Growing has changed dramatically in recent years. “Back in the day” things were way different for growers. Even with a plethora of information available online about growing, everyones systems were way different than they are now. Now that things have gotten more and more legalized and legitimate, we’ve seen a surge of innovation in the growing arena. Turnkey Marijuana Grow Boxes are one of those innovations. There are tons of options now.
Gone are the days of insulating your closet with foil and rigging up lights haphazardly. Now with so many turnkey marijuana grow boxes being commercially available, there’s a big range to fit any budget from a few hundred to turnkey grow boxes running into the thousands.
What types of Turnkey Grow Boxes are Available?
Grow boxes come in all shapes and sizes, literally. However most are square-ish or vertical cabinet like grow boxes. There are a few types of grow boxes though and they fall into a few categories:
Generally made of thin reflective material these grow boxes are generally held up with PVC tubing and the tent is lashed to corners and middle points to form a SEALED box.
Grow tents come in all kinds of sizes from 4-6 plant capacity, to as large as a small den sized room.
Gorilla Grow Tents are the most popular and highest quality when it comes to grow tents. You can get a turnkey grow tent for as little as $600 with everything you need to get going.
Grow boxes are often Metal, usually sheetmetal like material. Similar to a filing cabinet although some are much thicker and less flexible.
These are generally much higher quality than a grow tent, but with that quality comes a higher cost. If you’re serious about growing I would recommend this over a tent.
That said if you’re looking to cover a large area for cheap a tent will likely be your better choice.
If you’re into DIY you could create your own grow box from a plastic shelf unit or storage shed.
True Turnkey Marijuana Grow Boxes
I will say one thing before we get too far.. few of the available options are truly turnkey grow boxes. Not because they don’t come with everything you need, but just that, few come ready to plug in. You’ll still have some assembly required. There still are a few options for “white glove” like service, where the grow boxes literally come ready to grow, but they are not cheap and easily run into the thousands.
Some assembly required
Most turnkey grow boxes you find will come as packages. These packages range, but usually include everything you need to get growing; including soil and nutrients sometimes!
Common items in a turnkey marijuana grow box will consist of:
- The grow box or enclosure itself
- Carbon Air Filter
- Hydroponic System or Tray
- Water Pump
- Water Tubing
- Air Pump
- Air Tubing
- Power strip
- GFCI plug adapter (if not, you should add one!)
Want to learn more about which turnkey grow box is the best? Read our Grow Box Guide: Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Buying a Grow Box.