Whether you received your ACMPR license through a consulting service like Cannabis Growing Canada or you’re sticking to recreational growing with just 4 plants, the first step in the growing process is setting up the ideal environment for your plants. Your plants can only thrive in a certain environment, and you’d be surprised by just how finicky cannabis plants are in regards to temperature, humidity, light, and nutrient intake.
With humidity levels that are just a tad bit too high or a temperature that is too low, there’s a good chance that you’ll be disappointed after harvesting your plants. Not only will plants raised in the wrong environmental conditions not yield the way they should, but they won’t be nearly as potent as they could be. And every cannabis grower knows just how important yield and potency are.
For this reason, your grow room needs to be set up just so. Successfully setting up your grow room and keeping the environment within it stable is the very first step. If you’re unsure about how to go about doing this, these tips on DIY grow room set up can help.
Invest in the Proper Equipment
As you probably already know, growing cannabis requires a great deal of equipment. And a grow room is only as successful as the equipment contained within it. You’ll need at least several fans to keep air circulating throughout the rooms, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and of course, powerful grow lights.
It is crucial to undergo an extensive planning phase before you set up the grow room, and even before you start purchasing equipment. Do your research and consider the exact pieces of equipment you’ll need, and try not to leave anything out. There are so many cool gadgets out there for high-level growing, so take advantage of them as long as it’s within your budget.
Don’t Be Stingy When It Comes to a Grow Tent
Many growers opt for a tent as their controlled environment. Tents are perfect for keeping in (and keeping out) light as well as maintaining a stable temperature and humidity levels. However, it is important to understand that not all grow tents are created equal. There are plenty of cheap Chinese-manufactured tents on the market that could save you several hundred bucks, but these models are often riddled with flaws.
The most common flaw of a cheaply-manufactured grow tent has to do with light. If your tent is not made with durable material or it comes with a hole that needs to be patched up, your plants will be exposed to light when they shouldn’t. Whatever you do, just try not to be stingy when it comes to grow tent investment.
Try Not to Forget About Security
There’s no point in setting up the perfect environment for your plants if you aren’t taking measures to keep them secure. Security means more than just protecting your grow operation from crime. Although this is important, it is even more important to secure your crop from other harmful elements, like pesky animals and crop-ruining critters.