Once you’ve decided to grow your own medical marijuana medicine its time to decide where you’re going to set up your grow space. In this article, we will focus on options for growing cannabis indoors.
Do you have a spare room that you can dedicate to your grow? Will you be growing in a closet, attic, or garage? Will you be using a grow tent? Maybe you want to use one of those concealed grow closets.
Therefore you will need to answer the above questions before getting all the equipment that you will need. Trust me when I say that one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to start buying tents, lights, fans, and seeds before having a plan in place. There is a never-ending list of options. Let’s dive in and figure it all out.
What Does a Medical Marijuana Grow Space Need?
- Easy access by you but not by others.
- Close to a water source. The larger the grow the more important this is.
- The ability to completely block out light. Cannabis requires complete darkness for varying times depending on where in the life cycle the plant is. Learn more about the life cycle of Cannabis here.
- Adequate ventilation.
- Air conditioning.
- Room to mix nutrients and other maintenance related activities.
The above requirements will vary based on the location and size of the grow system. Let’s breakdown the different locations.
Growing Cannabis in a Closet.
Growing Medical Marijuana in a closet presents several advantages and a few challenges. Due to the typically small size of closet grows the need to be close to a water source diminishes. But, ventilation and A/C become more critical. The smaller size will also need less of a time commitment from you. The yield will also be smaller from a closet grow than a larger space would be able to provide.
Growing Medical Marijuana in a Spare Room.
If you are lucky enough to have an entire room to dedicate to your hobby of growing your own medicine, consider yourself lucky. This means that you will be able to set-up a system that you can completely tailor to your medical needs. Remember to stay within the legal guidelines of where you live.
Growing Your Cannabis in a Concealed Grow Box.
If your space is limited, you may opt for a concealed grow box like this one here. These units are great for small grows and can be set-up almost anywhere. They are fully enclosed and come with everything that you need to get started minus the seeds.
Growing Medical Marijuana in an Attic or Garage.
If the only space available is in your garage, then setting up a grow tent is a great option. If you are handy then you could build out an area and create a whole grow room in your garage. Although setting up in the garage is easy there are a few challenges associated as well. Garages are usually not air-conditioned and have less insulation. This means they are colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. This type of set up will have more upfront cost than areas located inside.
Although growing in an attic is an option it usually requires some construction. There are also more advanced ventilation and air conditioning requirements. This makes attic grows a more advanced topic and we won’t be getting into that here.
As you can see there are many locations suitable for setting up your personal medical marijuana grow system. The above information should help you decide where you are going to grow your own medicine.
Now that you have decided where you are going to grow your medical marijuana it’s time to decide on a grow system. Check out the following article on choosing a grow system here.