This is the Indoor Grow Room Equipment Checklist I wish I had when I started growing.
It covers all of the tools and supplies that you’ll need on a daily basis when growing cannabis indoors.
Not ALL of these items are essential if this is your first grow and you’re on a tight budget, so don’t stress if you don’t have them all, just use it as a rough guide.
Read on to find out what each item is for, why you should use it, and if there are any budget-friendly alternatives.
Seed Starter Plugs
In my opinion, Seed starter plugs are by far the best way to germinate cannabis seeds.
They are small lumps of peat moss with the perfect air-to-water ratio.
You simply pop your seed in the pre-cut hole, pinch it shut, add water as directed, then leave it under a standard lamp or by a window to keep it warm.
Aftera couple of days, your seed will sprout and it’s a simple job to transfer it to a large 5-gallon fabric growing container, where it will stay until it flowers.
I find that seed starter plugs enjoy a much higher success rates than other germination methods.
If you’re using soil as your grow medium ( and I recommend that beginners do ) you’ll need to add some kind of container your indoor growing checklist.
Small containers are fine for young seedlings, but you’ll need larger containers (2–5 gal ) to accommodate your plant as it grows.
Instead of messing around with multiple container sizes, I like to keep things simple by germinating my seeds in starter plugs and then transferring them straight into a 5 gallon fabric containers, where they stay until harvest.
I recommend using fabric containers like these
They provide excellent results as their porous walls allow your plants roots to breathe and they also prevent overwatering.
Grow tents provide the ideal growing environment for your plants.
Good grow tents will protect your plants from mold & pests, control the smell, reduce light loss, and generally make it much easier to control your plant’s growth.
They are 100% essential for your grow room if you want to maximise your yield and ensure that your indoor grow room is efficient.
A cannabis plant requires at least 1 square foot of space to grow in. It’s vital that your grow tent gives your plant enough room to breath and allows you enough space to tend to your plants.
Lighting is your plant’s food source, so choosing the right light is important.
The Best HPS Grow Lights will maximize growth and encourage higher yields.
LED grow lights also easy to use and extremely energy efficient.
For optimal results, your plants need at least 50w of actual power (the watts it draws from the wall, not the total number of LED’s the light has) per square foot of grow space.
I used to be a big HPS fan, but since moving to ECO Farm LED grow light’s, i’ve seen my plants flourish, yield increase, and electricity costs go dow.
Grow room glasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays produced by most grow lights.
A good pair of grow glasses also make it much easier to inspect your plants under your lights, which helps to prevent eye strain.
Alternatives — Many growers simply use a pair of decent quality sunglasses which also offer UV protection.
I hope you found this grow room equipment checklist useful.
It should provide you with everything you need for a highly efficient grow.
You might be thinking “wow, I can’t afford all this stuff for my grow room”
Remember, you don’t necessarily need to use every bit of weed growing equipment on this list.
If you’re on tight budget, the best advice I can give you is to just grow one plant.
Growing one plant means you’ll need a smaller grow tent, a less expensive grow light, and consume less power.
If you’d like to know more about growing, check out our easy to follow beginners guide that teaches you how to grow big buds indoors.