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nomad
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Just finished a hoophouse and was wondering if anyone grows in one and if so any suggestions orΒ  Issues for next grow.

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Posted : October 10, 2022 10:05 pm
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Never done anything like that. But I'd imagine you'll want mechanical control over your ventilation, laminar flow over and under the canopy would be good. Humidity will get very high otherwise. Also I have seen black out covers being used in this situation, alongside LEDs/HPS for full control over DLI. Lot of work though, I imagine.

 
Posted : October 10, 2022 11:36 pm
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  1. Are u doing hydro or soil? Do u have automated air hatches? Nice sized hoophouse πŸ‘πŸ½

Good weed

 
Posted : October 11, 2022 12:15 am
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Growing with soil in 30 gallon fiber pot's and live in a dark skies neighborhood were you can only have downward pointed lighting. And I ordered a small solar panel to run anΒ  exhaust to keep,the heat down. It's a high desert area with 10% to 20% humidity on average.

 
Posted : October 11, 2022 2:06 am
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@nomad okay sounds good. Somekinda automated watering system would be nice, because fabric pots dry up very fast in dry conditions. If roots never come through the fabric then its too dry. Ur airΒ  is so dry that i think u will not have any moisture problems.

I would do ground supersoil, but thats just me, im super organic i guess πŸ˜…

Good weed

 
Posted : October 11, 2022 2:39 am
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@nomadΒ  Hope youre growing in that hoop house now.Β  Looks much like AZ, maybe near Tuscon.Β  Im looking to do the same thing next door in NM.Β  A little higher in elevation.Β  No Ocatillo.Β 

Was looking at solar intensity today.Β  PPFD measurements and DLI.Β  Its intense enough that i'm leaning towards a covering that lets less light in.Β  PPFD in my yard was 2000 today.Β  Twice the recommended max for indoor lighting.Β  Recommended DLI for cannabis is 30 to 40 moles a day.Β  Our annual average is 40 to 45.Β  June average is 55 to 60.Β  So a reduction seems in order.

Biggest factor, aside from safety, i think is keeping the temperature down.Β  Means good ventillation.Β  Found a chart that says at exhaust cfm = greenhouse volume, the Temp inside sits at 8 F above outside.Β  At cfm = 2x volume, Temp is 4 F above.Β  More cant help.Β  Considering evaporative cooling to keep the humidity up and temp down through veg stage.Β  Dont know how well it'll work, but I run a humidifier inside, so ...Β  Might be as simple as rigging cooler pads across the air intake vents.

Dave the Grower

 
Posted : July 27, 2023 2:50 am
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@nomad , I wish ! Β If I had a yard big enough I probably would. Lol

 
Posted : July 27, 2023 5:24 am
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Posted by: @davetg01
Considering evaporative cooling to keep the humidity up and temp down through veg stage.

I’ve seen those β€œswamp coolers” used in commercial grows. They work fine but do require maintenance to keep them bacteria free. Regular cleaning is a mustΒ 

Random acts of kindness make the world a better place

 
Posted : July 27, 2023 2:33 pm
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@davetg01 I'm also in N.M. in the south, at 5200 ft in elevation , I've installed a 30% sun screen and solar fans. Seems to be helping some what. My issue is the I'm on the west side of the mountain range about half a mile from the base we don't get full sun till about 7:30. My lady get forced into flower pretty quick. Started these ladies the end of April and have been in flower for over 2 weeks.

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Posted : July 27, 2023 9:53 pm
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@philmebowls lol

 
Posted : July 27, 2023 9:54 pm
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