Originally Posted by piffd
12 plants and you were harvesting every week? how much veg time, 4 weeks? im probably being stupid but i feel like the math isnt adding up.
awesome story none the less! always good to see a happy ending!
Yes, 12 plants in flower. At first it was only 9 in flower, one supermom, one production mom and a backup supermom. Harvesting one per week. Luckily, we were able to jump up to 24 plants, a few weeks after the initial setup. So this plant on the green bucket, was no longer necessary and we added the other 3 ballasts and the flip.
It's hard to make out, but that one plant was laying over and its branches make up the other plants in the table. Her branches are pinned down about 3" below the surface of the coco and top-fed just like the rest. They root right into the bag. Then after the roots have taken a good hold, the canopy is managed. She is what I call a Production Mom. Each branch/clone was about 4 weeks average veg time, then you just snip her free from the mom. You get dwc like growth in coco. It depends greatly on the strain. 70/30 or 60/40 sativa/indica hybrids seem to be the best for this methodology. You have to know your strains.
She is based on the Aspen Clones colony. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...Wyo9e0JkpCHXhg
One tree becomes as many trees as you need. At first I had a scrog over a really big plant, with air-layered clones being managed on top of the screen. Its hard to picture, but there is a guy on here doing it now. She just made too much of a mess, it was easier to ground layer.
The little bush on the floor to the far left has 15 different strains grafted on her. That way I could keep all my favorite strains. I called her my SuperMom. She was 10 years in the making. The root stock was in that pot for almost 3 years. Hundreds of tries. Countless hours of study. Dead. Fucking cops.
This garden was very difficult to design and implement. It took a year of planning, and was worth every minute. I now know that one patient in Michigan can grow 10-12lb a month using these methods, with just 12 plants. Until the cops come knocking about the plants being too big... Fuck'em, they cant lock us all up. I'm ready to teach everyone. I should do a good build journal. I am using Under Currents now though...
Michigan isn't safe yet folks.