What is stealth growing?
Stealth growing is growing cannabis in an inconspicuous way that doesn’t draw attention to yourself. These are the most obvious weed growing giveaways:
- Visibility – minimising the space your plants need to grow in and carefully placing the bright grow lights away from windows can minimise visibility too.
- Odour – fans and ventilation systems can help filter out the smell, especially during flowering. There are also low-odour cannabis strains that you can grow which will help with this problem too.
- Noise – all these fans and filters are not very quiet, so it might be worth investing in grow lights that have their own built-in fans, which tend to be quieter.
- Heat – some grow lights and extractor fans can run quite hot, which others may notice. Purchasing cool-running grow lights is a good way to control heat.
- Behaviour – common sense and planning are essential to keeping your grow operation under hat. The less people you tell about your plants, the easier it is to keep under wraps.
- Utility bills – it is worth investing in high quality grow gear, as it is more efficient and eats up less electricity.
Stealth grow boxes are great as they help to minimise these potential give-aways, and everything comes discretely all in one box. They are designed to minimise sound, light, heat and odour, as well as having a subtle exterior that can be easily hidden in plain sight.
So whatever your reason for keeping your weed growing on the down low, you can relax and let a grow cabinet do the work for you. They are self-contained, safe and efficient, and won’t arouse suspicion.
Below, we will review 10 of the best stealth grow boxes currently available. With options for differing grow size, styles and budgets, there will be something for everyone.
SuperCloset Deluxe 3.0 LED Soil Grow Cabinet
This grow cabinet has everything you need to begin growing your cannabis, including growing medium, nutrients, air filters and timers. It is 66 inches tall and 15 inches wide, and has the appearance of a standard sports or gym locker. There are automated controls on the back of the cabinet, so no one will suspect a thing.
You can grow up to six plants at a time in this cabinet, although four plants can also take up the space. Its reinforced door and adjustable full spectrum LED grow light provide the best grow environment for your plants. Many growers claim that they get about a 30% higher yield when using the SuperCloset Deluxe, which sounds good to us!
SuperCloset SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet
This award-winning cabinet has a three chamber, dual cabinet system, and is ideal for a perpetual cycle of growth. In the first chamber you can germinate and clone seedlings, in the second chamber the plants spend their vegetative stage, and in the third chamber the plants spend their flowering stage, until the buds are ready to harvest.
The cabinet is 78 inches high by 92 inches wide by 24 inches deep, and each chamber can hold up to 12 plants. It comes with two 3W K3-L600 grow lamps and is fully automated, so you can get on with your day without worrying about your plants. Beginner growers will also appreciate the included video tutorials on how to use the SuperCloset.
All in all, this stealth grow cabinet would make a great purchase for those looking for subtlety. It is safe, quiet, airtight and light-tight, as well as fully automated. With the SuperCloset, you can grow a large about of bud without worrying about prying eyes.
SuperCloset SuperStar HPS Soil Grow Cabinet
This cabinet measures 60 inches high by 24 inches wide by 24 inches deep, making it a good size for small to mid-sized plants. It has two chambers inside; one for cloning and one for flowering, and it can hold up to 16 plants. The SuperStar comes with two adjustable 24W T-5 fluorescent grow lights, an internal circulation fan, and a SuperPonic watering system with a 16-gallon reservoir full of nutrient-rich solution.
The cabinet is fully automated, and its controls are placed discretely on the back of the unit for privacy. Plants grown in the SuperStar have up to a 30% higher bud yield, without compromising your privacy.
Hellogrower 30” Stealth Grow Box
The Hellogrower is a small cabinet designed for two or three plants. It comes with a 125W full spectrum LED grow light, which runs cool and doesn’t require huge amounts of electricity. The Hellogrower has a powerful fan to provide ventilation, but it can be a little noisy.
The inside of this cabinet is entirely lined with Mylar, which both acts as a gas and odour barrier and also reflects heat and light. This benefits the plants, as none of the light or heat goes to waste, and also keeps this cabinet as stealthy as possible. The doors are also lockable for extra security.
Colorado Stealth Hydroponic Grow Box 600W 6-Site MMJ System
This cabinet can hold up to six plants, and uses a hydroponic system that feeds the nutrient solution to the roots over the air stones, keeping your plants pest free and healthy. It comes with a 600W LED lamp and large ventilation fans, and is lined inside with Mylar. This makes sure that your plants get all the light they need, while also reducing odour and noise.
This system lends itself to being high yielding, as the Mylar reflects the light all around the plants, causing them to branch out horizontally, ultimately giving you more weed.
Yield Machine Max – 4 Foot LED Grow Box
This grow box measures four feet tall by 17.5 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep, and can house six plants. It comes with an adjustable 150W LED grow light, 4.75 inch fans, carbon filters, and a hydroponic grow system. This grow box contains everything you need to begin growing your weed discretely.
Cabinet Garden LED Hydroponic/Dirt Grow Cabinet – Medium
The Cabinet Garden measures 71 inches tall by 25 inches wide by 20 inches deep, and is made of industrial steel. It comes with a 200W full spectrum LED light and supplementary side LED lamps. It is automated and lockable, and has a control panel on the back, all to increase your privacy. If you are looking for a high quality, durable cabinet but are not looking for anything huge, then this is the cabinet for you.
Dealzer Cash Crop Hydroponic Grow System Hydrofarm
This is a relatively short grow cabinet at only three feet tall, so it is perfect for someone who is only looking to grow one or two plants at a time. It comes with six pots, a hydroponic grow system and an LED grow light, as well as a lock and key for privacy. This cabinet is affordable and includes a lifetime warranty. Everything except the seeds is included in this cabinet, making it great for first time buyers.
Dealzer Grandma’s Secret Garden 4.0
This is another small cabinet, standing at 36 inches by 20 inches by 15.6 inches, but it is a cheaper alternative that can still fit up to nine small plants. It contains a hydroponic grow system, a full spectrum LED grow lamp, and carbon filters to help minimise the odour. This grow box is good for beginners because it is small and affordable, and comes with everything you need to get started.
SuperCloset Superbox 200W Fully Automated Turnkey Growbox
This grow box is quite pricey for its small size, but it is very well made with 16-gauge steel doors to protect your stash. It can hold up to ten plants, and uses a top feed drip hydroponics system, helping you get the highest yield from your plants. It is fully automated and lockable, helping you keep your weed growing away from suspicious neighbours and unwanted attention.
Building your own stealth grow box
It is possible to build your own stealth grow box or cabinet, but it may end up being more expensive, as you will have to source each individual part yourself. Another bonus of buying a ready-made cabinet is that all the components have been tested together, so you know everything works in harmony and most importantly, safely. However, if you have the cash and like a bit of DIY, then there is no reason not to build your own stealth grow cabinet.
Note: Please check the cannabis growing laws in your country before attempting to grow your own marijuana.