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Using Tents vs. an Open Grow Room

One of the many decisions that you will have to make as a cannabis cultivator is how exactly you want to use the available space at your disposal.  If you have a bedroom or basement that can be transformed into a cultivation facility, should you purchase and put up a bunch of separate tents or just use the space as it is?  I would like to say that it’s a straightforward answer and everyone should be using tents but like most things in life each option has it’s benefits.

To start off, lets go over why I have used grow tents in all of my medical marijuana grows.  In my situation space has always been a constraint when it comes to producing the amount of plants that I would like to.  If you only have one room that you can dedicate to your garden there is no reason why you shouldn’t be using tents unless you’re really short on cash for equipment.  By adding tents you can have multiple stages of growth going on all contained and controlled separately.  This is a huge advantage because if you have grown cannabis in the past you know it takes a minimum of 3 months for the entire process from plant to harvest.  If you didn’t buy any tents and didn’t go through all the work of separating your room into a bunch of individual sections, your entire garden will be in the same growth stage.  To trigger flowering requires that there is only 12 hours of light per day, so if you want to have different growth stages you have to block the light from entering the flowering area.  In this business it’s all about the turnaround and if you can have another tent right behind your flowering one, there will be many more harvests in the same amount of time.

Tents are great for more then just separating the light cycles from the different areas of growth.  They also make containing the scent of your buds much more manageable than an open room full of skunky scents.  Adding a carbon filter to the air that is trapped inside will make it near impossible for uncleaned air to exit the tent.  In addition, all tents that I have installed also have hanging poles on the top making it easy to hang fans, lights, and carbon filters without any extra equipment.

If tents are so great then why do so many people still opt to go with the open grow room?  The most likely scenario where you would see rooms with no tents is in warehouses full of 5,000-10,000 plants.  If you are going to be producing on a large scale then using tents is going to be a waste of resources and just more unnecessary costs that you don’t need.  People that have multiple rooms can do the same separation I spoke of before, but on a much larger scale and without tents.  Rooms can be climate controlled just as easy as a tent so that is not an issue either.  When it comes to smell, the warehouse cultivation centers in recreational states don’t have to worry as much as most home growers with neighbors.  Hanging all your equipment and keeping plants of different heights at the appropriate distance from lighting will just take some extra creative designing on your part but still makes much more sense than installing a bunch of separate tents.

For those that grow on a small to medium sized scale at home,  I would highly suggest using tents to get the most money out of the same amount of time.  There is no doubt in my mind that it’s possible to grow high quality buds without containing your grow inside tents, but at the end of the day you might just have less bud and a stinky house.

 

 

 

Purpose/information about Cannabisculture blog

Hello Everyone,

I would like to start by explaining where the love and interest of the cannabis plant stems from and why sharing/spreading information is so important.

Like many others, in my teenage years I was told by people and held the common belief that drugs are dangerous and held very little information about differences and side effects of both legal and illegal drugs.  When it came to marijuana, I wouldn’t have known what it was if I smelt it from the other room or even saw it.  I held the belief that your stupid if you smoke it and that it’s right up there with the other hard drugs.  It wasn’t until I started having discussions with friends at school who had actually tried it and were familiar with the potential side effects, benefits, and dangers.  These were people I viewed as intelligent in general and definitely had more knowledge on the subject of weed.  The more I talked about it with them the more I became interested and did a small amount of research before experiencing with it.

My first experience with cannabis turned me on to it big time.  There was no other experience in my life where everything was enhanced in a way that made it so easy to enjoy and appreciate.  Music was something that I had considered myself passionate about but after that day it was a whole different story.  The only way to describe it is being able to take in every musical note and focus with such clarity without any distraction.  This experience was clearly 1oo% recreational and enjoyable but I still knew little about it’s benefits to both healthy and especially sick people.

This changed when I saw videos and information everywhere of people experiencing a complete turnaround in their health from using cannabis.  The list of diseases that it either treats or heals is too long to list.  The number of medications it could replace is staggering and the number of side effects it could eliminate is even higher.  I watched a man with violent seizures stop them seconds after using medical marijuana in its natural form.  It reduces the number of these episodes dramatically and with continued treatment has even stopped them.  This is just one serious aliment and yet it’s been illegal for a period of over 70 years for both sick and recreational users.

The moment I realized I needed to do something for the cause was after I watched my aunt battle cancer in its late stages.  Her appetite was gone and she was in way too much pain to do anything.  The chemo therapy made her nauseous even though she wasn’t eating.  I finally got her to try a cannabis edible and she managed to get some of it down through our help.  Within 30 minutes she told me all the pain was gone and it was wonderful.  She could feel the breeze through the window and actually ate a small meal.  This changed my life forever and I knew that there was true potential in this demonized plant.  Not long after that she passed, but I know this relief can help others and be used in time to give these suffering people the quality of life they deserve.

All of these events in my life made me want to write about this plant and the people who use it.  Whether that be legislation or just interesting information, the goal is that someone learns about and maybe even personally benefits from this medicine.  If this underrated medicine interests you and you’d like to read and discuss about it then follow my blog and share your thoughts!