Here’s is a little sneak peek of my grow room ill be using to grow my own medication here in Toronto Ontario Canada (great city). I have my ACMPR which allows me to grow and consume my own medication. I choose to convert my basement into my grow space as it’s out of the way and not really anybody goes down there. Out of sight, out of mind.
I have had my ACMPR for a good while now, but after 1 year it is up for renewal. Also, with an address change, I had to apply again. While I waited for Health Canada to receive, process and approve my application, I spent a lot of work setting up the ultimate grow space.
The basement was just an open space. I put up walls and hung a door. I needed a smaller room inside that room where I can grow my mothers and clones so I built a couple more walls and another smaller door. This room has to be sealed tight with absolutely no light leaking because the rooms are on two different light cycles.
Covering the walls, ceiling and floor within the grow room was fun. The first layer was poly, used mostly for smell and noise. On top of the poly I placed a highly reflective material we refer to as white and black. This material increases the reflectiveness of the room, in turn helping the plants capture more light for their growth.
To provide constant air circulation and fresh air to my grow room I used an 6-inch intake fan. Fresh air circulation is important for plants to remain healthy. Oscillating fans work well to circulate air around the room while heavier-duty inline fans work well to bring in the fresh air and keep your heat down.
I used MH bulbs in vegetative stage and HPS bulbs for flowering, with a 1000w ballast. All had to be wired by code. I ran them on 240v to save some money on the hydro bill. When running the lights like this it is half the cost and if you run you flowering room after 7pm its also half the cost.
To exhaust the grow room, I used an 8-inch fan and filter combo. This is great for smell and helps control my humidity levels.
Be sure you have access to a water source that is close. I use a 55g drum and the old pump and hose trick. I got a nice wand on the end helps out my back.
I’m growing in soil promix hp works great and very forgiving. I’m just using black trays on the floor with 1 and a half gallon pots. I’m going to put more plants under the lights so I won’t have to veg as long.
So, there’s my finished grow space and now with my ACMPR certificate in hand, I’m ready to get some plants in the ground. Let’s do this. Stay tuned for updates on the progress from start to finish.
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