2020 MASSACHUSETTS outdoor grow Thread!

Zeez

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Oh boy that sure does look it...
Apparently it’s a vector borne bacterial disease spread by leafhoppers etc.
I did cut the affected pieces off as (I believe you) recommended and thus far no more areas - fingers crossed. Appreciate the in depth research!
Cool. Others reported topping the affected areas and that was the end. Yours is the first reported case in Mass.

Good luck.
 

dunphy

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Cool. Others reported topping the affected areas and that was the end. Yours is the first reported case in Mass.

Good luck.
My mint chocolate chip that hermed the other day had this on one top, and Ive been dealing with leafhoppers for months so makes sense.,.. That same strain had some purpling which I thought was from cold (had been growing since feb indoors) and so I had seen this and hadnt thought much of it, thought it was either genetics, or just from all the rain or something.. It hadnt spread and I had forgot about it until I just saw this post, I remember warfox posting about it too and forgot to mention it.

But that was the plant that I culled this weekend, and hasnt popped up on any others so we'll see what happens. Fingers crossed.
 

dunphy

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I though so. I am heavily eyeing a few landraces on kwikseeds for next season, most likely that Tashkurgan! It would be a separate plot one strain only to find the best and further their genetics. The link above is to a podcast interview with Angus of RSC, in which he speaks about his experiences with landrace generous etc. I found it quite interesting.

And damn that Tashkurgan seems awesome, would love to add that as breeding stock.
 

Zeez

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They are about 5 feet now.
So far six have been kicked out to make room.
A dozen keepers out of the bunch will be fine.
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Zeez

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Nice job,

Whats the size on that greenhouse? Was that custom built or did you buy it as a set or something? That one looks awesome... sturdy too.
It's 12 x 18' and about 10' high in the middle. I got a bending jig and built it with my 80 year old father in law. All from scratch.
The pipes are chainlink fence top rail from Lowes. Two12' pipes per hoop at $12 each.
 
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dunphy

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It's 12 x 18' and about 10' high in the middle. I got a bending jig and built it with my 80 year old father in law. All from scratch.
The pipes are chainlink fence top rail from Lowes. Two12' pipes per hoop at $12 each.
No shit huh? That looks amazing, we got some great GH builders here in mass (looking at you too stealth)

Any idea what the final cost was? and last question... do you notice the dew/fog rolling in at night raises the RH inside at all? Im concerned without good enough ventilation as well any real greenhouse I build may do more harm than good with temp/rh spikes mid summer (Other than using it to extend the seasons or something)

Appreciate the response.
 

Zeez

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No shit huh? That looks amazing, we got some great GH builders here in mass (looking at you too stealth)

Any idea what the final cost was? and last question... do you notice the dew/fog rolling in at night raises the RH inside at all? Im concerned without good enough ventilation as well any real greenhouse I build may do more harm than good with temp/rh spikes mid summer (Other than using it to extend the seasons or something)

Appreciate the response.
Maybe I should start a separate thread for this.

Something like $1500 - $2k. It was built with allot of extras and ready for upgrading to light dep.
Expensive parts - 2x roll up motors for sides, hardware bits & wiggle wire tracks, extensive automation system.

Humidity hasn't been a problem. The exhaust fans can be set to replace the air as it cools at night but it hasn't been necessary.
 

stealthfader508

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Maybe I should start a separate thread for this.

Something like $1500 - $2k. It was built with allot of extras and ready for upgrading to light dep.
Expensive parts - 2x roll up motors for sides, hardware bits & wiggle wire tracks, extensive automation system.

Humidity hasn't been a problem. The exhaust fans can be set to replace the air as it cools at night but it hasn't been necessary.
yea zeez, that's a really slick greenhouse ... love the roll up sides and vented roof .. it must help alot with temps and humidity ... that's the whole thing with gh's, if you keep air moving you won't have any issues with humidity spikes ... i added an oversized exhaust fan this year and it's been a game changer ... I have a feeling i won't need the dehumidifier much, if at all this season
 

Zeez

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yea zeez, that's a really slick greenhouse ... love the roll up sides and vented roof .. it must help alot with temps and humidity ... that's the whole thing with gh's, if you keep air moving you won't have any issues with humidity spikes ... i added an oversized exhaust fan this year and it's been a game changer ... I have a feeling i won't need the dehumidifier much, if at all this season
Last year the 2 18" fans were running constantly in direct sunlight. The new ridge vent makes the fans almost unnecessary. Way better. The vent opens and closes automatically. I should start a thread on how it was built as a reference for anyone who wants to do it.
 
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greg nr

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Lost power tonight, but other than a bunch of leaves blown off trees no real damage.

Pulled the cord on the genie till I was blue in the face. Cleaned the needle valve. Nothing. Checked spark, none.

Hmmm. Had a beer and remembered I didn't check the oil. Yup. Started on first pull.

At least I have water for a shit and shower....

Plus my wife won't be calling any guys she knows to help. ;)

Hope all your plants made it through ok.
 

dunphy

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So far so good, lost power as well, luckily only about 2 hours and was back on.

Still getting some good gusts so I wont say Im in the clear but same situation, ladies are fine, but trees blew leaves off everywhere, Just went outside but a little dark to check, will have to see the damage tomorrow. Hope everyone else made it through alright.
 

dsmer

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No damage to my girls from the storm luckily. I thought for sure the wind was gonna destroy my plastic shelter lol but everything looks good so happy for that. Lost power for a good 4 hours though
 

p59teitel

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Highest recorded winds around here were in the 50s and the prep work of additional staking and tying branches so they wouldn’t whip around paid off with no damage. Don’t think it would have been adequate to deal with a Cat 2 hurricane, though!
 

YardG

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We got a lot of wind in MA adjacent NNE, tons of tree trunks/branches down, lots of people lost power. I was initially thinking I wouldn't stake anything, but thought better of it just before it got really bad and threw some stakes in the pots and tied the main stalks to 'em. Advantage, no damage to the plants, downside, went out just before it got dark and had to upright almost all of the pots/bags (storm had passed by then). I knew to expect it from last year, stout stalk tied to stake + narrow container compared to leaf canopy + high winds is a recipe for plant and planter toppling over together. Plants looked fine, just a little bedhead.

Slugs out in force this morning.
 

p59teitel

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We got a lot of wind in MA adjacent NNE, tons of tree trunks/branches down, lots of people lost power. I was initially thinking I wouldn't stake anything, but thought better of it just before it got really bad and threw some stakes in the pots and tied the main stalks to 'em. Advantage, no damage to the plants, downside, went out just before it got dark and had to upright almost all of the pots/bags (storm had passed by then). I knew to expect it from last year, stout stalk tied to stake + narrow container compared to leaf canopy + high winds is a recipe for plant and planter toppling over together. Plants looked fine, just a little bedhead.

Slugs out in force this morning.
Last year I grew in four gallon pots, and ended up driving stakes into the ground and tying the main stalks off that way after the plants got big enough to catch wind and get knocked over.
 

stealthfader508

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no damage worth mentioning here ... It's gonna take a lot more than a few feeder bands to effect this greenhouse (knock on wood) ... my 2 two full indica's are already forming flowers, the close up is MOB ... I bet those are done mid-late september... the others are all just beginning their stretch

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