If you are a camping lover, you must be familiar with the camping tent; if you are a garden lover, you must know greenhouse. If you are a garden lover but haven’t grown plants just because you are living at the top of a high-rise apartment, you definitely don’t know what a grow tent is.
What is a grow tent? From a functional perspective, it can be also called an indoor mini greenhouse. With a grow tent, you can enjoy the fun of gardening indoor even your home is not spacious. What’s more, a grow tent may be used in conjunction with a hydroponics system, which allows you to garden and grow plants without the use of soil. This sounds really amazing for those who live at the top of an apartment building and have nowhere to get rich soil to for encourage plants to thrive.
If you are planning to get a grow tent for indoor gardening, I suppose you would like to use it with the hydroponics system. In order to make the best use out of the grow tent, you should also get a few indoor gardening supplies to round out and complete your plant growing setup.
One of the most important hydroponics supplies is indoor grow light. The grow tents are usually square shaped and can be totally enclosed so the grow lights will take the place of sunlight most of the time. Use the indoor grow lights to mimic natural sunlight is good for your plants.
Since there is no soil for your plants to thrive, the plant food is another necessity. The plant food which is known as nutrient can be mixed into water to create a nutrient solution in hydroponic gardening. Another advantage of use the nutrient is that you can use different amounts of it to suit specific types of plants at certain stages of growth.
Using hydroponics has many advantages but there is still a drawback that: because the crown of the plant is always submerged in water, it gets rot easily. You can use nets or trays to prevent this from happening, and use pumps to change the water level so that the roots can take up the liquid food.