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Grow Cabinet Environmental Requirements

When creating your own controlled environment for growing there are many factors which you need to take into account including light, temperature and ventilation. The amount of light your grow cabinet requires relates directly to the growing area and the type of plants you wish to grow. You can provide your light through either fluorescent tubes or HID lighting, which are both available on the website. The ventilation requirements of your cabinet will also vary dependent on room volume, the lighting used and plant type. The ventilation has a 2 fold purpose, being to provide adequate CO2 for your plants and to expel the warm air, heated up by the lights.

Modern Grow Cabinets and Grow Tents

One of the most popular ways to grow indoors are grow tents. We sell Homebox grow tents, one of the most high quality grow tents brands. The outer shell is a mix of tough canvas material, the inner is a solid, thick, flexible, reflective PE. All Homeboxes come with quality sewn in zippers for easy access. The frame-work is made of metal with strong precision nylon push lock corners. The fittings, metal structure and outer enclosure are all manufactured to the highest quality. Once closed the entire unit is sealed and virtually light proof. Heat-sealed, water resistant additional flooring. Equipment and filter support. Ventilation Windows. Inlet and outlet tubes.

One of the most modern grow cabinet manufacturers in the market today is The Grow Ape. Their units offer a touch screen for easy control of temperature and lighting. Air in and air out are controlled automatically. The Grow Ape is a high spec products and may not suit every grower, however we also have a range of cabinet and grow tent complete packages to suit every budget.

With the beechwood finish doors closed, The Secret Garden is a self-contained fully automated grow cabinet looks much like any standard contemporary domestic wardrobe/storage unit. An option for having an indoor garden anywhere in your home.

The Beginning of Cabinet Growing

In the 1830s a man named Nathaniel Ward desired to watch an insect chrysalis transform into an insect, so he placed it with some mould in a capped glass bottle. Through his observations he noted that in the sun, moisture would be drawn to the top of the bottle during the day then circulate back down to the mould at night. He was quite surprised one day when a fern and a blade of grass began growing inside the bottle. He had tried to grow the same ferns outside and had been largely unsuccessful. He continued his experiment for 4 years without once opening the bottle. This led to his study and subsequent publishing of books and articles “On the Growth of Plants in Closely Glazed Cases”. Like so many discoveries the modern terrarium was by accident, but has led to the creation of many different enclosed growing spaces replicating ideal growing conditions. These first terrariums were known as Wardian cases after Nathaniel Ward and his experiments.