28 remember a time when growing cannabis was simple. You sprouted the seed, you put it in a pot of soil. You put it in a sunny part of the house, outside somewhere discreet, or underneath a grow lamp in a grow room you put together yourself. You watched your plant rise up from a tiny seedling to a big bush, and then you harvested. Those were the days.
The only problem with those days was that it really wasn’t as simple as we fondly remember it to be. The quality of the bud was extremely variable, and sometimes it would take several attempts to have a successful harvest at all. Mite infestations would happen, and then you’d have to go back and do your research on how not to make them not happen. And then on your next try, gnats or snails would take over, and then it was back to the drawing board. Or, powdery mildew would start appearing on your leaves and between your buds, and once again you’d have to go back and do some research on how to avoid this. Buds would come out small and underdeveloped, the plant would get stressed, root rot would set in. And every time we ran into a problem, we had to go back, figure out what we did wrong, and try again, meanwhile hoping and praying we wouldn’t get caught.
It’s common to look back with nostalgia on the good old days, the simpler times. But, the truth is, improvements come along for a reason. As much as we may enjoy the classic feel and simplicity of an old Chevy, you really can’t beat the gas mileage, performance, and fine tuning of a modern vehicle. Similarly, when it comes to growing cannabis, the old, clunky, haphazard trial and error process of growing your cannabis with minimal equipment really can’t compete with the modern enclosed cannabis grow room.
The reason for this is, again, like the reason for the superiority of newer car technology. A modern modular, prefab grow room simply has more complex systems, with more fine-tuning of the growing process. While older methods left a large margin for error, an enclosed marijuana growing room provides a degree of control over the growing environment that was previously unavailable. This means that, with most variables accounted for, you are much less likely to run into any potential problems.
The modern enclosed cannabis grow room has an assortment of devices to control every aspect of it’s contained growing environment. Temperature and humidity are carefully monitored and regulated, which will prevent the onset of most molds and fungi. Incoming air is filtered for contaminants, and outgoing air is also filtered to eliminate odor for your comfort and discretion. Lights are kept on timers, and reflective surfaces all over the inside of the grow room make sure that your plants get every photon that they can for their photosynthetic needs. The grow room is designed to be light-tight, which is critical for the proper flowering of your buds, and also air tight, which is critical for your safety and comfort, and to prevent invasion by molds and pests. Watering systems can be timed to run automatically, and fans will ensure that your plants grow up strong and receive all of the CO2 and other gases they need.
Since we’re singing the praises of modern grow room technology, it’s worthwhile to mention the latest and most advanced element that can be added to your enclosed grow room, which makes the entire process even easier. That element is a central, computerized control system, which can coordinate all of your automated systems together with one, central device. All of your timers for lights and water can be controlled from this device, and temperature and humidity readings can be used to prompt when to turn on your ventilation or air conditioning. Sensors can also be installed to warn you in case of any emergency situations, such as flooding. It’s even possible to install cameras, so that you can monitor your grow from anywhere, literally the other side of the world, if you want to. This system makes it so that you barely ever have to even open your grow room and step inside, which is good for maintaining minimal contamination, as well.
Clearly, growing cannabis is not what it used to be. But I think we should view that as a good thing. It’s now possible to invest in a system that will practically grow the marijuana for you, and why not? There’s something to be said for giving your plants the love and attention they need, which you can still do, but if it’s possible to use the best tools available to minimize error and maximize your bud, why would anyone not want to do that? Clearly, the modern enclosed indoor grow room is the best way to grow. And when it will pay for itself after only one or two harvests, it’s difficult to imagine why anyone today would grow any other way.