According to international statistics an estimated 159 million people worldwide use marijuana. In the United States at least 94 million Americans have used the drug at least once in their lifetime. In fact, marijuana is the second most-consumed substance after alcohol in the U.S.
What do the Chinese emperor Shen Nung and the ancient Romans and Greeks have in common? Cannabis (the seed, fiber and leaves). They all used it for medical purposes. And they are not the only ones.
Cannabis is a versatile plant which, unfortunately, is primarily known for its euphoric effects while other aspects of the plant are ignored.
Four Best Grow Tents for Growing Marijuana
As marijuana continues to be legalized in several States within America and countries like the Netherlands legally allow it to be consumed, the stigma surrounding the plant is dissipating.
Before spreading to countries like Spain and Chile, marijuana history shows that it was consistently used in the Islamic empire.
Did you know that cannabis seeds can be used in animal feed? Or that its fiber is used to create hemp rope, which was actually the first use of cannabis when it initially appeared in North America. And its oil has been used to manufacture paint.
With the legalization of marijuana, an interesting trend has emerged. Regular consumers of the plant prefer to grow it themselves rather than buy it from expensive and sometimes unscrupulous sources, and a Pot for Pot can help.
Apart from readymade convenience, growers use tents to improve a garden’s efficiency, increase yields, and save money.
Where to set up your grow tent
Multi-chamber tents are designed to make a perpetual harvest attainable for people with a limited grow space. Perpetual harvesting allows a grower to have a fresh crop ready to harvest more frequently.
Other great short tents
A tent’s dimensions are largely dictated by a grower’s choice in lighting. HID lights run hot and need to be hung high above plants, necessitating taller tents. Conversely, LEDs run cool, hang low, and play well in a short tent.
If you’re using a grow light that has an air-cooled hood that contains all the heat, like many MH or HPS grow lights, you can connect the exhaust fan to the hood directly for ultra efficient cooling. This lets you vent hot air directly out a window so heat is never beaming down onto your plants.
To get better airflow without light leaks, you can make a little “window” or light trap facing down (using the built-in intake vents) to let air through, but not light
- Maximize Your Grow Lights – A grow tent has reflective walls and the reflectivity is equal or often even better than what you could do yourself!
- Designed for Common Grow Equipment – It’s easy to hang and adjust your grow lights, hook up your fan, find ports and vents, etc. A grow tent accounts for most growing situations.
- Light Proof – A grow tent is constructed to prevent light from leaking in or out of the tent. Not only does this help your plants (cannabis needs complete darkness at night to make as many buds as possible), it also prevents light from spilling out; you don’t want to possibly alert others that there are some very bright lights inside your home! Sometimes DIY light proofing a space can be tricky, and a grow tent takes that problem out of the equation.
- Waterproof & Easy to Clean – A grow tent usually has a waterproof floor that contains regular spills so you don’t have to worry about water leaking out onto your floor. It’s also easy to wipe down the walls and floor of a grow tent, making it simple to keep things clean.
- Designed for Airflow – The sealed nature of the tent combined with vents and air ports make it so you can set up a whirlwind of air in the tent simply by installing a strong exhaust fan in one of the included ports. This constantly pulls fresh air in to circulate through the tent from the intake vents near the floor, replacing all the air in just minutes while giving plants plenty of CO2 and preventing problems from heat buildup.
- Smell-Proof – Grow tents make it really easy to take advantage of a carbon filter. The negative air pressure caused by the sealed space prevents any smells from leaking into the home as long as the carbon filter is attached, the exhaust fan is on and the doors are kept closed.
Use strong nylon rope or rope ratchets to hang your exhaust fan inside the grow tent (from the top bars) to dramatically reduce sound and vibration. Your fan will sound a lot louder if you just set it on top or on the outside of your tent!
Although some grower don’t use a carbon filter, they can unintentionally be making a trail that leads straight to their grow. Carbon filters ensure there are no smells whatsoever getting where they aren’t supposed to be in addition to providing peace of mind!
If you’re trying to create a growing environment from scratch, you may have to do some DIY which can feel overwhelming if you’re just getting a grasp on growing. Utilizing a grow tent takes care of a bunch of environmental factors in one fell swoop.
3.) Hang Exhaust Fan