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cannabis grow cage

Cannabis grow cage

A large, heavy-duty tomato cage is at the center of this system and it will provide the internal support for the main stem and branches. Install the tomato cage at the time of transplanting to avoid damaging the growing root system.

The outer caging should be installed about one or two feet above the top of the container—to allow easy access for regular maintenance such as pruning or watering—and reach the top of the T-posts.

Step 2: Install T-posts

If you grow cannabis indoors or in greenhouses, you have a lot of control over your plants. You can manipulate the amount of light a plant receives, which in turn can shorten the plants’ growth cycle from seed/clone to harvest significantly. It also results in relatively smaller plants.

A lot of hard work and preparation goes into the cultivation of a successful cannabis crop. The best way to avoid failure is by taking the necessary steps to prevent unwanted occurrences in the garden.

Step 3: Add Horizontal Trellising

The horizontal trellising will have the job of supporting the upper branches of the plant, so use wire fencing or heavy-duty vinyl-coated wire caging with four to six-inch square holes as these will be strong enough to support the weight of the flowering plant.

Cannabis grow cage

This is the only method that requires no tedious and time-consuming tying. Branches naturally rest on wire rings around the support, allowing for quick adjustments or guidance as needed. The plant is able to fill out naturally, which ensures maximum airflow.

Wire tomato cages are another common method for supporting cannabis plants. In this case the wire stakes of the cage are pushed into the soil around the roots of the plant around week two.

Trellis Netting

With trellis netting covering the canopy, branches below the netting may be difficult to access. Heavy buds may rot because they end up on the ground. Lower buds that manage to stay off the floor will be limited in growth due to inadequate light. Limited access to the “hospital,” or lower third of the plant, makes maintaining and monitoring the health of the plants difficult as well.

Labor required: 30 seconds per plant, 1 time per flower cycle

Velcro or String

Trellis netting is commonly used over beds or pots and is laid across the entire canopy at week two or three. Plants grow through the netting, which provides support for the stalk and upper branches. Although branches and buds above the net enjoy proper light and airflow, the lower part of the plant can suffer from reduced light and airflow.

Materials required: Velcro, string, bamboo sticks

Labor required: Varies depending on plant accessibility