The home came with a large basement, which is part of the reason I picked it.
- I grew up way down south, where the water table is too high for any home to have a basement.
Up north things are different, and I appreciated the system of having a full sized room, beneath the house. This would be the best possible place to grow cannabis plants, because they would be completely hidden from the outside world. I didn’t need natural sunlight, I had equipment for that. What I needed was a nice temperature controlled room to focus my growing operation. The home is heated by a furnace that is over thirty years old. It still generates heating and ever, but its age and antiquity make it far less efficient than a up-to-date heater. This was also something that could labor to my advantage, because the furnace generated a lot of humidity. The furnace was also the hot water heater, which put excess levels of moisture into the air of the basementâ€¦ Since my pot plants needed a fantastic source of ambient moisture, this would be a great way to kill various birdies with a single stone. The only potential concern will come while in the dog afternoons of summer, when I won’t be able to run the furnace, which will lower the humidity levels. I guess I can find a nice humidifier to run while in the summer time weeks and keep my plants healthy. It will take some degree of trial and error to find the perfect air quality and humidity levels for my growing operation.