Grow tents are the answer to the prayers of wanna-be indoor growers. They’re efficient, convenient, comfortable to use, and they consume minimal space. They also maximize any lighting system by reflecting 100% of the light. To boot, they even trap odor!
Grow tents are offered at different prices, and they also come in various sizes and models. They’re perfect for any plant, especially for cannabis plants.
Grow tents are efficient only if you know how to use them the right way. Below are the tips you should keep in mind when using a grow tent or thinking of purchasing one:
- Don’t buy tents that are made of cheap, thin plastics—they might not last until the end of one season. Invest in high-quality structures that you can use for longer.
- Opt for corrugated plastic if you want the grow tent to be the permanent shelter for your plants. If it’s just for temporary use, say just for a season or two, then an 8 mil plastic will do.
- Be careful in choosing the design. Outdoor grow tents are entirely different from indoor ones.
- Decide whether you need a small, medium or large grow tent. Your decision will be based on the type of plants you’ll be cultivating. For marijuana plants, here are my favorite tents for growing weed. This should help you begin gardening.
- Set it up where it’s not a disturbance. It’s best to install it out of the way or in an area you don’t usually use.
- Get the necessary instruments to help you maximize the power of your grow tent, such as a thermometer, a hygrometer, and an air purifying system.
- It’s recommended to have an active air intake fan because things can get too hot in a grow tent. It could be a tad smaller than your exhaust fan.
- Use water-cooled lighting to avoid heat from building up heat. If water-cooled lighting isn’t available, then use an air-cooled light system instead.
- Follow instructions on the manual regarding its hanging requirements. You should be able to answer the question, “Where should it hang from?”
- Check how much weight your grow tent can support to avoid putting too much stress on the frame. This will also allow your plants to breathe inside the tent since it isn’t overcrowded.
- Never place a gas-fired carbon dioxide generator inside the grow tent.
- Whatever you do, never put anything on top of your grow tent and do not lean on it.