I think most people growing for personal use would be happiest with a mid-size tent. This size tent accommodates most types of grow light and can grow up to about a pound of cannabis per harvest (a mid-size grow tent has dimensions of 2’x4′ or 3’x3′ with a height of 5′-6′).
In this size category, I prefer the 2’x4’x6′ (0.6mx1.2mx1.8m) size. With only 2′ of depth you can easily reach all of your plants, and 6′ is usually plenty of height even if your plants get taller than expected. Great grow tent for beginners!
This size grow tent can support grow lights like:
- 250W HPS grow light – up to 9 oz harvest
- Small Quantum Board – up to 10 oz harvest
- 315 LEC Grow Light – up to 10 oz harvest (unless you follow my 315 LEC “grow a pound” method)
- 400W HPS Grow Light – up to 14 oz harvest
Example Plants Grown in This Size Tent
8 plants under 315 LEC in 2’x4’x5′ grow tent – Harvested 497.23 g (17.5 oz or over a pound!) of quality bud
Same size tent with a 250W HPS produced a plant that yielded 6.2 oz at harvest
These 3 autoflowering plants were grown in the same grow tent, also under a 250W HPS and yielded 6.7 ounces at harvest between the 3 plants
This hydroponic White Rhino plant was grown in a 3’x3’x6′ grow tent with a 250W HPS grow light and yielded 6.4 ounces at harvest
Another view of that plant
These 7 plants were grown in a 2’x4’x6′ grow tent with a 315 LEC grow light and yielded a total of 384.76g (13.57 oz)
Those are just a few examples. A mid-size tent is one of the best options for beginner cannabis growers! I’ve planned several more tutorials about growing weed in mid-size grow tents in the near future.