Which Grow Tent is the Best for Growing CannabisMarch 5, 2019
In this article, we are going to discuss different types of grow tents. Grow tents come in many different sizes. Some have windows, some have extra thick insulated walls. You can buy tents from 6ocm x 60cm, all the way up to 4m x 4m, and in some cases even bigger! But, which grow tent is the best for growing cannabis? And which grow tent suits your needs?
What Size Grow Tent should you buy?
The first thing you need to consider, is how much cannabis do you need? The whole idea of growing your own cannabis is to make sure you have a good, safe, constant supply of it. So you need to make sure your grow tent is big enough to grow the amount of cannabis you need.
If you have enough space for one grow tent, then you need to calculate how much cannabis you will need to last for around 16 weeks. If you have enough space for 2, then you can reduce the amount of time your grow will take to around 10 weeks. This is because you can have a “Veg” tent, and a “flowering” tent.
Grow Tents to Grow 5 Oz of Cannabis
If you are a moderate cannabis user, you will not need a huge grow tent to supply you with the amount of cannabis you need for personal use. If you smoke 7g ( 1/4 oz) a week, 5 ounces of cannabis will last you around 20 weeks. This kind of yield can easily be achieved in a 60cm x 6ocm grow tent:
You can grow 2 plants in a 60cm grow tent if you intend to use it for the full cycle. It can also be used as a veg tent for small plants and seedlings as you prepare them for flowering.
Because of the small floor space, you will only need a maximum of 250w of light. With the lower wattage of light, and smaller air space, smaller 4 inch extraction can be used to maintain a steady environment.
If you are a small time cannabis user, this is an ideal tent for your percy grow. It doesn’t take up a lot of room, and is a cheap initial setup.
This is a must have tent in a percy growers inventory. Some new growers will buy this tent, and then move onto a bigger tent for their next grow.
Grow Tents to Grow 16 oz of Cannabis
If you are a regular cannabis user, and use over 1 oz of cannabis a week, then you will need a grow tent that can cover your needs. To grow around 16 ounces of cannabis, a 1m x 1m x 2m grow tent will be your best option:
When you buy a 1m x 1m x 2m Grow tent, you will need along with it a 600w lighting kit, or an led equivalent to it. Because of the high intensity from the light, you will need bigger extractions. 6 inch is a good start, but during summer months you may need more. Adding a 4 inch intake extractor will help, or even moving up to an 8 inch extractor.
You can also buy cooling tubes, and hoods to help maintain temperatures. But with good ventilation, and six inch extraction, temperatures should not be too much of an issue.
Grow Tents to Grow 20 oz of Cannabis
If you use cannabis on a daily basis, you may find that you need a little more cannabis than a 1m tent can bring. Increasing the size of the grow tent just a little can bring a big difference in yield. The extra room allows air, and light to move around the grow room easier. Also, you have extra space to allow your plants to get a little bigger before flowering. If you have the room for it, a 1.2 x 1.2 x 2m+ grow tent is what you should buy:
You can run this tent as if it was a 1m tent, and make no changes to the extra equipment. But you can also push it a little further with stronger lights. If you use stronger lights, you will need bigger extraction to control the heat in the grow room.
This is the maximum size most percy growers will need to grow a personal amount of cannabis. In some cases though, the cannabis will be used to make extracts for medical or recreational purposes. To make extracts, you need a much larger amount of cannabis, and that leaves us with one more tent size that a percy grower can use, before you start heading into cultivation territory!
Grow Tents for Growing 1kg of Cannabis
For some growers, they are growing their cannabis for medicinal uses. Maybe you want to make extracts rather than cannabis for smoking? To make extracts and oils, you will need a lot more cannabis than just for recreational smoking use. So for this, you will need a bigger grow tent. The biggest tent I would personally recommend as a percy grower, is a 1.2 x 2.4 x 2m grow tent. Any higher than this, and you would have a difficult job convincing anyone it is for personal use in a worst case scenario.
Having a tent this size will bring you a lot of cannabis, but with it, comes risk. You can buy, the 60cm grow tent, with a 1.2 m grow tent, and run a cycle. When your plants have around four weeks left of flowering, you can start a new crop in the 60cm tent. When your crop is chopped and dried, your new plants will be big enough to go into flower.
Choosing the Right Grow Tent
Ultimately, the decision is down to a few factors;
- The Amount of Cannabis You Need to Grow
- The Amount of Space You Have
- Your Budget
- And Your Growing Experience
If you are new to growing, and looking to buy your first setup, and grow your first plant, the the 60cm tent is ideal for you! You may learn that you do not like this hobby, and investing too much would be a waste of money.
Buying a small setup up gives you the chance to learn how to grow, and get the hang of things before stepping into a big tent. It is also lower cost, and as you may be buying cannabis right now, you might not have the resources to buy a full setup. When you have your own home grown cannabis, you will save money, and will be able to upgrade.
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So, what grow tent are you going to buy first? Let us know, happy growing, and stay safe Percy Growers!