If you’re planning to put together a grow tent for all of your indoor growing needs but have never done so before, you may not know the difference between some of the equipment options or even have a good idea of what you need to get started. If you’re not sure what to purchase to start a grow tent, here are some of the basics that you’ll need.
Get an All-in-One Tent Kit
You could make it very easy on yourself and simply purchase a complete grow tent that includes everything you’ll need. It includes the tent itself, the lights, the reflector, a duct fan, root pouches, saucers, a thermo-hygrometer, and more. There are a number of different kits available, some of which include different equipment or are larger in size. While this does provide you with everything you need, you are limited to what each kit contains unless you want to purchase additional items. It’s not as easy, then, to customise your grow tent. However, for first-time growers, this might be the best way to go.
Buy a Stand-Alone Grow Tent
If you want to put together your own grow tent, you’ll want to start by purchasing the tent itself. These tents come in a variety of different sizes and shapes so you can pick the one that fits your needs the best. They can be set up in just about any location and moved very easily so even if you later decide the tent isn’t right in the space you have it in, you can move it somewhere else. Grow and Harvest stocks some of the highest quality grow tents available, so it’s quick and easy to purchase one.
Another important piece of equipment for your grow tent is the lights. You want to make certain you’re using lights that are high-quality, safe, and will provide reliable lighting for your plants. If you select the wrong lights, your quality and quantity of yield will be greatly affected. There are many different lighting options that run from LEDs and LEPs to fluorescent lights. For maximum intensity, you may want metal halide or high-pressure sodium lighting. It all depends on what you’re growing, how much of it you’re growing, and what space you have.
Of course, you have to have the right environmental controls to keep your plants growing while they’re indoors. High heat and humidity can cause a number of issues, as can having the wrong soil pH. Keeping these levels correct does take a lot of work, which is why having the correct equipment is vital. You’ll need light metres, combination metres, pH metres, light timers, cooling thermostats, fan controllers, and more to keep your hydroponic environment perfect for your plants.
Grow Mediums, Nutrients, and More
These are only a few of the things you’ll need to get your grow tent up and running. You’ll also need to make sure you have the right grow medium, have nutrients and boosters for your plants, and make use of other things such as recirculating systems and pest control.