Originally Posted by p5150
to be honest i'm really keen on your "perpetual" train of thought....... im not looking to break any land speed records... just something "Hand Built" that i can be proud of!!!!along with reaping the benefits of course
to run a perpetual you must have a dedicated veg room separate from your flower area.
with four plants in the 11x11 you could harvest a plant every 2-2.5 weeks.
but be aware that your biggest problem will be controlling pests. in a perpetual room you never have the chance to clear the room and do the scorched earth thing.
so you cannot wait until you actually see something on your plants to act.
you must pre-emptively treat your plants starting in early veg as soon as they are rooted.
i use dyna-grow neem and dr bronner's blue label castile soap at 1 oz neem to 1/2 oz dr bronner's soap per gallon and spray vegging plants every 4th day.
if you start early and stay religious this will not only control the bugs but will help prevent powdery mildew as well.
at flower they get swirskii mites.
back in dumbfuckistan i didn't even know any other growers and never received clones. everything started in house from seed. no one in the room besides mrs d9 and myself.
we ran years without ever seeing a pest. i did get spider mites pretty bad once. and thrips.
here in oregon I-5 should be called the Great Mite Way because there are probably more mites per mile than people. all traveling in comfort and style on clones in the trunks of cars.
but how you set up is all about you and your needs! you may have medical plant count limits that you want to comply with. you may live in dumbfuckistan and be dealing with sentencing laws based on plant counts.
i have run sog tables with 288 plantlets on them. but you can bet i was happy i only had seven plants when they finally did come through the door. with 12 plants minimum sentencing guidelines kicked in.
it was pretty funny though when the head narc sent a guy to cut down my plants holding a pair of scissors. he came back a few minutes later and said that he was going to need a saw. heh! heh!