For the vast majority of home growers, space will always be at a premium. Some lucky few may find themselves with an incredible amount of space to play with, but for most people it is simply a case of finding the very best way of making the most of the space available to you.
On the plus side, having very limited available space in which to cultivate cannabis doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot achieve truly outstanding results. It all comes down to the way you go about things and the kinds of plants you choose – a strategic approach always delivering better results than diving into things randomly.
So assuming you’ve made the decision to cultivate cannabis at home but are concerned you don’t have enough room to produce anything of value, here’s a quick rundown of just a few tips on how to make the very most of the limited space you have:
First of all, if you don’t mind getting to grips with an entirely different approach to growing, it could be in your best interests to consider hydroponics. The primary purpose of hydroponics in general is to allow for crops of vastly superior quality to be grown not only faster, but also in much smaller spaces than would be required for standard soil growing. There may be a learning curve to navigate and setting up may be comparatively expensive, but once you get started with hydroponics, there really is no going back.
Grow in Tubs
If you have decided to opt for standard soil growing, one of the easiest and most convenient ways of doing so with limited space available is to grow in tubs. There are hundreds of different strains of cannabis plants these days that perform exceptionally well in tubs and containers – one of the most affordable and easy ways of setting up an indoor grow effort. And of course, one of the biggest advantages of growing in tubs is the way in which it gives you the opportunity to take your plants outdoors, when and where the elements are on your side.
It’s also worth considering sticking with the kinds of cannabis strains and plants that tend to remain on the small side throughout their lives. There are plenty of strains and species which never grow in excess of 100cm, despite the fact that they can also produce quite exceptional yields. It is perfectly possible to tailor your growing efforts in such a manner as to ensure cannabis plants do not grow too tall. However, it is much easier to start out with seeds that will produce the kind of cannabis plants that cannot and will not grow tall, regardless of growing conditions.
High THC Strains
Contrary to popular belief, high THC cannabis strains are not only for those looking to get as high as possible as quickly as possible. When you think about it, one of the biggest benefits of cannabis that’s extremely high in THC is the way in which a little goes a long way. In terms of home growing, this can be enormously beneficial when you have limited space available, as when you grow cannabis with a high THC content, you don’t need to produce as much as you would a low THC strain. So if you know you are only going to be able to grow a handful of plants, focus on those that deliver the highest yields and the highest concentrations of THC.
Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds
Last but not least, experts universally recommend sticking with autoflowering cannabis seeds when looking to get the most out of the limited space available to you. The reason being that not only do autoflowering cannabis strains begin producing buds much more quickly than standard strains, but the plants themselves tend to stay much smaller and more compact than their counterparts. When growing from autoflowering cannabis seeds, you stand a much better chance of achieving the best results possible as quickly as possible – even if your available grow space is extremely limited in size.