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Massachusetts Outdoor Grow 2019

stealthfader508
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It feels like I just finished jarring up 2018’s crop. and it’s hard to believe. but it’s time to kick off the 2019 season. I’ve been reading this site for years. There’s some great growers on here and tons of info. When I have a question I typically search it first on rollitup. and almost always find my answers. I’ve never really posted much (or at all) but I’ve always wanted to document one of my grows. so here goes . hopefully along the way I can get some feedback from the community.

I GROW MY OWN . I’ve been growing on and off for almost 20 yrs now. Along the way, I’ve learned a shitload, but also made every mistake possible. I started out growing indoors, but I’ve found I don’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as growing under the sun. I like to grow huge plants, keep the best for myself, and give the rest away. I’ve never sold a gram and I never will. It’s a hobby, and even though it’s legal in MA now. I’ll never set foot in a dispensary.

2019 ROSTER
. We’re allowed 12 plants in MA per household. so you guessed it. I’m growing 12. I ordered my seeds from Seedsman this year, all feminized. I used Seedsman last year and overall I was happy with them. My favorite strain was Galaxy and that will the only returning strain this year. The rest of the strains I chose are supposedly early finishing (sept/oct) varieties, but I’ve never grown them before so only time will tell.

  • (3) Galaxy (Pyramid Seeds)
  • (3) LSD (Barney’s Farm)
  • (1) Sweet Zkittlez (Royal Queen Seeds)
  • (2) Jack Herer (Seedsman freebie)
  • (3) Blue Funk (Expert Seeds)

I originally ordered 5 Blue Cheese seeds, but they sent 10 Blue Funk seeds instead. I have a feeling they may have been out of the Cheese, and replaced it with twice as many Funk. but it’s all good, I’m not a whiner. ill just roll with the Funk. I buried the seeds indoors on Sat 2/9, in an organic seedling mix, on a seedling heat map, and under a 4ft flourescent . As of today 7 of the 12 have popped. so far so good. (see photos)

2019 GROWING PLANS . In the past I’ve grown plants everywhere . in the ground, in raised beds, and last year in 25 gallon pots. Anybody that’s grown in MA knows the weather is incredibly unpredictable. The last couple years have had great summers for veg. but the sept/oct weather has been horrendous. We’ve had torrential rains, hurricanes, and 100+ humidity. Every year come sept/oct I’m a slave to the weather. rigging tents, humidifiers, fans, dragging plants into the garage, hydrogen peroxide, daconil, etc. it sucks and I know there’s no way to avoid it altogether. but this year I’m fighting back! The biggest change I’ll be making this year is a greenhouse. I’ve ordered the 14.5′ x 24′ Gothic High Tunnel from tunnelvisionhoops (see attachment). It arrives in 2 weeks and in the meantime I’ll be building the foundation, plumbing, wiring, drainage, etc for it. I think this will allow my plants to finish much better and hopefully help me maintain some of my sanity come September.

I’ll be putting in 2’X2’X12″ raised beds for each plant. The existing soil below the beds is already pretty good, but I’ll still be amending that about 18″ below the beds before filling them. I haven’t figured out exactly what I’ll use for soil yet, but I’m sure it will include some good compost, worm castings, and some kind of sand for better drainage. The highest point in the greenhouse is about 8.5′ high, so I’m sure I’ll need to top, trim, and shape the plants throughout veg to keep them all reigned in.

Well I guess that’s it for now, but I’ll try to keep this post updated as often as possible. Next time I’ll post pictures of the outdoor location and progress on the greenhouse installation.

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Citylimits
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stealthfader508
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Nice to see others from the 508, I knew there had to be others out there.

City, the 14.5 x 24 model base price was about 2400, and that includes everything to install, all the way down to the screws. I added a ventilation kit which was about another 350 and shipping to 508 was another 350 or so. It seems like a lot of dough, but I’m just tired of rigging greenhouses and covers come the fall. I originally was going to design and build something myself, but when I look into the cost including framing, poly, end walls, windows, doors, etc. i’m sure i wouldn’t end up saving much money in the end. and it would probably take me so much longer to build. I’m also into the fact that it’s less permanent than if I framed it on site. I just built my house 4 yrs ago and we have no plans to move for at least 10-15 years. but you never know. what if my wife starts banging the mailman? . I could prob get over thatt, but to know the mailman is now growing in my greenhouse, would just push me over the edge . at least with this I could take it with me! haha

I also have an industrial size dehumidifier on wheels. It’s used to dry out homes and basements that have water or flood damage. It can bring a house at 100% humidity down to 40% in a few hours. If we get real rainy, humid stretches in the fall I plan to run that in the greenhouse to keep the humidity consistent .

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thumper60
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It feels like I just finished jarring up 2018’s crop. and it’s hard to believe. but it’s time to kick off the 2019 season. I’ve been reading this site for years. There’s some great growers on here and tons of info. When I have a question I typically search it first on rollitup. and almost always find my answers. I’ve never really posted much (or at all) but I’ve always wanted to document one of my grows. so here goes . hopefully along the way I can get some feedback from the community.

I GROW MY OWN . I’ve been growing on and off for almost 20 yrs now. Along the way, I’ve learned a shitload, but also made every mistake possible. I started out growing indoors, but I’ve found I don’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as growing under the sun. I like to grow huge plants, keep the best for myself, and give the rest away. I’ve never sold a gram and I never will. It’s a hobby, and even though it’s legal in MA now. I’ll never set foot in a dispensary.

2019 ROSTER
. We’re allowed 12 plants in MA per household. so you guessed it. I’m growing 12. I ordered my seeds from Seedsman this year, all feminized. I used Seedsman last year and overall I was happy with them. My favorite strain was Galaxy and that will the only returning strain this year. The rest of the strains I chose are supposedly early finishing (sept/oct) varieties, but I’ve never grown them before so only time will tell.

  • (3) Galaxy (Pyramid Seeds)
  • (3) LSD (Barney’s Farm)
  • (1) Sweet Zkittlez (Royal Queen Seeds)
  • (2) Jack Herer (Seedsman freebie)
  • (3) Blue Funk (Expert Seeds)

I originally ordered 5 Blue Cheese seeds, but they sent 10 Blue Funk seeds instead. I have a feeling they may have been out of the Cheese, and replaced it with twice as many Funk. but it’s all good, I’m not a whiner. ill just roll with the Funk. I buried the seeds indoors on Sat 2/9, in an organic seedling mix, on a seedling heat map, and under a 4ft flourescent . As of today 7 of the 12 have popped. so far so good. (see photos)

2019 GROWING PLANS . In the past I’ve grown plants everywhere . in the ground, in raised beds, and last year in 25 gallon pots. Anybody that’s grown in MA knows the weather is incredibly unpredictable. The last couple years have had great summers for veg. but the sept/oct weather has been horrendous. We’ve had torrential rains, hurricanes, and 100+ humidity. Every year come sept/oct I’m a slave to the weather. rigging tents, humidifiers, fans, dragging plants into the garage, hydrogen peroxide, daconil, etc. it sucks and I know there’s no way to avoid it altogether. but this year I’m fighting back! The biggest change I’ll be making this year is a greenhouse. I’ve ordered the 14.5′ x 24′ Gothic High Tunnel from tunnelvisionhoops (see attachment). It arrives in 2 weeks and in the meantime I’ll be building the foundation, plumbing, wiring, drainage, etc for it. I think this will allow my plants to finish much better and hopefully help me maintain some of my sanity come September.

I’ll be putting in 2’X2’X12″ raised beds for each plant. The existing soil below the beds is already pretty good, but I’ll still be amending that about 18″ below the beds before filling them. I haven’t figured out exactly what I’ll use for soil yet, but I’m sure it will include some good compost, worm castings, and some kind of sand for better drainage. The highest point in the greenhouse is about 8.5′ high, so I’m sure I’ll need to top, trim, and shape the plants throughout veg to keep them all reigned in.

Well I guess that’s it for now, but I’ll try to keep this post updated as often as possible. Next time I’ll post pictures of the outdoor location and progress on the greenhouse installation.

stealthfader508
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duncandog
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It feels like I just finished jarring up 2018’s crop. and it’s hard to believe. but it’s time to kick off the 2019 season. I’ve been reading this site for years. There’s some great growers on here and tons of info. When I have a question I typically search it first on rollitup. and almost always find my answers. I’ve never really posted much (or at all) but I’ve always wanted to document one of my grows. so here goes . hopefully along the way I can get some feedback from the community.

I GROW MY OWN . I’ve been growing on and off for almost 20 yrs now. Along the way, I’ve learned a shitload, but also made every mistake possible. I started out growing indoors, but I’ve found I don’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as growing under the sun. I like to grow huge plants, keep the best for myself, and give the rest away. I’ve never sold a gram and I never will. It’s a hobby, and even though it’s legal in MA now. I’ll never set foot in a dispensary.

2019 ROSTER
. We’re allowed 12 plants in MA per household. so you guessed it. I’m growing 12. I ordered my seeds from Seedsman this year, all feminized. I used Seedsman last year and overall I was happy with them. My favorite strain was Galaxy and that will the only returning strain this year. The rest of the strains I chose are supposedly early finishing (sept/oct) varieties, but I’ve never grown them before so only time will tell.

  • (3) Galaxy (Pyramid Seeds)
  • (3) LSD (Barney’s Farm)
  • (1) Sweet Zkittlez (Royal Queen Seeds)
  • (2) Jack Herer (Seedsman freebie)
  • (3) Blue Funk (Expert Seeds)

I originally ordered 5 Blue Cheese seeds, but they sent 10 Blue Funk seeds instead. I have a feeling they may have been out of the Cheese, and replaced it with twice as many Funk. but it’s all good, I’m not a whiner. ill just roll with the Funk. I buried the seeds indoors on Sat 2/9, in an organic seedling mix, on a seedling heat map, and under a 4ft flourescent . As of today 7 of the 12 have popped. so far so good. (see photos)

2019 GROWING PLANS . In the past I’ve grown plants everywhere . in the ground, in raised beds, and last year in 25 gallon pots. Anybody that’s grown in MA knows the weather is incredibly unpredictable. The last couple years have had great summers for veg. but the sept/oct weather has been horrendous. We’ve had torrential rains, hurricanes, and 100+ humidity. Every year come sept/oct I’m a slave to the weather. rigging tents, humidifiers, fans, dragging plants into the garage, hydrogen peroxide, daconil, etc. it sucks and I know there’s no way to avoid it altogether. but this year I’m fighting back! The biggest change I’ll be making this year is a greenhouse. I’ve ordered the 14.5′ x 24′ Gothic High Tunnel from tunnelvisionhoops (see attachment). It arrives in 2 weeks and in the meantime I’ll be building the foundation, plumbing, wiring, drainage, etc for it. I think this will allow my plants to finish much better and hopefully help me maintain some of my sanity come September.

I’ll be putting in 2’X2’X12″ raised beds for each plant. The existing soil below the beds is already pretty good, but I’ll still be amending that about 18″ below the beds before filling them. I haven’t figured out exactly what I’ll use for soil yet, but I’m sure it will include some good compost, worm castings, and some kind of sand for better drainage. The highest point in the greenhouse is about 8.5′ high, so I’m sure I’ll need to top, trim, and shape the plants throughout veg to keep them all reigned in.

Well I guess that’s it for now, but I’ll try to keep this post updated as often as possible. Next time I’ll post pictures of the outdoor location and progress on the greenhouse installation.

Hi Everyone, It feels like I just finished jarring up 2018's crop…. and it's hard to believe…but it's time to kick off the 2019 season. I've been…