Given the small scale of a micro grow, we generally don’t believe they warrant the installation of any automatic watering systems. Just have the patience to manually water your plants using a small watering can or bottle.
In small vertical spaces (like a grow box, small cupboard or furniture piece, or computer tower), you’ll usually be better off placing your main grow lights along one or multiple sides of your plant. This will allow you to grow a bigger canopy, improve light penetration through the canopy, and prevent plants from stretching towards the top of your grow space.
Because micro grows usually only allow you the space to grow one small weed plant (or two), you shouldn’t need to use carbon filters to manage the smell of your operation. However, if you want to be extra safe, installing a carbon filter to the outtake fan we mentioned above is simple. The filter needs to be installed in front of your outtake fan, and therefore may rob you of some space inside your mini grow room/box.
While it might seem like a trivial detail, properly ventilating your cannabis micro grow is a must. When working with such a small space, air can quickly become stagnant and start creating a lot of problems for your plants. This is because plants consume the CO₂ in their environment for photosynthesis. When growing in such small spaces, your plants have very limited access to fresh, CO₂-rich air, making proper ventilation a must for healthy plants.
Defoliation is essential to micro growing. In a narrow, vertical grow room with lateral lights, defoliation will help you clear unnecessary foliage and ensure all parts of your plant get enough light to develop big, thick buds.
Another reasonable option would be autoflowering strains. No matter what the conditions, autoflowering strains stay small due to their genetics (a great many of them even smaller than indicas) and aren’t dependent on the light regime, which means they will have a shorter harvest time.
As with any cannabis grow, it’s important to set yourself some realistic expectations regarding the size and quality of your harvest, as well as the amount of time it’ll take you to get from seed to harvest.
The strains listed here have been bred to grow with restricted height, allowing not only for discretion but for simplicity when it comes to cultivation.
Short cannabis varieties are the perfect choice for a grower who has very little cultivation space and wishes to be discreet about their plants.
Despite their small stature, short cannabis strains can still produce bountiful, rewarding harvests sure to please any grower.
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