Cultivating Vegetables in Grow Tents

In cooler northern climates, warm summer weather may not last long enough to grow some warm season corps. Gardeners can extend the season with elaborate green houses, but the effort and expense may be too much if you’re not planning to grow a large garden. If you’ve got a more modest garden in mind and a smaller amount of expenses you can afford, using grow tents for plants is a logical alternative.

What is a grow tent? The shape and design may vary, but it is basically a portable frame covered in thick plastic sheeting, designed to capture and keep in heat to encourage plants to grow longer.

Grow Tent Benefits

Whether they’re temporary or semi-permanent, grow tent benefits are the same. Capturing heat and holding it in an enclosed area creates a mini climate, which allows plants to grow longer than your outside environment would naturally allow.

In the spring, setting up a grow tent in your chosen planting area allows the ground to heat up and dry out faster, allowing your plants to be transplanted earlier in the season. This can give you an additional two to three weeks at the beginning of the growing season. It also offers a sheltered environment for hardening off early seedlings before placing them in the garden.

At the end of the growing season, grow tents can hold in enough heat to allow the last of your harvest to ripen before the frost arrives. The last of your tomatoes and peppers, and even your potato plants, will be able to live longer and produce more food in the longer artificial season.

Tips on Using Grow Tents for Plants

When you research information about grow tents, you will find that the design varies from gardener to gardener, and is only constrained by the imagination of the builder. Because of these differences in design, there will be various things to consider, or additional concerns that need to be addressed. For example, you may wonder about the temperature difference within the grown tent as opposed to that outdoors. This, of course, is dependent not only on the type of grow tent being used but the conditions outside like sun vs. cloudy weather. For this reason, you may find it helpful to include a thermometer inside the tent to monitor these conditions.

You may also wonder about when to open or close the door of your grow tent and the effect this has on the plants inside. Again, this varies on weather (and the plants grown) but generally, if it’s nice outside for the plants you have, opening the tent some to allow for a little airflow will not hurt anything. Close the door when temps fall below (or are expected to) the acceptable conditions for the plants being grown. It is best to close the door a few hours prior to the setting of the sun so that the tent has a chance to build up enough heat to keep it warm overnight. Once closed, heat and moisture will be trapped inside. While the sun is out, this heat continues to build but also remains when darkness falls.

Soil Or Hydroponics?

Different growers succeed with various growing methods, so you must decide for yourself whether to grow in hydro or soil.

For soil and soilless mixes, you can grow in pots, grow bags, fabric containers or large beds. You might need to install a drainage line in the side of your tent near the base. This soilless bed garden is equipped with drainage, which is plumbed out of the tent. Heavy-duty casters are used to shift the garden a few inches in any direction. If you choose hydroponic grow tents for your plants, consider raising your tent off the floor—you can support the tent with tables or build a frame. With the tent raised the hydroponic reservoir can sit directly on the floor under the tent, which will keep your nutrient solution cool as it will not be heated by your grow lamp. In general, reservoirs will stay cooler when kept on a concrete floor. Nutrient solutions should always be at 72°F, or slightly cooler. Your hydro tray will sit on the floor of the tent, giving you maximum vertical space for plant growth.

Get a Hydroponic Grow Tent for Your Indoor Gardening

2.4m x 1.2m x 2m Mylar Coated Hydroponics Grow Tent

2.4m x 1.2m x 2m Mylar Coated Hydroponics Grow Tent

No matter you are home gardener or professional, I think you must know hydroponic gardening. Growing plants by the hydroponics method is steadily gaining in popularity all over the world, since people are discovering that they are easy to manage and give you many benefits. Therefore, today our topic is hydroponic gardening and why you should get a hydroponic grow tent for your indoor gardening.

There are a large range of grow tents available in Quictent, they are easy to use and assemble, also set-up with zips and vent-holes. Also are fitted with a watertight floor, this make plants safe despite being not in building. Next, we will talk about why you should get a grow tent for your indoor gardening.

  • Ensure your seedlings safe

As known to all, plants are the most vulnerable in the initial growth stage and can be easily offended. So you have to keep these seedlings away from strong heat and wind, absolutely, this also depends on the type of the plant.

Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic Gardening

  • Maintain the moisture content of the soil

These Quictent dark room tents are equipped with a hydroponic system, which can help maintain moisture in the soil. We know that the soil is a big reason for the growth of any plant, while these dark room tents help keep the soil moist and nutrition enriched so that your plants can grow healthily.

  • Extend plants’ life

Although we can’t place our plants in the grow tents for a prolonged duration, if you have some ailing plants and they can’t resist the outside climate, a grow tent is perfect for them, can extend their life.

  • Keep away from pests and animals

Do you have some pets or little animals? If you have, I think you must know the gardens are very much prone to pets and pests, they tend to damage and eat away the plants. So it is necessary that you should get a grow tent, which can protect your plants from being eaten away.

  • Expanding the garden

With a hydroponic grow tent, you can easily expand your garden by growing more and more seedlings in the grow house and transplanting them to the main garden when they are enough strong.

Do you have a hydroponic grow tent for indoor gardening? If don’t, as a gardener, you can’t miss the chance to try another gardening method. Quictent stocks various hydroponic grow tents, available in different sizes, such as, 0.6m x 0.6m x 1.2m mylar coated hydroponics grow tent, 2m x 1.2m x 1.2m grow tent and 2m x 2m x 2m mylar coated grow tent, etc. You can easily get one suit for your plants and budget.