If you are looking to start your first indoor garden, you might be wondering what you should invest in first. Many people underestimate the need for adequate growing conditions. Plants need light, warmth, oxygen, and nutrients in specific quantities that can vary from plant to plant. In a perfect world, we’d automatically have these growing conditions – but that perfect world doesn’t exist! For those who want to help mimic ideal growing conditions, a grow kit like this one from Worm’s Way would be perfect.
The kit contains almost everything you need to get started: A 3×3 grow tent, a 400w digital ballast, an HPS bulb with a reflector and lens, a 4-inch inline fan for air cooling, and a charcoal filter. Just in case that’s not enough, they have also included a number of necessary accessories and a nutrient kit to help get you started. There is an unfortunate lack of instruction included with this kit, so it’s necessary that you do your own independent research before setting up your tent.
The Worm’s Way Grow Kit has a high-quality tent made with metal poles – which are exponentially more durable than plastic. This tent isn’t specifically designed for use with this kit, so you may have to adjust it a bit to make it fit, but since many kits assume you already have your own tent, it’s nice that Worm’s Way have considered those who might not. Once you have grown your crops inside a tent, you’ll understand what’s so important about it!
There are no instructions included for the setup of the light-fan-filter combination, so you’ll have to look online to find those. If this isn’t your first set-up you might not need to, as the setup is pretty standard. If you plan to attach the fan to both the filter and the light (which would be the ideal setup), you will need to buy an additional adaptor as this product only contains one. They are fairly inexpensive and you may be able to use one from a previous setup if you are upgrading.
At around $$$* this may not seem like the most budget-friendly choice for a new grower, but it’s important to remember that this kit is basically an all-in-one system (once you’ve assembled it). You could get a grow light for cheaper by itself, but you may be missing out on the filter as well as the tent.
Overall, this is far from the most advanced system out there, but if you’re looking for something that will work for a while until you can afford to upgrade, this isn’t a bad way to go. We wouldn’t recommend it as your only system if you plan to have high-demand crops, but it’ll definitely suit you better than not using any kit at all. Plus, the many parts involved in this setup can be upgraded individually to customize your overall growing experience to be the best it can be.