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Micro Growing Weed In Limited Spaces

Micro Growing Weed In Limited Spaces | Our Growing Guide | The Seed Fair

Have a small space and wondering how you can utilize that area to grow cannabis? If so, then here is a solution for you. With micro-growing weed, you can grow your cannabis under limited space and still get great yields.

Many people have shifted to the small-scale, indoor growing of cannabis. Most of them have been frustrated with the quality of weed being yielded, while others don’t want to deal with dealers directly. And so, they opted for micro-growing of cannabis. All this has been made possible by new and improved weed strains and the advanced know-how concerning the overall cannabis plant.

Here is a guide on everything you need to know about the micro-growing of cannabis and how you will make it successful. But first, let’s start by first defining what Micro growing cannabis is.


What is marijuana micro growing?

Micro growing of cannabis is the scaling down weed farming and setups to fit in a small area while achieving high-quality weeds. Micro growing still gives the same results of fine flavor, aroma, and potency as your regular grown weed. However, it’s a form of indoor growing, with the distinguishing factor being limited space.

Notably, the Micro-growing of cannabis has its pros and cons. The pros include:


  •         Best for beginners who want to try
  •         Requires small space
  •         Easy and manageable
  •         Less risk and inexpensive way compared to large scale

Know the basics of micro growing weed

The minimum recommended space for the micro growing setup is about 35*35*75cm for a better quality weed. Micro growing can be done in small cupboards, boxes, and computer cases as long as all conditions are provided.

You can use lights of 30W and a well-ventilated area throughout the growth phase. The expected results will be about 30-50g. However, this will also depend on the strains (such as Northern lights of Indica-dominant strain, which don’t grow too tall), the right soil, grow lights to use, and the watering schedule.


How to grow a small weed plant

 Preparations for micro growing weed:

1. Using the right soil

Using suitable soil and a proper drainage system will be critical to a healthy and good plant. Cannabis plants require soil with proper nutrients for it to absorb and transport to other parts of the plant. Due to lack of space, you will have to use less soil to promote even growth of the plants hence avoiding some overgrowing than others.

Plants will need both water and nutrients for to grow well. Since the space is small, you should regularly feed the plants with enough nutrients.


2. Choose the best strain

Due to the limited space you have, getting the right strain will be crucial to avoid problems with the plant during the last phases of its growth. Strains such as amnesia haze, royal dwarf, easy bud, and northern lights of Indica-dominant strain are the best since they don’t grow too tall. They still auto flower very fast; hence don’t require any kind of induction to flower and takes less time.

Saliva’s breed grows higher than Indica; however, Indica is the most preferred. Again, the auto-flowering strains always remain small despite the conditions and don’t depend on the light; hence they have a short maturity time.


3. Lights

Light is an essential requirement that helps the plant with the green pigment (chlorophyll) and in the photosynthesis process. Lights needed won’t be of high intensity but well-controlled and favorable for the plant.

The LEDs lights are recommended in micro-growing since they provide 15W, which does well without producing any heat. The amount of light will vary from the growing stage to another stage, like 25-50% of light during vegetative and 50-75% during the flowering phase.

Lights should be installed above the plants or on the side of the canopy for better penetration.


4. Ventilation

The room should be well ventilated to allow free air exchange for your pants. You can use a small outtake fan that can be used to get out air from the plants hence facilitating air circulation. This circulation will give you plant enough CO2 for photosynthesis and other processes.


 Grow your plants

1. Germination and planting

After you have prepared the room, it’s time to plant your cannabis plants. Seeds for the best strains will be the best to use. Germination can be done through in water, use of paper towels, and directly to the soil. Keep the warmth optimal as germination takes about 2 -4 days for your plant to sprout. Plant the sprouted seedlings.


2. Know how to water your growing plants

Watering for micro-growing cannabis is always a tricky thing due to the limiting factor of space. It’s good to leave spaces around the bases of the plants for easy watering. Splashing of water in the plant’s buds and leaves invites bacterial and fungus formation. The best way of watering is from the bottom that allows the plants to absorb all water provided.

You need to keep your plant balanced hydrated to avoid under-watering that makes the plant wither due to thirsty or overwatering, which causes drooping and yellowing of leaves.


Train your plant to remain small for micro growing

Due to the limiting space, you will need to train your plants. Training enables you to increase yields, avoid bacterial risk and improve the health of the plant. Some of the recommended techniques for training include;


 1. Low-Stress Training (LST)

This technique is easy to perform as it involves tying down branches, preventing them from overspreading vertically. It’s an ideal method for having bushy plants with the same level canopy. The main aim of LST is to open up space and ensure even penetration of light in your plants hence high yields.


2.  Topping

Topping is the cutting off of the tips of the cannabis plant that forces the plants to grow wide. This makes the plant not grow tall but have a regulated height with bushier and dense branches. Topping is mostly done during the vegetative phase and not the flowering phase.


3. The screen of green (scrog)

The scrog method aims at getting the lower branches up and the upper branches down to an evenly distributed plane. Repositioning branches and spreading them wide creates a flat canopy where plants can be tied to a wire. During the flowering stage is easy to monitor the buds and provide maximum light levels. Scrog helps with better exposure of the plant to light, better aeration, and maximizing of space



Micro Growing of cannabis can be done in any space; however, providing the necessary conditions will be crucial to success. Micro-growing cannabis can be a hobby as you don’t need to invest much in a lot of practice. You can practice and get your desired quality.

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