Prevent crop loss by avoiding grow room issues. Check out the common mistakes people make in their grow rooms and steer clear of unnecessary problems.
First-time growers and seasoned plant experts sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps affect plant development. Learn the common mistakes that people make in their grow rooms to avoid these occurrences.
Using Weak Lights
Plants don’t have access to sunlight with indoor growing. So you must compensate for the loss of sunlight with strong indoor lighting. Using weak lights like incandescent bulbs leads to underdeveloped (or dead) plants. Fortunately, you can replicate natural lighting with LED, CMH, or HPS lights. These specialized lights are energy-efficient and long-lasting, making them perfect for grow rooms.
Failing To Modify the Environment
The best part about grow rooms is that they allow people to create the right environment for development. You can change the temperature, ventilation, and humidity inside the room. However, people often forget to modify the environment as plants grow, as plants require different temperature and humidity levels during all stages of development.
It’s critical to create a suitable environment for plants. In fact, grow rooms need temperature and humidity control because it affects plants’ nutrient intake. Without proper levels, plants suffer from nutrient imbalances, so don’t risk crop health by failing to improve the room.
Not Having Proper Drainage
Not having proper drainage is another mistake that people make in their grow rooms. In particular, growing cannabis requires drainage pots. The pots discard excess water and help the plants absorb the right nutrients. Without drainage, the water can pool, causing mold growth on the leaves and ruining the crops.
So it’s important to incorporate drainage pots inside the grow room. It would help if you also had a place for water to collect. Bins and drains underneath these stations can hold excess water and prevent water from soaking into the floor.
Not Accounting for Plant Growth
The point of grow rooms is to develop plants. That said, people expect their seedlings to grow into sizeable vegetation. However, people don’t anticipate that of some flowers. There’s a limited amount of space in grow rooms, and some plants outgrow the area.
If you place pots on tall shelves, plants will reach the ceiling and bend. This disrupts proper growth. So it’s important to ensure that all plants have enough room to develop. While creating the room’s floor plan, ensure that you account for plant growth!