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The Best Grow Tents for Controlling Light and Temperature

Choosing the best grow tent can be confusing, especially if you’re just getting started growing plants in your home. You don’t want to spend all your time searching around and looking at reviews only to wind up with the wrong product or something that doesn’t fit your needs. To save you time and energy, we have compiled a list of the best grow tents in 2019 to help you find the perfect one for your needs. So read on to learn more about what makes these tents so great and which one might be right for you!

Why do I need a grow tent?

The reason that most people purchase a grow tent is to control light, heat, humidity, and odor. A grow tent provides several advantages over other methods of growing indoors. The very first advantage to using a grow tent is that it controls all external factors which may affect plant growth. Just like you control temperature by adjusting your thermostat in your home, growers use a climate controller with their indoor garden to maintain conditions such as humidity and temperature. This allows you to have more of an ideal environment for your plants while keeping them safe from extreme temperatures or cold drafts coming in through cracks or open windows. The second advantage is keeping these factors separate from other areas in your home where you may have pets or young children who are not able to enter an area containing cannabis plants.

Questions When Choosing Grow Tent

What’s your budget? How much space do you have? Do you need a tent with a view window or doors? What grow light system will you use in your tent? What size is right for me? How many plants can I grow in my tent at once, and how big will they get? Do I need to waterproof my tent, and if so what do I use to make sure no moisture creeps into my grow room when it’s not needed.

What Size Do I Need?

If you’re growing your plants in a small area, say less than 20 square feet, then you can use a tent or closet-sized tent. We recommend choosing a tent that is 4′ x 4′ or larger. Larger tents are easier to manage, offer more space for growth, and have lower risk of mold because they allow more air circulation.

Where Do I Get One?

In addition to online retailers like Amazon, you can also find a wide selection of grow tents at your local gardening supply store. If you’re located in a state where medical or recreational marijuana is legal, these types of stores are easy to spot—just check out their advertisements in a local newspaper! For people growing strictly for personal use, it may be more difficult to find one.

How Much Will it Cost Me?

A grow tent can cost you anywhere from $40–$300, depending on its size, materials, and design. You’ll also need to set aside another $150–$200 or so if you want to invest in an adequate heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. As far as lighting goes, consider that a single HID light can cost about $250.

Tips on Choosing the Best Cheap Grow Tent

Choosing the best tent for growing in the house means exploring a few key features of the tent, including size, partition, air intake, mixing, and features. All of these factors will affect the longevity of a growing tent and how well it will support the needs of the indoor garden.

Enhancement tents are primarily for indoor use, i.e. the size of the home, garage, basement, or shed where the tent will be pitched. Also considered is the expected height of the plants to be planted, so the height of the growth tent will also be important.

Some tents are wider than others, while others are longer. Some indoor tents have a fixed roof to allow tall plants to grow. Know the height of the ceiling of the house space and consider the plants that will be inside the tent when considering the size of the new tent. 

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