Hi guys and girls, thanks a lot for all the interest and kind words - me and my crew really appreciate it!
cannawinner - you rise a good question here. I know it looks stuffed beyond believe, but we have excess to each and every plant that we wish to check, its simple just move a few plants aside and move carefully between them. all the plants are not randomly stuffed- they are all labled and arranged in groups of each strain and when were they started so even looking above the raws I have a visual idea of which ones are which and see how they develop.
also we are running a notebook that we check almost every day (depends on the pressure of work at that day) where we document the development and feeding schedules, and mark which ones look the most impressive and worth keeping.
all the plants in the vegging area are clones of females so we know at least we dont have to worry about sex checking. then there's a few dosens that we started off seeds and already separated the males, saving the good looking ones for our breeding project and killing the bad motherfuckers.
at the flowering area, we have around 300 +/- plants in different stages..
we have them arranged as most ripe ones - middle flowering - early stage flower and those who we just threw into flowering. then its simple to go through them and check for development and maintenance.
for watering we have 2 water tanks , one is 1500L and the other 2000L both connected to automatic dripers. we water every two days straight water and feed them 2 times a week with few days space inbetween. the drainage is not so bad, most of the plants capacitate the entire feeding, if there is water drainage it evaporated very quickly because its very hot during the days..
we are using for the veg plants pots between 15-30 L pots , and for flowering you put them in 30L up to 60L pots. watering each pot roughly between 2-3L per pot and so far seems like enough water, but soon the summer heat is going to kick in and we'll have to give them extras and more often watering.
this grow is cute and we enjoy it very much compared to the old farm where we had almost 3X the amount of plants and was extra stuffed. this is enjoyable....
any more questions please shoot away and I'll do my best to answer all.
more coming up from the farm very soon so keep posted