Is the light/sun during the winter months really enough for top shelf smoke? I imagine the low light would be a problem and would lead to loose buds
I have seen a light depo crop that my cousin produced last winter of some bubba kush and Odyssey and last year we had a bad winter lots of rain and during his 60 day cycle it rained 30-35 and his crop was still fire, the plants were not as big as his summer or spring light depo but he still produced packs and they were very quality. He was heating his greenhouse by exhausting the hot air from his indoor grow (4) 1000 watts with 8 inch ducting directly into the greenhouse it was about 40-50 degrees and his greenhouse was around 65-70 so not to bad I plan on doing something like that in the winter because my 10x20x10 indoor room is 5 feet from my greenhouse. So something like that would be perfect for me since I will be running (6)1000 watts in there
Looks like i am not the only one thinking about this...i got a 10ply black out sheet from the greenhouse place, its 1/2 white and 1/2 black...my greenhouse is 50' x 30' x 16 '...so i got a 50' x 100 '...I am going to start July 15 to get a Sept 15 harvest...I dont know what time i am going to cover yet? Can you guys tell me what you think? If i cover at 6pm and then take the cover off when it get's dark, i can keep the air flow going at night? But worry about the heat from 6pm to 9pm? Or i can cover at 9pm leave the cover on all night, and take off at 9am, run a small cage fan under the cover to keep air flow, or put in a dehumidafier?..I am worried about air flow when its covered and all sealed up?
If I were you I would try to flower around July 1st or sooner your pushing it cropping out Sept 15th by the time you do that dry it cure it its almost the 1st of October and people growing pure indicas are going to be cropping out and driving the price down a bit.
In my experience I perfect to cover at 7pm and open at 7am, my plants really take off in that intense morning sunlight and around 6-9pm the sunlight starts to decrease. I had some 95+ degree days and when covering as long as you have one or two fans moving air inside the greenhouse it will be fine of if you use an inline fan to exhaust the greenhouse. In doing greenhouse light depo you need proper ventilation!!!!
I ran my light depo using panda film, I induced flowering by running 36 hour dark photoperiod and that instantly triggered flowering!!!! here are some pictures before I flowered some pictures at week 7 and some pictures of my finished product.
Day Before I light depped them
Blue Widow @ 8 weeks
Blue Widow Trimmed & Cured
Blue Dream @ 4 weeks
Blue Dream @ 8 weeks
Greenhouse @ 7 weeks