In this article we’re going to be jumping into a quick tutorial on how to grow weed easy at home. If you’re a seasoned smoker and have never grown your own cannabis, you’re definitely missing out on an awesome experience.
Today we’re going to be talking about making your own CFL grow box for under $50 at home. I made my own Grow Box a few months ago and while the box doesn’t crop out large plants, if you’re smart with the space you can get up to two ounces of supreme reefer every crop out.
What Will You Need To Grow Marijuana
Let’s break down the materials needed:
- 2 large CFL lights (total have to surpass 6000 lumens)
- Plastic Containers (You can get them at Walmart or anywhere really, you’re looking for big plastic containers)
- PVC Pipes
- All the cables for setting up the lights including plugs, sockets etc.
- Cannabis seeds
Of course, you might need some more material as you build this, but this should give you the starter pack ro grow weed easy.
Assembling Your Grow Box
Essentially the grow box will be the two containers on top of each other with the open ends facing each other. The interior of the grow box will be covered with Mylar. The light fixtures will be inserted into the top container facing downwards and the PVC pipes will keep the box from touching each other.
The first thing I did was to create the light fixtures. You’ll essentially attach it to the bottom of one of the containers (that will be the top container on the grow box). Once the lights have been installed, cover the inside of the Grow box with Mylar. You can either glue it in or what I did was simply drill a few holes into it and fastened it with cable. You could even screw it in.
Then, place 4 PVC tubes on each corner of the (bottom) container and secure those as well. Finally, you’ll take the container with the lights, flip it upside down and then place it over the 4 PVC tubes.
Plug in the lights to see if it works. IF it all works, you’re almost good to go.
Grow Weed Easy
Now, you’ll take the pots and fill them with dirt. The space on the inside of the grow box would support roughly 2 pots. I tried this once with one large pot, however to diversify the grow I use two pots with two different strains.
To maximize my crop, I use the SCROG method. For those unfamiliar with SCROG it means “Screen of Green”. Essentially, you’ll create a screen in the middle of the two boxes. You can use the PVC tubes and simply weave in a screen with some rope. Once the plant reaches that height, you’ll “Top it off”, meaning you’ll cut the top of the stem so that the plant starts splitting. Then you’ll take the top branches and weave them into an individual hole within the screen. Do so until the entire thing is filled.
Then you start forcing the flowering process. You can do this by switching the light cycles to 12/12 and using some flowering fertilizer to quicken the process.
It will then take you roughly a month to a month and a half to be ready to crop out.
I’m not going to go into the crop out aspect of the grow at this moment as that is an entire article by itself, however with this box set up…you can crop out roughly 2 ounces every 4 months or so. While many people would criticize the usage of CFL, for those on a budget it’s a stellar option. Irrespective of the CFL, I cropped out some truly potent weed that surpassed the potency of my friends’ HPS lights. While having better lights would certainly help with production, it isn’t absolutely necessary.
This isn’t for “professional” growers, but for the home grower who wants a cheap solution to grow weed easy at home.