Okay, so you want to grow perpetually with ebb and flow, six plants at a time, right?
Let’s just assume you’ll grow plants that flower in 10 weeks.
Step 1: Start the mom
Step 2: Veg the mom until it’s big enough to supply at least six clones (say one month)
Step 3: Take 6 clones (ideally you should take a few extra just in case - say 8-9 clones)
Step 4: Root out clones in cloner - assume two weeks
Step 5: Move clones from cloner into buckets with hydroton (continue top feeding if the roots are not making it to where the water will flood to until they are long enough to catch the water from your flood cycle)
Step 6: Veg the six plants in the flower tent until they are big enough to flip to 12/12 - for six plants, that’s maybe 3-4 weeks in veg tops. It would be a judgement call based on the size of the plants.
Step 7: Once you make the flip, you have, let’s say, 12 weeks (two weeks to transition and show pistils, ten weeks to flower).
Step 8: Count backwards from expected harvest time, subtracting the time it took you to root and veg the clones you already have going. Let’s assume it took 4 weeks to root them and veg them until they were big enough to flower. So let’s take a month off.
Step 9: 8 weeks into your 12/12 period, take new clones from the mom (which you will need to maintain in a vegetative space) and start the process again.
Notes on the mom: If you do the mom in hydro it will grow faster than you probably can take clones - this may happen with soil as well over the span of two months. I generally take a clone at the same time I take all the clones for flower, and use that to restart the mom. This helps me keep my moms at a reasonable size (reduces maintenance and nute usage).
For the “on deck” clones - you might need a transition space for them between the cloner and the ebb and flow buckets to allow them to veg big enough.
I am growing this way, but using a 3x3 tray instead. I have three spaces: a 2x2 enclosure made from a soft-sided dog crate for seedlings and clones (DWC bubble cloner used for this), a 4x4 “veg” tent where I house moms (for specific reasons I am keeping a lot of moms right now, but for all practical purposes I could keep a single mom in it’s own 2x2 tent if needed/desired), and a 4x4 “flower” tent (with the ebb and flow system in it).
In my case I am attempting SOG grows, so I am putting clones into flower as soon as they are rooted (my next grow, which I will start in a couple of weeks, will have 16 plants in the tray).