Automated grow room: What you should know about it

June 8, 2021

Whether you are a single, a busy home grower with a tiny apartment, or an experienced home grower who has a dedicated grow room, an automated garden system is advantageous regardless of your situation. With an automated indoor garden system that can be controlled remotely, home growers can worry less about regulating their desired climate, keeping their plants watered, or not knowing if something is wrong within their grow setup.

Grow rooms without automation are more time consuming, and even when they are properly ventilated and adequately lit, are still subject to human error. With an automated indoor garden system, home growers can increase their chances of producing high quality cannabis, herbs, etc without the guesswork or risk of a low yield.

Some home growers might think that automated systems in a grow room are over-hyped and overpromise. Some underestimate the capabilities of modern technology. Newer, high-end models of automated grow rooms have proven to produce superior quality cannabis without the overhead of employees, unskilled labor and equipment depreciation. Incorporating automated equipment is becoming more affordable and can provide a better ROI than many of their more manual reliant counterparts, making it easy for home growers to upgrade and stick with a more dynamic setup.

Two of the most important features an automated grow room should incorporate are temperature control and humidity control. A good home grower should monitor the temperature of the room to ensure that it is neither too hot or too cold for the plants. A humidifier can be used for managing the optimal indoor humidity levels desired and can also be used to alleviate other issues related to poorly regulated humidity levels.

Humidity should be carefully monitored, especially during periods of high rainfall or very humid weather. Many indoor gardening enthusiasts swear by the concept of “humidifier automation,” which involves the use of an oscillating pump to precisely regulate the humidity in a room. Because high moisture levels are conducive to plant diseases and damage, many different types of pumps and smart controllers are available on the market today, such as the Niwa Grow Hub.

Lastly, one of the other more important components within an automated indoor grow room is a home grower’s ability to automate their watering schedule. With some home growers maintaining their day jobs along with their grow, having an ability to automate the watering schedule and it being accessible in a mobile app can alleviate a lot of concern for all home growers.