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#1476978 Charlesquik's Growing 2017 2.0

Posted by charlesquik on Yesterday, 03:21 PM

Automation is the best thing so far.


Humidity and temperature are controlled by my own custom program with Arduino.


My father was in charge of electronics and I was in charge of the code.



The electronics are in the wooden box. 


I can control the heater and fan independently. Both humidity and temperature are controlled in real time via my program.


The raspberry pi is in charge to communicate to my house to the web interface where we can check the greenhouse status.


The arduino board is in charge to monitor inside and outside humidity and temperature and control whether the heater or fan are ON or OFF.





This is how the web interface look










We also added a drip irrigation system that is working 1 time for 30 minutes  each week.














June 20 update


Cucumber in mid June???!!!! This greenhouse is magic.






Chicken are back!


Unfortunately, the last year chickens died this winter of some sort of virus at the chicken coop.






They are often set loose on the yard and they are exploring everywhere. They are very curious little  fellas.





More picture to come! I have a new camera that my father gave me so the images will start to get better.

#1472966 Someone is stealing my peppers

Posted by charlesquik on 04 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

The Second Amendment applies EVERYWHERE ;)


Yes but you get charged for shooting an intruder in some states.. like in California where you cant use self defense or in DC where you can't have a gun.



#1472896 Someone is stealing my peppers

Posted by charlesquik on 04 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Is it private property or community garden?

Castle law apply in alabama but I don't know if garden count as "home"

#1471290 Buncha MALARKY 2017

Posted by charlesquik on 28 June 2017 - 07:22 AM

Those are some beautiful pod and one of my favorite looking pod. Those are scotch bonnet right?

#1470560 PaulG 2017

Posted by charlesquik on 25 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

No big deal Paul! The plant just get more stress so it only mean more heat :D!

#1470030 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 23 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

I'm just amazed how everyone is growing so fast in a greenhouse. This is my first time growing other stuff than pepper in a well functioning greenhouse.




In Quebec to have cucumber in June is like a miracle. 



Also I kind of gave up on the plan to use electronic valve to control my irrigation because  the code was getting to heavy for my little arduino uno r3 so I had to remove the irrigation from it :(

We installed a timer instead (1 hour each week of water)


We got one irrigation system for tomatoes and one for peppers so we can use different timing.



I just ordered some linear actuator that should arrive in 1 month. With them I will control the windows I'm about to build on the roof to help dissipate the heat.

#1469418 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 21 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

Already have some bell peppers and lìmon 





#1468819 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 20 June 2017 - 07:43 AM

So far so good.



#1466292 Harbor Freight 6x8 Greenhouse onsale $200

Posted by charlesquik on 13 June 2017 - 09:53 AM

its like 500$ here wtf is going on in USA. I want to come guys :(

#1465166 Moruga Welders 2017 Grow

Posted by charlesquik on 08 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

Wow I like those Cheiro Roxa ! I will try to grow a plant next year!

#1465119 PaulG 2017

Posted by charlesquik on 08 June 2017 - 07:23 PM

Doing great, the greenhouse keep the temp higher than 18 degree at all time (64,4 Fahrenheit)


Im more than 1 month ahead of last year.


Also we got a nice 30 degree today (86 Fahrenheit) but greenhouse raised to 100 Fahrenheit for a short period because the fan wasnt keeping up and the window was closed (not automated yet!)

#1465067 PaulG 2017

Posted by charlesquik on 08 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

Cool Paul ! Are you going to make some sauce?

Also how are you already harvesting pod! Did you plant outside like 3 month ago?

#1464841 VOTE! The Dual Burger Duel

Posted by charlesquik on 07 June 2017 - 09:23 PM


#1463956 The 2017 randyp "All the Worlds a Stage"grow.""Rush""

Posted by charlesquik on 05 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

Great looking bed and irrigation system Randy.


Is the wooden structure for shade clothes?

#1463891 D3 2017 Keeping it mild.

Posted by charlesquik on 05 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

Those pequin x  goatsweed black pods look fantastic. 


Keep us updated on flavor and heat profile!