Tools of the Trade
What every home pot farmer needs
A fabric enclosure that resembles an IKEA wardrobe, with a reflective interior. It controls light, manages moisture and mitigates odour. $100 to $200.
It sucks spent air out of the grow tent, allowing fresh carbon dioxide to enter the tent’s vents and feed the garden. $75 to $140.
Fabric pots do an excellent job of retaining moisture while still allowing roots to breathe. $20 to $30 for a set of four.
It attaches to the exhaust fan and traps fragrant particles to keep your apartment from smelling like Snoop Dogg’s boudoir. $80 to $100.
Miracle-Gro isn’t going to cut it, unless you’re using your expensive grow kit to raise begonias. Look for plant food that’s specially formulated for cannabis. $20 to $40.
Ceramic metal halide lights are bright and reliable, making them a good choice for a first-time grower. LEDs can be pricier but are more energy efficient, meaning they’ll keep electricity costs down over time. From $400.
Most strains of cannabis won’t thrive without periods of darkness during each 24-hour cycle. A cheap wall timer eliminates the need to flip the light switch. $20 to $30.