What is a grow tent kit used for?A grow tent kit is a portable and reusable grow room, and is perfect for those who want to start growing indoors but fear compromising privacy or making a mess in their house. Growing in a closet or a separate room in your home can be expensive and messy, and isn't always feasible. This is just one of the many reasons home growers are switching to tent packages. Grow tent growing is discrete and creates a better environment for growing plants than a spare bedroom or linen closet ever could. It is tough to beat the efficiency of a grow tent kit. They come in sizes ranging from 2’ x 2’, which can fit in your closet, to 10’ x 20’, which is big enough to fill a garage! There truly is a package for everyone.
Choosing a grow tent kitThere are so many grow tent kits on the market that shopping can get overwhelming. We recommend you first determine how you want to design your grow room. Your ideal grow tent will be different if you want to grow in a small closet than if you could devote your whole garage to growing. Check out some of the most common grow room examples in this article. Once you have a better idea of how you are going to grow with your tent, you can check out our grow tent buying guide which will explain what you need to look for when buying a tent.
What is included in a grow tent kit?Grow tent kits are the best way to get started growing indoors because you are essentially buying an entirely outfitted grow room. Trying to buy each individual component necessary for a grow room will lead to headaches, and generally, be more expensive than our preconfigured tent packages. On top of the tent (obviously), you get to choose a grow light, grow method, ventilation system, and any accessories you may need to start growing huge plants in the comfort of your home!
Grow lightsOne of the most important components of any successful indoor garden are the grow lights. You will be able to narrow the tent based on what lighting system you want to employ, such as:Regardless of which lighting system you choose, your grow tent will come plug and play. We include the fixture and bulb, ballast, reflector, light timer, and hangers. If you are wondering what light is best for you, check out our full breakdown of grow lights in our learning center!
Grow methodThe next step in selecting a grow tent kit is deciding if you wish to grow in soil or hydroponically. There are pros and cons to each, and tent packages specific to each style.
HydroponicsHydroponic grow tent kits include the hydroponic system itself, and will grow less plants in the same space than a soil grow tent. The quality and yield of the harvest will generally be superior, which is why many indoor growers prefer hydroponic systems. If you opt for a hydroponic grow tent kit, all that is left is selecting the hydroponic nutrients and the hydroponic grow media, which can be:If you are interested in learning more about growing hydroponically, visit our learning center! Our Hydroponics 101 article will help you understand how and why to grow with these systems.
SoilThere is a longer learning curve with hydroponic systems, so if you are new to growing, we recommend you start with a soil grow tent kit and upgrade later on if you wish. The grow tent kits for soil will grow more plants, and are much simpler. They include pots and saucers, and from there you will need to select a nutrient package and a growing medium such as:For more information on growing plants in soil, visit our learning center!
Ventilation SystemOne of the major benefits of grow tent growing is the ability to create your own mini-environment without affecting the rest of your home! Are grow tent kits smell proof? Grow tent kits include an exhaust fan and carbon filter with the ventilation system. These components work together to expel odors from the growing environment. The carbon filter eliminates the smells of your garden and prevents them from extending into the room or the rest of your house. We want to constantly recycle the air in the grow tent and introduce fresh air every 1-5 minutes. This will keep CO2, oxygen, temperature, and humidity levels under control. The ventilation system of a grow tent kit includes the ducting to exhaust stagnant air, exhaust fan, carbon filter, speed controller, and clip on fans to create a cool breeze! To learn more about creating an environment conducive to growing healthy, heavy plants, check out this full guide to grow tent ventilation!
Grow Tent AccessoriesThere are a number of common tools every grower needs throughout the plants life cycle, and the most important ones are included in some grow tent kits, such as:
Upgrading your grow tent kitAll grow tent kits come with the basics necessities for getting your indoor garden started. Economy grow tents are great for beginners, but growers with a few harvests under their belt may want to upgrade their system.
Multi-Chamber Grow TentsOne way to take your operation to the next level is with a multi-chamber grow tent. Also known as a perpetual harvest grow tent, these contain different chambers for plants in different stages of growth. This allows for a harvest every 8 weeks! With one chamber for flowering and one chamber for vegging and propagation, you will never find yourself short on plants. You can learn more about perpetual harvests in our blog.
CO2 Enrichment KitIntroducing additional CO2 into your grow room can have a number of benefits, such as:
- Increased plant growth and vigor
- Decreased effect of environmental stresses
- Increases water and nutrient efficiency
- Greater temperature tolerance by plants