Buyer’s Guide to Grow Tent Kits

Introduction to the Grow Tent Kit

What is the purpose of a Grow Tent Kits? A grow tent kit is a pre-assembled set of tools and materials for growing plants inside. Because plants require the sun and its changing cycles to effectively develop and flower, a controlled atmosphere and light source is required. A grow tent kit can help with this. The equipment in the set is usually matched based on the size of the grow. For example, a modest 22′ tent will normally only contain 1 or 2 plants, requiring only a single lower-powered lamp to cover the same amount of space. Because there isn’t as much air to move, the ventilation fan may be smaller.

Basic Options for a Grow Tent Kit

*Tent to Grow

The grow tent is obviously the most important piece of equipment in a grow tent kit. A metal frame is usually encased in a reflective canvas material with a zippered door and ventilation holes. The grow tent has two functions: it helps reflect light back into the plant and it keeps ambient light out, allowing the plant to experience both day and night. As long as the light cycle is greater than 8 hours each day, the plant will grow in its vegetative stage.

*LED Light with a Broad Spectrum

A blossoming cannabis plant’s basic light requirements will include a few wavelengths in the blue spectrum for vegetation and a few in the red spectrum for flowering, as well as various intermediate wavelengths, UV, and IR. As a result, a wide spectrum light is an excellent all-around choice. The most basic light available is full spectrum lighting, which attempts to mimic natural sunlight.

For two key reasons, LED is the preferred lighting technology. LED grow lights are both cooler and consume less energy per lumen of light output than incandescent or fluorescent lamps. This will save you money on electricity and make it easy to keep the tent at the right temperature. To avoid burning the plant, the direct heat of an incandescent lamp would necessitate a considerably greater distance from it, necessitating an even larger tent. LEDs also offer a substantially longer lifespan, which saves money in the long run.

*Ventilation

Plants, like humans, require carbon dioxide in order to grow. Plants would consume up all of the available carbon dioxide in the grow tent if sufficient ventilation was not provided, and growth would suffer. A good grow tent kit will include a grow tent with many intake and exhaust openings, as well as a mechanism to circulate air in and out of the grow tent. The inline fan is useful in this situation. Inside or outside the tent, an inline fan can be used. 250cfm is more than plenty for little plants. 750cfm is recommended for larger tents. To balance airflow and noise, look for one with changeable speeds. Quiet fans will be approximately 20dB, with larger fans reaching 60dB. Most grow tents should be able to accommodate inlet and outlet dimensions ranging from 4′′ to 8′′.

*Filter for the Air

Air filters are usually the last component in a grow tent kit. These air filters are commonly used to eliminate odours. Activated charcoal is the most important component in an air filter for odour control. This is the same thing that goes into a Brita water filter. The grow tent filter can be placed inside or outside. If the fan is placed within the grow tent, it will draw air through the filter and blow it outside the tent.

Intermediate Grow Tent Kit Options

LED Light with Multiple Stages

Multi stage LED lights, like full spectrum LED lights, are energy efficient, long-lasting, and emit less heat. The fundamental distinction in a multi stage light is that the array of LEDs is divided into two or more batches, whether they are individual LEDs or clustered on a single chip (COB). The blue component of the spectrum makes up the first stage, while the red portion makes up the second. Each stage has its own switch, allowing you to programme the light to create only the wavelengths that the plant requires at the time, so conserving energy.

Timers

Light timers are included in some grow tent sets. This is a required component because the plant has to rest at night, but timers are usually no more complicated than any other plug-in timer you may find at the hardware store.

Containers

A few grow tent kits include pots or growth containers, which are useful because they are usually selected to match the tent’s size. Make certain they have adequate drainage holes and trays to capture overflow.

Advanced Options for the Grow Tent Kit

Grow tents with twin compartments will be available in the more advanced grow tent packages. This is helpful while developing plants in the vegetative and flowering stages. You can start another batch of seedlings while the first batch is in bloom because the veg period is roughly 4-6 weeks (depending on how big you want your plant to be) and the bloom period is 10-12 weeks. Instead of starting from seed, you can have a fresh batch ready to bloom as soon as the original batch is ready for harvest.

Nutrients

Nutrient kits for seedling, veg, bloom, and flush cycles are included in some grow tent packages. PH adjusters may also be included. This is a good place to start because the manufacturers will provide recommendations for feeding schedules as part of the whole system.

Humidity

Humidity control isn’t a must-have, but it’s strongly recommended. A cool mist humidifier is included in some grow tent packages. Hygrometers are frequently integrated in, allowing you to choose your desired humidity level. The plant’s humidity requirements alter throughout time, thus humidity control is necessary to maximise the plant’s health and productivity. Certain pests, such as spider mites, will not be able to kill your crop if the humidity is maintained properly.

Thermostats

Some grow tent kits have a thermostat that allows you to manage the temperature of your grow tent by raising fan speed and ventilation to remove heat. If you live in a hotter location and your room temperature rises during the day, this is a nice choice to consider.

Hydroponics

Some grow tent kits include hydroponic feeding systems that water and feed the plants for you. These methods are more complicated and should only be attempted by seasoned gardeners. Beginners may find it difficult to control and maintain the nutritional and ph requirements since they are more difficult to monitor and maintain.

Fans

Plants benefit from circulating fans because they reinforce stalks, preventing them from collapsing under the weight of greater buds. They also promote air circulation in the tent, allowing the plants to take advantage of all available CO2.