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10 Essential Supplies for Growing Marijuana Indoors

If you’re new to growing marijuana, it can sound like such a huge and expensive undertaking…

That even though the idea of it interests and intrigues you…

You quickly get overwhelmed by the idea of having to spend into the $1000s, plus the huge amounts of information on the topic…

…and eventually put the idea on hold.

But the truth is:

Growing your own marijuana is far easier and cheaper than you might imagine…

All you need is a few basic supplies and it doesn’t have to cost you more than $600 for an indoor grow, and much less even for an outdoor grow.

It will save you HUGE amounts of money after the initial investment, because you’ll produce more buds than you can smoke…

And they will be so potent and tasty…any herb you had before will pale in comparison.

Which is why in today’s post you will learn:

  • The first steps on how to grow your own marijuana;
  • The different growing setups, and;
  • A list of basic, marijuana growing supplies to get you kickstarted…

First, you have to decide on…

Growing Marijuana Indoors vs Outdoors

While the general consensus is that indoor growing is ‘better’…

The fact of the matter is, whether you should grow in- or outdoors, all depends on your specific circumstances .

Growing indoors takes more skill, maintenance and is less forgiving…

But if you know what you’re doing, the quality of your nugs will be out of this world in terms of:

  • Density;
  • Flavor, and;
  • Potency.

That doesn’t mean the quality of your yield will be bad in an outdoors grow…

It’s just easier to get those bomb-ass nugs in an indoor grow.

On the flipside:

If you’re going for quantity, an outdoor grow will out-yield an indoor grow by a pretty large margin, with the same number of plants.

In an outdoor grow, your marijuana plants will be larger and full of vigor, producing insane amounts of yield.

So as a general rule of thumb:

  • Growing marijuana indoors takes more skill and maintenance, but will produce a higher quality yield ;
  • Growing marijuana outdoors takes less skill and maintenance, will produce lowerquality yield , but a much higher yield with the same number of plants and is much cheaper .

But these are not the only differences you should consider…

If you want a year-round harvest and are not living in a tropical climate…you only got 1 choice: growing indoors .

Now, growing indoors does actually bring some extra benefits with it:

  • Your marijuana plants will be much less vulnerable to thieves and animals pecking away at your babies. Keep your plants for you and you ONLY .
  • It’s much easier to clone your plants. To get yourself free and extra crops of your best plants.

But growing outdoors, brings some additional benefits with it as well:

  • It’s much cheaper. All you need are some pots and quality soil.
  • You’re growing your plants how Mother Nature intended it to be, which probably has some benefits that are yet unknown.
  • If you use a greenhouse, you eliminate many typical outdoor problems like pests and dust pollution.

For most people growing indoors just seems to be the more practical method. Not everyone has a private garden and marijuana thieves are a serious problem.

Next up we have another one of those age-old debates…

Hydroponic Marijuana vs Soil

Is hydroponic growing better, or soil?

Again, there is no ‘better’ method.

But here’s the deal:

When you’re just starting out, I highly recommend you start out with soil, because:

  • It’s cheaper;
  • Easier to maintain (costs less time), and;
  • Much more forgiving than hydroponic growing.

Besides these main benefits growing in soil has a few added benefits like:

  • Your marijuana will taste better;
  • It’s better suited for small spaces (if you’re short on space);
  • It’s more natural, so probably has more hidden benefits (I don’t believe we are smarter than nature).

Reading all these benefits, you might be wondering:

Are there any reasons to choose hydroponic growing over soil?

If you’re prepared to invest your time and learn hydroponic growing properly and accept that maintenance time will be high when you’re learning the ropes of hydroponic growing…

Hydroponic growing actually is an extremely rewarding growing method.

Because it’s easier to control the whole growing process, especially the amount and pace of nutrients, oxygen and CO2 your plants receive…

You’ll receive some benefits over soil:

  • Quicker harvest cycles because of reduced vegetation times. Which means more total yield for you;
  • Increased yields per grow;
  • Easier to get more potent yields;
  • Higher density planting leading to increased yields per square foot.

Hydroponic growing essentially is ‘ power growing ’ and is the highest yielding grow method…IF you apply the techniques and maintain your grow PROPERLY.

There are different types of hydroponic growing, which you can learn about here:

Next up is a list of growing supplies you’ll need to get started growing indoors…because let’s be real: indoor growing is what 80% of you will do.

Growing Indoors: 10 Essential Marijuana Growing Supplies

Any marijuana plant needs 4 essential elements to grow:

  1. Light;
  2. Water;
  3. Nutrients, and;
  4. Air.

What this means is that the growing supplies which provide these 4 elements are absolutely essential .

But to grow marijuana properly indoors, you’ll need a few more extras that support these 4 elements.

Without further due…here’s what you’ll need for a proper indoor growing setup:

  1. Marijuana Seeds;
  2. Grow Lights;
  3. Medium to Grow (Soil, Hydroton, etc.);
  4. Nutrients and Supplements;
  5. Pots or Buckets;
  6. Ventilation;
  7. Thermometer;
  8. pH and PPM Testing Tools;
  9. Carbon Filter;
  10. A Grow Tent.

You might be thinking:

Those are a lot of supplies and the list sounds expensive.

Well, here’s the deal:

If you’re going to grow in soil and going for a 4ft x 4ft space with 1-5 plants, you can easily stay under $650. And your lights will be the main expense here.

In such a grow-setup you can easily yield 4 pounds (1800 grams) of smoke-able high-quality herb.

And if you didn’t know already…

$650 for 4 pounds of quality herb is more than 10 times cheaper than what you would pay at a marijuana dispensary or pharmacy (where you would pay 4 x $1750 = $7000 for the same amount).

Now, if you’re going to grow hydroponically…depending on which system you go for, the cost can add up quickly to over $1000. Because you’ll need more supplies.

But still…even this is 7 times cheaper than buying your marijuana at dispensaries.

Now let’s dive deeper into each item on the list…

1. Marijuana Seeds

Captain obvious speaking:

You can’t grow marijuana without seeds (unless you clone, but I assume that’s not an option for you at this time).

And the quality and strain (genetic make-up) of your seeds will have a MAJOR impact on your results.

How you ensure the quality of your seeds is by buying them from a reputable seedbank with lots of positive and trusted reviews.

But your specific strain is also a topic to think about.

If you’re looking for a specific effect, of course, go for a strain which is known to produce that particular effect…

But with your first grow, you will want an easy grow and a large yield.

Indoors, Indica-heavy strains are easier to grow , flower much faster and will produce a larger yield than Sativa-heavy strains.

Indica-heavy strains are much more compact, which means they need much less space and are more forgiving in case of growing mistakes.

Here are some tried and tested Indica-heavy strains:

  • Northern Lights Autoflower Fem.(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)
  • Purple Kush Feminized(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)

Now, if you really want to grow Sativa-heavy strains, I recommend you take a hybrid. Because 100% Sativa strains are really not that well suited for compact indoor growing setups.

Here are some tried and tested Sativa-heavy strains, that are actually pretty well suited for indoor growing:

  • White Widow Fem.(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)
  • Sour Diesel Feminized(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)

Next up we have your piece that will have to replace the sun…

2. Grow Lights

Since you’re growing indoors…

You’re going to have to replace sunlight, which is by no means an easy task.

And most beginning growers are extremely scared of the electric costs of a grow light…thinking it will quickly add up into the hundreds.

While this is true for certain types of grow lights, covering large spaces…

A high-quality LED light will hardly add something to your electric bill.

Classic example:

  • Spider Farmer SF – (EpicLEDGrowLight > 3% off coupon code: HERBONAUT/ Amazon)

There are many more options when going for a LED light and I cover the 5 best of them here:

Now, the initial investment is higher if you go for a LED light though.

The other option you have is an HPS light, which is a cheaper initial investment but will be more expensive in terms of electricity and replacement costs (you’ll need to replace it every 1-6 months, depending on the quality of your HPS light).

Do realize that ventilation will be more important with an HPS light because it generates way more heat than a LED light…so don’t cut corners when buying an exhaust fan if you decide to go for an HPS light.

To operate, an HPS light will need a ballast for power and hood/reflector which reflects all the light to your plants.

If you’re just starting out, an easy option is to get a full HPS grow light kit which includes both the ballast and the hood.

Classic example:

  • Apollo Horticulture 400 Watt Grow Light Digital– (Amazon)

A general rule of thumb with grow lights is to get 50 watts per square foot.

Let’s say you get a 4×4 tent. Then you will need 16×50 = 800 watts.

You have 2 options here:

  1. Get 1x 1000W light, or;
  2. Get 2x 400W lights.

Getting 2x 400W lights will be better for your plants because you can position them more easily and optimize the spread of your light…

But, if you’re going for an HPS light at least, getting 1x 1000W will be cheaper.

If you buy pre-made lights you won’t need any hanging ropes.

But if you go for a DIY light, you will definitely need a way to hang your lights.

The most secure and flexible (flexible as in easily adjustable height) to hang your lights is with:

  • Rope Ratchets– (Amazon)

Next up we have your…

3. Growing Medium

Since plants can’t float around in the air…

You also need a growing medium to support your plants.

What type of growing medium you use, is fully dependent on whether you’re growing in soil vs hydroponics .

If you choose to grow in soil, you’ll need (surprise, surprise) soil as a growing medium.

An easy way to get started is with pre-made soil which is ready for use straight out of the bag .

Classic example:

  • FoxFarm Ocean Forest– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

If you choose a hydroponic system, you’ll need an inert medium like hydroton or lava-rock.

Classic example:

  • Hydroton– (Amazon)

Another important to note here is that soil actually is a supplier of nutrients and an inert medium like pebbles isn’t, it’s just there to hold your plant in place.

And that’s why the nutrients and feeding schedule of soil is different than a hydroponic system…

As you will learn when we talk about the building blocks of your marijuana plants…

4. Nutrients and Supplements

Nutrients When Growing in Soil

Just like every living organism, your marijuana plants need nutrients to grow.

Without nutrients, no plants. It’s that easy really.

But what kind of nutrients you need depends on:

  • Whether you’re growing hydroponically or with soil, and;
  • If you’re growing in soil: whether you’re growing in organic super-soil, organic high-quality soil or just normal soil (normal soil is not recommended).

If you’re growing in organic super- or high-quality-soil, you might need a small amount of nutrients to adjust nutrient-strength levels or work out a deficit after the first few weeks when you’re plants are deeper into their vegetative stage and/or start to enter their flowering stage…

But most of the nutrients will already be in your soil, and you might even overfeed your plants by adding extra nutrients.

Still it can be helpful to add small amounts of organic nutrients to your plants once they get into their flowering stage.

Classic example soil-based organic nutrients:

  • Fox Farm Big Bloom Fertilizer– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Now, if you’re growing in regular soil, you’ll definitely need a good set of quality nutrients.

But I don’t recommend growing in regular soil as it’s just much easier and more natural to grow in organic super-soil packed with nutrients.

Nutrients When Growing in a Hydroponic System

When you’re growing hydroponically, it’s your water that provides the nutrients.

And since water naturally doesn’t have the nutrients your marijuana plants need…

You will definitely need nutrients.

When you mix water with nutrients, that’s what’s called your nutrient solution. And you will feed your plants with your nutrient solution.

Classic example nutrients for hydroponic systems (you need to combine all 3):

  • Jacks Hydroponic 5-12-26 Jack’s Professional– (Amazon)
  • Jacks Calcium Nitrate 15.5% Nitrogen 18% Calcium – (Amazon)
  • Pennington Epsom Salt– (Amazon)

Remember that your plants will need a different nutrient profile per growth stage (vegetation vs flowering). Check out this page for a guide on nutrient profiles for marijuana when growing hydroponically.

Next up we have…

5. Pots & Buckets

Since we’re growing indoors and can’t make use of the ground…

We’ll need something to put our growing medium and plants in like pots, buckets or containers.

Now, if you’re growing in soil smart pots are great to start with.

Because they really do protect you from some common mistakes like:

  • Overwatering;
  • Bad soil;
  • No root binding;
  • Root rot.

They are a bit more expensive than regular pots but well worth the price.

The size of your pots depends on your grow space, but if you want decent sized plants go for at least 5-gallon pots.

Classic example:

  • Smart Pots 5 Gallons– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

If you’re growing hydroponically you don’t need fancy pots.

Usually, you’ll use buckets.

And if you get a pre-made hydroponic system (which is highly recommended if you’re a complete beginner to hydroponic growing), the buckets usually are included with your system.

Classic example:

Next up we have the lungs and cooling mechanism of your grow environment…

6. Ventilation

If you’re going to replicate nature…

Your plants are going to need a steady flow of fresh air with CO2.

And the best way to provide them with fresh CO2-rich air is through proper ventilation.

But there’s another very important reason why you want proper ventilation…

High temperatures can quickly destroy your crop. And proper ventilation keeps the temperature in your grow room / grow tent in check.

Proper ventilation consists of 3 parts:

  1. Active air exhaustion;
  2. Passive or active air intake, and;
  3. Air movement.

For proper ventilation, you need all 3 of these elements to be present.

Depending on your budget you have many options to buy ventilation supplies…

But when you’re starting out, there are 4 essential things to keep in mind:

  • Know the volume of your grow area / grow tent (4x4x6 ft. = 105.6 cubic ft.);
  • Get a fan which has AT LEAST a Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) rating that is equal to the volume of your grow area / grow tent;
  • If you’re going to get a carbon filter (to filter unwanted smells) add 25% to that number;
  • Get a centrifugal inline fan;
  • An exhaust fan is more important than an intake fan.

For beginners, I recommend using a passive intake (a hole or 2 on the opposite end of your exhaust fan in your grow tent) and an inline exhaust fan that satisfies the above requirements.

If you’re going for an inline intake fan, make sure to get a fan that’s 10-15% less powerful than your exhaust fan. This is because you want to keep negative pressure in your grow space. Negative air pressure ensures all the air passes through your carbon filter.

Classic example:

  • Hurricane Inline Fan 4 in 171 CFM – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Here’s how you hang your fan:

  • Rope Ratchets– (Amazon)

7. Thermometer

Every plant has an optimal temperature level at which the maximum level of photosynthesis takes place.

But with marijuana it’s even a bit more complicated:

Different strains have different optimal temperature levels at which they produce the most potent buds.

To create the perfect environment for your particular strain it’s important you keep the temperature in your grow room / grow tent at this optimal level.

And since, unless you have some special powers, you have no clue whether the temperature in your grow area is at this optimal level…

You really need a thermometer.

Now, a basic thermometer is cheap, and all you need when starting out.

Classic example:

  • AcuRite Indoor Humidity Monitor – (Amazon)

Next up are the essential tool-kits…

8. pH and PPM Testing Tools

Marijuana plants not only have an optimal temperature to grow…

It’s ESSENTIAL that you keep the pH levels (acidity or alkalinity) of your soil or nutrient solution (when growing hydroponically), at an optimal level as well.

Because pH affects:

  • Nutrient availability;
  • Nutrient leaching;
  • The bacteria in your soil, and;
  • Your soil structure.

Get your pH wrong and your plants will suffer severe malnutrition and it will be very hard to save a crop of prolonged cases of malnutrition.

Either the potency and taste of your buds will SUCK or your plants will flat out die.

The optimal pH-levels:

  • Hydroponic grow: pH 5.5-6.5 or game over;
  • Soil-based grow: pH 6.5-6.8.

It literally is a matter of life-and-death for your plants…

Luckily there’s a very handy tool that will help you keep the pH in check: a pH-meter.

Now, soil and water (hydroponic growing) have different pH meters. So don’t buy a pH-meter before you’ve decided on soil vs hydro.

Classic example pH-meter SOIL :

  • Dr.meter 3-in-1 PH Acidity Tester – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Realize that when growing hydroponically it’s important you get a quality pH meter that works in water. Because your pH will be more susceptible to fluctuations than when growing in soil. Plus, as you’ll read below…when you’re growing hydroponically you want a quality PPM- / EC-meter as well. Which means it’s best to immediately get a combo-meter (pH and PPM).

A high-quality pH- and PPM- / EC-meter isn’t cheap and one of the reasons why growing hydroponically is quite a bit more expensive than growing in soil.

Classic example pH- and PPM- / EC-meter HYDRO:

  • Bluelab Combo Meter – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

It’s also important you actually have an easy way to adjust your pH when it’s off.

Again, this is especially true if you’re growing in a hydroponic system because of the potential swings in pH values.

Soil actually acts as a natural buffer, as long as you feed your plants with a slightly alkaline nutrient solution (above 7 pH).

You can easily do this with a pH control kit:

  • General Hydroponics pH Control Kit – (Amazon)
Then the EC/PPM/TDS Meter…

The question is: do you really need one?

If you grow in the soil it’s useful but not necessary.

But if you’re growing hydroponically, you will definitely need one.

Your nutrient-strength-level is less variable when growing in soil than when growing hydroponically.

When growing hydroponically, your plant’s roots are directly exposed to your nutrient-solution and small fluctuations in strength-levels can have a huge impact on the growth of your plants.

Combine this with the fact that your marijuana plants need different nutrient strength-levels at different stages in their growth process…

And you’ll quickly understand why a PPM-meter is important when growing hydroponically.

If you give your plants fewer nutrients than they need, you’ll severely stunt their growth. And if you give them more nutrients than they need, you risk burning your plants.

With a PPM-meter, you can actually measure the nutrient-strength of your soil or nutrient solution, and keep the nutrient-strength at the optimal level.

Classic example:

  • Bluelab Combo Meter (pH and PPM) – (Amazon)

For a chart with a general overview of recommended nutrient-strengths per growth stage, click here.

9. Carbon Filter

Even though I absolutely LOVE the smell of weed…

I don’t really want my whole house smelling of marijuana.

But when you’re growing indoors, this really can be a problem.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to eliminate 95% of the smell: a carbon filter.

So although this is not an essential tool to grow your marijuana, it is essential if you care about odor.

In the ventilation chapter, you learned that you should get an exhaust fan that has a CFM rating that’s at least equal to the volume of your grow area / grow tent.

Your filter should be the same or close to the CFM rating of your exhaust fan.

Classic example:

  • Phresh Filter– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Do realize that choosing an isolated spot for your grow is much more effective than any filter.

10. Grow Tent

Although a grow tent isn’t absolutely essential…

If you’re growing indoors a good grow tent is highly advisable.

The other option you have is to grow in a room or closet.

And while it might seem unnecessary to get a grow tent, if you have a spare room or closet…

A grow tent will ease and support your growth process in many ways:

  • Easier to control pests;
  • Light reflection (helps your plants grow stronger and faster);
  • Lightproof environment (prevents stress on your plants);
  • Isolation (of smell and infections);
  • Easy temperature and humidity control (prevents stress on your plants).

With a properly setup room or closet, you’ll have exactly the same benefits…

But if you’re a beginner, getting a grow tent will save you loads of time and effort.

Besides a quality grow tent is easy to move, very affordable, and will last you at least a couple of years.

These are the best grow tents I recommend:

Classic example:

  • Apollo Horticulture Grow Tent – (Amazon)

What’s Next…

You now know which supplies you need for a basic indoor growing setup.

But this is only half of the story.

Now you need to know how to set up your growing space…

And how to actually grow your marijuana.

Which is what we will cover in the next post:

Learn what supplies you need to master your first grow, get the best setups for beginners and amazing tips to maximize your yield!

Best Weed Growing Kits & Indoor Grow Box Kits for Marijuana

We reviewed the best weed growing kits and weed grow boxes on the market as of October 2020 and created a simple list to help you pick the best grow kit for your indoor cannabis grow.

The list below includes complete grow kits (everything you need to start growing marijuana at home all in one kit). These typically include a grow tent, grow light, ventilation systems, pots, nutrients, measurement tools and more.

If you’re looking for just a grow tent by itself, be sure to check out our guide on the Best Indoor Grow Tents of 2020.

If you’re looking for the best all-in-one weed grow box kit, then read on below!

2020 UPDATE – IMPORTANT NOTE:

Most of the complete grow kits in the original list at the bottom of this article that were previously for sale on Amazon are now out of stock or discontinued. This is because most people have learned that it’s hard to get everything an individual grower will want all in one kit, because every grower has slightly unique goals and needs.

For this reason, we’ve added a new section to this article, which is our Production Grower Complete Beginner’s Bundle.

New to growing cannabis?

The Complete Beginner’s Bundle is our selection of all the products you need to do your very first grow at home, with quantities scaled to assume a 12-plant grow in a 4 ft x 4 ft grow tent (which is the amount we recommend for a first grow).

These are the actual products we used for our first grow, and still use for each our grows today. These are the highest quality products available for the best possible price. We use them, we love them, we stand by them, and we know they will work for you.

Rather than have them all bundled into one package you can buy with a single purchase on Amazon, we’ve listed out each product individually, so you can make changes or customizations to fit any unique needs for your grow.

These 20 products are everything you need to start from scratch for your first grow and grow 12 plants at home. They’re the highest quality options for each product, with the best possible price, to give you the best shot at a successful first grow with massive yields, all without breaking the bank.

Follow these three simple steps to get everything you need to start growing your first weed plants at home, right away:

Step 1: Get Your Autoflowering Feminized Seeds

Choose the 10-pack and you’ll get 2 more for free when you add to cart, for a total of 12 seeds!

For more information on choosing seeds, see our complete strain selection guide for growers here.

Step 2: Get Your Grow Equipment

Here’s everything else you need to start your first grow:

Step 3: Start Growing!

  1. Best Seeds:Royal Dwarf Autoflowering Feminized Seeds from Seed Supreme
  2. Best Grow Light:2000W Reflector Series LED Grow Light from BESTVA
  3. Best Grow Tent:4′ x 4′ Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent from Cool Grows
  4. Best Inline Extractor Fan:CLOUDLINE T6 Inline Duct Fan from AC Infinity
  5. Best Ventilation Ducting:Flexible 6-Inch Aluminum Ducting from AC Infinity
  6. Best Carbon Filter:6 Inch Carbon Filter Odor Control Scrubber from iPower
  7. Best Duct Support Tape:50 Ft Duct Support Webbing from Cambridge Resources
  8. Best Fabric Grow Pots:5-Gallon Fabric Aeration Pots from iPower
  9. Best Seed Starters:36mm Windowsill 12-Plant Starter Kit from Jiffy
  10. Best Cycle Timer:24 Hour Plug-in Mechanical Timer from Century
  11. Best Thermo Hygrometer:Digital Thermo Hygrometer from ThermoPro
  12. Best Grow Room Dehumidifier:Combo AC & Dehumidifier from Honeywell
  13. Best Grow Room Humidifier:6L Ultrasonic Humidifier from Levoit
  14. Best pH Meter:Digital pH Meter from Vantakool
  15. Best UV Protection Glasses:UV400 LED Sunglasses from Apollo Horticulture
  16. Best Magnifying Glass for Inspecting Trichomes: Jeweler Magnifying Glass from RockDaMic
  17. Best Gender ID Kit for Cannabis Plants:GreenScreen Plant Gender ID Kit from Remo Nutrients
  18. Best Nutrients for Cannabis: Flora Trio Fertilizer Pack from General Hydroponics

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The original list of the best weed growing kits and weed grow boxes available on Amazon are listed below.

WARNING:

Most of the kits in the list below are now out of stock or discontinued.

We recommend buying your products individually from the list above.

If you’d like to see what those old & discontinued complete grow kits looked like, you can still see them below.

Best Marijuana Grow Kit Reviews

  • 1 Best Weed Growing Kit: Quick Product Comparison Chart
  • 2 Things to consider before buying
  • 3 Reviews of the Best Marijuana Grow Kits
    • 3.1 Editor’s Choice: TopoGrow LED Grow Tent Complete Kit
    • 3.2 Runner Up: TheBudGrower.com Complete Indoor Grow Kit
    • 3.3 Gorilla Grow Tent LED Combo Package – Best Features
    • 3.4 TopoLite Grow Tent Room Complete Kit Hydroponic Growing System LED – Most Eco-Friendly
    • 3.5 HTGSupply 3 x 3 Grow Tent Kit Complete With 400-Watt HPS – Low Budget Choice
    • 3.6 Hongruilite Hydroponic Indoor Plant Growing System – Most Discreet
    • 3.7 Oppolite Indoor Grow Tent Kit Complete Package 2XLED 1200W COB – Best For Closet Grows
    • 3.8 Goldleaf Hydroponics Complete 5 x 5 Grow Tent Kit w/ 1000W HPS – Most Reflective
    • 3.9 RecRoom Pro Indoor Grow Tent Kit – Most Durable
    • 3.10 TheBudGrower.com 4×4 Complete Indoor Grow Kit – Largest Footprint
  • 4 Frequently Asked Questions
    • 4.1 How do I choose the right size for my grow box?

Best Weed Growing Kit & Weed Grow Box on the Market in 2020

Things to consider before buying

Should you buy a complete all-in-one kit, or mix-and-match components to customize your kit? The weed growing kits listed below are great if you want to get everything you need to start growing your own cannabis plants at home, all in a single bundle purchase from Amazon. This is the easiest way to get started, but some people find they prefer the control of getting to pick components themselves to meet the needs of their specific grow space and goals. If you’re up for investing a bit more time up front to mix-and-match your own grow light selection, grow tent selection, etc. in with the other components in these complete marijuana grow box kits, check out our quick Weed Growing Kit A La Carte Product Recommendations List. If you’d prefer not to pick out the components yourself, then the list below is exactly what you need. Read on!

Best Weed Growing Kit & Weed Grow Box 2020 Reviews

Editor’s Choice: TopoGrow LED Grow Tent Complete Kit

  • LED 300W Grow light: 100PCS x 3W LEDs, 2 cooling fans.
  • Grow tent: 96% highly reflective waterproof diamond Mylar, heavy duty 600D lightproof oxford cloth, diameter16MM white paint coated metal rods and 16MM plastic corners.
  • Ventilation: 4″ fan, filter & ducting combo. The 100W fan has a 189CFM displacement and 1″ carbon filter layer. Comes with 25 feet of 4″ double layer ducting.
  • Suitable for various stage of plant growing. Featuring a user friendly “Full Spectrum” design, you can easily grow your plants in any growth cycle required like germination, seedling, veg, flower.
  • Package: comes in 3 separated boxes with discreet packaging.

Average Amazon Review: 4.3 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 73+

Runner Up: TheBudGrower.com Complete Indoor Grow Kit

Want to Grow weed at Home? Looking for an indoors growing solution! That’s Great for first-time Growers! We have removed ALL the planning, thinking and shopping hassles to growing at home! We’ll deliver you a turnkey growing solution in the form of our growing kit to your door (with truly everything included)! From top to bottom, everything you need is included within this kit for an incredible low price (Over 65% below retail store prices)!

  • All You Need Indoor Grow Kit – Everything Necessary to Grow from Scratch!
  • 24″x24″x60″ Indoor Grow Tent, Mylar Hydroponic Non-Toxic Hut
  • Sun System HPS 150-Watt Grow Light Fixture With HPS Bulb
  • Indoor Hydroponics Kind Soil “Hot Soil” Single 5 lb. Bag from FoxFarm + Bushdoctor Coco Loco Potting Mix
  • 4”In-line Fan High CFM Inline Exhausting Fan with 5 Speed Controls and Leather Case + 4″ Carbon Air Filter 200 CFM

Average Amazon Review: 4.2 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 10+

Gorilla Grow Tent LED Combo Package – Best Features

Planet Earth Garden Supply has designed the perfect all in one grow package for the professional gardener. We’ve custom built each package with high quality equipment and technical expertise for an extremely high-performing grow tent.

2′ x 4′ Gorilla Grow Tent Kit 450W KIND LED L450 Package #1 (GGT24LEDC1) includes:

  • Gorilla Grow Tent 2′ x 4′ (GGT24)
  • Kind LED L450 (KL145)
  • Active Air 6″ In-Line Duct Fan – 400 CFM (ACDF6)
  • Active Air 6″ Clip On Fan (ACFC6)
  • Active Air Hygro-Thermometer (HGIOHTJ)
  • Active Air Duct Fan Speed Adjuster (ACSC)
  • Hydrofarm Dual-Outlet Analog Grounded Timer (TM01015D)
  • Hydrofarm 1/8 Rope Ratchet – 2 per pack (CN10005)
  • Active Air 6″ x 25′ premium ducting (ACDC625P)
  • Active Air 6″ x 16″ Carbon Filter – 400 CFM (ACCF166)

Average Amazon Review: 5.0 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 2+

TopoLite Grow Tent Room Complete Kit Hydroponic Growing System LED – Most Eco-Friendly

Features:
4″ Activated Carbon Filter:
Overall Size:
4″ Flange: 10″H x 7″D
Iodine Adsorption Value: 950 (High efficiency)
Carbon Layer Thickness: 1.5 inches
zinc-anodized steel housing mesh
use Coal Based activated carbon
Inner and outer mesh provides 53% open area allowing increased air flow.

Fan:
4″ Inline Duct Fan
120V60HZ; 101Watt; 0.86A; 2850RPM; 189CFM;
Fluted on both ends to receive ducting
Low noise

Silver Flex Ducting:
4″ Double layer duct φ4″ * 25FT
Elastic: Double silver layer

Clamps:
Size: 4″1/2
Adjustable
Galvanized steel

300W LED Panel Grow Light Veg Lamp
LED Output Power:300W
LED Quantity:100PCS x 3W LEDs
Wavelength Range:380

AC265V
Frequency: 50/60 HZ
Package size:400x260x110mm
Gross Weight:2.3KG
Application: Herbs,Fruits,Vegetables

Using Tips:
Suggested Continuous Working Time: 10~16 hours per day
Recommended Height to Plant: 0.5-1.2m according to different growing stages

24″x24″x48″ Grow Tent
Features:

Inside: 96% highly reflective waterproof diamond Mylar
Outside: heavy duty 600D lightproof oxford cloth
Frame: white paint coated metal rods
Connector Material:sturdy plastic connectors

Package includes:
4″ Filter Combo
1 x Carbon Air Filter
1 x Changeable Velcro Pre-filter
2 x Elastic Ropes
1 x Silver Ducting
1 x Inline Fan
2 x Steel Hose Clamps

LED 300W:
1 x 300W LED Grow Panel Light
1 x Power Line
2 x Stainless Steel hanging kits

Grow Tent:
1 x Grow Tent Cover
1 set frame of rods and connectors
1 x Removable Water-proof Floor Tray
2 x Nylon Belts
1 x Assembly Instruction

Average Amazon Review: 4.1 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 80+

HTGSupply 3 x 3 Grow Tent Kit Complete With 400-Watt HPS – Low Budget Choice

The 400 Watt Original Bubble Boy complete grow kit includes everything needed to get a successful garden growing in no time! HTG Supply is proud to have served the needs of growers nationwide for over a decade now! We know, through years of working with and listening to our customers, that trying to piece together the right indoor garden with all of the options available can be time consuming and frustrating so we’ve answered the call by developing our line of complete, “plug & play” grow tent kits. All of the top-quality equipment and products included in HTG Supply complete grow tent packages are properly sized and selected to work in harmony and produce a full harvest. Only HTG Supply can offer an incredible deal like this – so take all of the guesswork out of getting set up, and start enjoying your garden in no time with your HTG Supply complete grow tent kit!

Now with pH Perfect fertilizer technology from Advanced Nutrients—no pH adjusting needed!

Assembled kit measurements: 39″ long x 39″ wide x 85″ high

Kit assembles quickly and easily – no tools required. All included electronic devices plug directly into standard household grounded power outlets. All items are shipped in plain discrete packaging.

Kit Includes:
(1) AgroMax Original grow tent
(1) HTG Supply 400-watt complete HPS grow light with bulb
(1) pair rope ratchet grow light hangers
(1) 120v single-outlet mechanical timer
(1) GrowBright thermometer/hygrometer
(1) 6″ inline fan and flange kit
(1) 6″ clip-on circulation fan
(4) Bubble Boy Single Shot 3.5-gallon DWC hydroponic systems
(1) Advanced Nutrients pH Perfect Grow/Micro/Bloom combo pack, (1-liter bottle of each)

Average Amazon Review: 4.8 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 1,264 +

Hongruilite Hydroponic Indoor Plant Growing System – Most Stealth

Grow Tent
Features:
Outside: heavy duty 600D lightproof oxford cloth
Inside: 96% highly reflective waterproof diamond Mylar(enhance the reflective effect)
Frame: diameter 16MM white paint coated metal rods
Connector Material: 16MM (diameter) sturdy plastic connectors
Multiple vents for fan and filter output

300W LED Panel Grow Light Veg Lamp
LED Output Power:300W
Actual Power :120W
LED Quantity:96PCS LEDs
Wavelength Range:380

AC265V
Frequency: 50/60 HZ
Package size:400x260x110mm
Gross Weight:2.3KG

600W LED Panel Grow Light Veg Lamp
LED Output Power:600W
LED Quantity:200PCS x 3W LEDs
Wavelength Range:380

AC265V
Frequency: 50/60 HZ
Package size:530x340x130mm
Gross Weight:4.6KG

Activated Carbon Filter:
Overall Size:
4″ Flange: 10″H x 8″D
Flange(optional): 4″,
Iodine Adsorption Value: 950 (High efficiency)
Carbon Layer Thickness: 1.5 inches
Specific Surface Area: 900-1000 square meter per gram
Max. Endurable Temperature: 400 degrees Celsius (Safer)
Operating Environment Temperature: -20 to 65 degrees Celsius
zinc-anodized steel housing mesh
use Coal Based activated carbon
Changeable Velcro Pre-filter with 2 black elastic bands
Thick Carbon Layer for Higher Absorption and Performance
Exceptional odor control for better privacy.
Inner and outer mesh provides 53% open area allowing increased air flow.
Machine packed carbon enables 100% filtered air flow.
1

1.5 years in life expectancy

Fan:
4″ Inline Duct Fan
120V60HZ; 101Watt; 0.86A; 2850RPM; 189CFM;
Fluted on both ends to receive ducting
Low noise

Silver Flex Ducting:
4″ Double layer duct φ4″ * 25FT
Elastic: Double silver layer

Average Amazon Review: 4.7 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 4+

Oppolite Indoor Grow Tent Kit Complete Package 2XLED 1200W COB – Best For Closet Grows

1200W COB LED Grow Light
Input (V):AC100-AC240V
Wavelength Range:380

800nm
Lifetime:50000 hours
Application: Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables
size(L x W x H):500 x 330 x 110 mm
High PAR, Extremely Sufficient Lights Spectrum, Super Light Penetration
Enhanced spectral output covering full PAR (380-800nm) promotes photosynthesis for Growth & Blooming
Powerful Cooling fan system inside, Cool and Quieter
Revolutionary Heat Aluminum PCB, Run 80% cooler than high intensity discharge (HID) lights
All LEDs with a Zener to ensure One LED Goes Out the Rest Continue to Operate

Specification:
LED output Power: 1200W
Actual Power Consumption: 360W
6PCS*200W high intensity COB(64*3W chip on board)
view Angle: 120 degree Reflector
9 Bands for Indoor Plants Growth & Flower
Spectrum of Light: 28pcs 660nm 16pcs 640nm;8pcs 440nm;4pcs 460nm;4pcs 470nm;2pcs 525nm;2pcs 730nm

Silver Flex Ducting:
Double layer duct φ8″ * 25FT
Double silver layer
Clamps Size: 8″1/2

Average Amazon Review: 5.0 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 1+

Goldleaf Hydroponics Complete 5 x 5 Grow Tent Kit w/ 1000W HPS – Most Reflective

Want to Grow at Home? Looking for a turn-key indoors growing solution! We have removed ALL the planning, thinking and shopping hassles to growing at home! We’ll deliver you a turn-key growing solution that is designed to deliver the highest possible yield with the lowest level of maintenance. The kit is perfect for a first-time grower and expert grower alike. The kit comes with full video/graphic instructions: – A video to walk you through your kit set up – Step-by-step walk through the growing process From top to bottom, everything you need is included within this kit for an incredible low price (50% below retail)! You won’t believe the details we have gone to formulate this grow solution – we have sourced the BEST soils, hardware and grow materials to make your grow a success. Our objective being to generate an easy to use total growing solution that will deliver an optimal harvest with minimal investment and as a single solution All you need to supply is a seed and tap water!

  • Growing Indoor Tent (24x24x60): – Highest quality 24″x24″x60″ Indoor Grow Tent Room Reflective Mylar Hydroponic Non-Toxic Hut
  • Light – 150-Watt (All-in-one with ballast built in): – Sun System HPS 150 watt Grow Light Fixture with Ultra Sun Lamp + 150Watt HPS bulb – 900490, Grow Light for Indoor Hydroponics
  • Super-Soil – Specially formulated: i. Kind Soil: Kind Soil “Hot Soil” single 5 lb. Bag ii. Bushdoctor Coco Loco Potting Mix

Average Amazon Review: 5.0 stars

# of Amazon Reviews: 1+

RecRoom Pro Indoor Grow Tent Kit 2 – Most Durable

  • Includes 2’x4′ Gorilla Grow Tent: The Tallest, Thickest, & Strongest grow tents created. Gorilla tents create the ideal growing environment for your indoor plants with unmatched features and unbeatable quality.
  • Includes Kind LED L600 Grow Light: The World’s #1 Selling LED Grow Light! This 320w LED Grow Light is the equivalent of a 600w HPS, but consumes approximately half the electricity and produce virtually no heat. The K3 series LED grow light features a proprietary, intensified seed to harvest spectrum designed for optimal vegetative growth and flowering large yields
  • Includes Lotus Premium Hydroponic Nutrients: Specifically formulated for medicinal plants and comprised of 15 unique raw, natural ingredients including 13 essential macro and micro elements as well as raw materials including seaweed plant extract, humalite, and plant protein hydrolysate. Lotus Nutrients are 100% water soluble formula milled and blended to provide perfect consistency and contains no binders, fillers, or dyes. Perfect recipe for professionals and ideal for beginners.
  • Includes Hurricane 4″ Inline Fan and 4″x12″ Phresh Carbon Filter: Say goodbye to unwanted odors with the industry’s leading brand in filtration. Grow? What grow?
  • Includes SIX 5-Gallon Smart Pots with plastic saucers: Super convenient, breathable fabric pots fold down when not in use and expand when soil filled to provide the perfect home base for your budding plants.

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TheBudGrower.com 4×4 Complete Indoor Grow Kit – Largest Footprint

LARGER INDOOR HOME GROW KIT – 6 to 9 Plants at a time to grow plants inside at home! Everything you need including the instructions. Want to Grow at Home? Looking for a turn-key indoors growing solution! We have removed ALL the planning, thinking and shopping hassles to growing at home! We’ll deliver you a turn-key growing solution that is designed to deliver the highest possible yield with the lowest level of maintenance. The kit is perfect for a first-time grower and expert grower alike. Reasons for growing your own product: – High Yield: Grow 12-16oz per growing cycle (14 to 18 weeks) with two plants. A dispensary will charge you around – $10,000 TO $15,000 for this type of quality yield. – Grow 100% naturally: Avoid the chemicals, pesticides and or filler that at a commercial grower adds to the growing/ drying process. – Grow what you love and love what you grow – Its truly FUN: Grow at home and learning about the growing process and enjoying the results NOTE – Pre-Orders made between November 9th and December 7th will receive DOUBLE SOIL at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

  • HIGHER YIELD – This is Higher Yield Home grow kit – The changes being: The tent size has been increased to 4x4x6 feet and we have included a best in class 315-watt light unit to support the larger tent/grow area. This kit can accommodate up to 9 plants with ease. We have also increase by 100% the amount of growing soils supplied – 7 Gallons of Coca-Loca and 10lbs of Kind soil. With this higher yield Home grow kit, we have also included extra items to meet the demands of a larger grow set up:
  • INCLUDES: The # of grow pots from 2 to 6, Two clip fans and saucers, Twice as many cementing jars and soil grow plugs. We also Include a best quality 4-layer drying rack to allow for the processing of larger yields more easily. Also, these upgrades have been made without compromising quality or ease of use in anyway
  • 315 Watt bulb included, Grow plants at home! Indoor growing kit – Everything you need including the instructions. Want to Grow at Home? Looking for a turn-key indoors growing solution!
  • Indoor Hydroponics Kind Soil “Hot Soil” double bags 10 lb. Bag from Bushdoctor Coco Loco Potting Mix
  • TWO FANS – 4”In-line Fan High CFM Inline Exhausting Fan with 5 Speed Controls and Leather Case + 4″ Carbon Air Filter 200 CFM

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Cash Crop 5.0 – 6 Plant LED Hydroponics Grow Box (2 Foot)

The Cash Crop 5.0 LED grow box is the hottest indoor grow system on the market. This grow box is very beginner friendly and comes with endless email or phone tech support. If you would like to see an entire list of items, please check our listing on Dealzer. This grow box does come with everything you need except the seeds. You won’t need anything outside of the seeds. The 2 foot tall model of the Cash Crop 5.0 is $595 and the 3 foot tall model is $670. Grow like a pro even if your a beginner!

Grow Box LED SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet Hydroponics System Hydrponic Grow Box Cabinet Closet System

The LED SuperLocker is a 66″x15″x24″ 300W equivalent 3Watt LED fully automated hydroponic stealth grow cabinet. Grow 1-8 plants up to 3ft tall in the 8-Plant SuperPonics. Harbor 10-clones in the cloning area illumated by a 20-Watt T-5 light. Best Airflow and Odor Filtration with included internal circulation fans and filters. Manage your plants with an internal net trellis. Comes with with everything you need including nutrients, Ph Kit, TDS tester, rockwool and hydroton rocks to begin growing within 90 minutes of receiving the product.

Yield Machine Max 4 Foot LED Grow Box

Our Highest Yielding Hydroponic Grow Box. The New Yield Machine Max is one of our newest grow cabinets, and by the far the best and highest yielding. Compare yields to cabinets over double the cost. With more users looking for more yield without the multiple thousand plus dollar price tags, we now have the Yield Machine Max. Grow from seed to harvest in half the time of an outdoor grow with great yielding results. Everything needed for a successful grow is included in your purchase, just add seeds! Our newest box is four feet tall, 17.5 wide , 13.5 deep. It is large in width and now houses a hydroponic basin 3x the size of the original yield machine grow box($474) using a 20 quart hydroponic system. * Original yield machine is available also using a 6 quart, 6 plant system. This cabinet comes equipped with a 150 watt High Powered but low heat UFO Led grow light. Light is removable up or down. Comes in separate package with included hardware. Box fully assembled. upgradeable to 300 Watt LED on our homepage. Stock comes with 150 w LED as shown in pictures. Now also You will also receive: Now includes 3 part General hydroponics flora series one of the best nutrients for yield on the market. 16oz of 3 bottles, not a small sample, one of each : FloraGro, Floramicro, and FloraBloom. 2 extra large fans intake and exhaust 4.75 by 4.75 fans. With carbon filtration and light cover system in rear at fan air holes, no light leak and odor control in one. 9 plant, 20 Quart Hydroponic system using deep water culture. Equipped and installed pump, tubing, bubbler, Net pots 2? , and grow cubes, everything needed is included to grow. Carbon filtration odor block filters with light blocking snap down latches, spring loaded, for ultimate tightness and accepts any mini padlock for ultimate security. Now available in 300 Watt LED also on homepage. Arrival in 7-10 days max to USA.

Dealzer Grandma’s Secret Garden 3.0 – Hydroponics Grow Box

Grandma’s Secret Garden 3.0 is a 9 plant hydroponics grow box system used for indoor gardening. Dimensions: 36″ Tall x 20″ Wide x 16.5″ Deep Grandma’s Secret Garden is a luxurious 3 foot tall, 9 plant grow box that can grow any plant in the world. This grow box fits in almost any room in your home including closets, bedrooms, or home offices. Grandma’s Secret Garden is large but not huge which is ideal for people looking to grow around 9 plants in their own home. As plants usually bend, you will be able to grow tall plants inside this hydroponics grow system. This hydroponics system comes with 6500k grow bulbs and 2700k flowering bulbs. This unit puts out a lot of lumens to help grow your plants fast and efficiently. Grandma’s Secret Garden also includes: Moon dust grow and flower nutrients (2 year supply) Flourawing lighting system (on yo-yo system so you can raise and lower your lights) 125w grow AND flower CFL bulbs 9 net pots 9 starter plugs Airline and stone Timer Ona block odor terminator (eliminates the worst odors; tried and tested true) Hydroponics system with air pump and bubbler Dual 80mm, powerful fans with carbon filter protected outake & intake area Lockable latches Dual carbon filters for extra odor control Unlimited tech support Lifetime warranty! Grandma’s Secret Garden is ready to go as soon as you get it. Simply plug and play once you open the stealth packaging it comes in. All beginners will love this system as it is extremely easy to use, comes with lifetime technical support, and a lifetime warranty!

Lowryder Hydroponic Grow Box

Our first box in 2008, and still one of our most popular hydroponic grow cabinet systems. Perfect for cloning, vegetative growing next to your larger box, or even seed to harvest of autoflowers or any plant you wish can be done in this small but powerful grow box. The price beats anyone out there for a system like this, can compare to the Cash Crop or similar small cabinets. We guarantee you’ll be impressed with our high quality indoor gardens. That’s why you get a lifetime warranty with our units. Truly a risk free purchase. Do not be worried if you have never grown before. All purchases include on page help and tips, as well as text/phone support for as long as you ever have any questions about your grow. Lowryder grow box Comes with everything you need to grow. Super Grow and Flower nutrients, 6 months supply. Grow and Flowering Bulbs, 3x each 10,000 hour lifetime 6 plant deep water culture Hydroponic grow system blacked out basin to inhibit any potential algae. Included with oxygenating bubbler, air pump, tubing and net pots. 6 Grodan Grow cubes fit inside your net pots for perfect plant growth. Intake and Exhaust fan for perfect air movement thru-out your grow. Light trapping/odor trapping carbon activated filter for help with odors included on rear of box behine fan holes. Anything going out of the box passes thru this filter first. Our grow cabinet uses snap down latches for superior light tightness with weatherstrip that gets pulled down in a tight snapping latch. Plug in and grow, also included FREE is 6 months CO2 enhancing tablets. This lowryder grow box is one of our smaller boxes at just 2 feet tall,16? wide, 9.5 ” deep, but does a great job and is guaranteed to grow awesome plants in a small area.

Cash Crop 5.0 – 6 Plant LED Hydroponics Grow Box (3 Foot)

The Cash Crop 5.0 LED grow box is the hottest indoor grow system on the market. This grow box is very beginner friendly and comes with endless email or phone tech support. If you would like to see an entire list of items, please check our listing on Dealzer. This grow box does come with everything you need except the seeds. You won’t need anything outside of the seeds. The 2 foot tall model of the Cash Crop 5.0 is $595 and the 3 foot tall model is $670. Grow like a pro even if your a beginner!

Supercloset Superbox 200watt Fully Automated Turnkey Growbox

30″x18″x24″ 200W fully automated grow box with everything you need to begin growing within 90 minutes of receiving the product. Grow 1-10 Plants in the SuperPonics Hydro system with top feed drip and deep water culture hydroponic technologies. Odor controlled by and internal carbon filter along with an internal circulation for excellent air flow. Nutrients, pH kit, TDS meter, 1″ rockwool cubes all included for a complete and successful growing experience.

The Silverback: Turn-key Stealth Hydroponic Grow Box with Cloning Chamber

This stealth hydroponic grow cabinet is big and potent! Measuring 4 feet wide and 6½ feet tall, Grow Box USA’s Patent-Pending, Handcrafted in the USA Silverback is not for the faint of heart! With 405 Watts of potent LED lighting you can count on the Silverback to produce heavy fruits and vegetables along with massive yields. Featuring a propagation and a fruiting/flowering chamber, this grow box increases your annual yield by allowing your clones to grow at the same time your main crop is fruiting/flowering. This means nearly twice as many harvests every year plus you are able to keep your plants genetics for life! Just like all Grow Box USA’s cabinets, The Silverback completely turn-key, is whisper quite, runs extremely cool, leaks no light and guarantees 100% odor control! Available in Cream or Ebony Color, let us know your choice when you purchase. Please see Growboxusa.com for more details!

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Updated: October 1, 2020 Written by Moon Haze

We reviewed the best weed growing kits and indoor marijuana grow box kits on the market as of October 2020 and created a simple list to help you pick the best complete grow tent kit for your indoor cannabis grow.