Thermoperiods for Plants in Grow Tents
March 20, 2019
A crucial temperature measurement for your plants is the difference between day and night. This change is called the thermoperiod. Plants rest at night in cooler temperatures, when photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration slow, and recover from stress and water loss. Cooler night temperatures can also increase flower size, keep flower color vivid, and extend flower life.
If you’re growing plants in a tighter enclosed space, such as a small closet or a sealed grow tent, pay close attention to the heat output of your lamp. Many grow tents specify that, for example, you need to air-cool the tent when using a lamp that pulls more than 600 watts. Otherwise far too much heat will build up inside your tent.