Indoor cultivation: equipment for growing Cannabis indoors
More and more growers are sticking to indoor cultivation. And the reason is simple: growing your plants in an indoor environment is possible to harvest the whole year, regardless of the weather outside, and still keep everything under stealth, which is essential where Cannabis is not yet regularized. In addition, indoor cultivation makes harvesting faster, and often greater.
But to simulate an outside environment inside a bathroom or a growing greenhouse requires some indispensable equipment that are responsible for this “magic” of making the plants feel outdoors and catching a lot of sun when in fact they are developing through other means and in addition, in the home.
Knowing what equipment these are is important before you start planning your indoor farming. And remember that if they are of quality the trend is that they last for many crops if they are well cared for, which makes the investment count for those who want to have continuous harvests.
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Advantages of indoor cultivation
• It is possible to control the whole crop. The temperature, the time of exposure of plants to light, when the plant will receive water, among other important actions and that often can not be controlled in an outdoor crop.
• Greater safety because Cannabis plants are in an indoor environment, away from neighbors or anyone else if the grower wants to keep it a secret.
• Gives year-round cultivation regardless of season. Be it summer or winter.
• It is possible to harvest more quickly since in an indoor crop gives to control the photoperiod of the plants.
• Less exposure to pests or other bugs.
Greenhouses for cultivation and other places to set up indoor cultivation
What has facilitated and contributed to the growing popularity of indoor cultivation is certainly the greenhouses for cultivation. After all, they are designed just for those who want to grow plants internally. They have air vents, are reflective, and very discreet. And they are now ready to receive all the necessary equipments to grow indoors, as well as being available in different sizes and prices.
However, a greenhouse is not required to grow indoor Cannabis. Many growers use cabinets, unused toilets, and even computers to install equipment and place their plants. That is, any space can be used for indoor cultivation, just have the accessories and assemble your own grow.
What it takes to have an indoor cannabis crop
If you have already planned where your indoor crop will be or already have a greenhouse ready for it, then it is time to equip this environment with the items that will make your plants grow. And you can be sure: without them this will not happen, besides the possibility of bringing some problems.
Best of all is that these equipments can be found at different prices and already have different brands producing, which shows the increase in indoor crops and the possibility of anyone growing their own Cannabis internally.
Like any plant, cannabis plants need light. In the growing season they need 18 hours of exposure and who will be responsible for providing this to them will be the lamps you will install in your indoor cultivation. They are the ones who will make your girls grow and develop, so they are indispensable and perhaps major items.
Each grower who grows internally usually has his or her lamp model preference. However, the most recommended and used by those who keep their plants indoors are HPS, HQI, and LED lamps. Although some growers use fluorescent lamps, they are not as common.
Both HPS / HQI, which are metal vapor and sodium, and LED lamps have their advantages and disadvantages, so before taking care of the lighting of your indoor cultivation it is important to research about each of the models.
• Exhaustor fan
An exhaustor fan is essential to grow internally. It is he who will make the indoor air renew, because plants can even die if they are kept in that warm lamp air without an exhaust system that exchanges oxygen and CO2 in this environment where they are.
Cultivation greenhouses usually come with their own air vents for installing an exhaustor fan, which is even more indispensable when you have many plants and a strong lighting system that will significantly heat the space.
• Carbon filters
When we talk about potential problems with indoor cannabis cultivation, one reason is the lack of carbon filters. That’s because without them, the smell that will come out of your grow through the exhaustor that will be renewing the air will be the strong odor of the developing Cannabis plants.
An indoor crop gives scent, and the more plants, the more scent it will give. The charcoal filters cause this internal grower air to leak. It is possible to grow without one, but it is likely that your house or apartment will have an intense smell of Cannabis. And this can be a problem where it is not allowed.
Depending on the size of your grow, reflectors may not be needed. However, when cultivating several plants internally they are very important because they help to spread the light of the bulbs throughout the crop. In addition, they are usually adjustable, which allows them to be placed closer or further away from the plants.
You probably will not want to be turning on and off the lamps of your indoor cultivation all the time. To do this job for the grower it is possible to install a timer and program it to power on and off when needed. After 18 hours, or after 12 hours of light.
Another item that is often overlooked, especially in smaller crops, but which is indispensable in larger indoor environments and even more so when it is summer. A small fan is already used and often makes the grow more refreshing for the plants, because the heat of the lamps is often very excessive, especially in the vegetative period of greater exposure and in the high temperatures.
To find out if your indoor cultivation is too hot or too cold, the correct thing is to keep an internal thermometer already installed inside it. To know how to control the temperature and the ideal humidity of Cannabis, read more.
Reactors can also be essential in larger crops and for those who grow HPS and HQI lamps. They give a kind of “support” for the bulbs to function properly.
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Indoor and outdoor cultivation: common items
Even if they are completely different, indoor and outdoor cultivation need some similar equipments and that can be reused both in one and the other. This is the case of the pots, the substrate, the fertilizers and nutrients, and also the seeds that serve the two types of cultivation.
Ideally, the grower should have both experiences to see the difference between indoor and outdoor cultivation, as it further enriches knowledge about Cannabis and plants in general.
Author: Guilherme Brasil