There are 2 ways to get a grow box:
- Build one yourself
- Buy a complete set
I’ll explain both ways on this page.
First … how to build one yourself
You will need to buy the components from eBay.
This is what you need and where to buy it:
1. Grow Tent
Everything happens inside this tent.
It keeps the bright light inside.
The bigger your tent, the more you can harvest.
You can place your grow tent in any room that has access to fresh air. For example a window that’s slightly open.
2. Grow Light
You can either use an LED grow light or a HID grow light.
LED Grow Lights
Many people buy a cheapish LED grow light from eBay or amazon. One of those with purple cored light for $100-$200.
The problem there is that those lamps produce a small harvest.
I therefore advice not to use those.
When using LED, a good quality lamp is needed like the HANS Grow Panel or a COB LED Grow Light.
HID Grow Lights
These are cheaper to buy than LED and produce a great harvest.
But they use lots of electricity. Also the bulb needs replacing after 2 grows.
If you want to go this route, buy your HPS Grow light here. Buy a 600 Watt one.
3. Fan and Air Filter
You need to provide airflow inside your grow tent. Or else your plants suffocate.
An airfilter is needed to remove the strong cannabis scent. Withouyt a filter, your house will smell like weed.
A 4-inch air setup is fine if you use an LED grow lamp or 400 Watt HPS.
If you use 600 Watt or more HID you will need a 6 inch setup.
4. Fabric pots
Your plants grow in these.
These are not the typical hard-plastic pots. (those work too).
Instead these are fabric pots because plants grow better in these.
Water can drain better and oxygen reaches the roots.
the bigger the pots you use, the better your plants grow.
Buy 9 of the biggest ones that fit into your tent. The sellers give the measurements of the pots.
Buy fabric pots here Buy fabric pots here
5. Potting Mix
We grow on soil. Because it’s a lot easier than putting up a hydroponic system.
You want to buy the best soil possible.
Good potting mix is the foundation for healthy plants.
You could fit 9 plants into your grow box. (Check the law)
1 plant needs ~5 gallon (19 liters) of soil. (depending on your fabric pots)
One bag of Potting Mix from Home Depot holds 1.5 cubic foot (42.4 liter)
You need 4 bags.
6. Cannabis Seeds
An easy to grow strain is White Widow
Use discount code how-to-marijuana to get $6 off.
7. Seed Starters
They make it super easy and safe to germinate your precious seeds.
Cannabis is a hungry plant.
You need to feed it well. Or else it won’t grow.
Flora Nova Fertilizer is great. I also have a free dosage sheet, available here. it tells you exactly how much to give.
9. That’s it …
If you buy the above components and put it all together, you will have a great grow box to grow weed.
Or… buy a complete set
I have created a complete set like above.
It’s available from March 2018. Subscribe to get notified as one of the first.
Availale March 2018