Want to know more about grow tent yield and what a grow tent can do? You are not alone. Growing marijuana in a grow tent is a proven way to increase yields because you can control and dial in your growing environment.
Many people want to know what kind of grow tent yield to expect from a tent they are thinking about purchasing.
This is only natural as good grow tents like Gorilla Tents are not cheap and you want to make sure your investment will pay off.
Buying a good grow tent is a wise investment that will allow you to control every aspect of your grow.
A Few Words About Grow Tents
First a word of caution. If you are thinking about buying a grow tent make sure you spend the money to get a good one. Do not be tricked by low price models you see on line as the zippers will soon fail making them worthless. Remember you get what you pay for.
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Second if you are thinking of building your own, don’t. I have a homemade grow tent that I started out with and it can not compare. I am handy and had all the materials and tools on hand except for the panda film. It is very hard to make a homemade grow tent leak proof.
It’s hard to provide intake and exhaust vents and it is hard to make a light proof door. You don’t want any unwanted light entering during your flowering cycle.
Yes it can be done, but in the end you really wont be saving that much and you will have a second rate product. I am going to upgrade to a 5 x 5 Gorilla Grow Tent and get rid of my old one.
By the way, Gorilla has updated the size of their 4 x 4 and 4 x 8 tents to 5 x 5 and 5 x 9 to allow an actual 4 x 4 and 4 x 8 growing area inside the tent.
What Kind Of Grow Tent Yield Can I Expect?
It is impossible to give a definite answer because every situation is different and every grower has different skills. But there are some guidelines you can go by.
As a general rule an experienced grower, who has things dialed in and with the right strain will achieve 1 gram per watt and some do get more.
In a 4 x4 grow tent with a 1000 watt HPS light you should be able to achieve 1000 grams. A pound is 453.5 grams so you should be able to yield about a kilo of weed if everything is perfect. This would be an exceptional grow tent yield and very few achieve it.
In order to reach this goal you must provide good temperature and humidity control inside your tent and pick the right strain to grow. All strains are not created equal, some are naturally high yielders and others are more stingy with their buds.
If you are a newer grower, or are growing a strain you’re not familiar with 1/2 gram per watt is a much more realistic estimate. That is still a pound of weed and considered a good grow.
The number of plants will also affect grow tent yield. More is not necessarily better. Crowding can lead to problems with light penetration and disease. I have seen growers pull 2 lbs out of a 4 x 4 grow tent with just one plant using a long veg and a scrog, so sometimes less is more.
Training can greatly affect yields also, as can growing medium and nutrients you use. If you are growing hydro or in coco and use good quality nutes, a high yielding strain and provide good light penetration you should be able to achieve high yields like this inside your tent.
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I realize some people want to grow their own weed and dont have a lot to invest in grow equipment. Some may decide growing just isn’t for them after a few tries and therefore dont want to spend a lot up front unless they decide growing is something they will like doing.
My advice is spend the money on good equipment. A good grow tent yield is much better than a bad one. If you decide to quit it is much easier to sell good equipment.
A word of warning here. Smoking weed isn’t addictive but growing it is. I really want to encourage everyone to give it a try but also be aware there is a learning curve and maximizing your grow tent yield will tale time..
A tent is a great way to make a room within a room and will make it much easier to control your grow environment. A cheap grow tent is better than no grow tent. Chances are most people wont have a dedicated space to use as a grow room and setting up a large space is much more complicated and expensive to set up.
If you are on a really tight budget and don’t want to invest in a Gorilla grow tent there are cheaper alternatives of course. You will really need to do your homework before buying one of these.
There is a lot of variability between these tents. Some will barely get you through a season and others may last years. If they have bad light leaks this can definitely mess up your grow tent yield.
Look for a strong frame so your lights and carbon filter wont come crashing down on you or your plants. Also look hard at the zippers because if they fail your tent is pretty much useless. Good luck and happy growing!