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Harvest a Pound Every Three Weeks!
Outdoor growers are heading inside now so I thought if might be a good time to start a thread on how you can harvest a pound every three weeks from a 7x8' closet.
I'll take you through my process from start to harvest.
What is different about my system vs. others?
1) 3 separate Aero/NFT flower systems allow me to run a 9 week flower cycle. This allows the buds to fully ripen and also allows me to run strains with more Sativa in them.
2) I use 100% organic nutrients for the sweetest tasting bud you can ever imagine.
3) I take my cutting from my veg plants. This way I can run 10 different strains without having to keep 10 mother plants.
4) My system is all Aeroponic/Hydroponic or Aero/NFT. Each system uses the same sprayers and pumps. No medium is used. Basically the plants grow in air.
5) I have a 100% success rate with my cloner. By far the easiest way to take cuttings.
6) I always leach and then flush for at least 2 weeks for buds that burn and taste clean.
7) I run a three part cycle. The plants stay 3 weeks in the cloner, then 3 weeks in the veg system and then the move to flower for the last 9 weeks.
Anyone can do this! If you can read a number you will have the same success as I do. Everything is measured and it is as easy as baking a cake.
If you follow my instructions you too can harvest a pound every 3 weeks.
So here we go...
Last edited by Ella Jean; 04-28-2011 at 05:39 PM.
You need to start somewhere. If you have a friend that is growing ask them if you can have some cuttings. If not you will have to start from seed the first time.
If you do have to start from seed use some Rapid Rooter plugs and just stick the plug in the net pot.
I recommend using feminised seeds. That way you won't have to pull any males and kill all the females in the process (the roots all grow together).
No matter what, eventually you will be using only cuttings so I'll start with how to take a cutting or clone as some call them.
I select a lower branch from one of my veg plants. It's way better to use a stem from the lower branches than from the top. The lower branches contain more of the hormones that it takes to start roots.
I use a razor blade to take the cutting. No special treatment here.
Into the cloner
I take the 2"-4" cuttings and place them in the Neoprene sleeves and into the 2" netpots. No spraying, dipping or anything! Just stick them in the cloner and your done.
My cloner is homemade. I have a 100% success rate with this system. I use tap water with 150ml of Clonex clone solution although no rooting hormone is actually needed. It does root a little faster with the solution.
The cloner is running on the same timer I use for all of my Aero setups. 1 min on and 5 mins off.
The clone system is under a 24", 2-light, HO fluorescents.
I use EZ-Clone sprayers for everything. I run a 396 GPH pump for all the systems also.
Use an 18gal. Rubbermaid Ruffneck container for your clone unit. Everything else will leak! Trust me on this, I've tried them all.
1/2" PVC pipe is used for sprayer assembly. Use an 11/64" drill bit for the sprayers. Just screw the sprayers right into the PVC pipe.
Check out the plans for a more detailed example.
Unless you want to get raided by the D.E.A I would not do it because a pound every three weeks will take alot of work.
do clones grow less in height??
Roots pop within a few days.
After a few weeks the plants start to develop a nice root system. I don't feed them any nutrients yet.
Originally Posted by whulkamania
i would work my fucking ass off for a pound a week are you serious?!
thanks for this stink bud, i have a few questions if thats cool.
How do you combat blackouts and loss of power? do you have any personal experiences with that issue, i ask because i am thinking of going aero but ca is a vulnerable place.
YES.. by all means keep going. tell us how to build the cloner.
After the cloner it's off to the veg system
After 3 weeks the best 14 plants move to the veg system.
I use a dual container aeroponic system. The roots grow straight down which makes the plants easy to transfer to the flower room when the time comes.
The plants are under a 250W MH light set to 18/6.
Again, all my systems are on the same timer set to 1 minute on and 5 minutes off. This gives the roots the maximum amount of Oxygen without letting them dry out.
I run this nutrient formula for vegetative growth:
126ML Cal-Mag Plus
180ML Liquid Karma
540ML Pure Bend Pro Vegetative Formula
I start at 1500 PPM and bring it up to 2000 PPM by the second week of veg. I change the nutrients every 3 weeks with each new crop.
I adjust my PH to 5.8
Stay tuned for more...
I have a Medical Marijuana Card
I have a medical marijuana card and I am also a provider for several cancer patients. I lost my father and aunt to cancer. My mother has also lost a breast to cancer. I'm on a mission!
Originally Posted by whulkamania
If a patient needs medicine and it takes 12 weeks before their first harvest, what do they do in the mean time? That's where I come in...
I can have 6 mature plant and 18 plants under 12" per patient. I can also have 1.5lbs. of dried material per patient.
This is the main reason I always keep my veg plants under 12" high.
It's my destiny to help others and I do what whatever it takes...
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