Ideally when you’re growing, you want as much space as possible. If you have access to a wide open field, a greenhouse, or a warehouse, these are the ideal places to grow. Of course, many people who want to grow don’t have access to a field, a warehouse, or even a greenhouse. Instead, they’ve got a one bedroom apartment, or share a duplex with especially nosy neighbors. I guess that means they can’t grow, right? Wrong! There are still places you can grow if you’re tight on space.
Use LED Lights
LED are much more compact than other types of lights, and as such are very well suited for growing when you’re tight on space. Another awesome thing about LED lighting systems is that they come with built in reflectors. LED lights are more energy efficient, which means you won’t run up your power bill into the stratosphere. The results are just as good as HPS lights, but you’re saving space and money!
Try Micro Growing
Micro growing is exactly what it sounds like. It’s simply growing high quality cannabis in very tiny amounts. Micro growing is perfect for those who are tight on space. Micro growing uses the same methods that regular indoor growing uses. Micro growing can be done anywhere, even your kitchen cabinet. All you have to do is make sure your plants are getting enough light, water, and nutrients.
When you’re tight on space, vertical space is your best friend. It’s the best for when you need to grow somewhere where there’s not a lot of floor space, for example a closet. Cannabis loves to grow in vertical space, and some strains do better when cultivated vertically. Vertical growing works well with most indoor growing methods, such as SCROG (Screen of Green). Speaking of SCROG…
If you need to grow in a tight space, using the SCROG method is probably going to be your best friend. SCROG ensures that your plants grow in neat and tidy, which is a must if you’re looking to optimize a small amount of space. SCROG prevents your branches from growing out of control and crowding each other out.
Make Sure the Room is Well Ventilated
If you’re growing in a small space, a well ventilated room is a must. It’s a must for any indoor growing operation, but the quickest way to kill your plants in a small space is to have a poorly ventilated room. If you’re growing in a closet or a cupboard, an oscillating fan will provide your space with plenty of ventilation. If you can, try to grow in a room with a built in fan.
Choose the Right Container
Choosing the right container is vitally important, especially if you’re growing in a tight space. Many newer growers don’t take the size of their containers into account, and then they end up with a space problem. If you’re growing in a taller, vertical space, you’re going to want taller, thinner containers. If you’re growing in a room with lower ceilings, you’re going to want containers that are lower to the ground and fatter. Got it?
When you’re tight on space, you’ve gotta pick the right strain! Your best bet in this case is to grow an indica strain, as they tend to grow in short, stocky and closer to the ground. Sativas are not the best for this type of operation. They can be grown indoors in tight spaces, but your results may not be ideal.
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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]