If you’re an intermediate grower looking to get a bit more hands-on in the garden, this is a great option. • Homemade super soil: If you’re an experienced grower, nothing beats preparing your own organic super soil at home. Using natural fertilisers, compost, and other organic ingredients, you can create a tailor-made potting mix.
Plus, you’ll get the added peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re feeding your plants. The exact pots you plan to use will vary more on the size constraints of your grow space than your skills as a grower. Ideally, you’ll want to give your plants sufficient room to develop a healthy root system while keeping them at a manageable size. Most growers will usually opt for one of the following potting options: • Homemade pots: If you’re growing on a budget, you can make your own pots out of buckets, bins, or other similar containers. If you’re growing indoors, we generally recommend using containers of about 10l. Outdoors, you’ll want to use larger containers (20l or more), especially if you’re only growing a few plants. Whatever container you use, always remember to drill drainage holes in the bottom. • Standard flower pots: Standard plastic flower pots are cheap, easy to get your hands on, and serve their purpose.
For growers with a limited budget, simple 12l nursery pots are perfect. • Fabric “smart” pots: If you’re an advanced grower looking to help your plants develop the strongest roots possible, you can’t go past our fabric pots. Complete with our very own “Aqua Breathe” technology, these pots provide the right balance of aeration and moisture retention to ensure your plants grow strong, healthy roots. Humidity control is key when growing cannabis indoors, as cannabis plants benefit from different levels of humidity during different stages of their life cycle. Seedlings, for example, like high humidity levels of around 65–70%. During the vegetative growth phase, you can gradually lower humidity by 5% every week. In the final weeks of vegetative growth, the humidity in your grow room should sit at roughly 40%, which is where it should stay during flowering to avoid issues with mould and mildew. The best way to control the humidity in your grow room is with humidifiers/dehumidifiers. Below are three options to consider: • Electric Dehumidifier with 2 l Tank: If you're a beginner grower with a small grow tent and just a few plants, this little dehumidifier is perfect. Once the water tank is full, the device automatically switches off to conserve power. This is a really cost-effective option for growers working with a budget. • Vornado EV200 5l Dehumidifier: If you’re working with a medium-sized grow tent (roughly 120 × 120cm), the Vornado is a great choice. With its vortex action, the Vornado fully circulates humidity all throughout a room of up to 65m² (700ft²). It also comes complete with three fan settings (low/high/auto), push-button controls, an electronic humidistat, and automatic humidity control. • TROTEC B 400 Air Humidifier: Advanced growers with a larger grow tent will need a larger humidifier. That’s where the TROTEC B 400 Air Humidifier comes in. With 34l capacity, this beast can manage humidity levels in a room of up to 360m². Plus, the unit automatically switches off once it has reached the right humidity level. If you’re running a big grow op, this is the perfect solution for you. Air circulation is super important when growing weed. Stagnant air not only creates hot pockets, but can also create a breeding ground for mould, pests, and diseases that could prove detrimental to your plants and harvest. Luckily, managing air circulation is easy; just invest in some fans to keep air steadily moving throughout your grow space. Below are three fans you can use for your grow room: • Lorell LLR49256 Wall Mount Fan: Sometimes, you don’t need equipment with fancy bells and whistles.
That’s where this simple wall fan from Lorell comes in. This 40cm (16'') fan is super simple, offering three speed settings that you can cycle through using a pull-chain. While it’s nothing fancy, it’s exactly what you need if you're a beginner grower or are working with just a few plants in a small grow space. • Hurricane Super 8 Oscillating Fan: This oscillating fan by Hurricane is a step up from the previous model. It oscillates in a figure 8 pattern, offering maximum air circulation around your grow space. It also has three speed settings and features a strong build for extra durability, making it an ideal mid-range option for intermediate growers. • Oscillating Wall Mount Fan: A 72cm (30”) fan is ideal for more advanced growers working with large grow rooms.
These industrial-strength fans are designed to efficiently keep air circulating around large spaces, like commercial kitchens and warehouses. While the airflow from these fans will be far too strong for small grow tents, it's well suited for large, professional grow operations.