Grow tents are fabric boxes that are coated with heat and light reflective material on the inside. The tents offer control over indoor growing and work very well when incorporated with the right ventilation, bed materials and grow lights along with nutrients for the plants. The proper grow tent offers protection for indoor plants and can be an asset for any gardener.
Grow Tent Benefits
- The reflective surface of a grow tent increases the effectiveness of output of the grow lights needed for plant growth.
- The tents also increase canopy penetration for the plants by redirecting the light upwards and sideways. Using a grow tent ensures a percentage of the light will reaches below the canopy.
- Grow tents help maintain the proper humidity levels and temperature throughout the grow space.
- The limited space in a grow tent helps increase the efficiency of the ventilation system when compared to larger indoor growing areas. This helps remove heat, humidity and odors from the grow space.
There are several styles and of grow tents available. Keep the following things in mind to help you determine which style is the most suitable for your growing needs.
Grow tents are available in different layouts. Choose according to the type number of plants you plan on growing. Larger layouts offer easier maneuverability within the grow space and smaller layouts are typically easier to set up and manage.
Most grow tents have a standard height, but it is possible to adjust the height in some models. This allows the grower to adjust as the space requirements as the plants grow and change. The adjustable tents have extension poles that can be adjusted as growing conditions change. Make sure the grow tent height you choose will be able to accommodate not only the plants at full maturity but also the other growing accessories that will be used.
A grow tent can only withstand the outdoor elements if it is made with extremely strong materials and most models aren’t constructed to withstand and outdoor growing environment. A good tent will always have reliable stitching and bug resistant features.