Harvest a Pound Every Three Weeks!

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by StinkBud, Oct 5, 2008.


    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    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...

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    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    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.

    Moving on...

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    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    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.

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    whulkamania Well-Known Member

    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.
    ricky ronatello

    ricky ronatello Well-Known Member

    do clones grow less in height??
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    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    After a few weeks the plants start to develop a nice root system. I don't feed them any nutrients yet.

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    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    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.


    DIRTHAWKER Well-Known Member

    YES.. by all means keep going. tell us how to build the cloner.
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    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    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:

    Botanicare Nutrients:

    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...

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    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    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!

    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...

    whulkamania Well-Known Member

    Oh sorry to hear but even if you do have a Medical Marijuana card that is under state not FEDERAL so the feds can break down the door easy.
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    DIRTHAWKER Well-Known Member

    Dont be a hater Whulkamania!!!! go be a nuisance somewhere else.

    whulkamania Well-Known Member

    Who said I was a hater?

    So I should be a hater? Gee I am sorry I care for other people and don't want innocent people being raided by the feds pardon me.
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    xxtoadxx Well-Known Member

    Im with you StinkBud! And to everybody else legitamitely using their MMJ cards. Keep it up +rep!

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    The height of a plant is the factor of many things.

    1) Time - let any plant veg long enough and it will get big.

    2) Plant Strain - some types of plants grows ultra fast, some strains take forever to grow big.

    3) Conditions - light, nutrients and air all play a huge amount in how large your plants will get.

    By State law I have to keep all my clones and veg plants under 12" wide and high.

    This actually works out well. If I take the plants into flower any higher than 12" they will end up so tall that none of the light will reach the lower buds.

    Here is a shot from this morning to wet your wistle...

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    whulkamania Well-Known Member

    I wet myself when I saw that photo, the aroma must be so nice.

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    I don't think you're a hater at all. Just another concerned person.

    Your are right about the Federal laws. I know I'm taking a chance. But you have to look at it from my point of view...

    One of my patients is a mother with 3 kids. She's only 26 years old. She has brain cancer. They couldn't get all the tumor out without killing her. She has to be on chemo the rest of her short life.

    My medicine makes her want to eat and keeps her from throwing it all up afterward. The doctor was able to cut her seizure medicine in half because of marijuana.

    Marijuana keeps her alive, it's that simple.

    When I met her the first time she was sitting there holding her little baby boy. I decided right on the spot there is no way I won't help her.

    That's how it all started...

    Anyway, it's like I can't not help these people, you know what I mean?

    GrowTech stays relevant.

    he wasn't... just letting stinkbud know that in reality, the feds could wrap him up any time they want.
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    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    I recommend using a UPS like you would use on your computer. The size would depend on how many pumps you are using. Remember, the pumps only run for 1 minute every 5 minutes so they don't use much power.

    A large UPS will keep your plants safe for days. Your ice cream is a different story though:mrgreen:.

    Of course during any power outage you will always be without light unless you have a generator.

    LolipopCrop Well-Known Member

    Cool grow bud!
    i used to get an L every 2 weeks in a 4x8 using 1kwatt and 4 botinicare ebb & flows, in the og days. i love perpetual harvests! gl with this one!
    BTW, 1/3 L a week to keep a medical condition under wraps sounds high?
    Unless u are running a doctors officebongsmilie of course?

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