I'm looking forward to this. We're building from scratch starting with the framing and going till we have buds in the jars. I'd like to document and share, and hopefully a few can learn from any mistakes or problems along the way.
Three Flower Rooms. Five Plants. Ten 600w Vertical Bulbs (maybe 14 with expansions). Nothing huge, but planning to make good use of a low plant count, 7' ceilings, and cheap mortgage rates and property. Flip those bulbs vertical, muffin fans, air exchange 2x per minute, dialed humidity. Babyshit, as some might say
The point isn't to be the most efficient in The Treehouse. This grow will be far from it. The point is to push yield from each plant with the space we have to work with. Five plants, 7' ceilings, weird interior concrete walls that split up the space, and a desire to run things on a flip flopped schedule to regulate electrical usage, environment, etc. This limiting design criteria is what is guiding this idea.
More to come as we proceed with the build.
Big shout out to the guys rocking it for years and their willingness to share and help others learn and in some way inspired The Treehouse. DJM, DHF, gettogro, julian, heath, eric2028, gman, krusty, RB26, and too many more to name with great threads full of info. Days worth of what should be required reading, and too much good stuff lost to the internet.
We've got weird concrete interior walls and no-go zones due to existing features that make this a challenge. There's a relatively small footprint, but a decent electrical panel to work with.
Here's some prelim sketches. 2-plant flower rooms have trees drawn on ~66" centers (but we're not running RDWC, so flexible with hooks in the ceiling). Three rooms total (Two 2-plant rooms and one 1-plant room), each with a dedicated reservoir. Intake and exhaust to keep that air moving and muffin fans under each bulb. We'll probably start with 4 bulbs per larger flower room and may upgrade to 5 or 6 once we see how the rooms are running and any future upgrades (AC/CO2). Right now a larger unfinished basement area is planned to serve as a lung room with the option to recirculate exhaust air from the rooms or dump it outside. Free cooling for the next couple months, so what better time than now.
Foam insulation board up against any existing concrete. 24" OC 2x4 framing with reflectrix. New wiring. I'm thinking of leaving bare concrete floors just because I don't want to deal with the hassle, time needed to resurface, or any potential offgassing so things can get rolling and we can get a round down.
We plan two of these 2-plant flower rooms, sized 8' x 12'
We plan one of these 5.5' x 7.5' rooms housing 1 plant
The target is a unit per plant out of the gate. Everything over is gravy, anything under is disappointing. Once dialed, we hope to hit 25-30z per plant. The headstash hash doesn't count towards that total
Itching to get started!