Growing cannabis outside requires careful planning. The materials used for the grow tent are crucial. It is important to choose a durable grow tent made of non-toxic materials, as these will not harm the plants or people working inside it. In addition, it should be vented properly. This way, you will avoid heat build-up and prevent condensation.
Growing cannabis outdoors
A grow tent allows you to grow cannabis outdoors in a controlled environment. Unlike other indoor grow environments, cannabis plants need consistent, predictable temperatures and light patterns. In the early stages of growth, young autoflowers are more vulnerable to environmental variables and damage. A grow tent will protect your young plants from these risks.
Another advantage of growing cannabis outdoors is that you can conceal your grow area. This will help you avoid the gaze of your neighbors. On the other hand, outdoor growing will require frequent visits to your garden to monitor the plants and trim them. Also, outdoor growing requires you to deal with heavy bags of marijuana buds.
Materials of a grow tent
There are a variety of materials that can be used in a grow tent that can be used outdoors, and each has different properties. Reflective materials, like diamond mylar, help maximize light coverage inside a grow tent. A grow tent that is lined with this material reflects every single beam of light reflected off its walls and redistributes it throughout the canopy. One study by MIGRO found that a grow tent with diamond mylar reflected up to 33 percent more light than a similar-sized grow tent with a white canvas covering. This increased lighting yield meant that a grower would be able to harvest three ounces of cannabis more than they would if they had a grow tent with black walls. That means a grower would be able to make their $600 ROI into an $800 ROI.
A grow tent that is built for outdoor use should be durable enough to withstand the elements, while allowing enough ventilation to keep the environment inside clean. The tent should also accommodate the grower and equipment. A grower should be able to comfortably stand inside the tent to reach the plants and maintain the environment.
Ventilation for a grow tent outside can be challenging, especially for beginners. Fortunately, manufacturers have developed ventilation equipment for inside and outside tents, as well as exhaust systems. These systems exchange stale air with fresh air. The first step in venting a grow tent outside is to locate a suitable location.
A tent’s ventilation system needs to include a strong fan. These fans typically have a CFM rating.
The energy efficiency of a grow tent
Using a grow tent outside offers many advantages over traditional methods of cultivation. This type of grow tent is easy to set up and can be installed on any flat surface. It should be positioned near power and water sources. When used properly, grow tents can be used for the entire growing period. They do not require any tools or additional support, and you can use the included instructions to set up the tent.
Grow tents are typically equipped with filtration systems to filter out pollutants and odors from the air. This means that the plants get fresh air inside the grow tent. Some grow tents also have a system to allow you to hydrate and irrigate the plants. This reduces water consumption and helps conserve energy.
Indoor vs. outdoor
If you are a beginner grower, you might be wondering whether to use an indoor or outdoor grow tent. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Indoor growing is more convenient and easier to maintain. It also does not require a large amount of space. Luckily, many grow kits have different indoor and outdoor versions.
However, you should also consider your growing conditions before choosing a grow tent. Some parts of the world do not have long growing seasons. For example, if you live in the Northeast, you have only a few months in which you can grow. Otherwise, you have to wait until the next year. Indoor grow tents provide a much longer growing season and allow you to grow plants at least twice during a year.
Using a generator to power a grow tent
If you are planning on using a generator to power your grow tent, there are several considerations that you need to make. Firstly, you need to consider the size of your grow room. An average four-by-four-foot grow tent uses around 450kWh a month during the growing phase and about half of that amount in the flowering stage. As you expand your grow room, the power demands increase accordingly. Secondly, you must consider the amount of sunlight your grow room receives.
A reliable backup generator will help you maintain the temperature and lighting of your grow room. It will also ensure that all equipment is running at all times. Lastly, a reliable backup generator will help you maintain a consistent power supply, even during extreme weather conditions.