If you’re thinking about starting an indoor grow operation, or if you’ve been researching options but have no idea where to start, a grow room could be the answer to all your problems. But as with any home renovation project, growing marijuana indoors requires planning and research before actually getting started.
A grow room is basically a space in your home where you can cultivate plants. Depending on your setup, this can be indoors or outdoors. Indoor grow rooms are more cost-effective and convenient than outdoor grow setups because they’re easier to control and much safer. Also, if you’re growing without the sun’s assistance, you’ll be able to cultivate cannabis strains that are otherwise hard to grow indoors.
There are many reasons to grow your own Crops. If you’re looking to cultivate medical Plants for your medical condition, you’re probably aware that it can be difficult to find and grow your own. If you’re interested in cultivating your own cannabis plants for a variety of other reasons, this guide will show you how to get started.
The process of building a grow room is different depending on the size of the room that you want to build. If you want to build a small room, such as a 10’x10’ space, you can get the room and put in new electrical and plumbing lines. If you have a large room that you don’t use, you can build a simple frame out of wood and put up a few walls to create a grow room.
If you want to build a large room, you will have to get building permits and plan the construction of a room that is big enough to accommodate the equipment you want to place inside. If you plan on building a large room that can accommodate a large amount of equipment, you might want to consider renting a commercial greenhouse.
- When you start looking for supplies, you’ll quickly realize that there are thousands of items to choose from. Here’s a quick list of the items you’ll need to get started.
- Grow room setup – This includes the grow room itself, grow lights, a water source, nutrients, a ventilation system, and a place to store harvested Plants.
- This includes the grow room itself, grow lights, a water source, nutrients, a ventilation system, and a place to store harvested Plants.
- Grow room temperature – You’ll need to account for the temperature inside the room. This will vary with the season.
- You’ll need to account for the temperature inside the room. This will vary with the season.
- Grow room lighting – You’ll need a source of grow light. – You’ll need a source of grow light.
- Grow room accessories – This includes grow pots, grow trays, fans, shelves, and other miscellaneous items.
Step 1: Get your supply started
As you can probably imagine, it takes time and effort to get your supply started from seed. You’ll want to start with a fresh batch of seeds and grow them out to a larger size before planting them in pots. This will ensure they grow well and are healthy enough to produce seeds.
If you want to start growing your own Plants plants from seed, you’ll first want to gather the supplies you’ll need. This includes a grow room setup, the right cannabis seeds, and the right growing medium.
Step 2: Prep and install hardware
Once your supply is laid out, it’s time to prep your seeds and get them planted. This involves soaking them overnight, rinsing them off, and planting them in potting soil. The best way to do this is to follow the instructions on the package. Once your seeds are planted and rinsed off, it’s time to prep your growing medium. This involves mixing seed-starting soil with organic compost, vermiculite, and fertilizer.
You can also sprinkle a few micronized minerals on top for added nutrient absorption. Once your medium is mixed and ready to go, it’s time to install it in your grow room setup. You can do this yourself, though this is a bit more challenging and messy than other setups. Otherwise, you’ll want to find someone who can help.
Step 3: Coir and coco fiber packages for soil
Once your medium is in place, it’s time to add some Coir (Coconut Husk Coir) to your soil mix. Coir is a natural fiber that’s used in many hydroponic setups, so it’s a great addition to growing Plants. Coir holds water well and releases it slowly. You’ll need to find Coir at a hydroponics store, or you can buy it online.
Coir is typically sold in bulk packages like the one pictured below. It’s important to store it properly, so don’t store it in a bag or container with other soil. If it gets damp, it can become worthless. Once you have Coir, you can mix it in with the soil
Step 4: Set up the Grow Schedule
After you have your grow room set up, it’s time to set up the grow schedule. Grow schedules are set according to the type of plant that you are growing and the amount of time that you have for the nutrients in the nutrient solution to decay. For example, it would take about 4 days for the nutrients in a 5-gallon bucket to decay completely, but it will take about 3 weeks for the same bucket of nutrients to decay in a grow room.
Therefore, you need to keep the bucket of nutrient solution replenished every 3 weeks. As you set up your growth schedule, be sure to account for the time it takes for the plants to grow, which can vary based on the size of the plant and the amount of light that it receives.
Step 5: Harvest and Dry Produce
Now that you have harvested your plants, it’s time to dry and store the fresh produce. Different methods are used to dry and store produce, depending on the plant and how much time you have. For example, herbs, such as basil and oregano, can be dried by hanging them upside down in a dry place out of direct sunlight. A good place to hang herbs is near a window that receives sunlight during the day.
Leafy greens, such as Swiss chard and kale, can be quickly blanched and then placed in a paper bag or a container out of direct sunlight to wilt the leaves. You can also use a microwave to quickly wilt the leaves. For high-value crops such as strawberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers, you can use a refrigerator to store the product at a constant temperature of around 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grow rooms are great for growing your own food, but they can be hard to set up and maintain. Fortunately, we have prepared this article to help you build your own grow room and grow the healthiest, pesticide-free plants possible.