How to Grow Weed in Your Closet
Editors note: We are not lawyers. We are not law experts. Please consult with local and federal law experts before partaking in this activity.
Ever thought of growing cannabis inside your own house? Here is my quick guide to read when starting out.
Growing cannabis outside is the norm. However, have you ever considered growing cannabis in a closet? Most pro growers think it’s impossible. If you are a cannabis grower, then you know that they need sufficient ventilation and a generous amount of light. Good air circulation is also essential to avoid temperature spikes and mold.
So the real question is, can you cultivate weed indoors and how do you grow weed in your closet? The answer to the first question is yes, you can grow weed in your closet but cultivating weed indoors is a bit different to growing it outdoors.
There are specific ways in which you can cultivate weed indoors and the following guide will give you more information on how to do so.
As a side note, growing cannabis is still illegal in some states. We’re not recommending that anyone break the law. This guide is simply a source of information for anyone who is interested in growing cannabis at home. Period.
Why Should I Grow Weed in My Closet?
Well, if you like to smoke herb, then this is a great investment. Sure, you’re going to have to buy some equipment which might be a little pricey but this investment could save you lots of money down the road.
Almost anyone can do it, and if done correctly, imagine never having to go to a dispensary again? Not that we’re hating on dispensaries, many of them are awesome. However, think of all the travel and wait time, and how pricey they can be.
If you learn the art of growing weed in your own home, then you’ll get a lot of self-satisfaction. There’s no better way to smoke ganja than toking up on your own homegrown flower. You really gain an appreciation for the cannabis plant when you plant the seed and nurture it until it’s ready to be harvested. Not only that, but it’s a great education. It’s fascinating to learn about the nutrients the plants need. You’ll never view smoking the same way again after growing your own.
This process of growing weed is called a “closet grow”. This refers to a small space in a cupboard, closet or any wardrobe that has been altered and equipped with all the tools required for the cultivation of weed indoors.
Should I Be Cautious Growing in My Closet?
It all depends on your situation. If you want to keep it a secret from your roommates or partner, it’s going to be near impossible. If that’s not an issue, then you’re good.
If you’re renting a place, make sure you have a situation where either your landlord doesn’t care, or never comes by. Also, make sure you pick a closet that no one is going to ever go into. Let’s say, for example, your landlord hires someone to drywall a hole in the wall in one of the closets in your house, and that closet just so happens to be the one you picked. Then you’re SOL. So choose your place of setup wisely!
Obviously, if you’re the homeowner you’re good to go. As long as you’re not going around telling your entire neighborhood about it, then you should have nothing to worry about.
Equipment needed for Closet Grow:
There are some really interesting companies that sell equipment for growing weed at home like supercloset.com. However, the problem here is that the equipment can be very expensive.
For example, while a hydroponic setup is the fastest way to grow your plants but it is also costly, and takes a lot of skill to master. If you’re unfamiliar with what hydroponics are, it is a system of horticulture where instead of growing a plant in soil, you feed the plants through a water solvent that the nutrients are dissolved into. We imagine most people doing this for the first time aren’t going to want to shell out the kind of money needed to buy a hydroponic system. Beginners are better off growing it in soil.
You’ll need the following equipment to grow your weed affordably and get your closet up and running:
An LED Light
There are basically three kinds of LED lights. These include purple LED lights, COB (Chip on Board), and Spread Style. For only growing weed in your closet at home, a purple light will be the best option. COB and Spread Style can be very pricey and are more geared towards professional growers. If you’re only growing weed for yourself, a purple light will do just fine. Many of these lights can be used for both the flowering and vegetative stages.
Mirrors are very helpful for growing in your closet. Simply place a mirror around the bottom of the cannabis pots. The light reflecting from the bottom will help your buds to receive all the light they need, and you’ll likely produce a much better harvest than you would have without one.
Most people freak out when they hear this word. But don’t worry. We’re not saying you need to spray your plants with terrible chemicals that will harm your body. There are many all natural forms of pest control. For example, many bugs are repelled by eucalyptus oil. Simply soak some towels with this oil and spread the towels around the pots to help prevent pests.
Making sure your plants have air circulation is vital. Poor air circulation will cause your plants to experience CO2 depletion which is a vital nutrient for all the plants. Additionally, plants indoors need air to maintain proper humidity levels. Too much humidity will cause mold and other types of fungus. Plants with not enough humidity will dry out and face the risk of dying; that leads us to our next piece of equipment:
The proper level of humidity needed in a growing environment is around 60-70%. This is according to a poll; most indoor growers agree this is the ideal range for indoor plants. To know what the humidity level is you may buy either an electric or manual hygrometer at a place like Wal-Mart or most drug stores. To properly provide the humidity levels in your closet, you will need a humidifier. However, if you need to be economical, you can place trays of water on the floor of your closet. With a fan blowing from the top, the water should condensate properly amongst your plants to provide them with the moisture they need.
This will be needed to hang your LED light.
You will need to know the temperature of the closet you’re growing in. The ideal temperature for a growing room is in the mid 70s.
Final Thoughts on Weed Cultivation in Closet
Growing cannabis in your closet is a great way to find a deeper appreciation and connection with the plant, and it also saves you a lot of money in the long run and is easy too.
All you need to do is make sure that you have a proper medium, adequate lighting and good ventilation to keep your cannabis plants happy and healthy while they are growing.
By following a few simple steps, you will be able to enjoy your cannabis yields in no time at all.
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