Now that it's time to start prepping for your first growing season, a cannabis grow cabinet is likely on your list of things to invest in. Not all grow boxes are created equal though, so paying attention to the features available with each option you look at should help quickly narrow down your choices to one or two that will meet your needs and expectations in the coming years. Here are four features to look for when shopping for that new cannabis grow box you need:
A Durable Build
One of the most important features to look for when deciding which cannabis grow box to invest in is a durable build. Those grow boxes made of heavy-duty cardboard or wood may be inexpensive, but they likely won't last more than one or two growing seasons before you'll have to buy new ones. Look for grow boxes made of aluminum, steel, or some other type of metal as they'll hold up to wear and tear for many years to come without needing to be repaired or replaced.
A Lockable Door
It's also essential to make sure that the cannabis grow box you invest in has a lockable door that can't be easily picked. Once your plants start growing, the value of the contents of your grow box increases, which can make them vulnerable to theft. So, being able to lock the door when you won't be around to keep an eye on your grow box should help keep them safe and intact until they're ready to harvest.
An LED Lighting Source
The grow box you decide to buy should come with its own lighting source that's ready to plug in and use as soon as you get everything set up. Make sure the LED lights that come with your grow box that accommodates both the vegetative and flowering states of your plants as they grow. The lights should also be easy to remove and reinstall so replacing in case you want or need to replace them later down the line.
A Reliable Warranty
Another feature to look for when buying a new cannabis grow box is a reliable warranty. Any box you decide to buy should come with some kind of warranty that ensures you won't have to pay out-of-pocket for repairs and replacements needed due to manufacturer defects and premature wear and tear. Look for a grow box that comes with a warranty good for at least one year from the date of purchase. If possible choose a product that offers extended warranties that you can purchase for it. This will help keep your new grow box protected for multiple years (possibly even a lifetime) after purchasing it.