- Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:37 pm
You should use a grow tent to solve a problem, but not just because you have it. While they solve some problems, they often create new ones that require additional complications to overcome.
Grow tents are great at limiting light spill over from one area to another, odor control, and humidity control. If you have a grow area right next to your bed and the light bothers you, a grow tent can help. If you're having a hard time increasing the humidity in your grow area (but don't want to increase the humidity of the overall area), a grow tent can help.
But by using a grow tent, you don't get to see your precious carnivorous plants all the time. Only when it's open (which the point is not to keep it open). Humidity may increase more than you anticipated. You will have to get grow lights (and fiddle with the height and intensity of the lights). You will likely have temperature issues to deal with. You'll have to improve air circulation. Not properly dealing with humidity and temperature issues could spell death for your plants, or could harbor nasty mold. Plus you now have more items that cost money, have to be maintained, and could break down/need replacement/kill your plants. Which leads to redundancy systems (or a closer watch).
All in all, I've had grow tents before, and I would prefer not to use them if I didn't have to. If I have a problem that needs solving, and a grow tent could solve it, I'll use a grow tent and be prepared to need to solve other problems. Otherwise, I wouldn't use it.