These will ensure you get your desired yield within an appropriate timeframe. Within our autoflowering seed catalogue, we feature our great, award-winning Royal Dwarf strain. Not only is this an inexpensive strain, costing you €5.00 per seed, it will also be very easy to grow. Easy in the sense that you won’t need a very big space.
It’s a very compact and short strain, but will still produce up to 200g/m² indoors. Now that we have our seed taken care of, we need to set up our grow space to properly receive and nourish it. Growing indoors will always be more expensive than growing outside, so we’ll mainly be looking into what an indoor grow room needs. Lights are one of the most important variables when growing cannabis. Indoor lighting setups have to mimic the energy produced by the sun, so they can be quite expensive, especially when growing multiple plants. One of the best options is to buy used lamps, they’ll do just fine. Lamps and reflectors can be found on eBay and similar sites, and will likely perform as well as newer models.
LED lights will be a great choice if you want to save on electric bills. These, however, will probably be the most expensive option outright. But they’ll consume much more energy and you’ll have to change bulb types when moving from the vegetative cycle to flowering. You can get the EnviroGro 4, which will cost you anywhere between €90-120. This is definitely a great option for the vegetative cycle. These have a full UV spectrum but don’t last very long. This means you’ll need more fans to cool down your room. iPower Digital Dimmable System is a great choice as it comes with a cooling hood. This will help reduce the heat it emits, but with the extra cost of purchasing the inline fan. Air circulation is essential to maintain a healthy environment. On top of that, your plants will transpire on a daily basis. So it’s important you keep bringing fresh air into your grow room, and stale air out. You can buy cheap second-hand fans on eBay for as little as €10, and you can make your own carbon filter to keep the smell to a minimum. When you simulate night time, your room or closet will begin to cool down. During the day, your lights might produce enough heat, but at night, the grow room cools down drastically. So much so, it can be very unhealthy for your plants. Purchasing extra heating equipment may seem like a lot, but you’ll realise how beneficial it can be when it’s needed. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your lights. Reflective walls will help light bounce around the room and get to every part of your plant. This will probably give you greater yields while using the same number of lamps. The easiest solution for this is to buy a grow tent. You can get one for as little as €100, like the Apollo Horticulture grow tent. They are extremely practical setups and can fit discreetly in almost every household. We’ve covered the necessities of your plant’s environment.
Now let’s go through what your plant needs directly. You can use a closet, an entire room, or purchase a grow tent. This will depend on your budget and what you currently have at your disposal. Being that you want to save money when selecting a medium, soil will be the best option.
You might not even need a lot of extra nutrients depending on the type and quality of your soil.