Growing your own medicine is one of the most rewarding hobbies. Not only do you save money, but you can nurture and watch your plants grow, then harvest and smoke! Many cannabis users opt to purchase from a collective. However, more and more people are taking advantage of state compassion laws to legally grow at home. Even though it might be legal in your state, it is still a good idea to do a stealth grow. If you are just growing 1-2 plants, you must master the art of growing in small spaces.
The standard bedroom closet is 2 feet deep and 5-6 feet wide and provides adequate space for a small grow. Start with a 120 Watt LED grow light and hang it about 2 feet above where the top of your plants will be. Make sure you leave enough room above your indoor grow light to be able to raise the light another 2 feet once your plants start growing. Add aluminum foil or another reflective material (all white works well too) to enclose an area no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet.
It is best to go with a soil grow for such a small space because there are no economies of scale to make a hydroponic system worthwhile. Once you have your 1-2 plants/clones set up in your grow area, concentrate on the air quality in your grow area. Because the LED grow light emits very little heat, you will not need to vent the excess heat and provide air conditioning, but you will need to make sure there is always a fresh supply of air.
You can do this by occasionally sliding the closet door open to get fresh air to your grow area or by installing a simple venting system consisting of a fan and some duct. Water your plants every 2-3 and don’t stress them by giving too much nutrients. As your plants grow and reach for the indoor LED grow light, be sure to raise the light so that the plant continues to reach for the light. When you are ready to flower, you can stop moving the light up. Follow these flowering tips and don’t harvest too early! Growing in small spaces is pretty easy, fun and a great way to learn how to grow indoors!
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