Alternatively, we recommend using any small 60W LED panel for your micro grow. Depending on just how small of a space you’re growing in, you’ll likely never need to keep this panel running at 100% capacity. We recommend keeping it at 25–50% to help control your plant’s stretch during veg, then turning it up to 50–75% during bloom, depending on the plant’s stretch. You can also control the panel’s light schedule using a controller, which is app-operated.
In general, growing in a small 35 × 35 × 75cm space using a rough average of 30W of light throughout your entire grow, you can expect to harvest between 25 and 45g, depending on the strain, your feeding routine, training techniques, and skill. You’ll usually be able to go from seed to harvest within 3–4 months, depending (obviously) on your light cycle and the genetics of your plants.
How to Manage Ventilation and Smell in a Micro Cannabis Grow
For the best results, we recommend using LED panels. A 15W panel is capable of producing op to 3000 lumens while producing almost no heat and taking up virtually no space (the panel measures just 130 × 110mm).
Furthermore, during the flowering phase sativas undergo a 200-300% increase in height, while Indicas increase only by 50-100%, which shows that indicas are more compatible with micro growing.
The same thing happens with cannabis seeds: the packaging and the different stages before they’re commercialised can entail lighting and humidity changes, as well as a bit of oxidation, which may slightly affect the colour of the shell but definitely has no impact on the final product. Once again, this is simply a visual effect.
As most of the cannabis varieties that are currently on the market are polyhybrids, the size of the seeds can vary depending on their genetic line.
If this happens to you with one of our seeds, don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Send us a couple of pictures so we can check them out, and our customer service team will replace them as soon as possible.
The most common mistakes when germinating cannabis seeds
Another aspect that can be misleading is the fact that a ripe, freshly-harvested cannabis seed has a brighter and darker colour than after it’s been packaged for 1 to 2 months.
Yet again, this is a misleading physical attribute that does not guarantee the germination potential or overall characteristics of a seed. A high-quality strain can also be light or dark grey in colour.
If, on the contrary, the seeds seem too big, this may be caused by a lack of macronutrients during the plant’s growth cycle. As any grower with certain experience will know, calcium deficiencies are corrected by adding calcium and magnesium, a combination that helps reestablish the perfect nutritional balance of plants.
Some customers, for instance, contact us to tell us that they have bought Critical + seeds and they believe they look too small. But this is a normal feature of this strain: we’ve seen millions of Critical + seeds and we can confirm that they are naturally smaller than others. It is therefore incorrect to think that this is a sign of poor quality.
Despite their small stature, short cannabis strains can still produce bountiful, rewarding harvests sure to please any grower.
Short cannabis varieties are the perfect choice for a grower who has very little cultivation space and wishes to be discreet about their plants.
The strains listed here have been bred to grow with restricted height, allowing not only for discretion but for simplicity when it comes to cultivation.
Buy short cannabis seeds from Seedsman today, including collections from Barney’s Farm, Nirvana Seeds and Pyramid Seeds.