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What do I need to get started growing cannabis indoors?

What do I need to grow just a few plants?

So before you decide what to put on your shopping list, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

Budget

  • What’s my starting budget?
  • What’s my monthly budget (for electricity, nutrients & other supplies)?

Grow Space

  • How big is the space?
  • Does it ever get hot or cold?
  • Is there access to fresh air?
  • Can I vent heat out a window?
  • Can I easily move water to and from my grow spot?

Time

  • How much time am I willing to invest each week?
  • Do I have at least 3 months to finish an entire grow in this space?
    (How long does it take to grow a plant from seed to harvest?)

Security / Stealth

  • How private & secure is this space?

Yields

Now that you’ve got your answers, this grower’s setup guide will help you figure out how to start your first grow the right way.

Learn exactly what you need to buy in order to start growing cannabis indoors out of a cupboard, closet or spare room. Get your supplies and start growing today!

Choose your grow type…

$400-1300+

  • Even More Options: New Grower’s Shopping Lists
  • Ultra Small, Cheap & Stealthy: DIY Space Bucket

    Setup Cost:

    Maintenance Cost: $3-30/month – depends mostly on elecricity rates in your area and what nutrients you use.

    Grow Space: Portable, will work in almost any grow space

    Setup Time: Weekend Project. 2-3 hours to set up space bucket, plus time spent getting materials. The trickiest part is making the holes in the plastic of the bucket, but if you have something like a Dremel it’s a piece of cake.

    Maintenance: up to 1-2 hours/week – water plants, adjust lights, mix nutrients, etc. It’s generally recommended to check plants once/day to make sure fans are running and to gauge the heat.

    Effort: Moderate

    Stealth: Very High

    Average Yield: up to 1 ounce per bucket every 3-4 months

    Example of a Space Bucket in Action

    A Space Bucket Harvest
    (Average yield is 20 grams to 1oz. You can produce up to 2oz with the skills of a bucket wizard)

    Get Started With Space Buckets!

    Easy First Grow: Coco Coir & CFL Grow Lights

    Setup Cost:

    Maintenance Cost: $50/month

    Grow Space: Suited to smaller spaces like a cupboard, closet, or small grow tent. Doesn’t produce much heat when growing 1-2 plants.

    Setup Time: 1-3 hours, plus time spent getting materials

    Maintenance: 1-2 hours/week – water plants, adjust lights, mix nutrients, etc.

    Effort: Easy

    Stealth: High

    Average Yield: 1 – 4 ounces per plant (up to 8 ounces per plant with skills) every 3-4 months

    Example of Coco Coir and CFLs in Action

    Get Started With CFL Grow Lights

    Read complete tutorial on growing cannabis with CFLs:
    https://www.growweedeasy.com/cfls

    Go Pro with HIDs: MH/HPS Grow Lights
    Setup Cost:

    Maintenance Cost: $50-$100+/month (supplies, electricity, possibly AC)

    Grow Space: Usually needs 5+ feet of height – suitable for a closet, grow tent or spare bedroom. The larger models get very hot and need a way to exhaust heat outside (usually an exhaust fan with ducting will blow the hot air out a nearby window or chimney).

    Setup Time: 6-8 hours to set up, plus time spent getting materials

    Maintenance: 1-2 hours/week – tend plants, mix nutrients, etc

    Effort: Easy to Moderate (easy once everything is set up)

    Stealth: Low to Medium (decent stealth as long as you cover up odors from all the plants and vent out heat properly; takes more room than most other grow methods)

    Average Yield: 2 – 16+ ounces per plant

    Example of Metal Halide (MH) Grow Lights in Action
    Used during the vegetative stage

    Example of High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Grow Lights in Action
    Used during the flowering/budding stage

    Diagram of Basic HID Setup in Grow Tent

    Read step-by-step tutorial on how to choose the right HID grow lights and set them up:
    https://www.growweedeasy.com/hps-grow-lights-setup

    $775
    How Sirius Grows – MH/HPS in Grow Tent Using Top-Fed DWC
    (Sirius is a co-founder of GrowWeedEasy.com, and he wrote this step-by-step tutorial to teach readers how to grow exactly like him)

    Mad Scientist: LED Grow Lights

    Maintenance Cost: $20-100/month (electricity, supplies, etc)

    Grow Space: Will work in most grow spaces

    Setup Time: 1-3 hours, plus time spent getting materials

    Maintenance: 1-2 hours/week – tend plants, mix nutrients, etc

    Effort: Moderate to High (LEDs are a new technology with lots of new manufacturers and different models; therefore growing with LEDs requires a little more research than traditional grow methods)

    Stealth: Medium to High

    Average Yield: 1 – 10+ ounces per plant

    Example of LED Grow Lights in Action

    Get Started With LED Grow Lights

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