If you want to create an instant, convenient and practical growing space within your home then grow tents are likely to be a great solution to what you need. Essentially, a growing tent provides you with a dedicated growing area without taking up too much space. The great thing about them is that they are available in many different types, sizes and styles.
Grow tents are also versatile; they allow you to make the most of the space at your disposal even if you only have a small area. If you are interested in buying a grow tent for your hydroponics system, there are a few key features you need to be looking for.
Here are 4 important points for you to look for when buying the perfect grow tent for you.
The first and most important feature is the material which the grow tent is made from. The exterior material should be strong and sturdy made from heavy duty cloth to stand up to the rigours of repeated use and everyday wear and tear. The most important material to look for though is the inner material. This must be reflective and the more reflective the better (ideally 100%) this is because it will reflect the light produced from your grow lights maximising the amount of light your plants receive and reaching areas your lights possibly can’t; this will ensure you get a greater yield.
The frame is also highly important as this will determine how sturdy your grow tent is and how it will stand the test of time. Ideally the frame should be made from a strong plastic or a metal coated with plastic. Equally, you should also consider the quality of the connectors as the frame is only as good as its weakest point.
They may seem unimportant but the types of zips your grow tents have are vital to it functioning properly. Essentially the zips must be heavy duty to withstand regular usage and wear and tear; they should also have covers to ensure that once closed, they do not allow any light into the tent and typically the zip covers will rely on Velcro to close any gaps for light.
Doors & Vents
The doors are vital as they allow you to gain access to your plants and equipment. As such they should be large enough for you to fit through so you can work freely, and they should also be positioned on different sides to improve access for you enabling you to water the plants on either side helping you gain a better crop. Similarly the vents should be well positioned to allow you to plug in all of your equipment and to ensure that any tubes or cables that must leave the tent can do so without letting in light.
So for a versatile and convenient growing area, grow tents really are useful and with the right choice you can really help produce greater yields. These four features are the most important aspects of any grow tent and when looking to buy, they should certainly be included within you purchasing decision.
Today’s guest post has been provided by Growell, a leading UK Hydroponics supplier.