The discussion is about the progress and parameters of my outdoor grow

This is a post to track the progress of my outdoor grow.

  • Hindu Kush (Sensi seeds)
    I got like 12 extra seeds that came with my 30 Hindu Kush seeds from seedsman:
  • Jack Herer Fem
  • Critical purple kush
  • Magnum auto fem (trich picture)

I planted the seeds around Aug 22nd. I transplanted 10 plants on Sep 2nd. I was naive, in the beginning, because I believed that if they grew in a greenhouse, the greenhouse would retain a decent amount of daytime heat. I was so wrong, LOL! With no added heat protection, the greenhouse was maybe 2 degrees warmer throughout the night. I got a mr. buddy heater to heat it up at night and added mulch to the plant beds with freshly chipped tree limbs. The last straw was when the buddy heater turned off on me in the middle of the night because of low oxygen (I wasn’t ventilating the greenhouse) and it got to around freezing in the greenhouse. The plants outside had frozen dew on them, but my cannabis had no frozen anything on it, and 2 days later, they are all still green. Additionally, my greenhouse isn’t REALLY structurally sound, and my landlord calls the heater a fire hazard and says I can’t run it when I’m sleeping, which I understand is totally fair.

So, this is what I’ve done to try and move past this. I reduced the size of the greenhouse by 25%. I also added a second layer of polyethylene 6mil fabric. I added 1.5 feet of freshly chipped trees to the whole greenhouse. The decaying matter is getting hot in the big pile we had dumped on the property and should add a few degrees of ambient heat. I also put in 3 black garbage cans filled with water to help add ambient heat. I plan to add boiling water to each of them every night before bed when I turn off the heater and close up the vent. I also went out last night at 2 am to turn on the heater for a bit. Keeping it in the 50 degree range would be aweeeeeesome.

Humidity is great this time of year, with around 50% consistently during the day. Highs are estimated in the 60s and some 50s, but the highs don’t really matter because it gets up to 85 and 90 in the greenhouse during the day, just from the sun. Lows are projected in the high 30s and low 40s for the next month or more, but we’ll see.

I ordered the Hindu Kush from seedsman with Bitcoin over a year ago. They are supposed to be seeds from Sensi Seeds, and they are regular not feminized. They came in the original packaging and didn’t seem to be tampered with. They also do look like Hindu Kush. HOWEVER, all 7 of my seeds turned out female. Not sure the odds of getting 7 straight females from reg seeds or if they are not what I bought. Maybe they accidentally got feminized? Idk

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That’s what they call good luck. I hope it continues for you in dealing with the cold, so good luck finishing your grow. :+1: I’m sure someone who has experience with greenhouse growing will give you some constructive criticism or ingenious ideas on how to keep the temps up in there.

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