Grow box during the summertime – UPDATE


UPDATE: With weather climbing my grow box got up to 111.5 degrees today with the lights off.  If I was using one of those fancy computers with temperature sensors it would have turned itself off by now.  Turning off computer so I will have something working this winter…

[July 25, 2009] I was planning on growing my jalapeno peppers in my grow box this summer, but given the higher than average weather we have been having.

With the weather being in the 90’s 100’s and given the CFLs on average increase the temperature by around 10 degrees the grow box has not been great place to grow plants unless I was thinking of growing cacti.  Looking at my historical data the highest temperature this summer was 107.6 111.5 degrees.

As you can see above I have been making some progress on the computerized grow box, which I will plan on writing it up soon…

4 Responses to “Grow box during the summertime – UPDATE”

  1. Red Icculus Says:

    Plants are fine inside up into the 90's. 107, yikes. The only way I have seen to allow plants to thrive in that type of heat is the addition of CO2.

  2. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Even peppers can start dropping at blossoms just into the 90's (why I had to move the poor plants outside to cooler temperatures. My preferred temperature range is 65-85 degrees with an average temperature around 75 degrees. At least on the positive this gives me some time to experiment with the electronics/software without risking the life of any unfortunately plants.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    sir i have posted a comment on your soil moisture sensor blog .pls do reply

  4. picture framer glasgow Says:

    It was nice going through it. keep it up the good work. —thanks—picture framer glasgow

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