4 zips + 2x2 flowering area + 72 plants = Bull Shit!Hello everyone, I have been watching DrBudgreengenes for quite some time now and many other grows from this site as well as many others. When I first started out I had no clue what to do, so many people were growing so many different ways it was simply impossible to keep up with them all. So I took the knowledge I have gained over the years and came up with a setup that gives me a little over 4 Oz's every week. Before I could start I had to piece together what materials I would need, and these are the main things I thought of being the most essential in a grow op.
Bud Dryer - Most people take this for granted but it is the most important part of the process, if you screw this up your crop is a waste of time. It should be completely dark and have good airflow to avoid mold and other issues with heat.
Veg Room - I will need this space for my mothers and for rooting her clones. Each clone will take 6-7 days to root and then be placed in the flower chamber.
Flower Room - I will need this space to put the clones in when they have finished rooting in the veg room.
How it works? - I bought 6 Feminized Serious seeds White Russian from The Attitude a while back and planted 2 of the seeds each in a 4 Gal black square pot with FoxFarm Ocean Forest Soil (2 cup soil to 1 cup perlite mix). The mothers were vegged for 1 month so I had 2 beautiful bushy moms (Mom A and Mom B) to take healthy cuttings from. I started the process by taking 8 4" cuttings from Mom A that were dipped in root powder and placed in green 1 liter bottles with the same soil mix as the mothers, and left in the veg room for 6-7 days to root. Once those 8 4" clones have rooted they are placed in the flower chamber. Now Mom A has had a week to recover from her first cutting but she still needs time to heal and grow, so now we take 8 4" cuttings from Mom B and again dip them in root powder and leave in the veg room for 6-7 days to start a good root system. Once these clones have rooted they are placed in the flower chamber and now Mom A has had 2 full weeks to fill up with new growth and is ready for her 8 4" cuttings again. My flower room (when full) has nine 1liter bottles across the front and is eight 1liter bottles deep making a total of 72 plants in a 2ft x 2ft space. The nine 1Liter bottles across the front of the cabinet symbolize the 9 weeks of flowering that is required for Serious seeds White Russian (which is right around 63 days or 9 weeks). When I first started it took 9 weeks to fill the whole cabinet up since I was only adding 8 cuttings every 7 days. Once the ninth week was up the first 8 cuttings I put in were now 9 weeks old and ready for harvest so they are pulled and placed in the top bud dryer which is completely dark with nice airflow. With a 600w HPS I yield from 14-21 grams dry from each plant. So if im pulling 8 every 7 days lets just say I only get 14 per plant thats still 4 Oz. Most of the time the 8 clones I pull give me a little over 5 Oz but sometimes little under 5 Oz. Just depends on things like me replacing my bulbs within adequate time and keeping the lights as close as possible without burning, temps, airflow, ect. I have included a pic of my grow cabinet at bottom. I used two of the shelves to seperate the veg from flower and two more of the shelves to seperate the bud dryer from the veg and flower. My cabinet is 2ft Deep x 4ft wide x 6ft tall that leaves 2ft deep x 2ft width x 4ft tall for veg and flower rooms and 2ft deep x 4ft width x 2ft tall bud dryer. My veg and flower lights are aircooled, cool air is brought in by a port in the bottom of each room and pushed out through a port at the top of each room this insure a perfect draft of airflow. Tell me if you guys see any ways I can improve this to yield more. I think a big reason why yields are so good with this is because I am literally using every square inch of my 2x2 ft space for budsite growth. And since I only put 8 clones in every 7 days the plants are all in different steps of flowering so some are only at the explosive growth step and some are at the bud develpment stage and others are at the stage where the buds just swell some havnt even shown sex yet. We all know light spectrum and plants use different spectrums for different stages of flowering just like they do in veg growth. I think that because only the plants in weeks 4-9 are going to be using the 600w for bud growth meaning they will get more use of the light on those plants than if all the plants in my box were at the bud growth stage. let me hear your guys ideas to maybe make this grow even better all input is appreciated. Good smoking to ya fellas!!!
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