What is the best grow tent size?

If you’re a gardening hobbyist, and don’t have any outdoor space, you might have considered setting up your own grow space within your house. Some people have enough room to dedicate an entire room to growing fruit, vegetables and flowers in their home, while others might invest in a grow tent. 

Those looking to buy a grow tent, you’re in luck, as not only do we supply the best and strongest grow tents available on the NZ market, we’re also here to help you choose the perfect size. 

Why use a grow tent? 

There are several reasons why people choose to use a grow tent rather than just a closed space or shed. For one, if your plants emit a smell, grow tents help to keep everything inside, so nobody else in the house has to endure the odors. 

Another reason is that it is easier to monitor and control the environment of your plants when they are enclosed within the tent. The tent’s structure is built to hold plenty of equipment from lighting to ventilation and fans, so you can ensure you’ve got everything you need. 

What to consider when buying a grow tent

Grow tents come in a number of shapes, sizes and materials, meaning it’s not so simple finding the right one first time. There are four main things to think about when trying to determine the right size:

The first, is the number of plants you intend to grow in the space. If you want to start off small, but plan to add more plants in the near future, you can save money by just going ahead and buying the larger size, rather than having to buy twice. 

Another thing to think about is what special conditions you need to create for your plants, and what type of equipment you’ll need to use. As a general rule of thumb, you’re going to need lighting, fans and somewhere to store nutrients (our specially created grow kits include everything you need to get started). Some grow tents even have side windows so that you can check on your plants without interrupting the environment. 

The final thing to consider, of course, is how much room you actually have to play with within your house. The whole family might not be keen on you pitching up a massive tent in the living room... but will probably be okay with a grow tent in the spare room. Probably the first thing to do before buying a grow tent is to measure the realistic amount of space you have. 

Small, medium or large?

Now that you know what you need to consider, you can now match this up with the grow tent sizes available. 

Small Grow Tents

At Herbal House, we have two sizes we consider a ‘small grow tent’: 80cm x 200cm and 60cm x 160cm  (with Polar options available). 

These tents are idea for micro growers and hobbyists that need to work in a tight space. For this amount of grow space, you should limit yourself to a lesser number plants as you want each to have enough room to grow and spread their leaves, these size tents are certainly focused more on quality than quantity type of grow.

Medium Grow Tents

Our 100 x 100 x 200cm and 120 x 120 x 200cm grow tents are what we called medium size. These tents can easily fit plenty of plants and allow for higher wattage grow lights. 

Large & Extra Large Grow Tents

Finally we have a wide selection of large and extra-large grow tents for those with a lot more space to play with- 220 x 120 x 200cm , 200 x 200 x 200cm , 300 x 150 x 200cm , 240 x 240 x 200cm or finally 300 x 300 x 300cm.

Large and extra-large grow tents can hold plenty more plants  – giving you more opportunity to experiment with different nutrients and conditions. Larger tents offer more flexibility when it comes to lighting – as long as you maintain a good airflow and ventilation system. They’re also great for growing different types of plants all in one place, as the tent can be split into sections. 

Now that you know the sizes, and how many plants you can typically hold within each one, you should be in a much better place to make your purchase. 

That said, if you need any help with your order, and are not sure what sized tent to choose, our team are more than happy to offer guidance. Never hesitate to get in touch!