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simple weed growing setup

With the tent height maxing out at 48”, plants grown in this space should not exceed 24” in height and we recommend using dwarf, indica, and auto-flowering varieties for best results.

All of the hardware used for each project can be ordered online or bought at a local hardware store or grow shop.

Grow room components:

The Micro Grow is a value-driven package designed to provide all of the essentials for a single tent grow. More advanced than the Nano Grow, it’s a complete system that can handle just about any cannabis growing style.

Who should use this build?

The 4×4’ main tent is powered by a 630w CMH light and the 1×4’ two-tiered tent extension is built out with two 4-bulb t5 fluorescent light fixtures. Complete with four fans, two dual outlet timers, and adjustable intake/exhaust components, this 80” tent supports even the most ambitious of grows.

Simple weed growing setup

HPS (High Pressure Sodium) lighting, often chosen for flowering plants, provides a higher level of heat. This may or may not be an advantage depending on what your installation looks like; if your grow space is limited in terms of height, you may want to reconsider in order to ensure your plants will not suffer if too close to your lighting equipment.

But don’t take our word for it! Click here for detailed technical information about the different types of lighting.

Ask yourself what is the maximum number of plants your grow room/closet/corner can contain. If you are considering buying, for instance, a pack of 10 seeds of our beautiful, bountiful Big Bud Regular, you may want to ensure that your grow space can in fact contain 10 plants. Yes, some of these seeds may not germinate, and it is unlikely all 10 seeds will produce female plants.

2. Choose your type of indoor lighting

A basic grow tent

The most cost-efficient solution for indoor grow lighting is CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp). Compared to MH (Metal-Halide) lamps, CFL lamps consume less energy, and you will also need to change bulbs less often. However, if you plan on having numerous rounds of crops per year, the difference may not necessarily be significant, especially since the use of MH lamps is much more beneficial to vegetating plants.

What to consider when choosing your basic indoor grow setup? Read our tips here and harvest the best buds possible.

What is your honest budget?

A reflector is a piece of equipment that bounces light emitted by your grow lamps towards your plants, as opposed to the (empty) sides of your grow space. It promotes brighter, more powerful lighting without any increase in consumption of electricity, or number of lamps/bulbs. Since we are aiming for a *basic* indoor grow setup, you may skip this step if the number of plants grown is low and/or proportional to the total coverage of your basic lighting equipment.

If you would prefer to invest in something more expensive in order to secure functioning hardware that will not need replacing or upgrading for several seasons, LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lamps are a good way to achieve long-term savings. But beware! In this case, cheap is not necessarily a wise option. Read plenty of customer reviews before making your choice

Simple weed growing setup

Average Yield: 5-10 oz Per Harvest

Average Electricity Cost: $27/month

If you don’t want to have to figure out exactly what to buy to start growing, this article is for you! I will break down what to expect based on your space limits and desired yields, so you can get the exact perfect setup for your situation.

250W MH/HPS

Average Electricity Cost: $43/month

Average Electricity Cost: $23/month

Example Setups for Different Lighting Types

Note: You’ll notice that in the pictures below, there are 2 numbers for electricity. Electricity prices were calculated for Initial Setup Cost: $775.00.12/kWh (USA national average) and Initial Setup Cost: $471.00.25/kWh (city average). So, your electricity price may be higher or lower depending on the cost of electricity where you live.

Average Yield: 1-2 oz Per Harvest