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Who should use this build?

However, this system tends to run hot and will need the open air of a large room or garage to function optimally.

Who should use this build?

With the tent height maxing out at 48”, plants grown in this space should not exceed 24” in height and we recommend using dwarf, indica, and auto-flowering varieties for best results.

How to grow good weed cheap

We have read about some great innovations when it comes to finding a suitable spot. No matter where you choose, make sure you have a means of measuring the temperature and humidity.

You could also invest in a small grow tent or reflective walls. However, this additional equipment will likely take you over the $200. Let’s go through each aspect of the above to get a ‘ballpark’ estimate.

Overall Total Cost – $193-$203

Though these are not ‘essential,’ the following can help you enjoy a successful harvest:

It’s Time to Grow!

Not Strictly ‘Essential’

You must purchase a high-quality organic potting mix. Fortunately, standard garden-variety soil with added nutrients is more than enough. In general, two quarts is enough per one-gallon pot. You should find up to 16 quarts for approximately $20. This is ample soil for three x 2.5-gallon pots, and plenty for our small grow.

Air circulation is essential, no matter how small your crop is. As your lights are continually releasing heat, the temperature of the room is likely to rise. Also, your plants transpire daily. Therefore, it is essential to ensure fresh air is continuously flowing in the room. If you are stuck for cash, you can find cheap second-hand intake and exhaust fans. It is also possible to create a DIY carbon filter to mask the smell of cannabis.


*Plenty of growers would disagree and say a fan is essential.

A basic setup includes:

How to grow good weed cheap

I like this germination method, but there are many ways to germinate seeds (including planting them directly in the soil). If starting with rooted clones, you can skip directly to the next step.

What about buying seeds?

A place to grow weed

Auto-flowering plants start making buds when they’re 3-4 weeks old from germination. You don’t need to do anything special. This autoflowering plant is 4.5 weeks old.

If you have followed the instructions so far, you’re now approaching harvest! I’ve created a complete guide to harvesting your weed but here’s a quick summary of when to harvest:

6.) Prepare for next grow

Glossary of Most Important Terms When Shopping for Seeds or Clones