Green house grow

Hi All,

New to the site; planning to set up a hoop tunnel in the spring (Massachusetts) for my first grow and was wonder what is a better choice to cover… Greenhouse Film 4 years 6 mil clear sheeting or Sun Selector 60% Diffused IRAD Greenhouse Film, 4yr 6mil. price difference is less than $20 for the latter.

Also, my short list (will pick two to grow) is Purple Haze or White Widow and Granddaddy Purple or Northern Lights. Any thoughts… two others, Blue Cheese and Blue Haze but maybe for another time with more growing experience. Thanks for any input.

Welcome to the forum!

I can’t help much with greenhouse stuff, but I’ve heard @latewood discuss hoop houses before.

Hoop house, yes, that’s what I am going to build. Well, trying to put a good plan together for first grow with some control over the elements.

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Also, will grow in smart pots - 20 gallon. Going to use Coast of Maine - Stonington Blend Grower’s Mix for half of the grow and use FoxFarm - Ocean Forest® Potting Soil for the other half (looks like a popular choice). Decided on Northern Lights and Purple Haze.

I just planted 60 garlic cloves for next years harvest, Chesnok Red, German Red, Music, and XIAN… all hardneck.

Go by who has the best rating. If I remember correctly 6 is s good one. My memory is bad.

From all those strains the easiest would be White Widow and Northern Lights.

Thanks MrPeat, I might swap out Purple Haze for White Widow, they are similar. Not sure, but I have a little time to decide.

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@TheShortAnswer How big will your green house be? Eczyse if it’s big enough you grow 1 of each strains you have.

Thinking 10’ x 12’ about 8.5’ - 9’ high.

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If anyone one is interested about the Coast of Maine products here is the link to Stonington growers blend…

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I use stonington and swear by it!

How did your greenhouse grow go? I’m in maine and just started mine, hoping to steal some knowledge if possible.

I bagged the greenhouse and going outdoor. I went with Coast of Maine Raised Bed Blend, added worm castings, lobster compost. For aeration I added rice hulls and Pitt Moss. Also, kelp meal, insect frass, oyster shelll flour, neem meal, and rock dust.

I would personally choose white widow because I have seen it produce very thick dense buds and it’s a great strain for medical patients. As for greenhouses, I love the one I bought from Farmtek and you may be able to find one there. I don’t know much about the cover sorry we went with a two layer option and ended up only using the first layer. It recommended taking it down in the winter but we never have and it’s been fine for 3 years now. I hope whatever you choose you have a great grow this year!

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@Shyguy420 my whole grow changed and now have 5 strains (fem seeds), Two from Humboldt Seed Company, Humboldt Dream (their version of Blue Dream and Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Blueberry from 00 Seeds, Mataro Blue from Kannabia seeds and GSC unknown genetics. One plant of each started.

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They look good brotha

Here’s a pic of one of my plants in the greenhouse. This is a Queen’s Mistress. I am also growing Skydweller and Ninja Fruit

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I grow in a hoophouse in Massachusetts. I use 6mm SunMaster from farmtek.com , they are awesome and will custom cut plastic for you

Check out the 12 mil diffuse poly at Northern Greenhouse Supply.

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10FT X 15FT would allow up to 6 full size plants

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This years outdoor I grew in a 10ft x 12ft area with 4 plants and quickly ran out of space. For my growing style this way not even close to enough room. We still managed to produce 4+lbs of dry grade A smoke and a good amount of bubble hash. I will be increasing the garden size to roughly 12ft x 32ft and will still only be growing 4. Also will be switching from 50 gallon smart pots to 100 gallon. Grow bug or go home, right :wink: