What Tent/Light Combo Do You Need For Indoor Gardening. Using Mars Hydro Grow Lights & Tents.

What Tent/Light Combo Do You Need For Indoor Gardening. Using Mars Hydro Grow Lights & Tents.

Have you ever thought about growing a garden indoors but did not know where to start? This Gardening In Canada video is all about indoor gardening. We are going to be looking at indoor gardening and whether or not you need a grow light and tent. Keep in mind that a good quality grow light is needed for indoor gardening indoors when it comes to growing fruiting plants such as tomatoes. However, if you are trying to indoor garden with lettuce for example then you may not need as much in regards of lighting.

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Ashley is an agronomist who has had a passion for plants since she was a small child. In the long summers as a child, she would garden alongside her grandmother and it was then that she realized her love for greenery. With years of great studying, Ashley had begun her post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan.
 At first, her second love, animals, was the career path she chose but while doing her undergrad she realized that her education would take her elsewhere. And with that, four years later she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor’s degree in science and a major in Soil Science. 
Some of Ashley’s interests are YouTube, in which she posts informative videos about plants and gardening. The focus of Ashley’s YouTube channel is to bring science to gardening in a way that is informative but also helpful to others learning to garden. She also talks about the importance of having your own garden and the joys of gardening indoors. Ashley continues to study plants in her free time and hopes to expand her YouTube channel as well as her reach to up and coming gardeners. 

Intro 0:00
Single Plant Grow Light & Tent Combo 2:22
Two Plant Grow Light & Tent Combo 4:41
Four Plant Grow Light & Tent Combo 6:35

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  1. Joe Borovina on July 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I have seen you before ,I am excited to watch your series ,thank you

  2. Toni Chubak on July 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I’ve been winter indoor growing for past 4 yrs. Tomatoes & peppers ùnder sun blasters & micro greens in dirt. Have enough root vegetables grown this summer/fall think I’ll survive the winter.😁

  3. kalalit on July 11, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    It was NOT boring! Very useful info. I may use grow tents in the future but not this year. I already have some small grow lights I use to start seed trays before moving it outside. Space in kitchen limited so that’s the main reason I don’t use grow tent. Last September I was researching A LOT about grow lights and grow tents but even small grow tent take up too much space. I’m a bit surprised you did a video on this haha. Good video!

  4. Chili on July 11, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    I am planning on doing some indoor gardening but for personal use, I am thinking of doing lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, and maybe some green onions. Of course the Swiss chard and green onions I will not be able to grow to full length but still I can add them to a good salad. Which I need for my health, I do have high cholesterol problems which if I put a salad on my plate last year it brought it down pretty good. I have a grow rack with lights that I grow on during the winter.

  5. Manuel vizcarra on July 11, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Could you please talk about fungi and ants is it better to leave it alone

  6. Linda M on July 11, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    These tents and lights that you have are too expensive for me to go out and buy. Good video for those looking to buy, though.

  7. Mindy Diaz on July 11, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Do over head lights have an effect on plants? So my house plants I have them out during the day for decor and at night under grow lights. Do my plants rest when I have my regular lights on? I don’t want to stress them from lights all the time poor things. Does it need to be completely dark for the plants?

  8. Sam Sam on July 11, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Vote him out!

  9. Raymond on July 11, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    would you make a video comparing PAR vs DLI, more specifically can I raise the par value to meet the plant’s required DLI, assuming its a day neutral plant like tomato, so that I can extend the total darkness time. I’m thinking more darkness = more auxin production = faster growth or am I wrong. Thank you

  10. George Klima on July 11, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    I don’t believe you answered the question "do you need them". Why use a tent at all? Are lamps not sufficient?

  11. M. Malek on July 11, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Yes, I’ll be indoor gardening. Why? I’m an obligate indoor gardener because Canada’s warmest growing zone is 7. There’s not much you can grow outside year-round other than coniferous trees lol.

    Btw, I use soil (as in stratified, inert dirt with organic material and detritus on top) for most of my plants and I’d like to know whether or not the soil macro fauna are simply surviving. What can I do to help the worms and millipedes thrive in my pots? They range from 67L to 500mL in size. I currently use a vermicomposter and feed it leaves and scraps which are then applied to the soil surface and covered with mulch after having been broken down.

  12. Forrest Phoenix on July 11, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Hi 🙂 I’d like to see your opinion and knowledge of: super soil, peat moss, worm castings, perlite, potting soil, kelp, and compost/manure in regards to growing outdoor cannabis. Is there any fruit/vegetable/other I should compost? I was thinking of composting a lot of eggshells for calcium, and apples, then in 2 years I’ll have really nice compost.

  13. Michael Marchione on July 11, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    I wish we had the space. Just to be able to start the plants for spring would be a big deal. But, I’m still looking forward to your series. Great presentation you just gave. Take care!

  14. Don’t Eat The Foxgloves on July 11, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Soil please! Does anyone make their own tents out of reflective material? Not sure I’ll find a tent big enough for the shelving unit we bought at Home Depot. Very excited about your new series on growing indoors! 🌿🌿🌿

  15. Kendra Voracek on July 11, 2022 at 11:50 pm


  16. Kris Yallowega on July 11, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    I would appreciate any and all information on indoor gardening with soil.
    I wish a had a more positive outlook on the political process as you have. I find these days that people are not taking this as seriously as they should. One would think that over the last couple of years that there should be greater care taken in electing people. Our lives are literally in their hands and we are treated as though we are "Silly-Puddy."
    I had a 7-8 paragraph rant on "Our" political shortcomings (to put it mildly) but decided to spare everyone the anguish.
    Again, I thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and look forward to much more!

  17. Janet Ursel on July 11, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    I voted with zero enthusiasm but I had to earn the right to complain! 😂

  18. Green Leaf on July 11, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Soil, please 😎

  19. king james488 on July 11, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    if you have a spare closet just paint the inside white and hang some CFLs in it… bam, grow space.

  20. king james488 on July 11, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    there’s no food shortage ffs…there hasn’t been a food shortage in like 100 years. the man has like 5 years worth of cheese and grain in the warehouse ffs.

    if they don’t you aren’t going to support yourself with a grow tent… in this end of society your planning for everyone at the power plant died cuz they had no food so unless you have your own off-grid power source it’s pointless. just grow potatoes.

  21. Bluerock Computing LLC on July 11, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Zone 7a. Sorry for the novel. I grow indoors and primarily succulents and cacti. Using a pair of 3-tiered 2′ wide wire-frame shelving units from Home Depot, I assembled 2 growing stations, side-by-side. The stations sit next to each other on a table as a workbench. One type of lighting gear is utilized for the top tier and another type of lighting gear is used down below. Instead of buying grow tents as you have, Ashley, I taped reflective mylar film on the inside of a 3-panel presentation board that covers the front of each growing station and most of the sides. The back of the grow station is up against a white painted wall and I use a piece of cardboard to partially enclose everything from the top. Each grow station sits under closet-type shelving where I can hang lights. I also have a grow-tent box-fan I jerry-rigged that is screwed inside a cardboard box with sound reduction material fixed to the inside to make the fan quieter. The sound reduction material also acts as a filter and traps a good amount of dust particles but not odors necessarily. The top tier has 2 2ft Monios-L T5 LED lights; output is 30W, 1/2 max. The lower tier has a Spider Farmer SF-1000 LED light (w/dimmer); output is 45W out of 100W max. I have a watt meter to keep an eye on power usage. The temperature inside each grow space rarely exceeds 82 F during the hottest summer days.

  22. Steph on July 11, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    FYI, today I learned that the TS1000 was revamped in 2020. It now can be daisy chained and it has a power switch and a dimmer dial (driver looks the same as the last light you showed.) And the driver can be separated from the light to be positioned outside the tent to help with heat. And I think the presence of IR chips is a new addition too, but I’m less sure about that.

    Thank you for your video, it was my launch point for deciding on a light for growing micro dwarf tomatoes and peppers in a basement. I’ve previous grown greens and seed starts with LED shoplights but needed something to support fruiting!

    In case it is helpful for other viewers, I decided on the TS1000 as it is almost half the cost of the next light up (the F something series that the last light in the video is from) and there are some pretty good youtube demonstrations of it in a 2×2 or 3×3 tent supporting some pretty major yields. Got it for 180$ CAD on a BF deal.

  23. aknaj89 on July 11, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    I’ve build mine from plastic rack/shelving and aluminium foil… not pro but worked through the winter:) but I’m putting extra money in my piggy bank for real set up:)

  24. Matthew Cooke on July 11, 2022 at 11:58 pm


  25. Robert Hamilton on July 12, 2022 at 12:01 am

    soil growing indoors for me

  26. Little Garden on the Prairies on July 12, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Thanks for the tips on the different grow tents. I’m looking to invest in my first one for my indoor growing this winter. Looking forward to watching more of your videos in this series. Thanks Ashley.

  27. aknaj89 on July 12, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Soil grown please!!!!!!! Thank you for this video. Can’t wait to futire ones!

  28. Renee Hanif on July 12, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Soil please. Do you have links for the lights you recommend? Sorry if I missed them

  29. Andy Wall on July 12, 2022 at 12:05 am


  30. Melissa on July 12, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Make shift hydroponics please…using a fish tank perhaps?

  31. Gardening In Canada on July 12, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Hello plant people! Who is indoor gardening this year?!

  32. Jessica Lockhart on July 12, 2022 at 12:12 am

    I’m setting up a grow tent for mainly aroids and was wondering what temperature I should keep the tent at during the day and night

  33. KeBuN TiN / FIGS NairA on July 12, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Im still outdoor gardening fig tree

  34. little pils on July 12, 2022 at 12:13 am

    i grow with coco or pro mix medium. organic soils indoors created lots of bug life in my garden i noticed.

  35. WildEdibles on July 12, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Great topic

  36. WildEdibles on July 12, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Great video

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