What You Need to Know about Setting up an Indoor Grow Tent

By Dom Hennequin

December 20, 2018

If you want to try your hand at growing your own plants indoors year round, you will want to set up an indoor grow tent. The grow tent is the most important part of creating an environment for your plants to grow and thrive.

With a grow tent you control all of the environmental conditions including the weather. You need to account for a variety of factors including:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Lighting

It is essential to ensure you provide the right mix of these three for the types of plants you are growing. If you are able to discover the optimal “mix,” you can expect healthy plants and a robust harvest.

Setting up your grow tent is not a difficult process. You will want to make sure you have everything you need ahead of time including grow lights, temperature control devices, CO2 monitoring devices, air circulation fans, humidifiers, etc.

In addition to these items you will need screw drivers, scissors, wire cutters, power strips with surge protection, duct tape, and so on. You may even want to invest in a backup generator if your area is prone to frequent power outages.

Choosing a Grow Tent

The thing with grow tents is you need to make sure to choose one that will fit the size plants you want to grow. There is no need to purchase a huge tent if you only need a fraction of the space. Having a tent that is too big is a waste of money on your equipment as well as energy and water costs.

On the other hand, selecting a tent that is too small with cause overcrowding of your plants and could stunt their growth. You also want to choose a grow tent which has light reflection materials on the interior.

Choosing Grow Lights

Lighting is one of the key factors that will determine how well your plants grow and reach maturity. You need to make sure your plants have the right balance of light where they are not getting too little or too much.

Modern lighting technologies has advanced greatly in recent years with many types of LED grow lights now on the market. LED grow lights are able to emit a full spectrum of colors so you can control what color of light your plants are exposed to and for how long. They also do not get hot, which makes it easier for you to regulate growing temperatures.

Choosing Air Circulation

While your plants primary use CO2 to grow, there still needs to be fresh air circulation. Air circulation ensures CO2 levels remain where you want them. It also helps prevent problems with gnats, fungus, and other insects.

Choosing a Humidifier

Most plants like around 60 percent humidity levels. The best way to maintain this is with a humidifier that allows you to set the humidity level.

For assistance in selecting the right grow lights for your indoor growing, please feel free to contact the Hippie Grow Shop at 905-435-5845 today!

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