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Grow Room Planning

Planning your Marijuana Grow Room

You will need to think about the following equipment to get a grow room up and going.

Spend some time planning your marijuana grow room in advance. A well planned grow room will be easier to work in and leaves less room for costly mistakes and accidents. Any space that can be made into an enclosed, lightproof environment will be suitable; from a whole garage, attic, cellar or bedroom down to a cupboard or even a tented off area of another room will do. Unless you are organizing quite a large grow a lot of people buy an entire kit, all-in-one grow box or grow tent. But remember that you will need ventilation and space around the plants to tend to them especially if you are using HID lights instead of LED grow lights.

Ideally, you should have at least 6ft (1.83cm) of height if not more like 10 or 12 feet and easy access to power sockets, water and exhaust. You can grow in smaller spaces but you will need to train your plants downwards on wires on a daily basis as they grow quickly under lights. You will also have to monitor the humidity, heat and air flow of smaller areas more intensively.

Think about discretion. Fans, bright grow lights and pumps can sometimes attract unwanted attention and so should be kept away from neighbours or living accommodation where they may prove a nuisance. It is also important to think about odors. You’re burgeoning crop may begin to smell quite strongly, even from outside your house or flat. More information on eliminating odors can be found here.

Safety is a crucial consideration when planning the growing environment. Electricity and water don’t mix. Keep all electric appliances away from water and up off the floor in case of flooding. Before starting to grow, double check all timers, pipes, leads and electrical connections. It is usually a good idea to buy new gear but well inspected used gear can save you a lot of money. We would always buy new lights though as the bulbs do have a longer life expectancy and old lights can offer poor results.

Give the whole system a dummy run first to be sure that there have been no errors in setting up. Watch that reservoir systems do not overfill on to the floor, an easy way to stop that is with an overflow set up and that light does not escape the room and that the temperature does not fluctuate in the air or the reservoir. If you are using the high energy (high heat output) HPS and MH lights then certainly make sure you keep a fire extinguisher to hand in the grow room. I am not joking.

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29 thoughts on “Grow Room Planning

  1. Haitian Wun says:

    Any growers in north tx im trying to grow sum gud for my ptsd. Gud info though.

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  2. Robin says:

    Nice info… would like your newsletter…

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  3. fats says:

    Who’s in Maryland I wanna start growing

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  4. mr j says:

    my weed plant is about 13 inches wts been grown it for 2months and a half wts wrong it is because i have i 2 more growing n the same pot hole and them 2 shorter then the 13 inch and im growin it out doors wts wrong

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  5. sunkie says:

    how big do they have to guet before i put them to flower?

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  6. goodgrower says:

    how much pot can i get from one plant (in grams)?

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  7. michael mcmuffin says:

    hey my email is mcmuffinxyz@yahoo.com im new to all this and i have a couple seeds in a pot with some nutritious soil is that fine or should i do some thing else

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  8. Pan Pot says:

    Hi there
    There is a whole section about marijuana lighting on this site for you to look at.

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  9. cristy says:

    Can I grow weed under a simple bulb light or does it have to be sunlight and how many times a day should I water my weed plant?

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    • MMJ MUSE says:

      NO you can not grow cannabis under a regular light bulb. It has neither the correct frequency of spectrum nor enough lumins to allow for plant growth no matter how many or few plants you have in your room. The idea is to recreate nature indoors so you should probably use HPS or MH lites, which come in solid state variable ballasts and come in 600 watt or 1,000 watt configs. If you do not want to invest in the indoor equip then you should try an outdoor grow but they are completely different and have different problems and issues as well as benefits. Peace.

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    • kevin says:

      its depend how many weeds are you growing, and how big is your growing room.

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  10. phil shone says:

    please send me your newsletter

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