Growing your own weed from home might seem like a cakewalk at first, but it doesn’t come without challenges.
Temperature issues, humidity problems, lack of nutrients, pH quandaries… these are all things that we’ve dealt with as medical growers. Getting from seed or clone to a successful indoor harvest takes knowledge.
But the good news is that you don’t have to solve grow room problems on your own. There are tons of cool gadgets and helpful tools available that can help to make any home grower’s life easier. And the best part of all? Many of them cost less than 20 bucks.
We’ve narrowed the long list of must-have growing tools under $20 down to three products that every ACMPR grower should have.
This one’s a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s still worth mentioning that every grower needs adjustable grow light rope hangers. Maybe you already have a box full of ‘em, but there’s no limit to the number of light hangers a grower can have.
The VIPARSPECTRA light hanger is our favourite for a few reasons. First of all, the heavy-duty rope clips can hold up to 150 pounds per pair (each ratchet has a max capacity of 75 pounds). The rope material is made from sturdy polypropylene, so you never have to worry about it snapping or fraying.
The zinc-plated steel carabiner clips aren’t prone to catching/sticking like other rope hangers.
Even if you’ve already got a few sets of rope hangers lying around, you can always have more. This is especially true for growers who plan on upping their plant counts with their next license renewal.
The struggle is real when it comes to monitoring grow room humidity. There are plenty of tools available for measuring humidity, but so many of them lack accuracy, or they’re just downright difficult to use. This isn’t the case for the Habor Humidity Meter.
This thermometer hygrometer combo is a super-compact device – but that’s one of the things we love most about it. To keep close tabs on humidity levels, many growers buy a few of these and place them around the grow tent, greenhouse, or grow room.
Another feature that makes this a must-have tool for any licensed grower in Canada is the device’s reliability. It’s one of the most accurate humidity monitors on the market, taking humidity and temperature measurements every ten seconds.
You can’t call yourself a true grower until you’ve bought a pair of LED grow room glasses, like the ones from Happy Hydro. These glasses were engineered to help both small-scale and commercial-level growers get the most out of every harvest.
Not only will the green lenses protect your eyes from harsh LED wavelengths, but they allow you to get up close and personal with your plants. You’ll see every trichome covering your crystally bud, and these glasses mean no more squinting under harsh grow room lights.
Don’t be surprised if these three products change your entire growing experience. At the very least, they’ll take away some of the stresses that come along with ACMPR growing.