The next chapter
I need a place to keep track of this new grow since it is already evolving to the point where I am confusing myself trying to keep up with the current plan, so here it goes: The plan as it stands today.
The Strains from seed..trying out MSNL and their strains.
1. Original Glue
2. Girl Scout Cookies
3. Northern Lights
5. Cheese (gifted from someone, I think paradise seeds...the have not arrived yet.)
All the seeds are feminized and I have 7 seedlings currently, which I refer to as young mothers.
I currently have them in small cups with a bit of soil in them, but I will be transplanting the mothers into extended reservoir hempy buckets in a few days. I will put in pictures once I lay out the plan.
The plan is to keep the mothers under either my 8 bulb t5 or 8 bulb t8 (I haven't decided, but I will probably start with the t8 and see how they do) My ex-hempy set up can currently hold up to 12 moms, so I will add moms as I see fit/acquire genetics.
I will be looking for keeper mothers, so I will top them each around the 5th or 6th node, then root the tops and veg them for a couple weeks before flipping them.
For cloning, I will build a DIY aero-cloner with 24 sites.
I have a grow room in my house, then a complete 3 bedroom house just dedicated for this grow.
The lighting will be vertical 600 HPS, which I have 4 of, and I plan on putting them in the middle of some 8 plant donuts. My first run will be all 7 mother tops, which consist of 1 GSC, 2 Gelato, 2 NL, 2 GG.
I have room for many Donuts, in several rooms, so I will eventually be monocroping the best yielders in each donut, while kepng a couple to experiment.
I also have a few 315w CMH lights. I will use these as follows:
Once the clones are well rooted, they will go into a veg donut with a 315w CMH in the center until they are the right size and shape to go into flower. I have enough veg room to run two veg donuts simultaneously.
I will later experiment with running a donut completely through veg and flower with the CMH with two donuts side by side in their own room...next door, will be two donuts with 600w HPS powering them. That will be my experiment room.
My goal is to start by staggering each donut by about 2.5 weeks since these strains will all go 8-10 weeks. Maybe by the third or fourth donut, I will have complete donuts of one strain...then I will dial it in from there as far as veg time, which will be the toughest part since I will be training and defoliating in veg...but once I am loading a donut every 2.5 weeks, veg time is irrelevant. I think I have the space for 13ish donuts, so the master plan is to harvest a donut each week.
The system for the donuts will be an undercurrent system like Heath Nasty showed us back in the OG days... 5 gal buckets with 2.5 gal inner buckets full of 'ton.