We like to break up equipment for your grow tent into two categories: necessities and accessories. Necessities include your grow lights, grow bags, and ventilation equipment while growing tent accessories include extra fans, environmental controls, carbon filters, nettings, and even carbon dioxide supplies.
We’ve already talked extensively about your grow tent necessities, so we want to focus on a selection of a few accessories that will help take your growth to the next level.
A Few Grow Tents Accessories Choice
Oscillating Fans – Best Grow Tents Accessories for 2023
Oscillating fans are one of the best supplemental ventilation sources out there. You’ve seen them before and maybe use one on a hot day: a small fan that creates a gentle breeze. These are excellent tools to help refresh the air immediately surrounding your plants since your plants use up a lot of CO2 quite quickly. As well, the breeze helps stimulate your plants into growing sturdier, more stable, and over time, healthier. As an added bonus, these fans can be clipped directly onto your tent poles.
Carbon Filters – Best Grow Tents Accessories for 2023
From a practical point of view, a carbon filter is not a necessary component of your tent since you can run the tent and your ventilation without ever needing a filter. However, a lot of growers opt for a carbon filter because they want an easy way to filter out smells. If you live in an apartment or with others that would be bothered by odors emanating from your tent, a filter will most definitely help.
If you plan to grow by using the Screen of Green technique, you’ll need Trellis Netting. Netting helps you organize and space your plants so that light better penetrates your plants’ canopies, which, in turn, helps increase yield.
CO2 Supplies – Best Grow Tents Accessories for 2023
As we mentioned in “How often should I run my grow tent fan,” the biggest role of ventilation equipment is to provide plants with fresh air and remove excess oxygen and refresh CO2. CO2, though, is one of the compounds plants use to create new glucose, so increasing CO2 levels will increase your plant’s access to resources, thereby allowing them to increase growth. CO2 supplies are a specialized tool that most definitely will have a positive impact on plant growth but they aren’t required for growing.
Drying Racks – Best Grow Tents Accessories for 2023
Before you harvest you should be considering how you will cure your plants—will you trim them before or after you dry them? How will you dry them? If you plan to dry your cannabis before you trim, you can leave your plants on their stems and hang them with coat hangers in your closet, but if you prefer to wet-trim and then dry you’ll face another challenge since you will be removing your plants from their stems.
As well, if you overcrowd your buds and if they don’t have proper airflow while drying you will encourage mold growth. To solve this problem, we think a drying rack is a great tool since the mesh allows for good airflow and the different layers offer enough space for your wet buds. Plan your growing accordingly and you’ll have great results.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers – Best Grow Tents Accessories for 2023
If you plan to grow, one of the trickiest environmental factors is humidity. If you live on one of the coasts of the US you’ll be facing extreme changes in humidity levels and will need to adjust your growing environment as the external environment changes. This is why we also recommend using a humidifier or a dehumidifier to help balance your environment.
If you live on the East Coast, your hard-working fans may not be able to remove enough humidity—whether it is because you have a big grow room or the ambient humidity is just too high. If you live in the desert, you’ll be facing the opposite problem—humidity levels are hard to keep high enough to support your plants without extra help.
Tent size also factors into the equation—a large environment will naturally be more difficult to manage, and if you have a lot of plants in a tent your humidity levels might rise quickly. Be sure to keep precise measurements of your RH levels throughout your grow cycles and note how humidity levels change as your plants grow older, that way you’ll be able to improve during your next grow.
After all, Keeping the temperature and humidity in the tent at a level suitable for plant growth is a long-term adjustment, and we have to have patience as a grower.
Wrap Up – Best Grow Tents Accessories for 2023
Being a grower is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be difficult either! Adding some accessories to your growing operation can really help ease your burdens as well as improve yields. Like we always say, read a lot, keep careful measurements, and respond to your plant needs as your plant “speaks” to you through its coloration, posture, and overall health.
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