Maximizing Cannabis Growth in a Small Indoor Space

It isn’t necessary to have much space to grow cannabis, so don’t worry if you don’t have ample space. Cannabis is a plant that can grow in virtually any condition provided that it receives the proper nutrients and light, making it suitable for growing in any environment.

While a small growth does not necessarily mean a small return, it does mean that you must produce your goods as efficiently as possible. These tips will help you make the most of your tiny space.

Here are the things you need for your space

There are many similarities among grow rooms, whether small tents or warehouses.

Adequate space for growth

In order to maximize yields, it is best to build up the overall size of your plant rather than just height to increase yields. A bigger plant will support more enormous colas. See “Don’t burn the Plants” below for optimum lighting setup. 


Cleanliness and isolation from the outside environment are necessary. Also, your plant’s roots must be outside of standing water, so ensure you provide adequate drainage.  


Fresh air and proper circulation are necessary for plants to remain healthy and vibrant. Your simulated climate may require an air conditioner or heater, depending on your plant’s location.  

Growing plants in grow tents is a popular choice among small-scale growers. They range in size and can hold one to several plants. You will be able to control the temperature and humidity of these self-contained units without the hassle of building a proper grow room.

Don’t Burn the Plants

Small growers are often concerned about lighting. It is essential to keep lights away from your plants and keep them at a distance so they do not burn the leaves or buds. If you have tight spaces in a confined area, keeping your plants short or elevating your lights is usually best. The latter can be challenging, so often, you’ll need to top or prune your plants.

These strains are best for confined spaces:

1. Auto Banana Blaze – Average height: 2.4 feet tall 

2. Auto Blackberry Kush – Average height: 1.6 to 2.4 feet tall

3. Bubba Island Kush – Average height: 2.4 feet tall

4. Kerosene Kush – Average height: 1.6 to 2.4 feet tall

5. Mokum Tulip – Average height: 3.2 feet tall

Providing full-spectrum light with minimal heat makes LEDs ideal for small-space gardening. In addition to avoiding heat-damaged plants, this will reduce the need for climate-control equipment to room temperatures.


Maximize yield using this technique

Scrogging is your best option if you want a high return with little space. This process involves weaving the plant through a mesh screen. The mesh is usually between 4.5 inches square. When using autoflowering strains, you do not need to worry about switching to a flowering light cycle, as the plant will automatically adjust.  

Spreading out the leaves allows more light into the plant and opens up the plant so that the middle and lower branches receive more light. A level canopy with big colas will result from this.

By keeping the canopy clean, free of pests, and exposing buds to direct light, you can reduce energy consumption and increase production.

Understand Your Genetics

Different types of cannabis grow differently: Indicas tend to develop short and stocky and have dense buds, while Sativas grow large and lanky. Both can be found in hybrids.

Because of their short and stocky nature, Indicas will be easier to maintain in small spaces to maximize yields. 

Autoflowering cannabis strains (such as the ones mentioned above) will be the easiest to grow and will remain at an appropriate height for small spaces. Stages do not require a change in light.

Take Care of Your Roots

The root system provides the rest of the plant with water and nutrients. Growing plants in a small space require a high-quality growing medium to get the best results.

If you want to reduce the amount of irrigation you need, use complete soils or super soils, as they contain most of the nutrients a plant needs.

To prevent root entanglement, use enough soil in your pots. Frequently inspect your pots for exposed roots. It may be necessary to transplant your plant to a larger pot if they emerge from the drainage holes at the bottom.

Climate Control

A tiny grow requires climate control as well. Temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees, and relative humidity between 50% and 75%, are ideal for a healthy environment. You will need a fan to pull fresh air into your growing space, even when using LED lights to reduce the temperatures.

Your plants use CO2 during photosynthesis, so you need fresh air circulation for high yields. They will grow faster if there is fresh air, and it will also pull stale air out while keeping pressure and humidity at bay.


Your cannabis will be better quality and yield higher amounts when incorporating the above methods. Using auto-flowering cannabis plants in micro grows will produce an average of 3.5 ounces per plant.

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