Given the small scale of a micro grow, we generally don’t believe they warrant the installation of any automatic watering systems. Just have the patience to manually water your plants using a small watering can or bottle.
If you’re growing in a truly tiny space—one where you can’t walk around or get a good position over your plants—make sure you can remove your plants for watering so you don’t end up making a mess of your space.
Micro grows typically call for smaller, bushier plants. In order to achieve this kind of structure and produce decent harvests in such small spaces, you’ll want to employ some growing techniques like LST, HST or ScrOG, and Defoliation. Below, we’ll share some basic tips on how to adapt these techniques to a micro grow setup.
In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about micro growing, and set you up to grow great weed in (almost) any space.
Traditional indoor grow setups place the main grow light directly above the canopy. But, since micro growers are often working with extremely small spaces, this setup might not always be the best option.
Finally, the cost of setting up your micro grow box/room will vary greatly. If you choose to build your own micro grow space, you may be able to do so relatively cheaply (keep in mind that your LED panel will easily be the biggest upfront cost).
As with any cannabis grow, it’s important to set yourself some realistic expectations regarding the size and quality of your harvest, as well as the amount of time it’ll take you to get from seed to harvest.
Photoperiod short cannabis plants tend to have Indica-dominant genetics and are very heavy in foliage. Therefore, defoliation of fan leaves is recommended in the vegetative stage to allow light to penetrate further down into the canopy and increase the number of bud sites. Here are some more tips:
Most of the small weed plant seeds on this list are autoflowering strains, which is no surprise, as this cannabis type is known for its short stature:
Small size doesn’t have to mean small yields! This lineup of short-height strains features varieties capable of rewarding a caring gardener with up to 650g/m 2 (2.13oz/ft 2 ) indoors, up to 800g (1.8lb) per plant outdoors, and up to 1kg (2.2lbs) in a greenhouse!
These Strains are Small, but Only in Size!
This collection is ideal for those looking to purchase “short weed” seeds. Short cannabis plants are more manageable than large ones, so these compact strains could be suitable for beginners looking to progress onto intermediate strains.
Outdoor plants tend to be larger than indoor plants regardless, so discreet outdoor growers may therefore want to pick short cannabis strains that will stay relatively small. Tall grass and close-growing shrubs will easily hide the plantation of short weed plants from prying eyes!
The single disadvantage of growing short cannabis plants is their lower productivity in comparison with the bigger strains. However, this is still highly impressive given their compact size. As mentioned before, seeds in this collection of short cannabis strains yield up to 650g/m 2 (2.13oz/ft 2 ) indoors and up to 800g (1.8lb) per plant outdoors – enough to last a grower months of casual toking!
Experienced cannabis growers assure us that short strains have more pros than cons. These pros include:
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.
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.
Buy short cannabis seeds from Seedsman today, including collections from Barney’s Farm, Nirvana Seeds and Pyramid Seeds.