I live in the Pacific North West where it rains. A lot. I literally live in a rain forest.
You would think that would mean high humidity all the time, but it really doesnt when it comes to growing. The outside air might be at 80-90% humidity in the summer after a rain, but when you warm that air up to 80F in a tent, the humidity drops like a rock. Right now, its raining and cold, and the humidity outside is only 37%. In the room where my tent is, its 70F and 46%. In my tent, its 81F and 38%.
Thats typical for me during veg or early in an auto run. Once the tent fills up, the humidity will get up to a better range. If its really full, the humidity can get too hi. Thats easily handled by running exhaust fans and inside fans, but its mostly too low.
Im trying to come up with better ways to increase the humidity early in a grow. Ive tried filling containers with water, and using paper towels to wick it up, but that does almost nothing.
So Im thinking of trying one of those cheap foggers.
Im just going to run it manually at first to see if it even does anything. I also want to be sure I dont end up soaking my lights, fans etc. 110 volts + water isnt a great idea.
If it looks like it might work, I thinking of using one of the Inkbird humidity controllers. It seems ot be the cheapest option that actually works half way decently.
Im still looking for one that isnt pre-wired in the hope that it will be cheaper. Im always on a tight budget!
So, have any of you guys come up with a good way to increase humidity on a budget?