This may be because a landlord suddenly decides that he or she doesn’t want their tenant to grow cannabis. Another reason could be because you’re moving away on short notice.
The ease of setting up a grow tent is notable, considering you can set up a 10’x10’ grow tent by yourself within an hour.
Instead, grow tents have multiple entrance points, usually one on each side. Some have even integrated window-like viewing areas that allow you to watch your garden without having to unzip the tent.
Grow Tent Accessories
There’s no drilling required or tasks that require knowledge in carpentry, so it’s ideal for those that don’t have the know-how in construction-related subjects.
This is why grow tents or grow tent kits have risen in popularity and have become the de-facto method for the cannabis community.
Most grow tents are incredibly accessible, which makes them an excellent choice for beginners.
Grow Boxes: An Alternative to Grow Tents
Unless you’re a commercial grower, there’s little incentive to convert a room into a full-blown grow space.
Marijuana plants require a significant amount of light, and this intense lighting looks like a beacon if visible from the outside. Once again, for security’s sake, the light is contained within the sturdy walls of the grow tent.
Going into the vegetative phase, you want four-gallon square to round pots – square at the top and round at the bottom. They are commonly used in indoor growing because they make the most of the available light when placed together. You will also need some large, flat catchment trays to contain any spills, leaks, or mess.
Ventilation should be positioned at the top of the tent, suspended from the horizontal top bars toward the back wall of the tent but not touching it.
Now comes the hard work as you monitor, nurture, maintain and adjust your plants and their environment for the next 12 weeks. There is a lot to learn, but try not to put too much pressure on yourself as you can only truly learn by facing obstacles and finding solutions to overcome them.
Shades come in a wide array of designs, however, for a beginner, the Dutch Barn Hammertone shade is one of the most reliable and economical out there. The shade directs light downward where you want it, onto your plants.
When your plants go into your tent for the vegetative (growth) stage, they will need a specific light cycle of 18 hours with the lights on and six hours with lights off to mimic the plants’ natural environment. The bulb you want to get is a 600W, dual spectrum bulb. It is ‘dual’ in the sense that it emits two spectrums of light, one for the vegetative (blue) stage and one for when plants are flowering (orange and red), making it excellent value for the money.
And that’s it. Your tent is set up and ready for your plants to go into. All that remains is to take a baseline reading of the temperature and humidity inside the tent to give you an idea of what you are working toward to achieve the perfect environment for your plants to thrive in, which is between about 72-82°F with a relative humidity of between 40-70%.
Clip-On Oscillating Fan
If you are standing inside the tent, the order from left to right should go: filter>clamp>fan>clamp>ducting. The ducting is then passed through a portal at the top back of the tent.
These have several jobs including moving warm air produced by the bulbs around the tent and keeping temperatures even. They help to move gas released from the plants’ leaves away from the plant and CO2 and oxygen towards the plant to facilitate photosynthesis. Lastly, the fan gently shudders the plants, increasing the strength in the stems and overall structure.