i posted this in the general section, and noone could give me any advice besides uncle bens techniques.. i did that, it was okay.
so I am trying to get the most yield out of my plants in less time...
I wanna know when I switch from veg to flower if i should do 4 32" plants under one 600 watt HPS or 6-8 20" plants under a 600 watt HPS. Soil grow. Strains are basically 50/50 indica sativa big bang, church, white skunk,and purple trainwreck
I don't want to scrog or sog. Give me some feedback from your PERSONAL experience
i am doing a perpetual harvest, i am trying for 6 weeks, but my plants get only about 20 inches tall in 6 weeks... i vegged the 32 inch plants for 2.5 months.. a little longer than i want.. someone give me some advice!
messing around with hormones might get them pumped, steroids like. good things arent rushed imo
You already mentioned one of the better ways to increase yield the perpetual harvest maximizes light if you get this down you will be doing good if ya ask me!
perpetual all day, but will I get more if I flower more smaller plants at once, or fewer bigger plants... I have 600 sq feet.. I wanna harvest as much as possible with the largest yeilds possible
for fastest turn around and lowest overhead (cost) , use a SOG with a veg room, rooted cuttings into 1g pots for a 1 week veg then into flower. 1/2 the flower space planted every 4 weeks, 10x10 lay out of plants under each 1000w light. lights enclosed and ducted (cool tubes or hoods w/ lenses) as close to the plants as possible. you should pull about a pound per light. i know several people that use this method on quite a large scale. as long as you can supply enough clones it is very easy to operate, if you have to buy clones it can get expensive. all plants are hooked into an irrigation system fed from a single res for each stage. one res supplies up to 6 lights. Im sure you could do more with larger pumps and res's.
if you are concerned about plant counts you can follow the same basic method, just veg longer in 1g or 2g pots then transplant into 3g or 5g pots and flower 3x3 or 4x4. this is the method i have used for years and yield 3/4 to 1 1/2 Lb per 1000w light, depending on strain. the plants are taller over all, but i keep mine around 3.5 feet including the pot.
Just kidding.. I am hoping you are having a stoned math moment. Also, if you are harvesting at 6 weeks, you aren't getting your biggest growth spurt in the last 2 weeks of a normal flower. you are better off running 8 weeks minimum... you won't crank out bunk weed, and you'll have way more weight. don't be greedy... be good. I would much rather sell off fire and have people beating down my door for it at a premium - than have people only pick up off me when everyone else is dry.
Edit: You shouldn't be putting a 3 foot tall plant into flower... you need to reconsider your stance on sog and scrog grows.
Last edited by cowell; 12-17-2010 at 07:55 PM.
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Here's a quick Sketchup i did of the basic design of my buddy's set-up. the res is a 44g rubbermaid trash can with an air pump for a 100g fish tank. the size sump you need is determined by how many plants you have. he uses 2gph pressure compensating drippers on each plant, runs the sump for 15 mins. he actually uses a larger res for several trays.
Vertical. Light Movers. Profit.
Difficult to setup, but it truly maximizes yield.
My Flowers Grapefruit Diesel x Hijack
well yes I was just asking about one 600 watt, but I would be running atleast 6000 watts with this setup tho. And no I'm not retarded and harvesting at 6 weeks. I would take new clones every 6 weeks and also flip plants into flowering.. Current setup is and ongoing Is 16-24 clones every 6 weeks. I've been vegging longer than expected in my current op, but would like to shorten it and also get max yield, just need some good tips for a fat harvest, if you really wanna help you can just look at te last couple pages of my journal in my sig, tons of pics.