Building Your Own Grow Room
Container gardening is one of the finest ways to cultivate for beginners or those who only have tiny patio spaces or yards to work with. You’ll be surprised at how much you can grow in containers. However, the only down side is how much space you have to work with. Most pots have an oval or rectangular shape, and these are not square.
You will want to consider building your own grow room and container gardens. This will allow you to control the soil and other parts of your garden to maximize the space you have to work with. You can also buy a premade system that comes with all the parts to assemble a container garden. If you are not familiar with what these parts are, Google is your friend.
If you want to go cheap and easy, you can buy an already assembled kit. There are lots of them available on the web. You can buy a kit with everything you need to assemble a container garden. So you just buy the premade system and put it together yourself. This is what I prefer because I can install it myself. The plants can be arranged in whatever arrangement you want. Just be sure to follow the instructions when assembling.
If you’re planning on doing a lot of planting in one container, then you will want to consider a premade system. These are great if you’re planting a large garden. You can group your plants together by type, and stick to the instructions that come with the system. For instance, for an 8×8 foot garden you will need 10 rows of the same plants. Do not mix species.
There are plenty of premade systems on the web. You can do this yourself. You will need to buy a grow bed, a grow lights kit, a water kit, and a nutrients kit. I will not list them here because they are easily found on the web.
Most premade systems do not come with a fertilizer. So, you will have to put your own. They usually come with a fertilizer that has already been mixed in. So all you need to do is mix your own. You will have to buy a pump, timer, and fan. I will not list these here because they are readily available on the web. Again, I do not recommend doing this on your own. It is a large project.
I have installed systems myself. They are very easy to put together. It really is not rocket science. Just follow the instructions that come with the system that you buy. I recommend always testing the water that you use on your plants. If you’re mixing multiple types of water in your grow area, you’ll need to do this. Testing the water will be necessary on a regular basis. Overwatering the plants will lead them to kill it. Then the system will cost you money.
I recommend installing a fan to keep the water moving. The water will move through the media quickly. The air will cool the water so the system will work more efficiently. I recommend using a spray head on the pump to move the water. This will keep them out of the plant media and keep them cooler so your grow room stays warmer. When the air stays warmer, your plants will grow faster.
These are some things to consider when you are building your own grow room. Consider if you will be using a heater, A fan, or a pump. The grow lights are very big parts of the system. Most systems come with some type of lights. A combination of grow lights and fans will make your system work more efficiently. I recommend a combination of fans and grow lights. Fans cool the media. Grow lights warm the media. It is simple mathematics. Your system will heat up the air automatically. But if you are using a pump, then you will have to turn it on and off manually.
Another important thing to consider is the location of the plant. For instance, many people get hung up on choosing the best location. That location may not be the best location. Some plants grow better in a cool environment. While others grow better in a warm environment. The trick is to find a location where your plants are happy. This means they can grow without much interference from you. They should have some space to grow without the constant interference from guests. Most plants would rather be near a fan. They do not like strong winds and wind noise. So find a location that they can grow in without much disturbance. You might need to create some space by growing them in a cage or a hoop.
If you need help finding the best location, there are systems that help you find the best location. Some are wireless, meaning they send out signals to find the best location. But these may not be as reliable as traditional systems.
The most important thing to remember when you are designing your grow room is that you do not have to have the perfect growing conditions. You do not need to have the perfect lights and media. You do not need to have the perfect air circulation and temperature. Just build a system that works for your needs. If your needs change, then you can modify the system to fit your needs.
I would not recommend a grow room for a beginner. The best grow room is the one you have with all of the conditions that you want for your plants. It is more important to get the growing conditions correct than the exact grow room design.