Here’s the deal: Indoor grow boxes are the easiest way to grow full cycle, from seed to harvest. Unlike DIY hydroponics which requires lots of testing, indoor grow kits are ready to go, all-in-one solutions. They are fully automated and include all fans, filters, lights, pumps, and everything else you need to grow. They’re ideal for beginners and people looking for big yields with less effort. To help you find the perfect grow box (also known as grow cabinet) we’ve tested 35 new and bestselling products and picked the top 10. What’s the bottom line? There are currently only two reliable grow box brands that passed all of our tests. SuperCloset and Grow Box USA. Both offer years of research and experience backing up their grow box and grow room designs. Now: Before we check out the complete hydroponic grow system reviews below, here are the specs you should look for to get the best hydroponic system. Let’s go!
Wattage: How bright is the darn thing? Wattage is one way of estimating how much power an indoor grow box will use. It’s also a common way of gauging how powerful the included lights are. More is better but see the review below.
Odor Control: Listed as a percent, odor control indicates how good the grow closet is at keeping your room or home from smelling like fertilizer and other odors. We let you know in the reviews how well these grow cabinets control odor.
Light Proof: Also listed as a percent, this spec indicates how closed up the system really is. Higher is better. Hint: The best ones are very closed up. Leaking light means less effective growing and may also disturb plants at night.
Light Type: We let you know what type of light is included with the grow closet: LED, HPS, or CFL. LED is energy efficient and cool, HPS is hotter but makes plants grow rapidly, CFL needs to be adjusted but work well in small spaces.
Full Automated: We explain in the review whether the grow box can function on its own or not, meaning it can make growing adjustments if left alone. All of the top grow boxes on our list offer automation, making your life easier!
Dimensions: The size of a grow box (usually measured in feet) is important depending on how many plants you want to grow, how big they are, as well as how much floor space you can dedicate to the growing system.
All right, here’s what you’ve waited for: The 10 best grow boxes for sale! First, our top pick and budget pick, for those of you in a hurry. Then all runner-up hydroponic grow kits for those of you who want a little more nuance. You can buy most of these systems with and without cloning chambers. They are also compatible with soil as well as hydro growing methods. They all come with instructional DVDs in case you get stuck, plus nutrients and grow medium so you can get going ASAP. Let’s do this!