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2018... My Most Challenging and Biggest Grow Ever--Levi Gross

Levi Gross

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I have also been wondering if anyone else growing Little Dutch has noticed how big and brittle the main and secondary leaf veins are? And how much curvature there is to the main vein of the leaf. My leaves would not lay flat I had to fold them over. After a couple days of wilting I will see how they act
 

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All of these are in my garage now wilting and I am hoping to string them all tomorrow evening also I have a beautiful pile of KY 151 not pictured. It’s all about over for the growing adventure this year. I have some very nice looking Prilep growing still that I have very high hopes for.
 

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3872C7B4-282A-4219-8832-34056BD2C5B6.jpg Bought on amazon Tobacco thermometer
4056DD30-666F-4F2B-A252-13C780167C3B.jpg 9CB33C19-1AAB-4387-90D3-5EA56D8AAEA2.jpg Harvest is in and color curing.
31BF241F-5B08-493B-9FBC-DA447442DCBA.jpg Commercial stand up Frigidaire freezer with griddle and crockpot for kiln.
D9E0A8FC-6F82-4C82-88F4-4243183AE41F.jpg The controls that I’ve chosen for this operation.
 

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It's a nice setup for color curing. Can you explain how do you use the humidity controller? I think the crockpot is plugged in the temperature controller?
 

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It's a nice setup for color curing. Can you explain how do you use the humidity controller? I think the crockpot is plugged in the temperature controller?
The way I am planning to run my kiln is that the temperature control will run the griddle as my heat source. The humidity control will run the crockpot for humidity and an small bathroom fan with a baffle in it for dehumidify. I have also unplugged the freezers compressor allowing me to run the freezers fan for internal air circulation. I’m hoping this will work for flue curing as well, however it is to late for that this year because all of my flue cure tobacco has already color cured golden brown. The temperature control is programmable up to 6 time periods. I thought I ordered the ITC310T-B but it’s just the 310T. Let me know what you all think about this setup.
 
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