Before you begin to read today’s blog post, take the time to read the previous installments in our series Part One and Part Two. In Part One, we go over choosing your indoor grow room carefully and picking the right containers. In Part Two, we go over choosing the right temperature and humidity controllers as well as the other equipment you’ll need. To finish up this series, we’ll be going over the steps to set up your grow room and then you’ll be ready to start producing luscious plants. This last step is one of the most important because you want to make sure your grow room has all of the necessary equipment it needs. By planning out your grow room, your plants will have the necessary space and comfort they need to blossom. Regardless of what you may growing, planning out and making an investment in the right equipment is the best way your plants can become bountiful. Botany is a rewarding investment and if you do it right, you’ll see the fruits of your labor come to pass.
The Requirements For Your Grow Room
Before you begin to set up your grow room, make sure you have everything you need. Like any project, it’s important that you have everything on hand. You don’t want to have to run out or realize you’re missing a key component or have to order it online. To help you ensure you have everything you need, make a checklist that will cover each of the requirements. As a beginner, you may have thought indoor gardening would be a fun, great venture, which it is, but there are a lot of planning and investments that go into the operation as well. Before you move on to the next step in creating the ideal grow room, make sure you have the equipment you need from your temperature and humidity controller to the proper lighting and hydroponics or soil.
How To Set Up Your Grow Room?
Now that you have all of your grow room equipment, it’s time to get started on setting up your grow room. This may be the most difficult part because you’re finally putting everything together. It might be a little overwhelming, but if you take each step at a time, then you’ll be able to figure out the best way to set everything up. Setting up a grow room is a project and with five easy steps, you’ll start off on the right foot to create bountiful plants. If this is your first grow room you’re setting up, then remember to go slow and prepare yourself for some mistakes along the way. This is an investment of your time, money, and your energy. If you have any questions about setting up your grow room, then reach out to Plug ‘N’ Grow™ Controllers.
Step One: Decided On A Grow Tent Or Your Room
Step one is purchasing a grow tent and setting it up or preparing the room you’ve decided to grow in. There’s a difference between growing your vegetation in a tent versus an actual room. A grow tent is perfect for homes that don’t really have an area to grow in so you can decide to put your plants in the living room or the dining room. If you have a room for growing in mind, then you should start setting up that room.
We mentioned in Part One that you should find the perfect area for your set up. If you can’t figure out where to put your plants, then a tent is the answer to your problem. How to decide on a tent versus a room is to consider the impact of your home, the size you want to grow your garden, and the size of the materials you have. A grow tent makes your grow operation a lot more simple and is specifically designed for your venture. A tent already has the proper set up with waterproof, light proof, and airtight elements. If you want to start with a lot of plants, then a room is your best bet because a tent has limited room.
Step Two: Prepare The Equipment
Now that you’ve decided that you want to grow in a room or a tent, it’s time to start preparing your equipment. You probably bought humidity and temperature controllers, climate control units, containers for the plants, the hydroponics or the soil, and timers, so you need to start putting them in the most convenient places possible. Depending on what equipment you purchased, make sure they are within easy access and are not taking up too much room. You need to be comfortable in your workspace and your plants need to have enough space to blossom. A great workspace is light proof, has the proper ventilation, a climate that allows your plants to flourish, is away from pets, and is tall enough to suspend lights and allow your vegetation to expand.
Step Three: Prepare The Walls And The Lights
After you’ve begun to prepare your grow room, it’s time to prepare the walls, the lights, and the racks for your plants. Ventilation is key in your operation because it prevents mildew and mold and keeps your plants in a well-ventilated area. When it comes to ventilation, you need to find a happy medium between cool air blowing on your plants as well as have a warmer climate to enhance the experience of your plants. It’s a fine line between pushing the hot air out of the grow room and ventilating the heat and humidity to reduce the change of stress on your plants. With temperature and humidity controllers, you can control the climate in the room easier with our controllers.
When it comes to the lights in your grow room, you should hang them on the ceiling of the grow room on in the tent. Make sure that the lights in the room are sturdy and won’t fall down on the plants. Regardless of the type of light you’re using, make sure that you hook them up the right way. If you decided on LED or HPS systems, which have built-in fans, then keep in mind that they become hot the quickest. This means you’ll need to have a timer or pay close attention to ensure the temperatures in the room don’t become too heated. Keep in mind when you set up the lights, they will need to be adjusted. You can either decide to install or hang the lights. If you install the lights, then make sure there’s enough space for ventilation. If you have the lights, then it’s easy to adjust them when you use chains.
Step Four: Set The Climate
What will be essential for setting the climate are temperature and humidity controllers, CO2 controllers, and timers. You can also purchase humidity and temperature controllers by themselves. Setting and managing the climate in your grow room is one of the key factors to developing plants that are bountiful. Our equipment is some of the easiest to use on the market. With our videos, you can learn how to get the most out of each climate management controller. Keep in mind that depending on where you’re located you could be struggling with different factors. For instance, grow rooms in the Pacific Northwest may struggle with humidity whereas those in Colorado may struggle with the lack of humidity. Remember that you set up this equipment to test it out so you don’t have to spend time fiddling around with it when your plants are in the room or tent.
Step Five: Add The Racks And Place In Your Vegetation
Lastly, it’s time to deal with the plants. Hopefully, you’ve decided on the vegetation you want to grow in your room or tent. Before you place the plants in the room, make sure to collect racks and screens for your plants. The racks of the plants are for plants with soil or rock wool. You’ll want a rack for the bottom to keep the mess to a minimum and create a positive environment for growing. A collection rack is like a shelf for your plant to sit on. It takes it off the ground and allows for more airflow as well as keeping your work area tidy. You can also use a screen of green method that uses a screen to allow your plants to grow. This method will begin to train your plants during the growing cycle.
Now that you have the racks or the screens, it’s time for you to place in your vegetation. Remember, when you place in your vegetation to be careful and do it after you’ve tested your equipment. This is when you set up your hydroponic system or place the plants in the pots. To follow the best practices for growing plants indoors they should be kept three to four inches apart at the pass or a little further apart if you’re growing larger plants.
This completes our beginning guide to growing essential tips. Now that you know what to expect, it’s time to get started. Remember to stay tuned for more blog posts to help you pick the right climate controllers for you or for more growing tips.