EasyGrowth Mylar Grow Tent Review

EasyGrowth Mylar Grow Tent Review

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Takeaway: Easy to set up, sturdy, contains heat/light/humidity well, wrong size received but difference refunded.

Although I ordered the 40" x 40" x 80" I actually received a mislabeled box for the 24" x 24" x 55". Be sure to check the size of the tent so you don't have to waste time assembling it if you need to return it. I decided to keep this one since the seller credited me the difference in price, and I couldn't be sure that a replacement wouldn't also be wrong as they haven't had a chance to check/correct the stock. I like the tent, and will end up using it for different plants than I had intended.

The tent and frame are shipped disassembled but all the parts are clearly marked. The instructions are illustrated and brief, though instructive. The charts explain what each size tent should come with, and I was able to put it together in about 10 minutes. At the top are two hook bars which will overlap and slide freely; they do not lock into any one position and help you adjust the positioning of your lights. The mylar tent has two pieces. The main tent is a single piece that wraps around the frame and zippers up tightly. The second piece is a small waterproof tray that lines the bottom up about 4 inches so spills from dirt and liquids are easily cleaned up. The tent is made from thick heavy nylon canvas and has a durable plastic silver mylar lining inside for reflecting light. The zippers for the side panel are large and heavy duty so they slide smoothly and don't catch. The front door panel opens to the side so you can access your plants for watering, maintenance, and harvest. There's also a built in strap and clip to keep the door open. Inside you have a few vents that are double cuffed to prevent heat, light, and moisture from escaping the tent. The cuff cinches are easy to tighten and loosen and work well to control the conditions inside the tent. On the back of the tent is a small mesh-screened Velcro vent that can be opened for air circulation.

The grow tent works well for hot weather loving plants that you need to bring indoors for the winter. It creates a controlled environment and with a few sensors for temperature, humidity, and light and the addition of fans and grow lights you can help your plant flourish in its optimal conditions. I'll be overwintering my banana tree in the tent and perhaps extend the season for optimal conditions to see if I can get it to flower or even set fruit. Since I'm in Zone 6, I've never had the right conditions for the plant, even when putting it out for the summer, but I think with the grow tent I just might be able to pull it off as the tree is approaching its 7th year. I've already got a couple of LED grow lights for it hanging inside the tent, which is sturdy enough to support up to 20 lbs from the upper bars. The reflective coating does a nice job keeping the light contained inside the tent and ensures the plant gets maximum utilization of the photons. When zipped up, no light escapes which also helps retain heat and moisture for the plant as well. The tent is nicely constructed and a breeze to set up.

Buy it at Amazon: EasyGrowth Mylar Grow Tent [Affiliate Link]

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