Grow Tent Packages Buying Guide

When it comes to growing plants indoors one of the best options is a grow tent. This will save you the effort and time you would have spend preparing an entire room for the task. It is also easier to manage and control. To make the most out of this venture it is best to opt for grow tent packages instead of buying various grow tent kits separately. This saves you the effort and the time and ensures nothing is forgotten when you decide to set up the garden.

When looking in the market for grow rooms there are various things you should bear in mind. We look at these and will help you make the best decision. Here is what to consider:

Size of the grow tent

This will depend on several factors. The options range from 2 by 4 to 10 by 20 and whichever you choose is entirely up to you. When making this decision consider the amount of space you would like to allocate the tent and the plants you intend to grow in the tent. If you intent to grow many crops then a bigger size is better. Consider what your budget is as well bearing in mind that the bigger the grow tent the more expensive the grow tent packages will be.

LED vs HPS grow Lights

All plants require warmth but the amounts they require differ. The kind of grow lights in the package you purchase should be able to provide adequate warmth for the plants you will be growing in there. LED is perfect for plants that require moderate warmth. These are cheaper in terms of the bills you have to pay. On the other hand plants that naturally grow in the tropics require a lot of warmth and to grow this you need HPS grow lights. For those living in the tropics they can use LED lights to grow tropical plants since the environmental temperatures cater for the additional warmth needed.

Quality vs cost

Grow tent packages come in differing qualities. These determine the final price at which such are sold. After all a lot of work and quality materials go into making high quality packages and these needs to be compensated. The fabric making the tent should be dense so as to keep noise, light and smell in the tent. It will also serve to keep pests and airborne spores out and hence protect your plants from infections. If you are looking for a package that will serve you for a long term choose a high quality one. If this gardening is just a temporary thing you are getting in to, you can opt for low quality and you will get a cheap bargain.


The light is the source of warmth for the plants and hence should be kept in the tent as much as possible. None should escape to the outside. A good tent will have a reflective surface, firm zippers and a heavy fabric all of which work to ensure the heat is preserved inside the tent without escaping. Be particularly careful with the zips as they are likely to be the first point to get damaged due to frequent use. They should be broad and easy to use.

The Unexpected Garden Tour

I love finding the unexpected.

Last summer in 2015, I went on the Snohomish Garden Tour in the historic district. I was pleasantly surprised to find some unexpected art and other amazements.

The first order of the day was crossing Puget Sound (I affectionately call the moat) via the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry.

With the exception of one curmudgeon, it was a delightful tour. The plentiful gardens surrounding historic homes made it worthwhile. The docents in each garden made people feel welcome, and answered questions. I met one homeowner couple and enjoyed a pleasant conversation with them. All in a good day’s tour.

The surprise came when walking through the Snohomish historic district I came up to St. Michael’s Catholic church that was on the tour. At least I thought it was a church. The sign said it was a church.

A gazebo stood at the end of the narrow path. With too many people already crowded into it, I skirted around to a path along the building, when I came upon a …

Buddha! There was a Buddha statue in a Catholic church garden. How odd I thought. I came across another Buddha clothed in moss and sitting in a birdbath filled with succulents under a chandelier.

It wasn’t until I was halfway through the garden that I realized this place wasn’t a church – I was touring a private garden of artists Guzak and Blake of Angel Arms Works. That will teach me to read the descriptions before entering a garden!

Down the road in the Kerkley garden a couple of folk art pieces caught my eye. I liked how the door with peeling paint looks abandoned leaning up against the house, with a little angel sticking by its side.

I didn’t get the name of this fig tree loaded with fruit. This healthy-looking shrub also had a clematis growing up through its branches.

Finally the crowds thinned out and I went over to take a good look at the arbor. A large grape vine covered it completely. It too was loaded with fruit.

Have a piece of succulent cake. Made with soil, moss and succulents, this was a fun surprise sitting on one of the porch benches.