The legalization of cannabis in some countries has made grow tents more popular in recent times. This has, in turn, led to a significant increase in the demand for tents. The demand is primarily fueled because many people don’t have space and can’t control the environmental conditions when planting outside.
So what do you do? Ditch the idea of growing your own plants? Of course not. You simply buy a grow tent kit. In this article, we looked at some popular small and large growing tents.
Table of Contents
- Grow Tents: Comparison Table
- Grow Tent: Buying Guide
- Best Grow Tent UK Residents Love: Reviewed
- Medium-Sized Grow Tents
- A Large Grow Tent For You
- Why do you need a grow tent?
- FAQs – Best Grow Tent UK
- Final Words
If you’re in a hurry, the best grow tent UK residents are using is the Apollo Horticulture 60x60x80 Grow Tent. It is affordable and sizable enough to accommodate a handful of plants for a start and offers unrivaled benefits.
Grow Tents: Comparison Table
|Grow Tent||Size||Mylar Rating|
|1||Apollo Horticulture 60x60x80 Grow Tent||5 x 5 x 6.7||100%|
|2||Gorilla Grow Tent Kit LITE (4′ x 4′)||4 x 4 x 6.5||NA|
|3||Oshion 4x4x6.5 FT Indoor Grow Tent||4 x 4 x 6.5||99%|
|Small Grow Tents|
|4||CoolGrows 2x2x4 Grow Tent||2 x 2 x 4||99%|
|5||Hongruilite 600w LED Light + Grow Tent||3 x 3 x 6||96%|
|Medium Sized Grow Tents|
|6||VIVOSUN 60x60x80 Grow Tent||5 x 5 x 6.7||98%|
|7||Quictent Eco-Friendly 48x48x78 Grow Tent||4 x 4 x 6.5||100%|
|Large Grow Tent|
|8||VIVOSUN 120x120x80 Grow Tent||10 x 10 x 6.7||100%|
Grow Tent: Buying Guide
In this part of the article, we’ve listed several things you should bear in mind before you make your purchase. The first thing you should consider is…
It’s no news that these tents come in various sizes. A handful of factors can greatly influence the size of tent you eventually buy. These factors include;
#1. The number of plants you intend to plant. Before starting out planting, it’s recommended that you know the number of plants you would like to grow in your tent. This way, you can determine easily what the tent’s dimensions will look like.
In addition to that, you will also be able to know if the currently available space in your home will accommodate the tent. For instance, if you want to have just 1 – 2 plants, you’ll be gunning for a 2 x 4 tent.
#2. Available space for the tent. Armed with the knowledge of the size of the plants you want, it can be easy to determine if the space in your room can accommodate the tent. Take a measuring tape and measure out the space available in the room where you want to put the tent. Write down the measurements of the space so you don’t forget it easily. A 2 x 4 tent can fit into a closet if you’d like to grow in your closet.
#3. Your budget. How much are you willing to spend on getting a growing tent? If you’re tight on budget or you’re a beginner grower, it’s always advisable to start small and scale up in the long run. A small budget is equal to a small tent and vice versa. Get what you can afford! Based on the size, a growing tent falls under three categories;
We saw this insightful size guide from Hydrobuilder.
Best Grow Tent UK Residents Love: Reviewed
1. Best Grow Tent UK Residents Love – Apollo Horticulture 60 x 60 x 80 Grow Tent
Features: Comes with all accessories, lightproof, reflective, has a waterproof floor, easy to set up, steel bars for hanging lights and filters.
Three things make the Apollo Horticulture grow tent stand out; its size, high-quality materials, and tear and light-proof certifications. This particular grow tent is one out of the family of four highly sought-after Apollo Horticulture grow tents. In fact, it’s our best grow tent for the money.
The Apollo grow tent we reviewed measures 60″ x 60″ x 80″ (5 ft x 5 ft x 6.7 ft). From our calculations, it can accommodate up to 25 plants, although the size of your plant may influence that number. To make sure your plant grows properly, Apollo offers this grow tent as a kit. In essence, you’ll be getting a good grow tent kit for a ridiculously affordable price.
2. Best Small Grow Tent – Gorilla Grow Tent Kit LITE (4′ x 4′)
Features: Includes a 750W LED lamp and light components, remote control and programming for lights, supports booster fan installation.
Are you a professional indoor grower looking for a premium grow tent? If yes, then Gorilla Grow Tent LITE (4′ x 4′) LED Combo Package is the grow tent kit for you. Aside from being a premium grow tent, it is also one of the best 4 x 4 grow tent kits on the market.
One thing drives people away from this 4 x 4 grow tent – it’s the price. Gorilla is one of the few grow tent companies that make premium grow tent kits and they charge a premium price for it.
3. Best Grow Tent For 4 Plants – Oshion 4x4x6.5 FT Indoor Grow Tent
Features: An observation window, easy peasy assembling, lightproof, flaps over zippers, multiple tent sizes available.
No doubt, Oshion 4x4x6.5 FT Indoor Hydroponics Mylar Grow Tent Room is our budget-friendly because it is affordable even for beginners. It comes in black color and it’s light proof. This grow tent is durable and features sturdy metal connector bars which give the unit the required rigidity on the floor.
A 600D rugged, super thick canvas material is fitted onto the metal frame to prevent light from escaping the tent. This cloth is made of rugged material and stitches carefully sown to prevent light from leaking out of the tent.
Features: Compact-sized, lightproof, mylar lining with 99% reflection, easy to set up, observation window with velcro straps, metal bars for hanging lights and accessories.
The CoolGrows grow tent is our top pick for the best grow tent for weed. Why? It’s small, budget-friendly, and it’s light-proof; its interior surface has Mylar lining making it 99% reflective. This provides the required lighting for the plants. It sports strong metal poles that come with easy click connectors which makes it resilient and firm when assembled. The metal bars provide unrivaled support for the tent.
5. Best 3 x 3 Grow Tent – Hongruilite 600w LED Light Tent
Features: Easy to assemble, made from thick materials, includes dual LED grow lights for 3 x 3 grow tent, comes with a duct fan, multiple tent sizes are also available.
This is one budget-friendly grow tent you wouldn’t like to miss. The Hongruilite 600w LED Light Grow Tent is a tent with dual grow lamps – 300 and 600 watts.
One of the reasons why this grow kit is on our list of the best grow tents is because it’s affordable, easy to set up, and filters odor using an inline fan fitted with a carbon filter. In addition to that, the unique equipment in its package makes it very easy to use for any plant growing cycle such as germination, flowering, and seedling, etc.
Medium-Sized Grow Tents
Medium-sized grow tents fall within the 4 ft and 6 ft category. The Apollo Horticulture grow tent which is our top pick measures 5 ft x 5 ft x 6.5 ft. They can contain anywhere between 6 to 20 plants depending on the sizes of plants.
Features: Observation window, easy to set up, metal frame, made from 600D tent material, multiple tent sizes are available.
The VIVOSUN 5 x 5 grow tent is one of the many grow tents offered by VIVOSUN. This medium-sized tent shares the same heritage with a host of other high-quality tents. The VIVOSUN lineup includes
- 30″ x 18″ x 36″
- 36″ x 20″ x 62″
- 36″ x 36″ x 72″
- 48″ x 24″ x 60″ (includes a 300W LED)
- 48″ x 48″ x 80″ (includes a 600W LED)
Features: Multiple sizes available, has 100% mylar interior, 600D thickness, metal bar supports accessories up to 100 lbs, eco-friendly.
In the course of our review, we saw only a few eco-friendly grow tents, but none of them could rival this Quictent eco-friendly grow tent. It’s approved by the SGS – an attestation of the eco-friendly nature of the tent. With this certification, you’re assured that the tent won’t release any harmful gases to your plants.
A Large Grow Tent For You
Nigerians would probably call large grow tents the “oga kpata kpata” of tents – “oga kpata kpata” simply means the grand master. Large tents measure above 6 ft.
Features: Heavy-duty zippers, reflective mylar with 98% rating, 600D tent thickness, easy to set up, observation window, tool pockets, floor tray, dual chambers, sturdy metal bars.
The VIVOSUN 120″ x 120″ x 80″ tent is our top pick for the best large grow tent. It is a dual-chambered tent which can contain as much as 16 plants depending on the size of the plants.
This tent is, surprisingly, much better than the VIVOSUN 5 x 5 grow tent we reviewed above. It is, however, sad that this particular model has only one sibling which measures 48″ x 48″ x 80″. The tent is as thick as you’d expect sine 600D thickness has become the standard for most indoor tents.
Why do you need a grow tent?
Aside, housing your plants indoor and providing a conducive environment for plants to thrive easily, tents also provide a regulated environment for different stages of plant growth. It takes away issues with privacy especially if you intend to grow weed.
Besides, buying a growing tent puts you in the driver’s seat to set up your own indoor garden. They require low maintenance and are really easy to assemble using the instructions.
Again, they promise maximum yield because the plants are free from harsh weather and pest.
FAQs – Best Grow Tent UK
How much does a grow tent cost?
Grow tents can cost from a few dollars to several thousand dollars. The cost of getting growing equipment can also increase the cost of the tent significantly.
How big of a grow tent do I need?
The size of the growing tent you need depends on the plant you want to grow and the space available in your grow room. Therefore, there is no pre-defined tent size – the one you pick depends on what you need. We advise picking something slightly bigger than what you need at the moment if you can afford it.
Are grow tents smell proof?
Yes, to a large extent. Most of the growing tents in the market are designed to absorb the smell of your growing plants. In addition to that, with proper ventilation to the outside, you will also be able to grow plants inside your house without discomforting your neighbors.
What size of LED grow light does your tent need?
This depends on the size of your grow space. The larger the growing tent, the larger the LED grow lights you’ll need for the tents.
From our review, you can see that picking a good growing tent determines the success of your indoor growing activities. Get your sizes right, and don’t forget to get your budget right! If you get these two right, all other things will definitely fall in place.