January 16, 2019

First Grow with Homemade Cylindrical Grow Tent

First-timers are hesitant to grow marijuana because of the resources needed. With a little ingenuity and innovation, one can work around these little kinks to grow marijuana without going over your budget!

On this grow journal, you’ll learn about using a homemade grow tent to get optimal results!


Grower: Happygro
Location: United States

February 20th

The homemade grow tent perfectly accommodates the plants! This grow tent is made of an EMT conduit and reflective bubble wrap. It also has a 4” muffin fan. When the lights are on, the temperature is at a cool 74°F and 62°F when they’re out. Everything looks good so far.

The plants are closer to the hanging UVB light because of these stools made from scrap wood and allow for more air flow inside the tent.

February 23rd

The humidity is maintained at 42%. Things seem to be doing well. All 6 of them have already sprouted. The seedlings were placed in LECA (lightweight expanded clay aggregate). This porous structure allows bacteria to grow and retain moisture.

February 27th

For the first time, the plants will be few with 4mL of SLF 100 and 1 teaspoon of organic plant magic in a gallon of pH-balanced water. These nutrients should be enough to continue all 6 babies’ healthy growth!

March 2nd

Almost two weeks after sprouting, the plants are almost ready for some LST! All of the leaves are healthy, green and there are no brown spots!

Plant for LST

March 12th

The babies underwent a little LST today and they passed with flying colors! With the way things are going, multiple bud sites will probably pop up for a bigger yield! It seems they’re thriving in 35% humidity and air temperature 72°F.

Baby plants

March 20th

Almost 30 days from sprouting and the girls are going crazy! They’re ready to flower!

March 25th

As they’re flowering, the CFLs were changed from 6500 to 2700K. The ladies need more light now so their lamps were upgraded to 6-42 watts instead of 6-27 watts.

Flowering Marijuana

March 31st

A week or so into flowering, the ladies still look good. However, the two White Queen plants were removed because they might be males. The extra light seems to be working but at this rate, the grow tent’s interior would run out of space!

April 9th

The buds are filling up nicely. These little white hairs are growing more numerous each day!

In preparation for drying, this homemade drying bin was assembled with a computer fan for speed control that will help exhaust the grow tent. This should also help control the stink. Hope this low-cost alternative works!

April 21st

Very happy with how the buds turned out! However, the space inside looks a little crowded.

April 27th

Just like the weather, it’s getting cloudy. Harvest season is right around the corner!

Harvest Season

April 30th

The White Queen was taken out of the tent because there’s no more room! It’s now under 2 100watt CFL light bulbs.

White Queen

May 1st

Just some more bud porn! These are the AK47s inside the homemade grow tent.

May 6th

Despite being outside the grow tent, this White Queen is a field of green!

field of white queen

May 7th

Once these babies show more amber hairs, it’s be harvest season!

This homemade setup accomplished a problem-free growing cycle. One huge benefit of using homemade equipment is they allow you to be have greater control in creating a conducive environment for growing marijuana.

Have you ever used a DIY setup for your green babies?

Grower: Happygro
Location: United States

You can learn from many resources online but growing marijuana also takes time, patience, and a little common sense. Make sure to download the free marijuana grow bible and learn to grow like a pro!

Happy growing!


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  1. By Tony ,01 Jun 2017
    Thanks for the informative article. How did the drying bin workout?
    1. By Roy ILGM ,02 Jun 2017
      Hiya, Happygro can answer all your questions on our forum – I❤️GM
  2. By john tippett ,01 Jun 2017
    What was the total cost of the gro-tent?
    1. By Roy ILGM ,02 Jun 2017
      Hiya, Happygro can answer all your questions on our forum – I❤️GM
  3. By Leo ,01 Jun 2017
    Wow, the plants really liked your setup! Did you have any pest problems or not at all? Also, have you tried them already?? They seem delicious.
    1. By Roy ILGM ,02 Jun 2017
      Hiya, Happygro can answer all your questions on our forum – I❤️GM
  4. By Shea ,02 Jun 2017
    Thank you for your time and effort. nice work
  5. By Winnie Cornish ,02 Jun 2017
    Looks amazing, I hope mine will look just as good..Thanking you for your help.
  6. By Rich ,02 Jun 2017
    I'd like to know more about your drying system, you came up with.
  7. By kemyzt ,04 Jun 2017
    I built 2 hydroponic setups for 2 different grow rooms. Both setups hold 5 plants. I had a root rot problem that I caught very early luckily. I read an article on rob Bergmans site that made me check daily […]Read More
  8. By David ,04 Jun 2017
    Whatever happened to sunlight, water, and dirt?

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