Building a grow room can be a rewarding experience for many growers. However, this can be very challenging if you are building you are building a grow room for the first time. So how can you create your own grow room without hassle? In fact, setting up a good grow room is very simple if only you keep some few things in mind. Here are simple steps on how to create your own grow room.
#1. Choose a suitable grow space
You can use any space in your house as a grow room. However, you might consider choosing the space that you don’t use frequently. For instance, you can create the best grow room in your attic, garage, and even closets. However, your room is accessible to adequate supply of electricity and clean water. Moreover, the floors of the proffered grow room should be covered in tile, cement, or wood. Ideally, you should avoid the space that has carpets because molds and fungus quickly infest them.
#2. Create the floor plan
You should draw out the floor plan on the paper rather than blindly setting up the grow room. This will give you an idea of how much space you will have for your grow room. Moreover, it will save you money because you will avoid reworks. Once you have created a floor plan, it will help you buy the right things such as fans, vents, and lights. In your plan, there should be adequate space for the plants to grow.
#3. Set up the insulation
The walls of your room should be insulated to provide protection against external environmental conditions. In this case, you should use Mylar because it keeps out moisture. Just tack this insulating material onto the walls. It also helps reflect light back to the plants eliminating the need of installing additional reflection methods.
#4. Install the grow lights
In every 6 feet of your grow room, you will require 600 Watts lighting. When installing the lighting system, run the wires in a safe place to avoid fire hazards. Ideally, you should integrate your lighting system with a timer to allow on/off switching of the lights at specific times.
#5. Install the intake fans and exhaust
Good air circulation in the grow room is essential for the healthy growth of the plants. The intake fan brings in fresh air while exhaust removes hot air from the grow room. In this case, the intake fan should be smaller than output fan to allow a natural flow of air in the grow room. You may consider installing heater if you live in colder climates. Also, you may need to install CO2 generators to supply carbon dioxide to the grow room.
#6. Set up hydroponic growing system
You can buy the complete kit from the hydroponic store or assemble one by yourself. This is the perfect way to deliver right nutrients to your plants. Installing a hydroponics system is simple and don’t take much of your time.
Setting up a grow room may seem daunting for many people, especially beginners. However, with these simple steps on how to create your own grow room; you will be ready for planting time.