Low humidity what to do


#1

So I have been reading how to increase humidity and getting a humidifier would work. May concern is not being able to control it without getting more gadgets. Looking for a simple way to bring up humidity. Right now I am at 21% and stuck some water in bowl under a fan and increased to 24%. I was hoping someone would have an idea how to increase on the cheap side. My grow area is small 2x3x5ft. So with small area a humidifier would be to much at least I would think so. I had a thought and take an air stone in put in bucket of water or a reptile fogger or something like that. Sorry if it has been covered just not finding an answer in my search.


#2

Put the humidifier on a timer and regulate it that way

Someone here is using a pond fogger but they’re doing the whole grow room with it, so I don’t know if that might be too much for your small tent or not ?

  • best wishes! :thumbsup:

#3

Hi @Smokin_ernie, I’m having the same issue with low humidity and did the fan with the water and it helped a bit, but then I transplanted into taller pots and couldn’t adjust the fan to both blow over the water and simultaneously over the plants. I just ordered a humidifier and it has controls to adjust the level of the humidity. Perhaps you can find something similar. This is what I bought


#4

Thanks@noodles it is something to consider. Kind of hoping to get something going today. I may head out and see what I can find.

Same here one fan and can’t blow on plant and bowl at same time.


#5

Get one of the small cool air sonic vaporizer from Walmart they are cheap work good and dont raise the temperature in the tent . Good luck


#6

I use an empty plant tray filled with lecca or sterile sand and add water to it wicks water to surface and releases it raising humidity slightly


#7

@Smokin_ernie you can take a bowl of water and a towel and hang the towel so that the end of the towel sits in the water and the longer the towel the more humidity you will get… Cheap and easy

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#8

Thanks for replying! I went to Walmart and got a small cool mist humidifier. I had it running on low for an hour and brought up humidity to 28% now it is running on high and I am at 31% after a half hour. So we will see what happens.


#9

So the humidity is at best 33% according to the meter I have. I am not convinced that I am getting a correct reading. The humidifier is putting out a lot vapor on high. Hard to believe that I am only getting 33%.


#10

Lol I just went out an purchased 2 more humidifiers today 3 space’s 3 humidifiers cold weather doesn’t hold much humidity mind you last year this time I was fighting with trying to get it back down below 80% in my flower room


#11

Yeah where I’m at I have absolutely no humidity it’s dry heat or it’s dry cold… no matter what it’s dry… dry …dry… make your plants adapt… clone …clone… clone…lol😆

I’m on one right now…:joy::smiley::smile::laughing:

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#12

I have been forcing them to adapt by keeping humidity close to 35-40% hell of a struggle to get it higher now the cold is here :wink:


#13

I have ladies that I have been growing for 4 years right now almost 4 1/2 years so if they don’t live they don’t live and they go away… I’m kind of a jerk when it comes to growing …I’m not really a nice guy …you either thrive or you don’t survive…:smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp:

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#14

happier they are the faster they grow and better the yields so I try not too stress them too much if it can be readily avoiided


#15

Well I finally got the second table up and going stuffed 6 ladies that were 4 foot tall almost… under a two and a half foot tall scrog into dwc for the first time… Normally grow in soil… what do you think @Donaldj … sorry for the crappy lighting couldn’t find my method 7 lens… Oh ya I forgot to say they were in 1 gallon soil pots at 3 feet and I washed the crap out of them and through into dwc…:smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp:

And so we shell see …:smiling_imp::wink::joy::smiley::smile:


8 days in flower , 2 weeks in dwc…
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#16

I agree with peach fuzz, the only thing you get from weak plants is bugs and disease!


#17

Some ladies in veg … And please appreciate because I don’t share often…:slight_smile:

I just enjoy helping people achieve their goals… If I can help…:confused:

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#18

Looks like you got a lead on me hoping my clones will root if not can always get my bubble cloner going again also working with 36sqft split into 3 separate spaces 40’ height so kinda tight. My GC clones are wilting more than my BB some strains are just a little more of a pain to clone


#19

Love the photos! Looking good.

As for my humidity has not improved much with the humidifier but it is something and I will deal with I got. I think I will add the towel and bowl of water to see if that helps a little bit more.


#20

place near a fan the air flow will pull moisture off it


the foil you see in top corner is directing intake into the moist lecca yes I actually am using the trick I suggested