grow tent as part of your indoor gardening
If you’re looking into using a grow tent as part of your indoor gardening, you probably know they are an excellent way of growing a variety of plants at any time of the year. The tents are easy to assemble and set up which makes them ideal for most people who have never tried to grow their own plants before. They’re also much easier to transport and less expensive than a conventional garden shed. Even if you’re not experienced at gardening, setting up a tent can be done quite quickly and with little fuss. Here’s what you should look for when choosing a grow tent kit.
First of all, check the specifications on the grow tent itself. It should tell you the size (how big it is), the number of square feet it has (which is measured in cubic feet), how many inches of clear polyethylene film it has (which is measured in Hg), and what the main power source is. Most products will have all of this information printed in larger print, perhaps like this: “fits up to 15” or “up to 110 watts”. But even if you’re not using a high-powered light, it’s still a good idea to double check, just in case the tent you’re thinking of buying is really a Grow Tent Kit and not a stand alone unit. As a rule of thumb, the higher the wattage, the better quality the tent will be, and the longer the battery life.
Most grow tent packages will also come complete with an adjustable canopy or cover
This is important because it allows you to control the amount of light that comes through the canopy so you can keep the plants healthier during the cooler months. Usually the adjustments range from ten to fifteen, and can be adjusted up or down whenever you wish. You can also get a fan connected to the canopy that will blow air across the plant beds to keep the soil damp, and another fan that blows air out across the top of the canopy. Both of these adjustments should be made carefully so you can get the most benefit for your money, as even the best quality systems will have some weaknesses.
The main part of any grow tent package is the base. These are usually made out of strong, lightweight plastic, but there are also more sturdy metal versions being sold. Whatever you decide, make sure you’re getting a tent that can support the plants properly. Some manufacturers recommend that the tent’s floor should be four times deeper than the height of the plants (with the plants being about twelve to sixteen inches tall). But on average, the deepness should be no more than one inch, and this depth should remain consistent throughout the entire unit.
One of the biggest mistakes many new growers make is buying a tent package
But don’t panic; you don’t have to buy an expensive tent package with powerful fans and venting systems to vent your hydroponically grown plants. A simple tent package will provide all the proper air flow, as long as you don’t have any stray branches sticking out from where the air may not reach. With a little imagination, you can improvise and create some ventilation by hanging some clear sheets of PVC pipe over the outside of your tent package. Just make sure you’re not blocking the vents from the outside by making the sheeting too rigid.
Most of the time, all you really need in order to get your tent and all of your grow lights up and running is a little bit of extra set up. This includes hooking up all of your hps grow kits with the right connector clips, and if you’re using a grow dome or some other container, securing it into place with some type of lid or cover. Be careful to check that all of your items are securely fastened down, because if they aren’t then you’re going to risk having them fall off if there’s any type of wind blowing in your area. This isn’t a huge problem if you have the right types of indoor lighting, but in many cases this is enough to keep you happy and warm during the colder months of the year.