There’s an old saying that cleanliness is next to godliness. A grow room for marijuana holds true to that saying.
By taking simple steps in maintaining a clean marijuana grow room you will reduce the risk of getting pests and disease while maintaining higher yields.
Here are a few simple steps than can help you keep your grow room a clean room:
Clean up dead plant matter. When you’re inspecting your plants, look for fallen leaves on the ground, inside plant container or within your hydroponic system.
By removing fallen marijuana leaves you’re also removing a breeding ground for pests and disease.
The same holds true for soil or root matter. Do not store soil or root masses in or around your grow room.
Dead plant matter is extremely attractive to a variety of pests but especially fungus.
Many gardeners with root rot problems don’t ever associate their problem with unkept grow rooms.
Clean your intake filter. If you don’t have an intake filter then go buy one.
Intake filters keep unwanted dirt, dust and bugs from ever entering your marijuana grow room.
Clean the filter once a month to restore maximum air flow and inspect for bugs. Early detection on an intake filter can give a gardener a jumpstart on treatment programs.
Remove grow light bulbs and glass from reflectors and clean them about once a month.
Even with an intake filter, bulbs and reflectors develop a thin layer of dust capable of compromising their performance in your hydroponics cannabis grow room.
Cleaning the bulbs and glass in your grow room can help you maintain the maximum light output at all times. It is a good rule of thumb to also wipe down any reflective material on your walls or ceiling.
Clean up spills, excess water or plant runoff.
Many times indoor soil gardening can leave you with a wet floor. Invest in a wet/dry vacuum to suck up any spillage or run off. Leaving moisture on the floor raises humidity levels and increases your risk of mold or rot.
Clean and maintain your marijuana growing equipment.
Every two months it is a good time to inspect and clean all the hardware in your grow room. An air compressor jet of air blown onto and into an HID ballast can clean out dirt and dust, prolonging its life and efficiency.
If you don’t have an air compressor, the compressed air sold to clean computers will work as well.
Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heaters, CO2 emitters, atmospheric controllers, light timers and fans should all be inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.
Like most things in your garden, it helps to take notes on a calendar to remember when and what you did.
Keeping your marijuana grow room clean will not only reduce the risk of problems but also make it a more inviting place to spend time. Your plants will appreciate the extra effort you have put in and repay you with healthier cannabis plants and bigger buds!