Beginners guide to choosing an indoor grow tent
Chances are that if you have stumbled upon this piece, you have a passion to grow plants (whatever kind they may be) and are looking at the benefits of investing in a grow tent.
So, you’ve probably done some part of your research and read through articles and checked out a few options already. It can get a bit overwhelming right?
This piece aims to make your choice simple and is especially for the first time grow tent buyer. If you are experienced and a seasoned veteran of grow tents and needs, this still might be the right product for you.
5 things to keep in mind when selecting a grow tent
What do you need to keep in mind when choosing the right grow tent for your needs? Here are 5 key things that you need to bear in mind to get you going (there are more but let’s just keep the it simple):
Grow tent size - Depending on how many plants you wish to cater to, the type of plants and the space they need. Here’s a good general rule of thumb to keep in mind for size:
- 2 ft. x 2 ft. – 1-2 mature or 4 small plants
- 5 ft. x 2.5 ft. – 2 mature or 6 small plants
- 4 ft. x 2 ft. – 3 mature or 8 small plants
- 4 ft. x 4 ft. – 4 mature or 16 small plants
- 5 ft. x 5 ft. – 6 mature or 20 small plants
- Ventilation equipment - Certainly a very import factor in indoor growing. To keep it simple, you need an air intake valve or tube and an exhaust fan or window to send the hot out.
- Grow lights - Whether you plan on using a T5 or an LED the choices are many now. But do your research when it comes to the optimum light needs for the plants your growing. Goes without saying that, if your growing indoor this is essential.
- Accessories and tools - Plan the location of your grow tent such that you have the space and height requirements set. You will also need an electrical point close to it and depending on the type of plant you grow, you may need some support or trellis structure built into the tent.
- Reflective canvas that’s durable - The overall casing of the tent has to be durable enough to sustain inevitable water spillages, temperature variations, has to be reflective for the light and also should not absorb or retain moisture (which could lead to moulds).
All-in-one grow tents
The best option we recommend for first time buyers is to look for all-in-one grow tents. These are tried and tested and will get you up and running immediately. You wouldn’t need to worry about all the above factors in that case. Just pick the size you wish depending on your space constraints or choose the size depending on the type and number of plants you plan to grow.
One of the best all-in-one grow tent kits out there, which incidentally won the HighTimes award for best grow tent in 2018 is the HighDroGro stash box which houses upto 3 plants. They also have a dream box which can hold upto 6 plants.
Buy it here: https://trendygrower.com/collections/grow-tents
Here’s a video on the HighDroGro grow tents: