Growing in an old well


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

I am considering growing in an old well.(bottom is dry) It is 12’ down and 6’ wide.(with only a 24" hole) A porch floor will cover the top but I will be able to vent to the outside from a 3" pipe in the side. I do have an electric outlet in the well. There dose seem to be a lot of moisture(humidity)but I am thinking a muffin fan in the pipe for air venting. Do you see any problems that I should be aware of and what size light do you recommend. I am thinking at this time of only 3 plants. Thank you for your help


#2

If you are only growing a few plants a 600w hid would suffice and I don’t see many issues with growing in a hole in the ground aside from and entrance temps would be pretty constant and insects may be present but hell who knows?


#3

Our fellow grower had some more questions about this:

I am the one asking about starting plants in a underground well. (12’ tall x 6’ wide) I believe a 600 hid would work well for 3-4 plants but the hole to enter is only 24” round. This hole is covered by a wooden hatch that seals pretty good but being that we inhabit the room above I am thinking that we will need to exhaust to the outside. There is a 4” cast iron pipe exiting the well( about 10’ up) to the outside, under the floor, that I can get to via a crawl space.
I also have electricity run for a muffin fan or something to move air up and out if needed.( I have only one outlet in the hole and I am wondering if 600 watts and a fan will blow circuits.)
The floor of the old well is dry but I am guessing the well is still pretty humid. I am researching what plants would grow best in these conditions and how I would get them out once grown for harvest. The temperature is constant (50 degrees F)should I be concerned about overheating when I add the lights?