Top 4 Tips for Buying Grow Tents
If you are a gardening hobbyist, you will want to have a continuous supply of delicious veggies regardless of the weather or season. Such is the joy of doing what we love any time, any day. As such, you may be thinking of transferring the vegetable garden indoors.
The benefits of growing in indoor spaces using grow tents are numerous according to this grow tent guide. Nothing beats the environmental control, and convenience indoor gardens provide. Not only is the prospect of having your own clean and fresh tomatoes free of chemicals and the like, exciting, but it also makes your gardening a fulfilling activity.
But how do you know if the grow tent you are after is the right one?
Some Tips for Buying Grow Tents
- The quality of the fabric: there are various grow tent materials, and canvas is among the most common. The thicker the fabric, let’s say 600D-900D, the better and more durable it is. Thicker material is lightproof and has fewer chances of allowing microorganisms entry to have a field day. The reflective inner lining that boasts a reflective capability of more than 90% is the way to go as it is energy efficient. However, in recent years, some issues have been raised regarding PVC and the release of toxic phthalates. Ideally, you should seek a quality assurance statement from the manufacturer on the same.
- The Frame: the bigger the tent, the stronger the frame you will need. Remember the skeleton structure is responsible for holding all the fixtures inside. A heavy-duty steel structure may be strong and durable but will be a bit unwieldy, and difficult to set up. Most indoor gardens are not so big meaning that synthetic materials and lightweight metal may be sufficient – and of course cheaper.
- Ports and Openings: this is among the most overlooked factors by many indoor gardeners. The thing is, different tents brands have various ports and openings – the smaller ones, though, have fewer ports. Access of the tent enclosed space to the outside environment is as valuable as having the right material quality.So, considering the size of your tent and the location, choose the right shelters with sufficient ports and openings to provide an ideal growing environment.
- The Seams and Zippers: anyone that has ever bought a bag will tell you that zippers are usually the first go, seams too – depending on the quality. Choosing the right quality tent with a functional zipper may do the trick. But mishaps are sometimes unavoidable, and broken zipper teeth and torn seams may still happen. Buy the right quality and regularly exercise caution when using the zipper. Brush dirt off and be in the habit of spraying lubricant for a smooth flowing zipper. And to avoid tears around the zipper seams, be gentle as you operate it. Even with such care and caution, a double-seamed tent is better than a single-seamed, any day.
Grow tents are quite revolutionary. And with expanding demands, opportunists are sure to circle with their poor quality tents. Therefore take your time to choose the right tent – it is as vital as the veggies you will grow inside them.