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Takeaway: Do you grow cannabis? Growing your own cannabis at home is fun, simple, and cost-effective practice. By having appropriate marijuana growing equipment, you can decrease stress and generate better yields. Here’s a checklist of 10 items to make it positive and productive grow room experience. There are also cost-effective alternatives with standard items, so go check out now and start growing cannabis today!

Are you growing cannabis? You can reduce stress and produce better yields by having the appropriate marijuana growing equipment. Learn from our cannabis growing tool checklist that will teach you everything you will require for a positive and productive grow room experience.

The Cannabis Grow Room Equipment Checklist

Fasten your seat belt as we take you through a list of 10 items you need in your cannabis growing effort. We will talk about the item, why you need such a thing, and if there is any cost-efficient alternative. 

If at the end you think we’ve missed something (or you have a better suggestion), please leave a comment below. 

Alright, let’s hit it.

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10 of the Cannabis Grow Room Equipment

Here are the materials you should consider buying when growing your cannabis plant.

1.    Grow Tent

To provide your plants with the ideal growing environment, grow tent comes handy. A reliable grow tent will keep your plants safe from pests. It will also help you to control the smell that comes from the plant and reduce the loss of light. With a grow tent, you will find it easier to control your cannabis growth. 

Alternatives: You have the option of building your own grow tent as some growers do. That option may be the best for you, especially if you have a growing space that is awkward or if you happen to be the crafty type.

grow tent2.    Rockwool Cubes/Seed Starter Plugs

There is no better method of germinating your cannabis seeds than using Rockwood Cubes. These are peat moss plus small lumps that have the best air-to-air ratio. 

It’s easy. Just open up the seed through the hole that is there already, and with a pinch, you can shut it. Then add some water (according to the direction included). After that, leave it by a window or beneath a standard lamp to ensure it is always warm. 

seed starter plug

Give it a few days, and the seed will develop, and you won’t find it difficult to move it over to a larger growing container (5-gallon size), where it feels convenient and will remain until it buds. 

Seed-starter-plugs or Rockwool Cubes (as we know it) enjoy increase success rate than other methods of germination. 

Alternatives: Less expensive methods include a direct planting of your seed into the soil or using a wet paper towel. But, take notice that the majority of the seeds might not properly germinate when using this method.

3.    Containers/Fabric Pot

If as a beginner, you’re considering where marijuana/CBD grows best, then we advise that you start growing with the use of soil as the primary medium of growth. In that case, you will need to get yourself a container or fabric port. 

If your seedlings are young, go for small containers. However, you will need to buy larger containers (measuring 2 to 5 gallons) to hold your cannabis plants as they grow.

Here are examples of fabric pots that offer excellent results as their vulnerable walls enable your soil to breathe while also preventing overwatering.

fabric pot

Alternatives: You can go for a conventional garden pot as they are capable of providing the same results. You only need to make sure they are more significant.

4.    Timers

Whether you are growing cannabis in a room or just planning to use CBD extraction equipment, getting a timer is crucial. 

For example, a timer will automatically and reliably simulate the day and night cycles for your plants.  

To use a timer is like a walk in the park. Just plug your light source to the timer and in turn plug the timer into your wall socket. 

The timer will then start an auto turning On & Off of the grow light at the appropriate time. That will save you the stress of doing it manually. 

To succeed in your quest, go for timers capable of handling high wattage capacity, and which you can also program to control cycles for many hours or even days.   

5.    Grow Light (LED)

The food source of your plants is the lighting. Therefore, you need to make sure you get the proper lighting for your plants. One of the best marijuana growing equipment you can get to yield successful cultivation is efficient LED grow lights

Such lights will minimize the growth rate of your plant and ensure that you receive higher yields. 

These lights are also energy-efficient and user-friendly. 

To get the best possible result, your cannabis plants need a minimum of 32 wattage range of real lighting measured by square meter. 

What this means is that supposing you’re growing from 1 to 2 plants, you will have to get a LED light with a minimum of 64 watts of real power. 

Alternatives: Fluorescent glow lights are some of the options you can use, but lacking in effect as LED lights. Higher Intensity Discharge Lights are also usable, but they require other support tools like ballast to run, plus they generate too much heat.

6.    Oscillating/Rotating Fan 

A rotating or oscillating fan ensures that your growing tent/room get continuous air circulation that is good for the health of your plants. They’re remarkable marijuana growing equipment that prevents mold growth around your plants. It also strengthens the branches and stems of your cannabis plants. 

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Select a fan that you can mount on the framework of your defined grow tent. That will make sure it will not in any way obstruct your way around the farm.

7.    Scrubber/Carbon Filters

Scrubbers or Carbon filters are also part of a dependable collection of CBD extraction equipment. But, they are most handy in growing your cannabis plants. 

Carbon filters help your plants to grow discreetly.  They do this by purifying the circulating air and controlling the odors within your tent.

You can easily install a reliable carbon filter. First, get a dependable inline fan that will help suck out the air from your tent. Then get some ducting that will help for sucking through the air, and a beautiful grow tent that has good-looking ventilation ports. 

carbon filter

8.    Pruners

One other excellent marijuana growing equipment is the pruners. Getting a beautiful, sharp set of pruners is sure going to make it quicker for you to trim and harvest your cannabis plant when necessary.


Alternatives: Some growers opt for a set of top-quality scissors they get from their homes. In that case, you will need to sterilize the scissors correctly, so you don’t expose your plants to bacterial infections.

9.    Spray Bottles

Do you have plans to utilize foliar feeding or mist your plants? If yes, you need spray bottles. 

While they are not the most vital of equipment in our cannabis grow checklist, they are reliable in their respect.

10.    Protective Eyewear

UV rays generated by most grow lights can be very harmful to your eyes. So, you need to purchase glasses for the growing room that will shield your eyes against the unhealthy rays of such grow lights. 

Getting a nice set of quality grower glasses will also simplify the process of inspecting the condition of your cannabis plants under intense glaring lights. By so doing, you will not have issues with eyestrains. 

Alternatives: A good set of conventional quality glasses that offers UV protection is also helpful.

Final thought

Yes. We have equipment vital for the success of your cannabis growth. While these pieces of equipment mentioned so far are not in any way exhaustive, they represent some of the essential items you need to grow your cannabis.  So get yours and enjoy the process.


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