Grow Tents: The Secret to Healthier, Happier Plants.
Whether you are looking to grow your entire crop indoors year-round or you need a seasonal solution to keep your plants safe during cooler months, a grow tent is a great solution to keep your crop thriving.
Indoor grow tents provide a flexible solution to bring your plants out of the elements and into a controlled growing environment. Today’s tents are made from a variety of materials that help keep the temperature consistent inside while also offering a way to keep pests and pesticides from damaging your crop.
Today, indoor growing suppliers such as Indoor Growing Canada offer a wide selection of grow tents made from a variety of materials. Tents also come in a multitude of sizes, so finding one to meet your needs shouldn’t be difficult. With so many options on the market, which best meets your needs? Keep reading to learn more about grow tents and to find the ideal option to maximize your harvest.
One of the most important considerations in selecting a tent is the size. You want to be sure you select a tent that comfortably fits your crop without overcrowding. For small rooms, narrow and tall tents may be a good option. If you need a solution that is as unobtrusive as possible for a room that guests frequent or for options that will be out in the open, like a family room, small, compact options are also a possibility. If you’re putting your tent in a larger space, such as a basement, a larger tent may be your best option, and some are even height adjustable to grow with your crop. Some larger tents also have two separate sections so that you can use different light sources.
Today’s grow tents come in a variety of materials tailored to the grower’s specific needs. The purpose of a grow tent is to protect your plants and to reflect light back onto them, so they get maximum light exposure without burning. With this in mind, the backing needs to be made of a high-quality material to keep light from leaking out and should prevent damaging hot spots.
The most common materials grow tents are made of include canvas, oxford cloth, and other thick, dark fabrics. These fabrics easily allow the grower to determine if any light is leaking out. In selecting a tent, pay attention to the denier factor, which indicates the thickness of the materials it’s made of. The thicker the denier, the better, but many experts recommend aiming for 600 or higher.
Selecting a tent with a high-quality frame is important. Your frame supports your tent as well as various other components such as lightning, filters, and fans. With this in mind, selecting a frame that is strong and durable will help maximize the longevity of your tent. Opt for those with heavy-duty steel that is rust resistant over PVC, which can release harmful chemicals when exposed to light.
Every tent will have a recommended light source rating. The specifications will usually outline how many watts are ideal for growing in it. Make sure you stick to these specifications for safety and to maximize your crop’s success.
Once you determine how many light sources you need, be sure you select a tent option that has enough ports for plugging in lights, fans, water sources, and anything else you need to successfully grow your crop. Venting ports are also important to be sure that your fans get the air they need so they don’t overheat your tent. Be sure that your ports are thoughtfully crafted so that they don’t allow light to leak through. Double flaps and drawstring closures are a couple of options to look into to avoid losing light in your tent.
Other things you might consider when purchasing a tent include trays, doors, windows, and humidity monitoring. And the good news is, grow tents also come in a wide range of prices to meet your needs. Of course, the larger the tent, the more expensive it will be, but small, less expensive options are out there to get you started.
No matter what size or price point you’re looking for in your tent, Indoor Growing Canada has a variety of options to meet your needs and to help you find success with indoor growing.