Gardening indoors is a great way to enjoy growing plants without needing a big backyard or the right climate. Bringing your garden inside can seem complicated but it is simple when you use a self contained space like a grow tent. There are many advantages to using a grow tent so let’s see why they are so popular.
Grow tents have a rigid frame surrounded by a cloth material lined with a reflective interior. With zippers to access the area, ventilation and electrical ports already installed, assembly is quick and easy. Simply build the structure and zip the material around the frame. With the grow tent in place, lights can be hung from the upper cross bars as well as other accessories like an exhaust fan and charcoal filter.
Grow tents have a degree of security to them as well. For those who grow legal medical plants, a grow tent can be tucked away out of sight, emitting no smell or light to give away its presence. Compared to the outdoors where there is less control against animals, pests and humans. Use a carbon scrubber attached to your exhaust fan to eliminate all odor emissions from the tent.
The main equipment that you need for your grow tent would be the proper amount of light for the space, an exhaust fan and your garden. You can use potting soil in simple containers, or use a more hydroponic garden to achieve greater results. The exhaust fan will bring in fresh air with CO2 from the vents and remove heat and humidity keeping your plants in a perfect environment.
A minimum of 20 watts of lighting per square foot of garden is required, and 40 watts per square foot is better. Use low heat lighting like LED or fluorescent grow lights to lower your need to cool the tent with an exhaust fan. If you put more power or hotter lights in your tent, be prepared to increase the ventilation to keep the garden cool. You can use high intensity lights like HPS with an air cooled reflector and venting hot exhaust air away from the tent outside or to another part of the house. Always ask your local hydroponic shop or send us an email if you have questions about equipment.
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You grow our own crops for a reason. You want to know what went into them and make sure you’re getting the highest quality possible. In a world where pesticides and harmful farming practices are the norm, we can reject that and grow something better.
Growing a better crop is not just about getting a big yield, it’s also about enjoying the fruits of your labor with better taste and flavor. Using only mineral fertilizers in any type of garden is a sure way to make a bland and harsh taste from your crop.
It doesn’t matter what you’re growing, getting big yields with greater sugars and terpene levels requires a healthy plant that has all the right building blocks. By using a product that delivers humic, fulvic acids, amino acids, vitamins, carbohydrates and root enhancers, you can achieve the highest quality and promote a larger harvest from a single product.
Dutch Nutrient Diamond is a blend of natural ingredients that increases nutrient uptake at the roots, stimulates increased cell division and delivers amino acids and other organic compounds that increase plant vigor. Diamond was created to increase plant vigor without the use of hormones or harmful ingredients like other products on the market.
DN Diamond was designed to use with a base fertilizer like DN A/B Bloom or DN Organic Bloom for unmatched value, consistency and quality of yield. Experienced gardeners around the world are reporting their best yields and improved taste when switching the DN Diamond for their additive product.
Your grow lights are one of the most important pieces of your indoor garden and they determine the health and size of your plants. That is why it is important that you have the perfect levels of light.
In order to be precise, use a light meter to check relative light values over time and in different areas of your garden. Alex would recommend the Hydrofarm Light Meter for this purpose.
The Hydrofarm Light Meter is a precision instrument used to measure luminance (footcandles). The meter is fully cosine corrected for the angular incidence of light, meaning that if you are not holding the sensor perfectly perpendicular to the light source, the sensor will still read the light correctly.
The sensor is stable and made of a long-life silicon photo diode. The digital light meter accurately measures to 40,000 FC. The meter’s built-in low battery indicator means you’ll never be caught by surprise by a low-power product.
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