All-in-one Indoor Cannabis Growing Systems

In our recent post, Timing Your Outdoor Marijuana Grow Based on Location we mentioned several advantages of growing cannabis outdoors. However, outdoor cultivation for personal use is almost never an option in most US states due to current laws. It’s also not practical for those who are always at work or have to leave home for extended periods since marijuana plants have to be tended religiously to produce good, smokable buds, which is difficult to do for outdoor plants which are more exposed to pests, diseases and extreme weather.

Growing indoors greatly reduces these natural threats. Without them, all you really need to give your marijuana plant is light, air, water and nutrients and the task of providing these necessities are so routinary that they can easily be automated. In fact, most hydroponic systems, even grow tent setups, can do without a daily check. Frequently visiting your grow room has its own risks since you can unknowingly bring in pests and diseases with you. 

A closed system where your plant can get what it needs from seedling to harvest may seem like a dream, but such a thing already exists. Various all-in-one cannabis growing systems have already been in the market for a few years but are only getting more attention recently now that cannabis laws are loosening up. Let’s take a look at a few popular options that are suitable for most home growers in the US.

Grobo Solid Grow Box

  • Price: $1999
  • Capacity: 1 plant, approximate yield of 3 oz 
  • Lighting: 8 spectrum LEDs
  • Growing medium: Hydroponics

The Grobo Solid Grow Box is representative of most modern single plant grow boxes. This sleek and discrete box can be mistaken for a slim cooler but it actually houses a 3-gallon deep water culture hydroponic system good for one plant. Everything is automated: nutrient dosing, pH balancing, environmental monitoring and color temperature shifting in between growth phases. The Solid can also be used as a drying chamber since it is equipped with a carbon air filtration system and dual intake fans. 

The Stealth Box

  • Price: $1395 CAD (approx $1127)
  • Capacity: 4 plants, approximate yield of 2 to 7 oz
  • Lighting: Full Spectrum/Bright White LED Quantum Board-100W / 3000k
  • Growing medium: Soil

The Stealth Box is pretty much a grow tent that’s built like a safe. It’s not as high tech as some of the other grow boxes on our list, which is ok since it is also cheaper by almost half, but can house up to 4 plants. The box is equipped with everything a grow tent should, including lighting timers, fans, a carbon filtration system, a hygrometer, and even comes with accessories like cloth pots, organic soil, shears, watering can and a spray bottle.

The Armoire

  • Price: $1495
  • Capacity: 1 plant, approximate yield of 3 to 5 oz
  • Lighting: 12 spectrum LEDs
  • Growing medium: Soil

If you’re going to spend on an expensive grow cabinet, then it might as well look the part. The Armoire is a grow box that’s very similar to The Stealth Box but much prettier since it actually looks like furniture that belongs in your home. It’s also just a tad high tech with its WiFi waterproof camera that allows you to see your plant on your phone.

Dealzer Cash Crop 6.0

  • Price: $795
  • Capacity: 2 plants, approximate yield of 1 to 2 lbs
  • Lighting: Full spectrum Quasar LEDs (equivalent to 80w HPS)
  • Growing medium: Hydroponics

The Dealzer Cash Crop 6.0 is basically hydroponics for dummies. It may be the most basic setup on our list, but it comes with everything you need to turn seeds into smokable buds, except for actual seeds, probably due to legal reasons. The package even includes a hydroponics training guide and unlimited lifetime technical support. It may not be a fully automated setup, but this is the perfect starter kit for first-time growers who want to go with a hydroponic setup.  

SuperBox Smart Grow Box

  • Price: $925
  • Capacity: One 6-gallon soil pot or 8 small plants
  • Lighting: Kind LED X40
  • Growing medium: Soil or hydroponics option

The SuperBox Smart Grow Box is another cabinet-type system like the Stealth Box and Armoire but with a bit more automation and customization options. It can come in either a Soil or Hydroponic configuration and even uses an app to give you control over lighting and watering schedules. It also has a built-in WiFi GrowCam that allows you to check up on your plant from anywhere in the world.  

The LEAF 

  • Price: $2690
  • Capacity: 1 large plant
  • Lighting: BIOS LEDTM 200W Lighting System
  • Growing medium: Hydroponics

Similar to the Grobo, The LEAF promises to be a completely self-contained and automated growing system: you don’t need to buy anything else except your seeds, nothing else to put together. Even if you don’t know anything about growing, the Leaf vows that you’ll be able to grow and harvest marijuana with just a few swipes and clicks on your smartphone. All this convenience comes at a price though, since the LEAF is one of the most expensive systems of its kind on the market today. 

Spinner XP 

  • Price: $2500
  • Capacity: 12 small plants
  • Lighting: Options include CMH, MH, HPS, Single-ended, Double-ended, LED 
  • Growing medium: Soil, soilless, hydroponics

The Spinner XP is a unique one in our list since it is somewhat intended for mass production. Despite being a closed, modular system, it is able to hold as many as 12 plants and was designed to be stacked with other units. What sets it apart is that it revolves the plants around the light source for consistent and maximized exposure on all sides, eliminating the need for training. It can also come configured for almost all lighting and growing medium options.

Here’s a handy infographic that can help you compare these grow boxes if you’re looking to get one for growing marijuana.

Frequently Asked Questions on All-In-One Cannabis Indoor Growing Systems

What is an All-In-One Cannabis Indoor Growing System?

Most cannabis grow boxes are closed growing systems where a marijuana plant can grow from seed to harvest with minimal to no supervision. These systems are often self-contained and provide the plant all the necessities automatically. This significantly reduces the need to open the box which can expose the plant to pests and diseases.

What should I look for in a cannabis grow cabinet?

At the very least, an indoor cannabis grow box should come with lighting, a carbon air filter system, intake fans, and a watering system. Prices go up as the level of automation increases and models that include an automatic nutrient dosing feature are typically the most expensive.

What is the best all-in-one indoor growing system for cannabis?

This depends on your budget and your growing expertise. Growers who have a bit of experience and only need something less conspicuous than a grow tent can get systems like the Dealzer Cash Crop 6.0. Those with a bigger budget but have no time to look over their plants can get solutions like the LEAF or the Grobo Grow Box.

Conclusion

Indoor cannabis growing systems are a great solution for those who are short on time and space. These grow boxes are perfect for busy city-dwellers who are always out at work and can’t exactly put up conspicuous grow tents with proper venting in their apartments.

However, this convenience comes at a price and not all grow systems are created equal. Some systems put a high price on automation, which may be for newbies with cash to spare, but in most cases, all you need to do to save a couple of hundred dollars is to read a guide or spare a few minutes a day to water. In short, the more you know, the more you save, and even with just basic knowledge gleaned from YouTube or marijuana grow blogs, you’d be able to grow without a problem on a reasonably priced system like the Dealzer Cash Crop. 

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