Next to the fan room is space for other more technical things. Here we find the ballast and command switching station.
We learned above that the cabinet is 24″ deep. Now this Cool Tube was 20″, hardly enough room to attach two 6″ flex ducts for ventilation without having to keep a door open.
Next, I faced the issue of providing my plants their light.
On Craigslist I found a cabinet kit still in the box for only $35. It came in at 24″ L x 30″ W x 70″ H. Next, I purchased a 6″ inline fan for another $100. The fan combined with a 400 watt light and Cool Tube from a previous grow gave me something to design around.
Sirius: Google SketchUp can be pretty tough to use without training, especially if you’ve never used it and you just want to design one thing. Rest assured: some paper, a pencil, a little math, and careful planning will work just as well!
I vented this area with a 4″ opening that opened into the fan room.
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Momentarily discouraged, I quickly scrapped the idea of a dedicated room filled to the brim. I began with getting clear about my intentions; I wanted to inconspicuously and autonomously produce my medicine. This was a much more respectable and realistic goal, and one that I could embrace.
See how one grower built his own stealthy grow cabinet (in pictures), then learn how to build your own!
Growing plants indoors will require you to have a grow tent to make sure that you can create a controlled environment where you can let your plants thrive.
You’ll only need a mylar sheet that only costs $1 and a couple of hula hoops. There are still other materials that you’ll need to use to build this, but those other materials are probably just lying around your place.
Now, before I’ll tell you how to build a grow tent, I’d like to share some reason why making your own grow tent is actually a good idea and the key requirements to create a great grow tent.
It basically looks like a mobile that you can hang wherever you choose. Surprisingly, this can actually improve your lighting system.
A grow tent should have functionalities that could help you grow your plants or crops. There are a few key requirements that should be considered to make a great grow tent. Here are some of them.
For the wall of this grow tent, you’ll need a black and white poly. The white side of the poly is what will reflect the light inside the grow space.
Just like the first guide, you’ll also only need a stainless steel adjustable rack for this. It means that you don’t need to use heavy tools for this.
What you can do to improve your lighting if you follow this setup is to purchase mylar sheets that you can put up inside the tent.
This is another grow tent with a skeleton made up of PVC pipes. This guide utilizes that are 36 feet long.
Lindsey Hyland grew up in Arizona where she attended University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture. She supplemented her education by working on various organic farms in both rural and urban settings. She started Urban Organic Yield to discuss gardening tips and tactics. Growing and raising just about anything gets her very excited. She is especially passionate about sustainable ways to better run small-scale farms, homesteads, urban farming and indoor gardening.