It is quite easy.
I know, because I have been growing since I was 15 years old. My first Marijuana plant came out of a bag of birdfood and was actually a Rapeseed. But from then on it got better and I am now helping people growing their own.
You can quite easily grow your own quality, richly smelly and sticky, extra stoney weed.
This is what you need
And we are trying to not break the bank here.
That is it. Just 3 items.
And if you cannot have strong weed smell in or outside of your house, you add a carbon filter.
This is my first grow box, made out of wood.
You can use different types of lights.
I usually recommend CFL Lamps because they are inexpensive and easy to run.
HPS Lamps will harvest a bit more but are more expenive to buy and to run. They also eat up lots of energy (electricity bill) and throw lots of heat. That means you need a bigger fan etc … .
How to build a Marijuana Grow Box
I have build a box from wood. It had the following dimensions:
I put it into the utility room of my apartment.
If you don not want to build a wooden box, buy a grow tent.
In this case, the light is a 400W HPS (High pressure Sodium). It needs a Ballast. And it emits a lot of heat, therefore I need to use a large fan. Because of the high energy consumption, I switched my energy tariff to cheaper night power. Therefore, my Marijuana Grow Box runs at night.
Alternatively, use CFL Lights with reflector for less yield but a low imprint on the electricity bill and easier use.
My grow box was installed on the second floor of an inner city building. The fan was transporting the air though the grow box out of the building. My air outlet was far away from passerbys, so I did not use a carbon filter (against the smell).
If you can not send the used air to the outside, you could install a carbon filter. That way, the air can stay inside your house. The filter removes the marijuana smell. But you still need a supply of fresh air because the plants need CO2.
After I timbered it all together, it looked like this:
The fan is hung on the inside with bungee ropes. This way, the vibration won’t reach the wood case. A little thermometer and hygrometer is there, too.
The box has its air inlets at the bottom. The inside has been fitted with white foil to optimize light reflection. This setup sucked the air out of my apartment to the outside. In winter, this made my house pretty cold. Buy hey, I am growing weed here. This is important stuff.
The electronics are placed on on top of the box. A timer to switch the lamp on/off. A Ballast to run the lamp. And a fan controller which controlls the fan speed. Depending on the temperatur inside the box, the fan goes faster or slower. This is not absolutely necessary but helpful.
Please note that usually the electrics should be put into a housing. Placing them right on wood is very risky because of the danger of fire. Generally, electrics should be installed with uttermost care.
Note, these days I would not build the box from wood anymore. It might be easier & faster to build a grow tent like this:
Time to start a grow!!
And here are some results: