Growing a garden indoors using growing tents is one of the best ways to earn some extra amount of cash. Even if you know how to grow in a tent, choosing the proper type of tent and using it, needs a greater amount of caution. So here are few points to consider if you plan to buy and use a growing tent.
Choose a tent with a thicker fabric
When you buy a grow tent always buy a tent with a thicker fabric material because once the tent is set up most of the tent’s weight will be supported by the top regions of the tent’s frame, as a result the cloth material at the top will undergo a huge tension.
With time due to this if the coat material is thin; it can tear and expose your crops to microorganisms. So when selecting a hydroponic grow tent choosing one with a thicker fabric material is advisable. Also when you start using it, take care when you are using sharp tools inside it even if the tent you bought has a thicker fabric material.
Select a tent that has higher internal reflection percentage
Most of the grow tents supplies light to the crops by one or two electrically operated bulbs that hang from above, which will only supply light to the crops from top. As this is insufficient growing tents are covered with reflective material in their inner surface, which can reflect the light and provide enough light to the plants.
Having a tent with higher reflective rate will therefore give more light for your plants. The amount of reflect ability is given as a percentage that ranges from 50% to 90% and, for higher reflection rates your plants will grow better and healthier. So remember to pay attention to the reflection percentages before you buy.
Be careful when you use the tent zipper
One can enter and leave the tent only by opening or closing the long zip that runs vertically (most of the time) and in most of the situation due to lodging of dirt or due to constant usage these zippers get broken. When this happen it will expose your crops to microorganisms for a greater amount of time, and as a result it can damage your crops.
So to avoid this mishap always try to clean the zip teeth and zip path daily using a brush. Even if the zipper gets stuck don’t apply a huge force, instead apply a little talc or a lubricant to slide it easily without damaging the zipper teeth.