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What You Need To Know Before Choosing A Grow Tent

What You Need To Know Before Choosing A Grow Tent

23/05/2019

Grow tents are super easy to pitch and provide an instantaneous ideal environment for plants. If you don’t have a lot of spare room for indoor growing, or you can’t be asked to make a grow space lightproof and well-ventilated, then grow tents could be the answer to your woes! They give you complete control over the growing environment and are suitable for all kinds of plants.

If you’re unsure which grow tent to go for, let’s cover the basics first.

What is a Grow Tent?

A grow tent is a fabric box lined with light and heat reflective material that has multiple vents and the capacity to house lights and other hydroponics accessories. They come in a number of sizes but are all lightproof, waterproof and airtight.

You can enhance the growing environment through the use of:

  • Air conditioners
  • Humidifiers
  • Heaters
  • Lights
  • Fans

What are the Benefits of a Grow Tent?

Grow tents are an additional starting expense, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Grow tents have a reflective interior coating, so light is used efficiently, and it costs less to provide plants with nutrients and water as well.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased photosynthesis
  • Cheaper than controlling climate and ventilation in an entire room
  • Odour and noise control

Things to Consider Before Choosing a Grow Tent

Now that you know the basic structure and purpose of a grow tent, let’s turn over a few more stones.

What size grow tent do I need?

If you’re growing a lot of plants pick a bigger tent, if not, pick a smaller one. Simple! The other thing to consider is whether you’ll be entering the tent or managing your plants by reaching inside. If you plan on working alongside your plants, you’ll need to ensure there’s enough room for your body too.

How tall will my plants grow?

Your tent needs to accomodate for the maximum height your plants might reach. For the most variety or flexibility, choose a grow tent with adjustable poles or an extension kit.

Where will I place my grow tent?

If you plan on housing it inside, such as your garage or a spare bedroom, any standard grow tent will be fine. However, if you’ll be placing it outside, choose a grow tent with the toughest materials and compact stitching.

How will I create good ventilation?

You’ll need an electrical port or connection of some type to set up a ventilation system. If you’re placing your grow tent indoors, make sure you have a window or other opening available to set up your exhaust fan vents.

What accessories and other features do I need?

You have the option to add extra lights, hanging ventilation fans, air ducting, or other accessories and features inside your grow tent. Choose a tent with strong support poles so you can customize your growing environment.

If you have any other questions about choosing a grow tent for indoor growing, reach out to our friendly team through our Contact Us page! :)