Check on your marijuana plants at least two times a day to see how they’re doing. Make sure that they receive sufficient light and air inside the closet. As your plant begins to tower from the container, check if the top part feels warm at the touch of your hand, especially if you are using sources of light other than LED. Too much heat may damage your crop. As will too much moisture. So, you always need to balance between humidity and warmth in the closet. When the time comes, collect the buds and prepare to cure them. If you collect a more significant amount of weed, use a glass jar to stock it. Avoid keeping weed in plastic containers as this may affect your weed in negative ways.
When all is set in and around your closet, it’s time to pay more attention to your plants.
Last but not least, it’s also good to think of an “emergency” plan or what you are going to do if somebody spills the beans to someone like your parents. Would you be able to discard your closet swiftly, or can you mask the closet so that it still looks like you are keeping clothes inside it? When you are done contemplating your grow strategy, follow the next five steps to fulfill your closet grow mission.
If you are a starter and have no experience in growing weed whatsoever, you may want to stick with growing just one or a maximum of two plants. Having fewer plants means you are better able to observe the growing cycles of each plant and learn more from the process, plus it’s easier to discard your closet when you are done growing.
Converting Your Closet Into a Grow Room
Your limited space of choice could be a closet, a cupboard, or even an old wardrobe you are no longer using. When you choose your dark, growing spot you still need to equip it just like you would a normal grow room. For some elements of your equipment, you can, of course, improvise. Before you start, think of how you can set up artificial lights or how you can handle smell management. You may not be able to install real ventilation as your closet might be too small, so perhaps you’ll want to bring a single oscillating fan in the room where the closet is, or just try if odor neutralizers help. You also have to adjust the room temperature so that it soothes your plant. Not too warm. Not too cold.
Growing weed in your closet is not the same as growing cannabis outside in the garden or in a special grow room inside your house. However, this article is here to help you successfully set up your covert operations. Just bear in mind, growing weed in a closet does not guarantee you 100% that your plant will remain secret. If there is a greater risk of you ending up in trouble because of homegrowing, it’s always better to buy weed from a friend or local dispensary.
Nutrients will enrich the soil, potentially helping your plant to grow bigger buds, but you also want to be reasonable with the dosages. You can purchase nutrients from a local garden shop or a dispensary or you can prepare a modest dose of organic tea compost by yourself.
Mission Possible: Growing Weed in Your Closet
If you are growing a small number of plants it would help if you can circulate the air in the room where your grow closet is. Use fans and open the windows frequently. If you still notice a hint of a strange smell in the air, you can try to set up a small fan inside the closet.
#5: Preparing for harvest
There’s lots of reasons why you might want to grow your marijuana privately; you live with your parents and don’t want them to know, you have roommates who aren’t keen on smelling weed, you have kids and you feel having your ganja crops out in the open isn’t appropriate, or you’re concerned about Big Brother’s prying eyes spotting your yields, for example.
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Or maybe you aren’t successful. But hey, that’s all part of learning and we all have to start somewhere. If you are active in your local community, it wouldn’t hurt asking people’s opinions and advice at the local stores where you get supplies or even at dispensaries as a lot of people who are “active in the local scene” also may have experience you lack.
Seeds or Plants
While you could simply set up a fan in the space, if you’re serious about getting great yields and you want to ensure the best possible results, investing in a ventilation system is highly recommended. A system that features entrance and exit vents, will allow fresh air to flow in, and stale air and heat to flow out. Examples of some reliable, high-quality ventilation systems include: