Grow tents are available in different shapes and sizes to accommodate different needs. Smaller grow tents are available for horticulturists looking to grow just a few plants, while larger ones are for those growing a full garden throughout the winter.

A ventilation system will provide further temperature control and increased air circulation. Grow tents are also outfitted for hydroponics systems for soil-free growing and more efficient gardening. High quality grow tents will have higher quality grow lights or lamps to provide a specific part of the light spectrum to grow specific plants throughout the year.

Grow tents are lightproof, so the growth cycles of plants are unaffected by outside light and other factors. Gardeners who have sensitive plants that need specific conditions at different points in their growth cycle may benefit from using a grow tent to isolate these plants.