeds are produced. It varies between strands and this stage can go from 6 to 22 weeks.  at the mature part of this stage, growers would start harvesting the bud as for it has already produced maximum TC for medicinal use and recreational use in the near future.

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