Hello, pre-apologies for a longer post, but I think it helps to get all the facts out first.
I have never grown mj, but I have grown other plants and know the basics. I have a big greenhouse thats sturdy and electrified. I got me some amnesia autoflower seeds. I have done a lot of reading about how to go about this but I have a few questions related to my situation with temps and humidity.
Here are the basic facts to my possible setup.
- Im going for a single plant
-Im in zone 8a in TX, we just had a really hot summer, midJune-early Sept was regularly over 100 during the day.
-I have a nice sturdy electrified greenhouse, in summer time its gets quite hot inside
-I can use a 60% shade cloth to keep it from overheating July and August. Still gets a lot of sun.
-March-June could be acceptable temp wise.
-The greenhouse is about 75ft from my neighbors driveway, so I have smell detection concerns. and the fan blows out toward his property.
-GH has diffused panels and the sides are wood so a 2’-3’ plant can be visually unseen. I have other tall plants that will also provide cover.
-To the west there are some tall trees that provide shade by last few hours of day but morning sun will arrive early.
-From time to time, people come by and want to look at my Garden and may peek inside
I am thinking of getting a start by mid-March, when temps are fairly cool, but the GH should be warmer. Springtime temps are 70(march)-90(June) which should give me the 12ish weeks grow period for an autoflower , GH will be warmer and could have days where it gets extra warm.
I cannot control the sun, but by march its close to 12 hours and 14 hours by June. GH should keep it out of strong weather and high wind issues and getting too wet. I can put a fan inside to give it a breeze and hopefully keep any mold concerns at bay.
-is the summer heat too brutal on the plant? or will it be ok, just not “optimal”? I have less chance of people wanting to go back there when it gets hot and family comes over.
-GH conditions are always warmer than outside, will the extra heat be an issue inside?
-odor control w one plant exhausting out to neighbors, how concerned should I be?
-after harvest, can I dry/cure inside the greenhouse with direct sunlight? definitely can stay over 90, but will be humid as well. (and the smell)