You can grow as many plants as you like and this would also depend on the space of your closet. The bigger the closet the more plants you can grow. Although, the more plants you grow, the greater the responsibility.
#1 Cleaning the closet
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.
If you are growing weed in your closet, you also want to control the size as well as the odor that might be coming from it. First, it’s important that you select seeds that you know are not going to consume too much space as they begin to form into beautiful plants with flowers. Since you are growing in a closet, it’s easy to assume that your space is limited. If you are buying seeds from a local dispensary, ask the vendor for seeds that are optimal for growing in a small space.
Converting Your Closet Into a Grow Room
#5: Preparing for harvest
Your plants may release more odor as they enter the flowering stage. At this point, you can further test odor neutralizers around your home, such as burning a candle in your living room or somewhere in the hallway. Although your closet may be tucked away in a more private part of your home, the odor may easily leak in the air.
If you are a beginner, it’s best to stick with autoflowering seeds. Plants from autoflowering seeds are small and compact and they don’t exceed more than 3.2 feet (1 meter) in height. They also grow and flower quicker than other seeds. At all points of growing, combine 18 hours of light and six hours without lights to grow your closet autoflowers cannabis. Aside from controlling the size of your weed plant, you also need to contain any smell.
Mission Possible: Growing Weed in Your Closet
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.
There are several options for grow lights, although it’s best to get LED lights. The more plants you put in your closet, the more lights you’ll need to install in the upper part of the closet. LED lights are inexpensive and fairly easy to install; they are appropriate for growing weed from seedling to yielding. LEDs are a preferred source of light as they don’t emit too much heat. If you use other types of light you’ll have to be extra cautious not to overheat your cannabis plant.
You can carefully top and train your plants so that when they flower, they will utilize the available space as well as possible, and provide you the optimum amount of high-quality buds.
If you are brave enough to try a sativa-dominant strain in a closet, it may be wise to skip the vegetative period entirely and give your plants a 12:12 light cycle from day one. They can often stretch so much in early flower that you’ll still end up with monsters under a constant 12:12 cycle, particularly if your plants are of tropical or equatorial origins, where light cycles are naturally around 12:12 all year round.
If you’re using coco coir as a substrate, you should use nutrients specifically formulated for coco, for example.
This is especially true when using hot lights – I can personally attest to how badly plants can get burnt if they are forced too close to the light in a small space. Even when using LEDs, it’s important to maintain distance between the canopy and the light to prevent “light bleaching“.
If you’re growing in a bedroom, you may wish to avoid scattering soil around, so you may choose a less-messy medium for this reason. Coco coir, perlite, clay pebbles, or rockwool are common and comparatively mess-free choices.
Airflow and Aroma
If red light is much higher than far-red, your plants will have shorter internodes. If the amount of far-red light increases, the internodes will grow longer, and you’ll end up with tall, spindly plants and weak stems.
But that’s all very simplistic, and obviously things are going to come up along the way.