Setting Up And Taking Care Of Your Grow Tents


If you have been looking for a perfect way to own herbs, then opting for grow tents is viable. Not everyone can own a secret plot of marijuana. But if you are a puff-puff-pass person then having your own place to pick from anytime you want is a pleasant idea. Grow tents have thus grown in favor for their secrecy and accessibility. If you’re planning on having your own grow tent, then knowing how to go about it is very important. You can’t just place them in that sunlit room as that will kill secrecy that which is one of the essential selling points. However, it still has to be a place with vegetative factors for them do well.

The grow tent area blue print

You will need to know how it should look like, what things will be required and the overall ease of harvesting. This can only be possible if you come up with some kind of a blue print or equipment list for guidance. It is not a must that the sketch be all expertly done or fancy. Just have it help visualize what you are trying to come up with labeling the different sections needed. Additionally, it will be vital to consider the amount of electricity needed. Your home breaker is standardly set at 15 amps thus exceeding this will cause problems for the whole home. Try to ensure that your overall home use doesn’t exceed to avoid frequent surges.

In case you want more electricity to cater for grow tent, then buying an extra 100 amp sub panel for the setup is advisable. Setting this up will slightly increase electricity consumption. So, try to ensure that no non-essential appliances are attached to it. Furthermore, it will also be important to consider where the run-off water will go. There has to be a system to regulate the water usage. A sink in the same room will be a good idea. Have an industrial sink installed with better hydroponic capabilities. You can use other innovative ways to ensure that excess water doesn’t make the whole place messy.

How to set up you grow tent

Converting any room into a perfect place for plants is not an easy. That’s why most people opt for commercial grow tents which come well designed to fit easily all in one. Either way, after you have chosen perfect location, secured you electricity supply and solved waters supple issues to the room, here is what to do:

Setup steps

. Evaluate the setup costs factoring in all equipment and accessories as listed in your earlier blue print.

. Clear everything from the room that you may not be using for the set up. Thigs such as curtains, carpets, pets, rugs or even furniture should be relocated to other rooms leaving your grow tent area.

. Determine the space between buckets leaving room for more work while taking care of the growing herbs.

. Have a place specific for nutrients, bulbs, storage containers and pruning shears transforming the room into a full agricultural place.

Locate where to put the grow tent. If your plan is to pull air from the outside then putting it at the window or crawl roof positions will be viable. This is one of the top considerations even before the setup process begins.

An ideal beginner grow tent

When you are starting small, it is always important to take things slow. After learning a few tricks here and there about caring for herbs in grow tents, that’s when going increasing the size would be perfect. You don’t want to start big only to find your budding plants withering off. Here are some ideal dimensions of a grow tent with sufficient venting characteristics for two mature plants.

. 2 times 4inch ports designated for pipes, wire and cable management.

. 1 pocket poach that allows you easy access to pruning shears, gloves, sunglasses and even meters.

. 5x 6in duct port for intake and exhaust ventilation purposes.

. 3x rectangular air vents for better humidity control at all times.

. One window perfectly sealed to for easy monitoring without disturbing the plants.

3 beam supports for holding bulbs and wire cables together with carbon filters.

. It is mostly referred to the small square base grow tent that can not only help learn the art, but also supply you with quality leaves from two healthy plants for some puff.

Offering nutrient supply to your herbs

Every plant needs some nutritional care for faster growth and increased production. That’s why you see largescale farmers rely much fertilizers to nourish their crops. Marijuana too needs nutritional supple for increased foliage. Opt for feeding packages that will be perfect for the different stages of cannabis plants. Trust me, there are lots of them in stores out here. You can even order online if you wish.

Taking care of your grow area for increased productions

After some time, you will feel the urge to sell some rolls to your friends. Well ensuring that your plants can meet the demand with increased production is very important. Taking good care of the place will positively affect the production.

Close monitoring – This is necessary especially when the plants are sprouting out. Ensure that the ventilation is perfect with enough supply of air. Water should be also be sufficient, but not too much. Correct lighting should also be available at all times to give freshness to the herbs. Pruning will also help the plant create a more leaves rather than growing tall.

Check for pest infestation – Pests are a lifelong enemy of most plants and herbs aren’t an exception. Naturally, the nature of grow tents make it difficult for pests to come in. However, when you keep bringing extra equipment from outside such as ladders, trash cans or even hoses, then cases of pest infestations may occur. In most cases, this occurs in small numbers thus dealing with them the organic way will be viable.


Settling on perfect grow tents is the first step to growing your own marijuana secretively at home. There are numerous types and sizes of grow tents packages to choose from. However, it is important to begin with smaller ones before settling for the larger ones. Take good care of your grow area and monitor your plants for better foliage and faster growth. Good luck!

Author: Sam Wilson

Sam is into Hydroponic for the last 5 years. He has several hydroponic systems (most of them are exotic plants). You can follow him on Google+, FaceBook, Twitter & Youtube.

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