DISCLAIMER: This post is long, but informative - read at your own risk
Here we go! Buckle up Buttercup, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
A little about me: mom, sister, wife, daughter, old lady who suffers from a few medical issues which MJ seems to help with. I am very nervous about what we are finding on the streets these days and I am also not thrilled with the quality here in the backwater state I live in (Southeastern USA) So with the help of my adult son (who rents out our basement) and my dear amazing immigrant (New Zealand) hubby we came to the decision to try our hand at this grow stuff and see what all the fuss is about! Like I said, my primary motivation is for medical therapy, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the well-known side effects of cannabis. My son? Well he also seeks some relief for medical issues, but his primary motivation is the social aspect of weed. All good as I think it should be a crime to continue classifying weed as a class 1 illegal drug. But who am I? No one, really, just trying to live out the rest of my life in as little discomfort as possible and have a little fun while doing it. Hubby does not really indulge - he claims he does not feel different. I beg to differ due to his inability to stop laughing and his ability to make his eyes look like “clown eyes” when he is high. But that is an argument we have agreed to disagree on.
Oh and PS. I have a black thumb so this should be an adventure. I fly fast and loose, my son (an engineer type) is VERY particular and hyper vigilant on details…we figured we would meet in the middle somewhere and hopefully make this a successful endeavor.
So here we go: (picture of gr room)
What we have here is a small storage room in our basement (terrace level) off of hubby’s workshop (3rd garage/boat door type of thing) The room is interior and the only outside wall is against the earth so it stays pretty stable year-round temp wise. The problem is the stable temp runs around 65 degrees and the humidity can get pretty high in there so those were the initial problems we needed to solve.
Our solutions: (picture of gr room build)
Hubby and son framed out the room, added electricity, vented it for an AC duct and return as well as ran an exhaust vent that vents outside (attached to the dryer vent).
Room was lined with drywall and we painted everything white. We were concerned with the heat of the lighting set up we decided to use so we left one wall cement (wall next to the earth) to try to keep things cooler. Ceiling was also installed. We painted everything (walls and ceiling) in flat white paint. Floor is cement.
Dimensions of the room are: 3ft4in X 3ft3in and about 8ft tall so a total of (roughly) 9 sqft floor area and (if you are into this sort of thing) roughly 72 sqft room volume.
Tomorrow I will go into the equipment we have set up