Growing plants indoors can cause high temperatures in the summer because there isn’t much room, and indoor equipment generates heat. Extreme heat harms plant life at every stage of development, from seed to harvest. Maintaining a steady temperature within your grow room or tent is essential for a fruitful crop. However, how can you keep the indoor environment at just the right temperature for plant growth? This is the most difficult aspect of keeping cannabis plants at optimal temperatures for cultivation. Still, several methods exist for cultivating fresh plants in a grow tent or a spare room.
If you want to produce cannabis indoors, a grow tent is your best choice. However, because of the tight seal, your growing space will quickly heat up. So, how do you keep the grow tent at an appropriate temperature so your plants thrive? This post will explain how to maintain a cool grow tent in the summer heat for optimal weed growth and harvesting.
To get the most out of growing cannabis at home, taking charge and keeping a constant eye on the weather in your tent or grow room is necessary. In particular, temperature is crucial to cannabis plants’ well-being; when temperatures are too low, the plant’s biological processes decline, stunting its growth.
In addition, pests may flourish in warm conditions, wreaking havoc on your plants if they spread unchecked. In addition to promoting the spread of fungus and other infections that may swiftly spoil whole produce, higher temperatures frequently lead to higher humidity (because hot air can hold more moisture than cold air).
When growing cannabis indoors, the temperature plays a crucial role, and overheating your grow room might be fatal to your plants. Conversely, your plant may experience stunted development and perish if the temperature is too low.
Temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius (70 and 85 Fahrenheit) are optimal. To thrive while in the vegetative stage, a high temperature is ideal. At the flowering stage, however, temperatures in the grow chamber may be as low as 65-80°F (18-26ºC).
Your approach to cooling the grow room/tent may differ depending on where you live and the typical temperature range. You may not have to do anything to regulate the temperature in your grow room if you reside in a temperate climate. The same is true if you store your tent inside a building with a stable temperature.
However, if you reside in a place with hot summers or if the area where you have set up your grow room is susceptible to summer heat, you will likely need to take more extreme precautions to guarantee the temperatures in your space remain ideal. Some of these solutions may increase your tent’s operating expenses, influencing your choice to cultivate inside during the summer.
Here are some active and passive strategies to assist you in controlling the temperature in your grow room.
Maintaining a grow tent or room at a comfortable temperature during the warm summer months comes with a cost. Operating extra oscillating fans, intake and output systems, or air conditioners and dehumidifiers may drastically raise the total cost of your growth operations. Grow lights already require a large amount of energy on their own.
Your financial situation will determine how big of an impact this has on you. Suppose you are particularly concerned about your financial situation. In that case, you may consider using your grow tent from the fall through the spring, when the temperatures are often lower, and you won’t have to worry as much about the need for cooling. If you aren’t concerned about the additional expenses of cooling your tent or room, you ought to think about methods to minimize the energy footprint of your grow-op by investigating items like the following:
Temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius (70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and around 10 degrees colder at night are ideal for growing cannabis to maturity. Most cannabis strains can tolerate temperatures up to around 95 degrees Fahrenheit, but continuous exposure to temps over that can stunt plant development.
Remember that heat stress may affect cannabis plants at any stage of their development. Heat stress causes abnormal development that becomes obvious over time. Heat stress symptoms, as described here, may vary somewhat depending on your plants’ development stages.
Seedlings are very delicate and will almost always perish if they are subjected to heat stress for an extended time. Seedlings often show the following responses to heat stress:
The summer is cannabis’ natural growing season. Unfortunately, growing in a hot climate in a tent or room throughout the summer might be difficult. If you use passive and active methods to control the temperature in your grow tent, your indoor grow this summer should go off without a hitch. Remember that the size of your indoor garden may dictate some of your choices. To get the most out of your cannabis plant, you should know that it will need a significant investment of time, money, and energy.
Marcus is a relative newcomer to the cannabis world. Though it may seem that his youth wouldn’t allow for a wealth of knowledge, this is untrue. Marcus Smith has close relationships with many cannabis breeders and grow owners which have allowed him to sample the best cannabis across the US and beyond while also gaining valuable insight into how different strains grow and develop. About this Author