Available Grow Tent Sizes On The Market
Starting a successful grow operation requires a few necessary materials. A grow tent or grow box is a must if you’re planning on growing indoors. Unless you’re planning on building your own, there are numerous excellent options on the market you can buy right now.
Which grow tent is best for you and your situation?
This is the main question you should have in mind when looking for the best grow tent for you. There are many factors to consider when looking. The material, stitching used, air vent ports, and other factors are all very important to optimizing a tent and your operation. But most importantly something such as the length and width of the grow tent is the number one factor you want to keep in mind.
In this article we go over the range of dimensions in grow tents in the whole industry. In this article you will find:
- Choosing the right size grow tent for you
- The range of dimensions available throughout the whole market
- Additional factors to consider when deciding on which size to get for your grow operation
- Main differences you will find between small, medium, large, and very large sized grow tents
We will mostly be going over grow tents here, and not talk too much about grow boxes. Because grow boxes are so small it’s almost a no-brainer who and when to use them (if you have EXTREMELY limited space and need to use a closet or a similar very small space). So, the focus of this article is the smallest and largest grow tents available in the grow tent market. We looked at all the product lines of the major grow tent companies. We looked at the best of the best such as Gorilla Grow Tents and Secret Jardin among a few others.
Range of Dimensions
The range of dimensions is very varied in the grow tent market. It’s so varied it can be a little overwhelming for first time or inexperienced buyers (that’s precisely why we’re writing this article!).
When looking at a grow tent it’s best to keep in mind the three different dimensions you need to know.
A lot of people know length and width, but many forget to keep height in mind and we will go over its importance later.
For now, let’s go over the wide range of dimensions available to you in grow tents.
The smallest tents available are really “mini-tents” more than full sized tents. It pushes the envelope in terms of tent and grow box, but it’s a bit unnecessary to argue a small point like that. All that matter is if the tent you select works for you (check out the below sections for more help deciding on the right size for you).
The smallest tent available is 32Lx32Wx24H (Inches) and is the shortest tent. The other smallest tent has a lot more height but is smallest in terms of floor space: 16Lx16Wx48H.
Large grow tents begin to make things look ridiculous in terms of size. The largest grow tents tend to get up to 10Lx10Wx6.5H (feet). There might be a few tents such as Gorilla Grow Tents that have height extenders that put your tent up to 7-8 feet high! For the most part, tents tend to hit the 6.5 feet mark. At this size your tent is more like a mini grow room.
How To Choose the Right Size Grow Tent For You
Choosing the right size grow tent for you can be a time consuming process. By no means is this article exhaustive, but it’s purpose is to give you some basic information and we want to steer you in the right direction. The last thing we want is to have you think you need a 10 foot by 10 foot grow tent when all you have is a tiny room or closet to begin your grow operations in.
The basics you will need for ANY size grow tent is the following: enough electricity into the room to power the lights and ventilation, decent airflow (doesn’t have to be great since you will have vents and fans in your tent), and a basic set up plan.
Ideally, it’s a good idea to write out in a drawing how you want to set up your grow tent. Even in a confined space like a spare closet you want to have a plan. Write and draw out how you want the tent set up, what direction it will face, where the fans/vents will go, where the power cord will be, and anything else you might need to factor in that is unique to your situation (smell is a big one).
A commonly asked question is “What is the right size tent for six plants” or any variation of “What is the right size tent for (insert your number) plants.”
Really, you will need to answer that based off how big you want your operation. For example, the above used shortest measurements will only fit baby seedlings. The other smallest tent is still tall, and it would fit one plant comfortably. The largest tents written about above could fit many, many plants and allow them to grow very tall even without an extender. We tend to be on the “better safe than sorry” state of mind and think if you have the space to get a slightly bigger grow tent than you think you will need. This allows you to expand without buying a new tent and having to dismantle everything, Of course, this is only if space truly allows. You won’t be able to fit a larger tent in a closet space no matter how much you want to.
Now, let’s take a look at some specific factors for small, medium, and large sized grow tents.
Factors to Consider for Small Grow Tents
Small grow tents fall in the less than a foot to 3 feet for length and width (height is varied, because some very tall but small grow tents can only fit one plant).
These small sized grow tents are best for very limited space such as closets, under stairwells, and small rooms.
The two main reasons most consider this option is either necessity because of limited space or because they want to start small with a small financial risk and less plants to take care of at once (smaller grow tents are more affordable but not vastly cheaper than larger sizes).
Smaller vents also have less space for vents, so less vents means less noise. Also, less power is required as well.
Factors to Consider for Medium Sized Grow Tents
Medium sized grow tents would be in the 4 feet to 6-7 feet range (again height not being factored in too much here).
Now you will obviously need more space and energy for medium tents. You will need at least a small room or big closet to fit the smallest medium-sized tent. More vents and light mounts means more energy is required.
The more plants you have the more you will need to consider the smell. If you don’t need to worry about smell, then disregard and continue. But if you have neighbors or roommates who might give you issues, then you will need to consider ways to cover up the stronger smell from more plants being grown.
Factors to Consider for Large and Very Large Tents
Large and very large grow tents take up the most space and energy. For the smallest grow tents you will need a good amount of space, say a regular or large sized bedroom. Most of these tents are up to 10 feet by 10 feet and the tallest heights are almost over 9 feet.
The best setup would be a garage or shed to store your tent and plants because tents of this size are simply so large they can be almost burdensome to have inside the main part of a house. And yes, you are unlikely to fit a grow tent of this category in an apartment unless it’s very big or you like not having any space.
Vents, lights, and smell are all important factors to consider, especially for this larger tent size.
A large and very large tent will fit the most plants. If you plan on having a large grow operation and space is not an issue, a large tent size is for you.
There are a lot of grow tents to choose from in many different sizes.
You must factor in the different parts of a grow tent when choosing the right one for you and your future plants.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what we covered:
- The wide range of grow tents available
- Factors to consider when researching grow tents (space, energy use, smell strength, privacy, price).
- Choosing the right size grow tent for you
Looking for the right grow tent should be an enjoyable experience. If it’s your first time buying, definitely do all the research you can before making a purchase. It’s definitely a buyer’s market when it comes to grow tents of all different sizes.