You know that feeling of wanting something cool, but couldn’t justify spending the money? That was me with grow tents when I first started hydroponic gardening. I didn’t understand the many benefits that a grow tent would bring to my indoor hydroponic garden. Here are the reasons why I finally realized I needed to buy my first grow tent.
Grow Tents Maximize Your Lighting
Indoor gardens that lack containment lose a lot of light compared to enclosed gardens. Grow tents contain a liner that reflects the light rays back into your garden that would have otherwise been lost. This light bounces throughout the grow tent reaching areas of your plants that might not have otherwise received them.
The Light Leak
Without a grow tent, The room your hydroponic garden is in will be lit up! This can be bad for the eyes and leave an unappealing look. Just check out what my garage was looking like!
I think it had a mad scientist look, but I don’t think the neighbors appreciated it as much as I did.
Grow Tents Keep Out Pests
It’s amazing the pests you come across while gardening. A hydroponic garden is a utopia for pests and once they start, their numbers can quickly grow.
More than just a nuisance, a pest problem can mean the death of your garden. Pests will damage your plants leaving them susceptible to disease. Using a grow tent for your indoor hydroponic garden will help keep pests from reaching your garden to begin with
Grow Tents Also Keep out Unwanted Visitors
I think my gardens are pretty cool, and so do visitors, especially kids.
Most kids, not knowing about hydroponics, are amazed at plants growing with no soil, and of course, want to check it out. This is fine except for the fact that they often go hands-on, damaging plants. A grow tent creates a barrier against unwanted visitors so I can be the gatekeeper.
Grow Tents Allow You To Control The Environment
Environmental factors have a major impact on plants. Temperature and humidity both have an effect on plant health, growth, and production. Too hot or cold and plants will slow in growth, and increasing the chance of disease. Too much humidity can promote the growth of mold, and bacteria and can suffocate plants.
The growing environment for your garden should be similar to the ideal growing environment plants would have outdoors. This can be difficult for the hobby hydroponic grower gardening indoors unless they are using a grow tent. Enclosing your garden in a grow tent creates a smaller area that is both easier and cheaper to control.
While not as glamorous as getting a new hydroponic system or grow light, a grow tent is a great purchase for indoor gardeners. It’s a small investment that definitely pays for itself with the benefits it brings!