It is often thought that increasing indoor marijuana is complicated and confusing, only available to a few experts. Nothing is further from the truth, to cultivate our favorite cannabis strains indoors, we should just be clear about some simple concepts and be constant.
In this post, we want to explain quickly and just how to prepare an indoor cannabis culture, for which we must focus on the three fundamental aspects: ventilation, lighting and nutrition/substrate. If we have these three elements under control and we correctly choose the varieties that we are going to cultivate, indoor cultivation will be something simple and almost mechanical, although if we neglect any of them, the yield and quality of our plants will be severely reduced.
Throughout the post, we will use the example of a culture cabinet measuring 1.20 x 1.20 meters and 2 meters high. In the market, we find plenty of models of culture cabinets, so it will not be difficult to get a cabinet with the right measures for our space. Thanks to them we can better control the temperature and humidity, and thus we will keep our plants away from external sources of light since cannabis needs periods of total uninterrupted darkness to flower properly.
Indoor Cultivation Of Marijuana
Primary factors to consider before setting up an indoor crop:
Thanks to it our plants can grow and flourish properly. The lighting equipment usually consists of ballast, reflector and light bulb. Typically, fewer watts and white light are used for growth, while during the flowering period bulbs of higher power and orange color are used.
The ballasts (reactant) are necessary for the correct ignition and operation of the bulbs and can be electromagnetic or digital. The LED, CFL, and fluorescent equipment usually have the ballast incorporated in the same system, while the HPS and HM bulbs take it apart.
As for the reflectors, we also find a wide range in the market; from the simplest to glasses air cooler (Cool Tube). Its function is to reflect the light on the plants so that their design and manufacturing material has a direct relationship with the quantity and dispersion of the reflected light.
Depending on the temperature and humidity of the room (also the watts of the bulb), the lamps are usually placed 40-60cms from the top of the plant. It is best to measure the temperature at this height, and then raise or lower the focus depending on the temperature we need.