Maximum Yield USA April 2017 - Page 88

As tents have sturdy interior frames that support a good amount of equipment , they allow growers to set up a grow area without drilling and cutting holes into walls and ceilings .”

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The Perfect Setting :

Deciding Between

Grow tents & Growrooms

by Kent Gruetzmacher
There are plenty of choices to make when starting a new grow operation , but one of the biggest is deciding on where to house your plants .

When modern indoor gardeners start a new cultivation operation , they are faced with several set-up and equipment choices . The cornerstone of this planning and purchasing process lies in the decision concerning the garden ’ s infrastructure : the foundational choice between purchasing a pre-built grow tent and retrofitting a space into a growroom . Here are a few points of wisdom to follow when making a level-headed decision between a tent and a custombuilt growroom . Of course , remember that while media sources like this , as well as friends ’ opinions , can be extremely helpful in making this choice , it is recommended that your final judgement be mostly based on personal requirements and the allocated cultivation space .

Unique Environments
The first consideration to take into account when making the decision to either use a grow tent or a retrofitted room is the fact that every room in a home or building is unique .
Different locales within a home experience weather and temperature fluctuations differently , due largely to directional positioning and the level of the building . To elaborate , a garage has far less insulation and environmental protections than a bedroom does . Even more , a garage with a north-facing door will receive far less sunlight and stay far cooler than a garage with a door facing south . If one is living in a northern state and is planning on setting up an indoor operation during the wintertime , cold temperatures are a huge concern . In this instance , a grow tent likely will be a bad choice because they don ’ t offer the insulation that is available with a custom-built room .
Impact on Home
Another exceptionally important variable in a horticulturalist ’ s judgements concerning tents and retrofitted rooms is whether the home is rented or owned . First and foremost , indoor growers should never attempt to set up a cultivation operation in a rented home without

As tents have sturdy interior frames that support a good amount of equipment , they allow growers to set up a grow area without drilling and cutting holes into walls and ceilings .”
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