So far I'm exuding patience. I set up and closed the grow tent with a wireless sensor from my weather station and have almost 24 hours of history. I'm putting the lights in, temporarily with no venting and see what happens. I don't think it will be pretty. You can check out my grow tent temp and humidity at nmred.com/Wx plus a lot of other stuff but if you look, you'll see the grow tent conditions. Sorry about the broken links at the top but they've out of my control.
Exciting! Nice to hear Maere's into the project.
If you meant to grow lettuce/herbs anyway, maybe you could just start there with the growtent. Lettuce is easy and fast, so a nice starter project, for figuring out how you want things? And after 3-4 weeks, you could simply eat that crop and start over based on what you've learned so far... Just an idea. Seems a shame to not use the Deluxes' lights.
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Sadly, Maere just realized we won't be seeing the tomatoes and peppers when we go into the kitchen and is disappointed, as am I. I could have neatened things up quite a bit and put all the gadgets away but things progress and I'm ready for the next step. Regardless, it's going to be bare in the sunroom soon. I'll progress beyond having the Deluxes in the grow tent and bring them back once I decide what I'm going to do.
This is one heavy duty grow tent and won't allow any light (or heat) out unless I open a port. There' a 4" port for the vent fan up high blowing outward and a slit on the opposite bottom open for intake. I hope 80 CFM will be enough.
I'll be watching temps closely and we can always shut off heat to that room as needed or I can get more ventilation. I won't be using the included temp/hygrometer, I have an extra wireless unit for my weather station that gives all that info but more importantly has alarms I can set for temp/RH, etc. plus I'll have a running database of the conditions.
I've cut the plywood and Maere's back from getting some sitcky shelf paper to cover it with so it's time to get with it. More later...
Thanks all, sorry 'bout the wide pics Peat, should have stuck to 520 wide for now.
I put the frame together in about 3 minutes and am waiting to finish it until we have a place ready for it, now that we can see just how big it is. Looks like I'll use an old coffee table with a 48" x 32" plywood base on top, put in the spare bedroom. Maere's (pronounced Mary, BTW) OK with that. The height won't be bad and we'll get use from something that's just been taking up room. I'll miss seeing my plants every time I go in the kitchen but it's gotten past a "sit on a table in the sunroom" project. We'll still have the original Classic in the sunroom with herbs now and lettuce later. Maere wasn't too happy with my making it look like a laboratory anyway.
Dunno what I'm going to do with the pump and airstones yet, Peat. They were cheap and didn't add to shipping so thought "why not?". I've researched and researched and still don't know what I want to do. I found a new 90 GPH submergible pump we had lying around so I can go several different ways without much cost. For now It'll be just the two deluxes minus light hoods.
Mmm! Can't wait to see this set up! And see how it works!
Here's what was inside all the packages. Ironic that the grow tent was in the smallest box. There is the tent, 48" T5 hood with 4 red and 4 blue tubes, high/low lamp hangers, a temp/humidistat, a 4" duct fan, a 6" recirculating fan, 100 Rapid Rooters, air pump, tubing and 4 air stones and two free cigarette lighter/bottle openers. Too bad I quit smoking and very seldom need a bottle opener.
And more @#$% styrofoam peanuts than I know what to do with.
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The goodies have arrived, four packages, 62# of stuff!! Never had UPS arrive this early, especially when they had something I was dying to get. They usually get here about 6:30. I'm going to take my time ripping things to shreds and seeing what I have.... NOT.
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Hey Peat, it's a decent hour over there, huh? We'll spend the next few days changing clocks and watches to the "right" time and take weeks getting used to it. I think we're GMT -6 now so it's about noon there? OOPS, looked at the wrong clock, it's about 11 there.
I'm really excited to get my system here and set up. I'm still worried about head space in a 48" tall tent and having only 20" of width, though. Sometimes I go off without thinking things through but having to appease Maere's aesthetic requirements put a slight crimp in things but I wouldn't trade her for anything.
Nope, I never thought about the "recent comments" button. I'll have to try it. I saw you were online and sent you a PM then noticed your tomato blog link. I had no idea you and Gisette had that conversation going on yesterday. This is a learning experience for sure.
Not knowing a new post has been made is nasty, especially since I take a while to compose then get called away for something now and then. I think we had three or four different conversations going at all different stages the other day. It was funny but aggravating.
I think I'm going to bed again, it'll be sunup soon. Then up halfway early to do some geocaching, I have to place a new cache for a friend's prize and have to scout out the area. Good thing I only need 4 or 5 hours sleep. You should try it, we've discovered great areas nearby we never knew existed. Some people without a GPS put the coordinates in Google Earth and find them fairly easily.
Wow, I keep finding things I thought I'd lost. It's another insomnia night, went to bed and laid there a while then realized I just gained an hour so it's only 3:30 instead of 4:30. Stupid DST, wish they'd leave the time alone.
Peat, thanks for that site link, I'll be spending hours there getting ideas. I like what I see but would hate to think what shipping cost would be across the pond plus the exchange rate being what, 1.8 to one or so? Some of it is similar to what our local guys have but much better, it seems you Brits are a lot farther along than we are here in the US. I think I'm going to just put my pepper and tomato AGs in the new grow tent minus their light hoods and take my time coming up with what I want.
Gisette, I don't hate Drupal at all and understand why you use it, it's just taking some serious getting used to and some things aren't as easy for a dumb layman to discover as they should be, like your reply to my pepper blog. If I hadn't received an email alert I would have never known you replied until I specificially checked it and that could have been days. I'd like to log in and see everything that's new. Is that doable and I'm just missing it?
And on the theme vote, I tried your selection and would change my vote if I can get rid of this @#$^% pink reply box. Each member could still choose their own though, right?
Gisette... I had a Sicilian friend at NYU, who had friends of the family who ran a Sicilian deli on Bleeker Street (Greenwich Village). They insisted that "Gisette" was Italian for "Ginger". Which seems unlikely. But they always called me "Gisette".
Shall I be adventurous and try to move? hmmm...