Here at Ace The Grow, we strive to provide our growers with the best resources to make their gardens thrive. From logistics to nutrients, lighting to watering – we’ve got you covered. An absolute necessity in any grow set-up is your ability to fashion and install the proper components in your grow room.
Keep reading for an exclusive Ace The Grow guide to constructing a viable grow room in any spatial environment.
If you’ve got an enclosed room with solid doors and windows, you’re already off to a great start.
What you’ll need:
- Tape Measure
- Black plastic sheeting
- Cutting tools
- Stringed Trellis
- Multi-colored electrical tape
- Gorilla tape
- Staple gun
First, growers will need to measure the specs of their rooms and their intended grow spaces (length, width, and height). Since you’ll need two separately enclosed areas (for your vegging and flowering plants, respectively), be sure to plan ahead. Usually, your vegging room will be ¼ the size of your flowering area.
Take your measurements and using a staple gun, gorilla tape, and a cutting tool – spread the black plastic sheeting on the walls and floors of your space, creating an area into which no daylight (or any other light) may seep in.
Next, using your tape measure – measure out 1/4th of the length of your entire space (you can use the multi-colored electrical tape to make precise marks on the floor and ceiling). Take the remaining black plastic sheeting and stretch it across the width of the room to the appropriate marks you’ve made. This should be done in the same fashion as the outer sheeting, with special care taken to ensure a solid and light-proof wall. You now have your two separate rooms!
After you’ve made a separation wall for your veg/flower rooms, and installed zippers entrances to your areas, you are now ready to move on to the next step: framing.
Creating a wooden frame on the ground of your grow space is also necessary. Growers with a solid framework for their trellis will notice a level of stability in their plants that translates decidedly into their harvests, and well after. The 2x4s in the corners can support your drying buds. The trellis ensures optimal aeration, and the frame supports the trellis. It is the ultimate win/win.
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, small to mid-sized growers must pay close attention to the electrical components of their set-up. If you’re a first-time grower be sure to enlist the help of an experienced electrician to make sure all your outlets and wiring are solid. Running machines such as A/C units, CO2 burners, fans, dehumidifiers, and lights can be a substantial exertion on the electrical side.
After you’ve finished with the initial steps of setting up your grow room, you are now ready to install your lights. We recommend VividGro LEDs; their efficiency compared to their energy exertion is by far superior to other lights. Consequently, you won’t have a need for a heavy A/C unit and will therefore save even more on expenses.
If you’re hanging the lights, be sure to use sturdy hooks attached to ceiling studs. Also, be sure to follow your measurements when choosing which light set-up is right for you.
Having an organized and functional grow set-up is one of the most crucial things any grower can do. You’ll be surprised at how the plants respond to heightened levels of feng shui.
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