The Micro Grow is a value-driven package designed to provide all of the essentials for a single tent grow. More advanced than the Nano Grow, it’s a complete system that can handle just about any grow style.
All of the hardware used for each project can be ordered on Amazon . This opens up the opportunity for just about anyone with internet access to order and discreetly receive the parts necessary for these builds.
If you aren’t already growing your own cannabis at home, that might be due to one of the following misconceptions about constructing an indoor garden:
Filtration setup: For the main room, fasten the first 6” booster fan to the bottom-left port of the tent with zip ties and duct tape, directing air inward. The second booster fan should be fastened in the same way on the top-left side of the tent above the first. This fan will direct air out of the tent.
With the 315w CMH (ceramic metal halide) lights, enough heat is generated to recommend this build for an open space to allow for the best possible air circulation through the tent. The included 3100k bulb allows you to use the tent for both vegetative and flowering cycles.
In this setup, 2 to 4 plants are recommended. You can squeeze in 6 plants if you grow small auto-flowering varieties and/or vegetate the plants for less time.
LED lights work well in this environment because they produce very little heat. Although filtration for a grow of this size is not necessary, those who wish to grow in a more confined space should consider opting for the intake fan and thermometer/hydrometer. This will help to both increase air circulation and provide some fundamental metrics for maintaining a healthy environment for the plants.
Total cost: $464.87
Growing cannabis at home can be fulfilling, but is it in your budget? We built 3 grow rooms at different price levels to find out.
Adding all of this together, will give you a minimum of 3ft that you need to work with. 4-5 inches for the pot, 1ft, for the plant, and then space for the lighting. The space for the light will depend on what light you use.
Light Leaks: You will need to ensure whatever you use for your budget grow room, that there is no light leaking in, or out of it. Not only can the glow from a grow light expose your grow, but light leaks during the night cycle can revegetate, and even hermie your plants.
If finding a place indoors for a grow room is not possible, you could always consider growing cannabis outdoors. As a result, the costs of growing are massively reduced. You can learn to grow cannabis outdoors, step by step in 2020, by following the outdoors guides in this year’s issues of Soft Secrets. Pick up your copy at your local grow shop now!
Something you really can’t afford to skip! You need to be able to control the smell coming from the grow room. Even one cannabis plant will be very pungent during flower, and if the smell isn’t controlled, then you increase the risk of being caught.
As long as it is big enough to fit a plant in it, you can use it. This goes for anything from an old PC tower, to a spare cupboard or closet or even a chest of draws.
Active intake is when you have 2 extractors in your grow room. One which blows air into it, and one which pulls air out of it. Having passive intake reduces the workload of your fans, and also gives you more control of the environment in the grow room. If you can afford active intake, it is recommended, but if not, you will be fine with one extractor pulling air out of the grow room through a carbon filter
If you have very little height in your grow space, you should not use HID, or LED lighting. This kind of lighting is powerful, and should be kept at around 18 inches from the top of the plants at all times to prevent light bleaching and burning.
The most important thing to do is start! If you have been thinking about growing your own cannabis for a long time, but never took that step, now is the time. With cannabis growers forums like Percys Grow Room, it has never been easier to grow your own. You can get the help you need, step by step, and get the best results out of your grow.
Some growers will start off using tin foil on the walls of their budget grow room. This doesn’t work well. You are far better off painting the walls of the grow room bright white. Not only is this a cheap way to have reflective walls, but it is far more efficient that tin foil at reflecting light.
Being a cannabis user, and not being able to grow your own, is frustrating. You spend a lot of money, on overpriced, low quality cannabis.