Large Cannabis Grow Rooms Size Calculator

If you’re trying to figure out what size grow room you need for your needs, this article can give you an idea: Large Cannabis Grow Rooms Size Calculator

As you get ready to set up your commercial cannabis grow operation, you’ll need to plan out the best way to use the space that you have available. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to some of the most popular cannabis growing styles and help you calculate the number of plants that you can fit into a single square foot of growing space.

How Many Plants Cannabis Plants Fit in a Square Foot?

There’s no simple answer to this question. Cannabis plants are living, dynamic organisms, and there’s more than one way to grow Cannabis sativa. The number of plants you’ll be able to fit into a square foot varies depending on the type of grow style that you choose, and before you choose a particular grow style to use in your commercial grow operation, you’ll need to learn more about the different options that are available which we’ll discuss below. Here are our standard size grow rooms and an idea of what they can fit depending on your grow style. Remember, at PodTronix, we can also build any size grow room to fit your particular needs. Call us today for a consultation!

Top PodTronix Grow Room Sizes

Here’s some data on the number of cannabis plants that you can fit into some of our most popular grow room sizes using each of the growing methods we’ve covered:

8′ x 10′ Grow Room

• SOG: 80 plants
• SCROG: 13 plants
• Topping: 20 plants
• LST: 40 plants

8′ x 20′ Grow Room

• SOG: 160 plants
• SCROG: 27 plants
• Topping: 40 plants
• LST: 80 plants

8′ x 30′ Grow Room

• SOG: 240 plants
• SCROG: 40 plants
• Topping: 60 plants
• LST: 120 plants

8′ x 40′ Grow Room

• SOG: 320 plants
• SCROG: 53 plants
• Topping: 80 plants
• LST: 160 plants

16′ x 20′ Grow Room

• SOG: 320 plants
• SCROG: 53 plants
• Topping: 80 plants
• LST: 160 plants

16′ x 30′ Grow Room

• SOG: 480 plants
• SCROG: 80 plants
• Topping: 120 plants
• LST: 240 plants

16′ x 40′ Grow Room

• SOG: 640
• SCROG: 107
• Topping: 160
• LST: 320

Popular Grow Styles

Here’s some background information on four of the most popular cannabis growing methods:

1. Sea of Green (SOG)

If you decide to go the SOG route, you’ll need to take care of dozens or even hundreds of plants at once. Cannabis plants that are grown with SOG style never get that big; within a week or two after your clones have rooted, you’ll start the flowering process.

Some people choose soil as a SOG substrate, and others prefer mineral wool, hydroponic, or aeroponic substrates. However you prefer to root your clones, the SOG method involves bunching your plants together to create a “sea” of cannabis plants stretching from one side of your flower room to the other. Cannabis plants that are grown in this style generally only need 1 square foot of growing room each.

2. Screen of Green (SCROG)

Growing in the SCROG style creates a lush carpet of leaves that’s visually similar to a SOG grow, but instead of consisting of tons of tiny, young plants, SCROG involves the use of a screen that directs the heads of mature vegetative cannabis plants into equally distributed patterns. Cannabis plants are very pliable, which makes it easy to direct the growth of the tops of your plants into empty areas of your screen.

Some growers find SCROG to be easier or more effective than SOG, but if you try this grow method, you’ll be much more limited when it comes to the number of plants you can fit into a square foot. SCROG naturally creates massive cannabis bushes, and each of these bushes can take up between 4 and 6 square feet of growing space.

3. Topping

This growing method is often used in conjunction with SCROG, but it can also be done on its own. In contrast to SOG and SCROG, topping doesn’t require huge numbers of plants or any special equipment; as your plants grow, you simply cut off their tops after they reach a certain height.

Instead of regrowing the single top that you cut off, your cannabis plants will grow two tops in its place. You can repeat this process as many times as you want; it doesn’t significantly harm your plants, and it creates many more flowering heads than you would have had if you just let your plants grow normally.

Keep in mind that you may end up needing to support your plants as they flower if you take this approach; without a screen in place, the huge colas that your topped plants grow may cause stems to droop or break. Topped plants generally take up about 3 square feet each.

4. Low-Stress Training (LST)

LST has long been a favorite among growers. In the past, some growers resorted to breaking the stems of their cannabis plants, which is a technique known as high-stress training (HST), to make them grow extra heads. This approach, however, can block the flow of nutrients to the extremities of plants, which results in lower yields.

Low-stress training, on the other hand, doesn’t involve any broken stems. Instead, this approach involves bending the stems of your cannabis plants as they proceed through the vegetative growth cycle. You can bend your stems by hand, but the best way to go about this process is to tie the stems of your plants down.

The benefit of LST is that branches that would have yielded secondary colas become primary heads. When you bend the stems of your plant downward, previously hidden branches stretch toward the light, and a plant that’s been subjected to LST takes up around 2 square feet.

Work with PodTronix to Get the World’s Best Grow Rooms

At PodTronix, we take pride in the workmanship and versatility of our top-tier grow room solutions. Whether you need a grow room that’s portable, stackable, or otherwise customized to fit your specific needs, we can work with you to create a growing environment that will increase your yield capacity and extraction capabilities. To learn more about the fully compliant and customizable grow rooms that we offer, contact us today!

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