Last Updated: January 26, 2019

Definition - What does Growroom mean?

A grow room (sometimes expressed as one word: growroom) refers to an interior area that is completely compatible with indoor gardening. A grow room, in other words, is a location that has been chosen and designed to be used for interior farming. It is usually completely sealed from the outdoors, aside from strategic ventilation.

Grow rooms can be small, such as a spare bedroom or converted garage, or they can be quite massive operations. Commercial grow rooms are often called plant factories, indoor gardens, or indoor farms.

A grow room differs from a greenhouse, which isn't completely sealed, and also differs from a grow tent, which can be thought of as a portable grow room.

MaximumYield explains Growroom

The term grow room sprung out of marijuana culture and referred to a safe and secure indoor space where a crop can be grown without suspicion. Since then the meaning has expanded to refer to any indoor space for any type of indoor garden.

A basement or cellar is a great location for a grow room because it already has thick, insulated walls, little outside light coming in, and is relatively out of the way of the everyday living space. Because a basement is often semi-underground, it’s also at a relatively stable temperature and easier and cheaper to heat.

Things to consider when building a growing room are first, the materials that are to be used. The walls can’t be made of drywall or any other material that is subject to mold or mildew from the humidity produced by the garden.

A grow room must also have a tiled or vinyl flooring that can withstand the water that is certain to drip from the pots or growing trays. A good grow room should also be able to accommodate the grow light fixtures, which are central to indoor gardening, as well as be well-ventilated and have a solution in place for any odor seeping out of the room.

The advantages of growing in a grow room rather than a greenhouse is that the light, temperature, and humidity are all easier to control and maintain. They are perfect for conventional or hydroponic small-space gardening.

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