In the interest of providing a gateway for aspiring growers to plant their first cannabis crops, SuperCloset, which offers a variety of customizable and award-winning grow cabinets, hydroponic systems, and grow rooms to suit DIY growers’ needs, has developed a comprehensive series of instructional videos covering everything you need to know to grow. In these episodes of the Grow Like a SuperPro series, Rory will cover everything you need to know in order to set up your own indoor cannabis garden and make the most of your space as you get your seedlings started.
Episode 2 introduces the steps of successful germination, breaking down the materials you’ll need to turn your seeds into cannabis sprouts. You’ll need a medium for the seeds, a pH testing kit, a TDS pen, a water basin, a seedling tray, a humidity dome, and a seedling heat mat. With your materials assembled, you’ll then learn how to alter the pH in your water supply to achieve stability, how to inspect your seeds and weed out the bad ones prior to planting, and how to ensure that your environment is actively encouraging seedling growth. In a few days, you’ll check back on the seeds to see how you’ve done.
Episode 1: Choosing Your Setup
For a plant that’s so widely cultivated and consumed, cannabis can be a tricky to coax into full bloom, especially when growing at home. Myriad factors influence the final product: lighting, temperature, air circulation, nutrients, growing methods, and many more among them. This can be intimidating for beginner growers who want to get started but aren’t quite sure how. If tools and terms like TDS pens, NPK value, pH stability, and “nutrient burn” make you want to wilt, don’t worry – for one thing, you’re not alone, and for another, you can still grow cannabis indoors like a pro.
Episode 2: Germinating
In Episode 1, you’ll learn the difference between closed loop growing systems and high CFM growing systems, figure out how to choose the right lighting for any given system or space, and understand the differences between hydroponic and soil growing. You’ll also learn about each of the individual elements that your growing space requires: adequate lighting, reflective walls, suitable water supply, cleanable surfaces, an organizational area for tools, ample growing space, consistent air circulation, and a device to monitor temperature and humidity. Intimidated? Don’t be – let Rory walk you through how to set up a grow.
Last but certainly not least, you’re going to need to get yourself some seeds of plants. If you opt for seeds, you’ll likely save some money, but it may be more time-consuming and challenging to get them started. Instead, you could opt for plants that have already sprouted, which will be easier to maintain, but it might be harder to find them and may be more costly.
We suggest basing the number of plants you’ll be growing on the size of the closet you’ll be growing them in, as you definitely don’t want to overload the area. You also want to be sure that you have enough room to accommodate your equipment, including grow lights and ventilation.
Choose a Closet
Whatever the case may be, if you’re looking to grow weed covertly, there’s a simple way that you can stay under the radar. How? By growing it in a closet! That’s right, a closet.
While there are several different types of grow lighting options available, we highly recommend opting for LED. Why? Because it has been proven time and time again to yield unbeatable results; plus, LED lights don’t emit a lot of heat, and as such, they’re well-suited for growing cannabis in an enclosed space, like a closet. There are several top-quality, reliable LED grow lights, and some of the options that we recommend include:
Seeds or Plants
If you want extra control over the growing process, consider using a small hydroponic system. Using hydroponics for your weed amplifies the growth process, however, requires close supervision of the ph and ppm levels, in which case you may need additional tools to keep track of those values. It may be more costly to purchase hydroponics over setting up a soil container, however.
LEDs will also help you deliver more high-quality yields than other lighting solutions.
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.
Converting Your Closet Into a Grow Room
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.
#3 Setting up your grow medium
Mission Possible: Growing Weed in Your Closet
You want to grow weed but you don’t live separately from your parents or perhaps for any other reason you want to keep your plant a little secret. You can always grow weed in your closet. You might think that’s impossible, but with a little effort, it’s manageable and doable.
Once you’re clear on your secret weed grow location, ensure that you have all the needed equipment. You’ll need fixtures to install your grow light, and you need to decide on the container of your plants as well as the seeds so you can start the growing process. You also have to figure out how you will water your plants.