A perpetual harvest grow tent kit, also known as a multi-chamber grow tent kit, allows you to grow indoors year round. Unlike standard grow tent kits, however, you can sometimes squeeze 8 harvests into a year! This style of growing is super fun, and incredibly rewarding. There are three chambers in these tent - one for your clones and seeds, one for veg, and one for flower. We'll dive into each of them in more depth below. But, for a complete guide on this style of growing, check out our post on perpetual harvests.
Multi-chamber grow tents feature a removable shelf, and the interior divider is removable as well. So, you can use this tent with multiple chambers, or as one large chamber!
One chamber is for getting your grow started. You can house a cloning machine or seedling kit in this chamber, and use a low-intensity fluorescent light to bring your plants to veg. Your plants won't spend a ton of time in this chamber, because once they harden off, you can move them into the veg chamber.
Once your plants have hardened off a bit, you can move them into the veg chamber. This chamber will use a separate light from the propagation chamber. We recommend using a slightly stronger light, so you can grow big, strong branches. After a few weeks in this chamber, you'll move plants into their final home - the flower chamber.
The flower chamber is the largest section of your perpetual harvest tent kit. You'll switch the photoperiod here to 12/12, and you have plenty of room for your plants to flower. In this chamber, you'll use a more powerful light, with a flower-specific spectrum. Once your plants finish flowering, you can use this chamber to dry.
We’ve made building a perpetual harvest grow tent kit incredibly easy. No more searching through products to find the right one, questioning whether or not you’ve made the right choice.
Now, you can follow a few easy steps and build your own multi-chamber grow tent kit to fit your needs. Just follow these steps!
Before even considering which light you want to grow with, you need to choose your tent!
This will depend on how much space you have to grow, and how many plants you want at one time.
Our post on grow room design will help you with this step.
After you have selected your length and width, you will choose your height. These tents tend to be shorter in height than a standard grow tent. You'll need to keep that in mind when planning your grow. You also need to consider that the size of your tent may be 3' x 4', for example, but that's divided amongst multiple chambers. You won't have 12 square feet of growing space, but rather a 9 square foot flower chamber with roughly a 3 square foot veg chamber and propagation chamber.
Note - your original tent selection will determine what options you are presented for tent height and tent brand. If you select a certain length/width and then don’t see the height option or tent brand you want, it is because it is not available for that size tent. You can try making a different original selection!
After you have chosen a grow tent, you will be presented with a number of grow lights that we have hand-picked for your tent.
The first light you choose will be for your flower chamber. This will be your most important light, and it needs to be strong enough to promote bud development. It also needs to have an optimized spectrum for flower. To make things simple, we only provide LED lights as options for this step.
The next step is choosing a light for your veg chamber. You have the option to grab another light after that for your propagation chamber, but its up to you if you want a third or not. Your options here are T5 and LED. We recommend T5 for propagation because lighting needs are pretty low when your plants are so young.
After you select your grow light, you will choose a ventilation system for your tent. The ventilation system is a crucial component of your grow tent kit, and will help manage temperature/humidity and odors.
At the very least, you will need an exhaust kit to help expel hot, smelly air. If you are serious about your grow, you’ll need an intake kit as well. This will work to bring in fresh air while your exhaust system removes old air.
You also need at least one clip on fan to help circulate air and “make your plants dance”. Depending on the size of your tent, you may want a couple of these. Keeping the air circulating in your tent will strengthen stems, keep temps and odors lower, and help discourage pest and disease development. If you want to learn more, check out our post on grow room atmosphere and ventilation.
Once you’ve selected your ventilation system, you’ll need to make an important decision - your growing method.
You can choose between a complete hydroponic system or traditional soil and pots. If you are a new grower, you are probably better off with a complete grow tent kit for soil. Once you have a few grows under your belt, and feel more confident in your abilities, you can always upgrade to a hydroponic system.
Hydroponics is appealing for a number of reasons, with the main one being decreased time to harvest, less water used, cleaner growing conditions, and more. This style of growing can be really fun, but it is challenging. There is a steep learning curve and lots of moving pieces, so if you aren’t willing to dedicate plenty of time and energy to your grow, stick with the lower maintenance option - soil.
Once you have your tent, light, ventilation system, and growing method, you are essentially done!
While this is really all you need to grow (besides nutrients), you will inevitably need some accessories along the way.
These include scissors for pruning, trellis for training, propagation supplies for starting seeds/clones, and CO2 for boosting growth and yields.
You will need many of these at some point, so why not grab them while you’re here?! If you don't see the accessories you are looking for, don't worry. We have everything you could ever need for your grow tent, so just reach out to us or browse our site for it.
The final step in building your LED grow tent is adding your harvest supplies. You can grab drying racks, trimming equipment, and even extraction equipment!
Many growers procrastinate on grabbing harvest equipment, because it's so far down the road. But, it makes so much more sense to just grab everything you need right now, and then you don’t have to worry about anything down the line!
Most of what we have presented in this LED grow tent kit builder is for hand trimming, but there is a good chance you may want a trimming machine, especially for the larger grow tent sizes.
|Lead Time||Lead times vary per product. Check each product for accurate lead times.|
|Grow Tent Size||Variable Per Configuration|
|Suggested Plant Count||Varies By Configuration|
|Set-Up Dimensions||Variable Per Configuration|
|Est. Electricity Cost /mo||Variable Per Configuration|
Sign-up and save! Get exclusive discounts & the latest product releases.
Expert Advice Toll-Free
© 2011-2023 Hydrobuilder.com - 312 Otterson Dr STE D , Chico, CA 95928 USA
All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective trademark holders.