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What makes a perfect grow tent setup?
Well, the perfect grow tent setup is the setup perfect for YOU. We all have different needs, requirements and resources.
I’m going to explore everything YOU need to set up YOUR grow tent properly.
What to buy, where to put it, and how to use it.
I will take you through tent sizes, lighting options, everything you need to set up a working grow tent.
I’ll look at why a grow tent setup is often the cheaper, easier option when growing weed indoors, before moving on to the more technical requirements of the average grow tent setup.
Before you read on, make sure you have a good idea of your budget, your space and your target yields.
Take the information I’m going to give you, add it to your personal circumstances, and you should end up with a clear idea of the best grow tent setup for you.
Ready? Let’s grow!
Table of Contents
- Why use a grow tent setup?
- Size matters: how big do you want your grow tent setup?
- What else do you need in your grow tent?
- Step by step guide: how to set up a grow tent
- Maintenance is key
- Grow tent setups: what you’ve learned
- What size tent do I need for six plants?
- Do I need air intake in my grow tent?
- What size light for a 2×4 grow tent?
- How many plants can I grow in a 2×4 tent?
- Do grow tents need two fans?
- Should I run my carbon filter 24/7?
- Should I leave my fan on when the lights are off?
- Do grow tents keep the smell in?
- Is 300W LED enough for one plant?
- How many plants can go under 600w LED?
- Let’s get growing
- About the Author: Kyle Kushman
- Does cannabis need a grow tent?
- How long does it take to grow cannabis in grow tent?
- Do Grow tents work?
- How do you grow plants in a grow tent?
- Which is better grow room or grow tent?
- What is the point of a grow tent?
- How warm should my grow tent be?
- How big of a grow tent do I need for 4 plants?
- Are indoor grow tents worth it?
- How big of a grow tent do I need for 4 plants?
- How much electricity does a grow tent use?
- Do grow tents contain smell?
- Are Gorilla Grow tents smell proof?
- How many solar panels do I need to run a grow light?
- Why are grow lights so expensive?
- Will LED lights charge solar panels?
- Do LED grow lights use a lot of electricity?
- Buyer's Guide to Indoor Marijuana Grow Tents | Leafly
- Complete Guide to Grow Tents for Cannabis
- Grow Tent Setup: The Ultimate Guide by Kyle Kushman
- Growing marijuana in grow tents – Alchimia
- Growing Cannabis in a Tent
- Best Cannabis Grow Tent For Growing Indoors
- Best Grow Tents For Cannabis & Marijuana – September 2022
- How to Set Up a Small Indoor Cannabis Grow Tent
Why use a grow tent setup?
An efficient marijuana grow tent setup marries discretion to control. Pest prevention to environmental optimization.
These are my main reasons for using a grow tent setup when growing weed at home:
What’s your budget?
To (properly) strip down an entire room and make it suitable for growing weed, your budget will need to be pretty big!
You need time as well as money to kit out a full room, but you can grab a decent tent for a few hundred dollars.
First-time growers aiming for a six plant grow will need a 4 x 4 tent, paying no more than around $450.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you need a single or multi-chamber tent?
- Do you want to use the tent for many years to come?
- Are you looking for an all-in-one kit, or do you want to buy the components separately?
Whether you choose the complete grow kit or not, you can save time and money by choosing a decent tent.
Setting up your grow tent should only take a couple of hours, especially if you get a few friends around to help.
A grow tent can be set up almost anywhere indoors, including your…
- Spare room
- Living room
You can pretty much pitch your tent wherever you have power, but I will talk more about choosing the best spot later on.
An indoor grow tent setup is excellent for keeping things discreet.
We don’t all have 420-friendly house-mates or neighbors!
Regular growers know how annoying pests can be!
A grow tent setup with sealable intake holes will help with pest control. The sealed environment keeps out most insects and animals.
BUT, you’ll need to make sure you don’t bring anything in – always use clean clothes and shoes when entering the tent.
A grow tent (or two) can facilitate a perpetual harvest.
You can have one tent (or chamber) for vegging and one for flowering.
Time it correctly, and you’ll have plants ready to flower as soon as you cut your ripe plants down to dry.
Dust and dirt
The sealable intake holes on an indoor grow tent setup do more than keep out pests.
They also keep out dust and dirt.
Trichomes are sticky, they’re magnets for dust, dirt and microorganisms.
A clean, sealed tent plus clean gardener equals clean, healthy plants!
Size matters: how big do you want your grow tent setup?
How much room do you have?
And how many plants do you want to grow?
How much will they stretch?
Answering these questions puts you one step closer to choosing the right grow tent size.
A 2×2 grow tent setup is typically the smallest size you can get.
It’s great for amateur growers and holds a maximum of two cannabis plants.
Tip: stick to high-quality, low-heat LED lights.
2×4 setups are great if you’re growing for fun!
They hold a maximum of four plants, yielding (an average of) two ounces of bud per month.
Low maintenance and accessibility make them perfect for first-time growers.
Tip: a 2×4 grow tent setup can easily fit inside most closets and other small areas. Check our report on “micro growing” to learn more about this kind of setups.
A 3×3 grow tent setup will give you a little more space.
They hold two to four marijuana plants, but the extra room will make the growing experience less congested.
A well-organized 3 x 3 can deliver (an average of) a pound of weed every month.
Tip: when choosing your lights, aim for 40W per plant.
4×4 tents are the minimum size if you want to grow a good amount of weed.
They hold up to six plants, with a little room for access / inspection.
They can support 600W and 1000W grow lights, including large LEDs.
Tip: execute a good SOG or SCROG for increased yields.
A 5×5 grow tent setup can hold 9 – 12 cannabis plants, easily filling a small bedroom.
For a 5×5 grow tent setup, we recommend 600W to 1000W grow lights.
Tip: taller tents mean taller plants.
A 10×10 grow tent setup is great if you have an entire room to spare.
It can hold 16 to 30 plants – a gorgeous amount of weed!
These tents support powerful grow lights, including huge LEDs.
Tip: the bigger the tent, the bigger the running costs. Do you need to grow 30 plants?
What else do you need in your grow tent?
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The lighting landscape has changed radically in the past few years.
Back in the day, the best lights for grow tents were vertical HIDs with four-panel parabolic reflectors.
These days, grow lights come in all shapes and sizes!
We’ll take a quick look at the different options here, but you’ll want to check out my Beginner’s Guide on lights, too.
Fluorescent lamps are good enough for seedlings and the very early stages of your plant’s life.
They’re not so fantastic for continuous veg and flowering unless you don’t mind (much) smaller yields.
Thanks to the advances in LED tech, they’re becoming less and less popular with growers.
|Fluorescent lights Pros||Fluorescent lights Cons|
|They’re cheap.||Not that powerful.|
|Available in various shapes and sizes.||Only suitable for the early growth stages.|
|You can buy them everywhere.||You can expect smaller yields.|
|They’re efficient in terms of operating costs.||They can be bulky.|
|They don’t take up much space.|
|They produce little heat.|
You can use high-intensity discharge (HID) lights for vegging and blooming.
Blue-heavy halides are used during the vegetative stage, red-heavy sodium during flowering.
The switch mimics the natural color change of the seasons.
HIDs are very powerful, but they have a significant heat signature.
|HID lights pros||HID lights cons|
|Powerful and efficient.||Intense heat signature.|
|Optimized light spectra.||High power consumption and electrical bills.|
|Big yields.||Heavy and awkward.|
|Convertible and interchangeable.|
Light-emitting diode (LED) tech has seen some incredible improvements of late.
The light spectrum in these lights works great for vegging AND flowering plants.
You won’t need to move your plants between grow spaces or change light bulbs between phases.
What a game-changer!
More and more people are using LED lights for growing marijuana.
|LED lights Pros||LED lights Cons|
|Super efficient with less heat.||The market is flooded with sub-standard products.|
|Straightforward installation with no ballasts.||Suitable LEDs can be pretty expensive.|
|Extended life span. Good LED bulbs can run for up to 90000 hours.||The colors produced by the bulbs can make it tricky to spot potential problems or diseases.|
|Some LEDs come with a switch that allows you to switch from veg to flowering.|
Grow tent ventilation is achieved either actively or passively.
You can employ an ‘active’ system, using equipment to pull air in and push air out.
Or you can do the same passively, relying on fans and open vents.
Any decent-sized grow tent setup will need an active system.
If you don’t want to annoy your neighbors or housemates, you’ll need to keep control of the odor.
A carbon filter is the best way to control odor in your grow tent setup – but it can be costly.
Humidifier and dehumidifier
The humidity in your grow tent setup is super important!
Nature does it perfectly, so why not match it?
Push your humidity up during the day and down at night.
This cycle is known as VPD or vapor pressure deficit.
Using a good-quality hygrometer will make it easier to control cannabis humidity.
Soil and nutrients
The most significant decision with soil is whether you’re going with amended or unamended.
Your earth and nutes play a super-important role in a successful grow.
Beginners usually prefer amended soil because it doesn’t need much in the way of additional nutrients.
Other growers prefer unamended soil because they can choose their own nutes and how much they want to add.
Good quality marijuana nutrients take much of the guesswork out of feeding your plants.
When choosing pots for your plants, consider the following things:
- water retention
- root anchorage
- nutrient absorption
- space to grow
You can purchase traditional pots at any garden center. Growers like plastic, ceramic, or fabric materials.
Plants use carbon dioxide as part of photosynthesis.
The most popular source of CO2 for cannabis is gas tanks fitted with controllers and regulators, but there are alternatives to tanks.
Many growers now use mushroom spores for their CO2.
This solution is far cheaper, less cumbersome, and better for the environment.
Plants thrive on routine. A timer is super-handy, you can just set it and forget it!
Using a timer will help prevent hermaphroditism and other problems.
The same goes for watering and temperature in your grow tent setup. Automation can simplify your grow and eliminate human error.
Making your tent setup tech-savvy will lessen your workload!
Step by step guide: how to set up a grow tent
Setting up a grow tent isn’t rocket science.
Take a look at how we do it in our Beginner’s Guide EP 4 – Building Your Indoor Marijuana Grow Room:
It can be a little frustrating on your own; we suggest finding a helping hand.
1. Choose your grow tent location
Look for an area that’s stable and available long-term.
You don’t want to have to move everything halfway through the grow.
You’re also looking for accessibility to a power supply that can handle the required voltage.
2. Clear and clean the space
Start with a clean area.
Disinfect the ceiling, floor, walls, and any windows.
This helps prevent insects and fungi from getting to your plants.
Once the room has dried and ventilated, you can start putting the tent together.
3. Put the tent together
Next, it’s time to assemble your tent according to the instructions.
4. Install your fan
Air movement is vital!
Use two fans—one flowing over the top of the plants, just under the lights—the other flowing in the opposite direction under the canopy.
Not only does this gently circulate the air in the tent, but it helps to strengthen your plants with resistance training.
5. Add your carbon filter & other ventilation equipment
As we mentioned earlier, a carbon filter will help keep smells on the down-low.
You can hang your carbon filter from the tent’s ceiling or frame, depending on how much weight you’ve already put on.
You can hang the exhaust fan with the filter or place it outside the tent, close to the HVAC outlet.
Once secured, you need to connect the ducting and make sure it’s sealed. The fewer 90° angles you have in your ducting, the better.
6. Install temperature and humidity gauges
Keep an eye on temperature and humidity with a thermometer and hygrometer.
7. Hang your grow lights
Adjustable ratchet hangers are great for hanging lights.
They are easy and quick to adjust — no need to use chains and S hooks.
The closer your light is to your plants, the more intense the light they receive.
8. Set your timer
A simple timer could be your new best friend, especially when it comes to lights.
Simply set it, check it, and forget it!
9. Add plants
When you’ve finished perfecting your grow tent setup, you can start your grow! Remember to monitor the levels of temperature, humidity, and other factors, because you’ll likely need to tweak things as your crops grow.
Maintenance is key
Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your marijuana grow tent and everything inside it.
Thorough cleaning between grows (like wiping down all surfaces and washing everything you want to reuse) will go a long way.
The importance of keeping records
Good record keeping is of supreme importance, whether you’re growing buds on a large or small scale.
Take as many notes as possible in terms of watering, lamp height, and, of course, the date you switch to flowering.
Grow tent setups: what you’ve learned
Growing cannabis in a tent is super-popular, but it’s important to get things right. Let’s run through what you’ve learned today:
- Good grow tent setups are cheap and easy to maintain, you can look forward to continuous yields & easier pest prevention. PLUS, they’re stealthy. Check our report on “cheap indoor grow setup” for more info.
- When it comes to grow tents, size matters — size determines which lights you can use and how many plants you can grow.
- You now know the basics when it comes to grow lamps (fluorescent, HID, and LED lights).
- Regular maintenance prolongs your grow-tent’s lifespan.
- You’ve learned to keep records of everything. The best way to do this is to create a Homegrown Diary.
What size tent do I need for six plants?
Six plants can be kept in a 4×4 tent.
If the strain is known to grow very big and bushy you might prefer a 5×5 setup.
Do I need air intake in my grow tent?
Yes, this can be achieved actively or passively.
What size light for a 2×4 grow tent?
At least 200 watts for the whole 2×4 tent or a minimum of 40 watts per plant.
Choose the type of lights wisely. You don’t want your crops suffering heat burn.
How many plants can I grow in a 2×4 tent?
In a 2×4 tent, you can grow up to four plants. It’s just big enough to fit most common lights, and you get to harvest an average of a couple of ounces per month.
Do grow tents need two fans?
You need at least one fan and an extraction system (passive or active) to keep the air in your grow tent nice and fresh.
Should I run my carbon filter 24/7?
Once your plants hit flowering, you can run your carbon filter 24/7 to help control the smell.
Should I leave my fan on when the lights are off?
You can keep your oscillating fans on while the lights are off. Turn off the other fans about an hour after lights go out—your automation feature can save you time and energy here.
Do grow tents keep the smell in?
You need to use a carbon filter to absorb odors.
Is 300W LED enough for one plant?
One 300W LED should be more than enough for one plant, but it wouldn’t be enough to light a whole tent.
How many plants can go under 600w LED?
It depends on the size of your plants and tent area. In a 4×4 tent, you can fit up to six plants under a 600W LED.
Let’s get growing
Now you have your grow tent set up and you’re ready to get growing, make sure you have the best seeds for the job.
Buy good-quality indoor cannabis seeds online and join our community at Homegrown Forum to chat with other growers. Want a data-driven approach to growing? Track and share your progress with Homegrown Diaries — the appliance of science!
To keep learning, check my report on how to grow cannabis indoors!
About the Author: Kyle Kushman
Kyle Kushman is a legend in the cannabis community. He is the modern-day polymath of pot: cultivator, breeder, activist, writer, and educator. After winning no less than 13 Cannabis Cups, there’s nothing this guy doesn’t know about indoor growing – he’s been there, done it, and is still doing it to this day!
Does cannabis need a grow tent?
If your goal is to use just one structure to grow weed, you’ll need a tent that can accommodate plants at their biggest, which happens during the flowering cycle, or ?bloom? photoperiod.
How long does it take to grow cannabis in grow tent?
Generally, growing cannabis (pot, weed, marijuana, etc.) indoors properly with tents will take you 3 ? 4 months, with 1 ? 2 months in ?veg? and 2 months in ?flower.? Remember, no two plants are exactly the same and you are ultimately responsible for determining how long you will grow your plants inside, not the plant
Do Grow tents work?
The closed design of grow tents keeps pests such as whiteflies, aphids and spider mites away. Pest control with a grow tent is nothing compared to the issues many gardeners run into when growing outdoors. As long as you keep your tent closed, pests will stay out.
How do you grow plants in a grow tent?
Step by step guide: how to set up a grow tent
- Choose your grow tent location. …
- Clear and clean the space. …
- Put the tent together. …
- Install your fan. …
- Add your carbon filter & other ventilation equipment. …
- Install temperature and humidity gauges. …
- Hang your grow lights. …
- Set your timer.
Which is better grow room or grow tent?
Conclusion. To summarise, a grow tent and a grow room come with their own set of benefits. A grow room is more suitable for a large-scale operation, typically for commercial purposes.
What is the point of a grow tent?
Grow tents let you have fresh produce year-round by creating an appropriate environment for your indoor hydroponic garden. You have improved control over the growing environment. Grow tents let you control the light, water, temperature, and humidity, so that your plants can grow faster and stronger.
How warm should my grow tent be?
A standard, well ventilated grow room should be kept between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit under optimal conditions. Temperature can be raised or lowered according to your plants’ needs.
How big of a grow tent do I need for 4 plants?
Here is a quick guide to sizing your tent with how many plants you can grow: 2′ x 2′ Grow Tent – Great for mother plants (1-2 plants) 2′ x 4′ Grow Tent – Fits in most closets (2-4 plants) 3′ x 3′ Grow Tent – Ideal for people with a limited work area (2-4 plants)
Are indoor grow tents worth it?
Keep Pests out and odor inside
Indeed, indoor grow tents are also great at keeping pests, mold, and pet hairs out of your grow space. Weed grow tents also significantly reduce the amount of light and odor that leaks out into your home.
How big of a grow tent do I need for 4 plants?
Finally, we have the conclusion, a 4x4x6. 5ft (120x120x200cm) grow tent is the best choice for 4 Plant plants. In this way, we can know what sizes of grow tents are needed for different numbers of plants.
How much electricity does a grow tent use?
According to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC), indoor commercial cannabis production (also known as a cannabis grow room) can consume 2,000 to 3,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per pound of product.
Do grow tents contain smell?
At the same time, the enclosure is made up of fabric and zippers which begs the question, are grow tents smell proof? Simply put: no, grow tents are not enough to block odors. The materials and pieces that make up a grow tent system (reflective mylar, tent canvas, inline duct fan, ducting tubes, etc.)
Are Gorilla Grow tents smell proof?
Are Gorilla Grow Tents smell proof? Gorilla grow tents come with odor-blocking materials, which will help to eliminate smells from the inside of your tent during the flowering cycle. The Gorillas also use a high-quality filter that allows air to flow freely yet keeps smells inside the tent.
How many solar panels do I need to run a grow light?
However, as a rule of thumb, you would need 200 to 300 watts of solar panels for every 1 kWh of daily energy that your grow lights consume. For example, if your grow lights use 2 kWh of energy every day, you would need 400 to 600 watts of solar power to offset that energy consumption.
Why are grow lights so expensive?
These lights are expensive because of the research and development cost that goes while producing them to match the industry standards for healthy growth of plants and veggies. Although the initial cost is high, but with multiple advantages they have, it’s the best choice to invest in them for long term benefits.
Will LED lights charge solar panels?
Another smart tip to charge solar light is by using LED lights. LED flashlights can charge solar lights when you don’t have access to indoor lighting. You need to charge your solar panel for about 10 to 12 hours while using LED light.
Do LED grow lights use a lot of electricity?
Electricity Costs: LED Grow Light vs Incandescent Grow Light
It shows that an LED bulb has the same amount of light at 85 ? 88% efficiency compared to an incandescent light bulb. In other words, your LED grow light only needs 10% of the energy of an incandescent light bulb for the same light output.
Buyer's Guide to Indoor Marijuana Grow Tents | Leafly
Buyer’s guide to indoor marijuana grow tents Written by Matt Stangel (Shannon Price/AdobeStock) What is a grow tent? Matte black on the outside and shiny on the inside, grow tents are temporary structures designed for cannabis cultivation—offering a purpose-built place to hang lights and fans without permanently modifying a residential space. Homegrowers have flocked to grow tents for decades to minimize an indoor garden’s impact on a house while sequestering aromas, promoting plant health, and maximizing yields. Tents come in sizes ranging just a few square feet all the way up to multi-room mini-mansions. Some are fairly basic and others are decked out in features that we’ll explore below. Why use a grow tent? Apart from readymade convenience, growers use tents to improve a garden’s efficiency, increase yields, and save money. Perhaps the biggest draw is a grow tent’s ability to capture every last beam of light emitted by power-hungry horticultural fixtures: Lined with reflective materials like diamond mylar, light that would otherwise fall away from plants is sent ping-ponging between tent walls to be redistributed and absorbed across the canopy. A comparison of common reflective materials by grow-light manufacturer MIGRO observed up to a 33% increase in canopy illumination when using industry-standard diamond mylar—that means 33% more weight come harvest time, so three ounces would become four, and an $600 ROI becomes $800. But benefits aren’t limited to yield. Grow tents are outfitted with fan ports to swap hot, CO2-depleted air for a neutral, fresh breeze, improving a grower’s chances of raising healthy plants. Additionally, by limiting the size of a grow space, filtered exhaust fans scrub the air using far less electricity than they would in an open room—thereby minimizing a garden’s overall power consumption. Between better yields, healthier plants, and savings on your electric bill, many hobby growers opt for a tent before building out dedicated rooms or modifying their homes. Where to set up your grow tent (aleksandar kamasi/AdobeStock) Before picking a tent, buyers should carefully consider where it will go and if that location is environmentally compatible and equipped with adequate utilities. Temperature For most cultivation setups, a room where a human would be comfortable in a t-shirt is perfect. Weed plants are happiest when they’re in a temperature range of 20°F variance throughout day and night. When lights are off, temps should be no lower than 64°F during veg and 54°F during flower. When they’re on, temps shouldn’t be much higher than 84°F during either phase. Lights add heat—HIDs more so than LEDs—but generally speaking, if the tent’s room is around 65°F, fans should be adequate to maintain a good temperature and you won’t need ACs or heaters. Spare bedrooms usually fit the bill. Basements—cool in the summer and warm in the winter—are often well-insulated from daily weather extremes that can stress out plants. Untreated rooms are less ideal and should be avoided if possible. For instance, garages and attics can fluctuate widely in temperature and humidity throughout the year and might not be well-suited to new growers. When raising plants in uninsulated spaces, success often rides on the use of heaters, ACs, dehumidifiers, and automated environmental control technologies that can add a lot to your utility bill. Space for your grow tent A cultivation room must accommodate not only the storage of a tent, but its construction. A foot or so of over-tent clearance makes for a smooth assembly, ensuring ample space to wrestle the uncompromising canvas shell over and around the frame. To figure out how a tent sits in a room, pick a potential location and make a tape outline of the tent’s dimensions on the floor. Can people still move around in the room? Will the tent block any doors, windows, vents, light switches, or electrical outlets? If a tent needs to exhaust into the outdoors to ameliorate aroma or temp buildups, are windows or ducts available? Can plants be accessed from all necessary angles? Safe power use Your…
Complete Guide to Grow Tents for Cannabis
Complete Guide to Grow Tents for Cannabis | Grow Weed Easyby Nebula HazeTable of ContentsWho Should Use Grow Tents?Quickly Create the Perfect EnvironmentWhat Size Grow Tent?How to Set Up a Grow Tent for Ultimate StealthWho Should Use Grow Tents?Grow tents are designed to keep things simple for hobbyist cannabis growers. As convenient as grow tents are, they’re not designed for huge marijuana grow operations! But for someone who wants 1-5 ounces/month, a grow tent may be the best way to go!Example of a cannabis plant in a grow tentPros of Growing Cannabis in a Grow TentRelatively Cheap – Prices are around $70-150 for your average grow tent. Setting up a grow space to have all the same characteristics (reflective walls, air-tight vents, light proof, a waterproof tray at the bottom to catch spilled water, etc.) can easily cost the same amount or more. Plus it’s difficult to DIY a space so that it works as well as a grow tent (which has been designed for this purpose) and it will often take more time, planning and effort than simply buying a pre-made tent.Easy & Quick to Set Up – Assembling your grow tent and getting completely set up to start growing will take about an afternoon and can be done by just about anyone (full instructions below). Overall, the work of setting up a grow tent reminds me of putting together an old-fashioned camping tent, only weed comes out of it a few months later!Stealth – A grow tent prevents smells and light from escaping the tent when set up properly, and can be tucked away in a big closet or the corner of a room without necessarily drawing a whole lot of attention.Perpetual Harvest – Grow tents work very well if you want to keep two separate grow spaces, for example if you wanted a separate vegetative and flowering chamber for a perpetual harvest. Grow tents create a completely self-enclosed environment that can be managed separately.Helps Prevent Bugs – The intake holes of most grow tents are covered with mesh, which allow air to pass but stops many insects. This helps prevent incidental bugs like spiders or carpenter beetles from getting to your plants. A grow tent with strong grow lights is also a pretty hot and inhospitable environment for many cannabis pests!Keeps Buds Clean – In addition to preventing bugs from getting on your plants, the mesh intake holes help keep out dust and impurities. The sticky trichomes on cannabis buds are surprisingly good at holding on to fibers, animal hair and anything that floats by. A surprising amount of random debris can get onto your buds even if you keep your grow room pristine. A grow tent helps keep buds clean and looking good!Some grow tents don’t look particularly suspicious. On the left is a homemade stealth grow cabinet and on the right is a 2’x4’x5′ grow tent that looks vaguely like a clothes wardrobe. They’re just about equally nondescript!When all is said and done, a stealth cabinet with fans on the inside (even one done very professionally so it’s completely light proof) is only marginally more stealthy than a black grow tent with a zipper down the middle. When it comes to stealth, don’t expect any grow tent or cabinet to be stealthy enough for someone to be hanging out in your room without noticing the fact that it’s emitting light/noise/heat. Instead, you’re looking for something that can fool someone who is quickly passing by it for a moment or two.Grow tents also let you easily set up a perpetual harvest. This grower (Manzfoo) keeps young plants in the purple LED tent, and older plants in the yellow HPS tent. As soon as he harvests the big plants, he rotates in the young ones and starts a new batch. This lets him harvest every 2 months or so!If you’ve seen the examples and want to keep it simple and get a grow tent, here’s more information on how they quickly create the perfect environment for your growing marijuana plants!Quickly Create the Perfect EnvironmentWhen used correctly, a grow tent lets you recreate nature under its…
Grow Tent Setup: The Ultimate Guide by Kyle Kushman
Grow Tent Setup: The Ultimate Guide | Homegrown Cannabis Co. Here You Will Find: Why use a grow tent setup? Size matters: how big do you want your grow tent setup? What else do you need in your grow tent? Step by step guide: how to set up a grow tent Grow tent setups: what you’ve learned FAQs What makes a perfect grow tent setup? Well, the perfect grow tent setup is the setup perfect for YOU. We all have different needs, requirements and resources. I’m going to explore everything YOU need to set up YOUR grow tent properly. What to buy, where to put it, and how to use it. I will take you through tent sizes, lighting options, everything you need to set up a working grow tent. I’ll look at why a grow tent setup is often the cheaper, easier option when growing weed indoors, before moving on to the more technical requirements of the average grow tent setup. Before you read on, make sure you have a good idea of your budget, your space and your target yields. Take the information I’m going to give you, add it to your personal circumstances, and you should end up with a clear idea of the best grow tent setup for you. Ready? Let’s grow! Why use a grow tent setup? An efficient marijuana grow tent setup marries discretion to control. Pest prevention to environmental optimization. These are my main reasons for using a grow tent setup when growing weed at home: Cost What’s your budget? To (properly) strip down an entire room and make it suitable for growing weed, your budget will need to be pretty big! You need time as well as money to kit out a full room, but you can grab a decent tent for a few hundred dollars. First-time growers aiming for a six plant grow will need a 4 x 4 tent, paying no more than around $450. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you need a single or multi-chamber tent? Do you want to use the tent for many years to come?Are you looking for an all-in-one kit, or do you want to buy the components separately? Whether you choose the complete grow kit or not, you can save time and money by choosing a decent tent. Convenience Setting up your grow tent should only take a couple of hours, especially if you get a few friends around to help. A grow tent can be set up almost anywhere indoors, including your… Spare roomGarageAtticCellarLiving room You can pretty much pitch your tent wherever you have power, but I will talk more about choosing the best spot later on. Grow Tent Setup Inside my Garage Stealth An indoor grow tent setup is excellent for keeping things discreet. We don’t all have 420-friendly house-mates or neighbors! Pests Regular growers know how annoying pests can be! A grow tent setup with sealable intake holes will help with pest control. The sealed environment keeps out most insects and animals. BUT, you’ll need to make sure you don’t bring anything in – always use clean clothes and shoes when entering the tent. Perpetual harvest A grow tent (or two) can facilitate a perpetual harvest. You can have one tent (or chamber) for vegging and one for flowering. Time it correctly, and you’ll have plants ready to flower as soon as you cut your ripe plants down to dry. Dust and dirt The sealable intake holes on an indoor grow tent setup do more than keep out pests. They also keep out dust and dirt. Trichomes are sticky, they’re magnets for dust, dirt and microorganisms. A clean, sealed tent plus clean gardener equals clean, healthy plants! Size matters: how big do you want your grow tent setup? How much room do you have? And how many plants do you want to grow? How…
Growing marijuana in grow tents – Alchimia
Growing marijuana in grow tents How to grow marijuana indoors in a growing tent In this article we’re going to explain some basics about indoor cannabis cultivation in grow tents, one of the most popular options among those who just want to grow some pot at home for their personal use. Being highly versatile thanks to the wide range of available dimensions, you only need to keep several factors in mind to successfully harvest your own buds. Indoor cannabis cultivation is easier thanks to grow tents Lighting System The lamps should be 50/60 cm away from the plants (with 600 watt sodium lamps), 35/40 cm away with 400 watt sodium lamps, and should be raised as plants grow, always maintaining the same distance from their tops. During the growth period, marijuana plants need 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness for a fast and healty developement. This phase should last for a minumim of two weeks or until the plants are about 25 cm tall. During the flowering period, marijuana plants need 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness (it is very important that plants are in total darkness). The length of the flowering period varies from plant to plant and it ranges from 50-70 days, depending on phenotypes. Normally, growers use HPS lamps, LED panels or LEC CMH lighting kits for this stage. Ventilation of marijuana plants The extractor fan must always be connected when the light is on. During the dark phase it should be connected during 15 minutes every hour, and during the last weeks of flowering you should increase this period to 15 minutes every half an hour. If humidity levels reach 90%, then the extraction fan has to be connected continuously. It can act as “passive intractor” when temperatures are moderate, when we don’t need an intractor fan. LED panels are great to keep temperatures under control Temperature and humidity in the grow tent The temperature in the grow tent should not exceed 31°C (maximum temperature) and should be above 17ºC (minimum temperature), although the ideal temperature is between 20 and 28ºC. Relative humidity should not exceed 75% (maximum) and should’t be lower than 20% (minimum). The ideal humidity is between 40 and 60%. Sometimes it can exceed 90%, what shouldn’t be a problem if it happens only in particular occasions. A thermo-hygrometer is necessary to control these parameters in our growing space. Plants must be watered according to their needs Watering and fertilising marijuana Marijuana seedlings need an abundant watering once they have been transplanted (½ litre per plant). A few days later, 150 ml of water per plant and day will be enough. A sprayer can be of great help. At the start of the flowering period irrigation should be increased to 250 ml per plant and day. During the last two weeks of flowering you should give your plants 150 ml of water per plant and day. Before each irrigation, touch the potting soil. If the soil is still moist, wait for the next day to water again. These instructions are just guidelines to help you find the optimal irrigation for your plants, which will vary slightly depending on several factors like temperature, pot size, etc….
Growing Cannabis in a Tent
Growing Cannabis in a Tent Growing cannabis in a tent is a great way to grow marijuana at home. You’re not going to be growing on an industrial level. However, it’s a way to take a medium-sized area (like a basement) and turn it into multiple environments. Using tents, you can take a single room and break it up into multiple areas that can each produce a pound or more per harvest. Why Use a Cannabis Tent? Grow tents fulfill multiple crucial roles for an indoor grow. First, cannabis grow tents are light proof and maintain your light cycle. If you’re in flower, you need to make sure you’re getting 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness per day. In addition, tents make it easier to control your environment. Finally, tents allow you to have economy of space. In other words, tents are the best way to get the most out of a limited area. In addition, you can use tents to create different areas with multiple plant cycles in a single room. For example, if you have one area with an open floor plan and you want to have both vegging and flowering plants down there, you’re going to need two independent light cycles. As a result, you need to have tents. This same logic can apply on a larger scale if you’re trying to have multiple flower cycles for your plants. Buy or Build The first question you need to ask yourself when growing weed in a tent is whether you’re going to buy a pre-made kit for your tent or to build it yourself. There are perks to either choice. If you buy a kit, a company will already have chosen all the right pieces for you. They’ll include specialized, high-quality, durable parts. These marijuana grow tents are usually relatively cheap, and you can get a good one for $100 to $150. In addition, kits come with instruction manuals. However, this knowledge comes at a price. If you’re growing weed in a tent, buying a pre-made kit is much more expensive than trips to the hardware and hydroponic stores. You can build a tent yourself out of PVC, panda paper, and duct tape. In addition, most hydroponic stores sell six-foot adhesive zippers. You can use these to make a door in one of your panda paper walls. This will probably cost about half as much as much as a kit, if not less. Space Is Your Enemy Space is usually restricted in most cannabis grows. This can be especially true when growing weed in a tent. For most home grows, having a tent that’s about four-square-feet is recommended. Sometimes, you can even go a little bigger if you have more room. In addition, height is usually a limiting factor in cannabis grows. I’m a tall guy, so I like to have my tent taller than six feet. No matter how tall your tent is, remember that you always want to keep your light source 18 inches from your canopy. So plan accordingly! Using Tents to Control Light One way you can control light when growing weed in a tent is by using multiple tents for multiple plant phases. For example, when your plants are in veg, they need at least 18 hours of light per day. When your plants are in flower, they need 12 hours of light, nothing more. Because tents are light proof, you can build two tents in one room and have one tent vegging while the other tent is flowering. If you’re in your flower cycle, it’s crucial that you get 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness per day. If you don’t, your plants will get confused and release stress hormones. As a result, they’ll herm, meaning they’ll turn from a female plant into a hermaphrodite that produces both male…
How To Set Up a Grow Tent for Cannabis Production
Best Cannabis Grow Tent For Growing Indoors
Best Cannabis Grow Tent For Growing Indoors Are you looking for the best cannabis grow tent for growing weed indoors? We’ve assembled a thorough guide on why you need a grow tent, what factors to consider when buying a grow tent, the best small and budget grow tents, and all the accessories you’ll need to start growing cannabis in a tent. Not to be confused with a marijuana grow box, which is something different. Let’s get started! Why Use A Grow Tent For Growing Weed Indoors Before we discuss the factors to look for when buying a grow tent, let’s quickly look over why you would need to use a grow tent in the first place. Grow tents are traditionally used for growing weed indoors. Cannabis grow tents allow home growers to grow in a contained space without having to do extensive construction or remodeling projects to their property. They are portable, budget-friendly, and user-friendly spaces where growers can hang lights and fans and fully deck out the interior for high yields. Grow tents can be purchased for a relatively small price starting at around $50 and going up to $200 or more for higher-end or larger grow tents for large-scale operations. The tents provide growers with a discreet way to grow inside, deter pests, and maximize the amount of light in the tent with its reflective interior. What To Look For In A Cannabis Grow Tent Cannabis grow tents have enabled amateur and experienced growers to grow marijuana plants indoors for years. Modern cannabis growers have an expansive selection of cannabis grow tent options ranging in size, look, price, and quality. Size The best grow tent for you may not be the best for someone else. Grow tents vary in size and height. Growers should consider the height of a grow tent to ensure it’s tall enough for the plants and the grow lights. Maximizing height in a grow tent allows growers to place the lights far enough away from plants leaving room for fans, ducting, and air filters. Smaller grow tents, however, can restrict the growth of the plant due to the height limits. Ensure your grow tent is large enough to fit the cannabis plant you’re trying to grow. Investing in a larger tent for the future can pay off in the end. Growers must also consider the width of the grow tent. Incorporating additional equipment and moving around the tent requires enough space for the plant and the grower. For instance, a 4’ x 4’ grow tent would not accommodate a completely full tent. Realistically, that size tent would have about 3’ x 3’ of space for growing cannabis plants. Quality Budget growers can definitely score a durable and resilient grow tent, albeit, affordable tents may not have as high-quality materials compared to more expensive tents. Watch out for tent tears, broken zippers, poor temperature seals, and other environmental fluctuations that can reduce your plant growth due to tent material quality. Try to get the best grow tent for your money. Features to Look For Grow tents can…
Best Grow Tents For Cannabis & Marijuana – September 2022
Best Grow Tents For Cannabis & Marijuana Last updated: September 1, 2022 Add Your Company To This Page | Improve Your Rankings Rank Product Name Features Material Quality Features Performance Durability Value Overall Score 100 G VG E Change in Rank Evaluation Criteria: The materials used to produce grow tents such as mylar, nylon or polyester is important both to the performance of the product and the overall durability. The type of material used, how that material can affect the performance, and the overall quality of that type of material is reviewed when comparing them to other competing products in the same market. The features of a product need to provide benefits to the consumer. Features of grow tents that are reviewed provide a distinctive characteristic that sets it apart from similar items. This includes but is not limited to size, reflectability, water resistance and filtration. Performance refers to how well a grow tent functions compared to the buyer’s expectation. A buyer’s expectation is generally shaped by both their history with using similar products and any guarantees of performance or expectations being set by the product manufacturer. Guarantees and promises are taken into consideration when measuring performance. Based on the materials that are used for grow tents, such as mylar, nylon or polyester, also need to be durable for long term use. Durability is the ability of a product to remain functional, without requiring excessive maintenance or repair, when faced with the challenges of normal operation over its design lifetime. While value is something that can be difficult to measure, it is something that can be compared between similar products. During consideration of different grow tents, the value the average buyer will see compared to how much they have financially invested into the product is reviewed.
How to Set Up a Small Indoor Cannabis Grow Tent
How to Set Up a Small Indoor Cannabis Grow Tent Grow tents are a fantastic way to grow cannabis, and they come in all shapes and sizes. In the past, we’ve covered setting up an indoor grow tent on a budget, but this time we’re going to look at how to set up a space-saving smaller grow tent. In this step by step guide, you’ll find all the information you need to get you started. Whether you’re among the beginners or looking to jump from outdoor cultivation to your first indoor experience, you’ll be on the right track, growing high-quality cannabis in no time. Utilising a grow tent for your indoor gardening offers many benefits. Enviromental Control If you’re growing outdoors, you’re at the mercy of the climate – torrential rain, frost, lack of sunlight – these are issues you don’t have to worry about if you’re growing cannabis in a tent. You have complete freedom to set the light, humidity, moisture and air you need to grow cannabis plants. Tent growing allows you to maintain a stable environment to ensure optimal plant growth. You can guard against pests easier, too – as long as you keep the environment under control and maintain good hygiene within the tent. Security A grow tent allows cover so you can grow your plants in private. Lighting is contained within the tent as it seals shut with zippers, and no light leaks mean a good covert set-up. You also have greater scope to control aromas, which is a real bonus if you have to keep your cultivation low-key. Portability Tents can be quickly built up, taken down, and resituated according to your needs. Better Results Growing in a tent streamlines the process and makes it a little easier if you’re new to cultivation. Not only that, but a good specialised tent has a reflective interior which will boost the effects of your lighting, meaning greater photosynthesis. Leaves and buds alike will benefit. Why Go Small? If you’re working with limited space, limited budget, or a hobbyist looking to start growing your own plants, a small grow tent is a great way to produce great cannabis without the hassle or expense involved in putting together a larger tent. You’ll need less equipment, which means less outlay, less responsibility, and less to go wrong. How Small is Small? That depends on your needs. You can grow cannabis in a mini tent, which can be used for seedlings or clones, or you can grow a few small plants all the way from seed to harvest. Tents are sized in square feet, so a 2’x2’ tent means 2 feet long by 2 feet wide. The taller your tent, the better for allowing plants to grow and allowing the necessary lighting, of course. You might want to DIY your own tent, but if not, there are plenty of options available for buying a smaller tent – you need only look as far as Amazon for a plethora of options. If you want to go bigger, mini tents are available in varying sizes, so once you’ve assessed your available space, choose accordingly. Bear in mind a small tent is small – a world apart from a camping tent size or a larger, walk-in grow room. You’re most likely going to be working on your plants by unzipping the tent and peeling the top back. Before choosing your size, know how many plants you want to grow, but also understand what strain – do your research and be aware of the height to which your plants will likely grow, and be sure to choose a tent that can accommodate not only your plants, but the lighting, fans, and if necessary, a carbon filter for aroma control. All of these things…