The cannabis community is gradually growing over time where multiple growers attempt to develop their cannabis plant. Few already has a background in cultivating, but the majority are newbies with no idea on how to nurture a crop, let alone what container should they store it. That is why Space Bucket exists. As the title suggests, it is an indoor technique that will not cost you anything and won’t stress the life out of you. The Space Bucket method works well for beginners who cannot financially support their plants and does not have a spacious backyard or resides in a congested area. On the other hand, you’ll have to expect restrictions upon cultivation since the plant will only live in a small container.
How do Space Bucket works?
From the sound of it, Space Bucket’s odd quality makes it impossible to serve as a candidate for plants to grow in. But like a typical indoor environment, you will also need to equip it with the proper key elements like lighting, adequate ventilation by applying small-sized fans and a power supply. A standard gallon is the most typical potential Space Bucket, but that should not limit your imaginations to make an improvised and working storage room for your marijuana plants. If you’re a crafty person, expanding your options on what container you should utilize and enhance should be as easy as one two three.
How to build your Space Bucket?
Here lie the most commonly used materials in developing Space Bucket. Please take note that you can alter some of it into something that can work efficiently.
- 5 Gallons of Bucket – The quantity will vary depending on the number of crops you wish to grow and produce. You can always find other alternatives but makes sure that it has a white color or if it does not have the required color, you can still do the painting. The reason why white is the necessary hue is due to its ability to reflect lights which is also one of the critical elements in structuring your area of cultivation.
- 23 Watts of Compact Fluorescent Lamp Bulbs (preferably 5 to 6 pieces) and a Reflective Light – Light is the most crucial factors you should consider, more lights, the better. At the same time, the temperature should not be affected by too many light bulbs. As a solution, the mentioned bulb is the combination of two conditions, making it the most recommendable.
- Fans – Any small-sized fans can do as long as it is functioning correctly. Most growers use the PC fans instead to make use of their old system unit’s contents. The purpose of having it is to provide an exceptional ventilation process for the plants.
- Power Supply and Power Strip – It’s where the power connections will go through, and the latter is to prevent the electricity from overload that could damage the plant.
- Timer – Along with electricity control, the lights should also be manageable. With a standard timer, it can take charge of the on and off switch of the lightings.
Other tools like electrical tape, wires, glue, and other minor equipment are also needed to make every procedure happen. Upon acquiring the necessary materials, you are to head off to the methods. Few of the processes can subject to change in line with your preferences as long as the alternative fits well.
Step 1: Designing your improvised container
1.1 To make drainage water paths available, create multiple holes on the bottom of the bucket.
1.2 To attract lights, paint the insides white, or you can buy buckets that already have the same color.
1.3 Attach the reflective light inside. In this case, an aluminum foil is not advisable.
1.4 To be able to control light leaks, pain the outside part black.
Step 2: Ventilation Process
2.1 Make two holes on the opposite parts of the bucket, enough for the fans to fit in.
2.2 The bigger ventilator will act as an exhaust fan while the smaller will be inside for an intake process.
Step 3: Lightings
3.1 For a broader light placement, you should attach the bulbs on the lid of the bucket in a horizontal way.
3.2 Create holes to insert the bulb socket, and the wires should be parallel to the plug.
3.3 Glue the lids on top of the container for safety purposes.
Step 4: Managing the power
4.1 Use glue to stick the power strip to any chosen side of the bucket. Make sure the plug from the lights, timer, power supply, and fans can reach it.
To adjust the height of your plant, cut the upper part of each bucket but leave one uncut, and stack them together. Furthermore, make the outside part as black as possible to control the light and for it solely pin its streaks on the plant.
What should I expect from the Space Bucket?
Having your Space Bucket to place your cannabis plants in is similar to having the said plant indoors except the spaces are restricted, but the good thing is everything’s controllable. Due to the limited room, your yields won’t be as heavy as how you like to turn it out to be. The ideal production rate of a marijuana plant goes from 1 to 3 ounces, and the typical height you’ll get in return from a usual Space Bucket is around 2 to 3 feet tall. In regards to the yield, the expected amount is not guaranteed because the abundance of the plant’s production will rely on the lightings.
For exceptional outcomes, expert growers tend to over-do their Space Bucket by maximizing every factor as possible. With that, the yields and built are most likely to double in amount. The indoor technique is ideal for cannabis growers who wish to grow a marijuana plant that can only thrive in a specific temperature condition since they can manipulate everything. But, the same nutrients apply as well with a stabled pH level, proper watering schedule, suitable fertilizers, and other supplements.