I moved to SE Colorado last summer and I’ve never lived in a state where I could grow outdoors legally before. Our local laws where I live are pretty much “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to our enforcement in my town. I’ve literally seen the sheriff knock on the neighbors door, tell him “I can see the top of your plants, cover them up or we’ll have to come back and chop them.” He complied, never had another peep out of them since.
So I’m considering building myself a GREENHOUSE! I have some general ideas of how to go about that and of course there is Google and YouTube, but I was hoping some of the @mastergrowers, @growopowners, @EquipManufacturers, and @EquipSuppliers might have some insight on considerations based on some of their own setups at home?
What’s a good starting point? How do you decide how big of a space you actually need? Is there a way to provide some “future-proofing” to avoid costly mistakes starting up?
I’m curious how the home greenhouse setup can scale up to a small commercial level (and if there are ways to knowingly prepare for that.) What kind of products should a person look at for small time growing that still gives insight into scaling up?
Part of this experience/experiment too is that I teach growers how to grow autoflowers on my autoflower forum. I’d love to teach home growers how to start preparing for that next step up into larger space and what would go into that process.
I would appreciate and be grateful for any insight!