Originally Posted by Lazyman
Hey all, I'm stressing out pretty hard here so bear with me. I have a rental house in the country, with a detached shop. I grow in the shop and break down every year for an annual property inspection by the property manager.
I got an email Monday morning from the manager, that the owners want to visit the property this weekend from 8-noon and enter the shop.
Once I had to do that for a real estate appraisal, in a property I own.
It was kind of stressful for the plants.
Does the shop have its own electric meter ? That would be unusual.
>> "annual property inspection by the property manager."
ANNUAL - it does sound like they're looking for something. Besides termites.
If I owned a rental property, I would want to make sure it wasn't being meth-ized somehow. It sounds like it's that kind of check-up, they just want to make sure their tenant is keeping it copacetic.
Which you are !
The one thing I would do, maybe, is add some tools that consume a LOT of electricity. e.g. a Mig welder (I say Mig because that's what a welder friend uses.) Something to explain the electricity use, in case that is on their mind.
Being in a sealed space can be hard on the plants. I would visit them and take steps to improve their ventilation. Maybe add a bucket of CO2.
My CO2 bucket recipe -
5 gallon bucket
2 gallons warm water
4 or 5 pounds sugar
3 or 4 heaping tablespoons active dry yeast.
1 teaspoon champagne yeast (can handle a higher alcohol content. The fermentation produces CO2 and alcohol.)
Your plants get the CO2. The alcohol stays in the sugar water.
It bubbles like a MF for about 4 days.
There is one give-away, it smells like fermentation. I make the suggestion thinking that your plants are somewhere, hidden enough, so that the fermentation smell does not arouse neighbor interest.
The situation you're in is sort of like the Queen visiting. I understand the stress. I also had to break down a grow once so a landlord could deal with a dripping water problem. That definitely gets the adrenaline going.
Stress can really do a job on a person. Your body is in fight-or-flight mode but there's nobody to fight.
The effect is, it depletes you. I would eat & drink like a professional triathlete until the landlord visit is over. Vitamins, extra water, extra fluids, extra fruits & vegetables, 2 or more sources of protein with every meal.
You may not be running a marathon this weekend, but your body thinks you are.