cheap greenhouse and avoiding bud rot question(s)

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  1. #1 jgalt77, Aug 8, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
    i grow in the northeast. very small scale (4 plants personal use). not quite legal state. last year i lost at least 50% of my crop to bud rot and what was left was not great quality partially due to my efforts to save it (green cure, neem, cutting out rot and spraying with 91% iso to kill mold and doing a bud wash at the end cause the mold really sketched me out.) i currently have 2 plants directly in the ground and 2 in 7 gallon fabric pots. i really don’t want to go through the heartbreak of bud rot again. i’m already seeing a bit of powdery mildew... using green cure .theyre not in the greatest location as there just isn’t much air flow through the spot and they are surrounded on 3 sides with wild fox grapes which i think are a magnet for botrytis. they are in a fairly sunny spot though. but it’s the northeast. good chance of a rainy and humid autumn. i was thinking of buying this greenhouse
    it’s around 5x5 and 7 feet tall. i thought perhaps i could set it up without the shelves and possibly raise it up off the ground a bit so air can flow under it. if i really wanna get frisky with it i can even run a 4 inch inline fan to exhaust air and an oscillating fan to create a breeze. i can do this without moving the plants, just build it right around them. would this be a fairly robust defense against mold?

    my other option would be to move them. we have a field that gets great sun and airflow and isn’t visible from the road or other houses. the catch is that we rent this property and twice a year the landlord pays a neighbor to mow the field, once in early june and again usually around the last week of august. but once it’s mowed the second time i don’t have to worry about anyone going there besides me until the spring. if i were to do that i think i need to dig up the ones in the ground now and put em in 20 gallon fabric pots (they’re good size) because i don’t wanna try to transplant them once they are flowering. unfortunately, i could not set up the greenhouse in the field and would have no protection from rain.

    so what do you guys think my best option is? any and all input is greatly appreciated! thanks!
     
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  3. What’s but rot?


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  5. it’s around 5x5 and 7 feet tall. i thought perhaps i could set it up without the shelves and possibly raise it up off the ground a bit so air can flow under it. if i really wanna get frisky with it i can even run a 4 inch inline fan to exhaust air and an oscillating fan to create a breeze. i can do this without moving the plants, just build it right around them. would this be a fairly robust defense against mold?

    IMO this would be the road that I would take. Might not stop the Botrytis completely but will definitely slow it down "ALOT". I still lose less than a handful of bud every year to Botrytis I don't think you can completely eradicate it. Least I'm not having any luck. It'll also help with the heavy morning dew that are about to show up daily.

    If it were me I would raise it off the ground a foot and put a cheap indoor/outdoor ceiling fan inside. Its all about air flow. But obliviously you know that already.

    I think your second option is a good one also if they were all in containers that could be moved. Be cheaper for sure.
     

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