Best Grow Tent Kit?
I've never grown before but am beginning to plan for a late-summer grow in my garage. I live in the St. Louis area, so I am looking to avoid a grow during the hottest (or coldest) parts of the year, on the theory that the tent and associated equipment won't have to work so hard during a gentler external environment. I'm thinking I want to have my seeds sprouting by September 1 and to have my plants in permanent pots by that date. It seems there would be another, similar grow period ideal for my location, beginning around March 1.
I have seen pros and cons on turnkey grow tents, but as a beginner the appeal is hard to resist. But I'm not averse to the idea of getting a grow tent kit that covers the main bases and then supplement that with additional gear or grow materials, as needed.
I would like to have a tent/kit that can fully accommodate four adult plants. My budget is $1500.
FWIW, I have given serious thought to the GroBo, so I'd be interested in hearing any actual feedback on that. I do recognize that this is outside my budget, but my thinking is that I could go the GroBo sort of route for an initial grow, and then sell the gear locally...for $1500. At that point, a more traditional tent could be the replacement.
The big drawback with the GroBo is that it still appears "buggy" in terms of Internet connection, software, etc. Which effectively negates the low maintenance selling point. I'm also not really clear if a GroBo grow is going to teach me the things I need to know to graduate to a more traditional grow tent setup.
Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice.