The Benefits of Using Grow Tents When Planting Marijuana

Using Grow Tents

Here, we will discuss the effectiveness of using grow tents for your marijuana.

Grow tent cultivation has an average success rate of %95 and can save an average of %50 on electricity, 

If those statistics sound appealing, keep reading to discover more advantages of using a tent for your plants.

Reduces odors

Some love the fragrance that cannabis plants emit. However, some people do not want to advertise the presence of their plants. Grow tents can cut down a significant amount of odor being given off. Additionally, adding a carbon filter to your tent can remove up to %100 of the scent being released. 

Year-round growing

In some places growing outdoors, you have a period of about 3-5 months where your plants can survive. Marijuana is planted in early spring and harvested in the early weeks of summer, and then you have to wait until next year for another harvest. 

Having the ability to grow year-round will allow you to spread your plant harvests across the entire year instead of planting everything at once. Tending to a year’s worth of marijuana is time-consuming and exhausting. Additionally, storing marijuana for months at a time can cause potency levels to decrease. 

More energy efficient

Grow tents save an average of %50 on electricity allocated to your plants because of the following reasons:

  • The inside of grow tents are lined with highly reflective mylar, which maximizes the use of lighting-allowing for fewer lights. 
  • No energy is wasted due to heat, light, and air being confined inside.
  • Plants can mature up to 2 months faster, eliminating the energy usage that would be used during that additional time.

Separates genders

Cannabis plants are one of the few plant species that are either male, female or hermaphrodite. Because cannabis plants have genders, having them together allows for pollination, resulting in breeding, a.k.a. seeds. 

For those interested in creating new genetics, cross-pollination is necessary. Although seedy buds can be just as potent, having more seeds produces less bud.

Some growers discard their males immediately, but others keep the plant for hemp fibers, concentrate production, breeding, and cooking and juicing. 

If you want to keep your males and your cannabis quality high, segregating plants into different tents is essential. For more on the importance of separating genders, here is an article from Infinite Chemicals Analysis Lab.

Keep pests away

Insects such as leaf miners, spider mites, aphids, and fungus gnats are especially attracted to marijuana plants. These tiny nuisances are lured in by the plant’s aroma and quickly make the soil, leaves, stems, and buds their home. 

One can assume that infestation is terrible for your cannabis, but why?

  • Stunted growth
  • Wilted leaves
  • Disease
  • Mold growth
  • Damaged leaves and stems
  • Nutrition deficiencies
  • Stem breakage
  • Plant death

Other than the damage caused by insects, smoking insects or mold can be harmful and, at the very least, off-putting. Luckily, grow tents provide complete isolation, eliminating the risk of infestation.  

Controlled environment

Every plant species will thrive in its own environment, and with a grow tent, you have the ability to simulate the perfect habitat for your cannabis.

There are many elements to your plant’s atmosphere that are crucial to a healthy harvest.

  • Soil- The perfect soil for cannabis has a 6.5PH level, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium additives.
  • Water- Seedlings need to be watered twice per day, while mature plants must be watered every 2-3 days. 
  • Lighting- seedlings need 18-24 of light, the vegetative stage needs 12 hours of sun or 18 hours of fluorescent light, and the flowering stage needs 12 hours of light.
  • Humidity-Seedlings need %70 humidity, the vegetative stage needs %50 humidity, and the flowering and harvesting stage needs %40-%50 humidity.
  • Air circulation- Forced air imitates wind, strengthening plant stems. Also, It helps control temperature and reduces the risk of mold.
  • Temperature- young plants require temperatures of 68-77°F, while mature plants require temperatures of 77-84°F.

You can manage your plant’s environment with nutrient-rich soil, a watering system, an automated lighting timer, a dehumidifier, a fan, and a thermometer for monitoring. Additionally, indoor tent growing removes the risk of harsh weather like heavy rain, wind, or scorching heat damaging your plants. For more on replicating an outdoor environment, here is an article from Veriheal – A leader in cannabis healthcare.

Conclusion

Raising marijuana plants inside a grow tent is ideal for anyone planning to grow indoors or would like to take authority over cultivation. 

Tent growing increases the success rate of a healthy harvest while decreasing the time and energy needed.