• Kyle Holt

Growing Cannabis on a Shoe-String Budget

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

- How to grow your cannabis for a bargain without sacrificing your harvest.

When you lace up for playing basketball, going for a run, or doing CrossFit, you wear a shoe that suits your needs. It fits your sport, your style, and, most importantly, your budget.

When it comes to the sport of growing cannabis, people set up their grows according to a similar format.

The grow operation must meet the needs, style, and budget of the grower.

If you’re looking for to way to build a cannabis grow on a budget, you’ve come to the right place.



How To Select Your Equipment

Since you’re limited to growing just 18 plants at a time, with only 6 of them flowering, you don’t need a huge operation to maximize your harvest.

However, you do need to make sure you have the equipment to handle both the flowering and vegetative states.

Perhaps the easiest way to get everything you need and keep your costs low is to purchase a pre-built grow tent.

There are plenty of tents like these on sites like Amazon that go for around $100 or less depending on the brand and quality of the product.

For an even cheaper option, and a little elbow grease, you could purchase your own items.


You’d need:

● Grow bulbs and hoods

● A box and tin foil to use as internal reflective material

● Growing pots

● A fan

● Nutrients

● A watering pot

● A timer for your lights

● Other items for customization

By sourcing locally or getting creative, there are lots of ways to start a cannabis grow on a shoe-string budget.



Quick Tips to Lower Your Costs

Here are some ideas on how to lower your costs for your cannabis grow:

● Insulate your grow well, climate control features are considered a part of operational costs

● Buy used equipment on eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace

● Trade someone your first harvest to build your grow for you

Has this post helped you save money on your first cannabis grow? If you’ve learned how to build a grow on a budget, share this post with your friends!

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