@bob31 Thank you for your insight! Its really encouraging to see that people in this community are so willing to offer help.
Just to clarify are you suggesting that two tents be used for flowering so that they can be staggered? I am not understanding why I would need two flowering tents.
I don’t think that I will launch a perpetual grow project for my first grow. I think that would be an amazing achievement! I think that if I did the proper research and worked out a detailed plan I would be able to have great success if that is what I chose to do. However, I know that it would take me a few harvests to dial everything in.
The more that I think about the perpetual harvest set up I think that it would be wise to buy the components that I need and try my hand at growing three separate strains going from a clone tent to a veg tent to flowering tents. Following a single harvest from start to finish with the three strains will give me some insight into the process as a whole. I can dial in better this way and improve my skills as a cannabis cultivator.
After gaining some experience with the strains that I choose (probably a few harvests) I will start to implement a staggered grow. I haven’t decided whether or not I want to launch an all out perpetual project from day one. I am confident that I would have success but not to the degree that I would be hoping for. Failure is an option as long as I gain knowledge and experience that I can apply later on. Massive failure though is not something I want to experience. I hope to be the exception. Thanks!
@dbrn32 Thank you for the clone suggestion, I agree that it would be more consistent to clone.
I didn’t say a small veg space as far as I know. I meant that the clone tent would be smaller. Perhaps I wasn’t very clear on that. My apologies and thanks for asking.
As far as cloning from mother plants I don’t have the foggiest of clues on how to even start that. I only have about two days of reading and researching under my belt. Prior to a few days ago I hadn’t looked into cultivation at all. I have wanted to grow cannabis since I first started using it. Please excuse some of my ignorance as I learn from some of you awesome people!
I agree that there is a lot of space that is needed. This entire project is still conceptual. As of right now I am just looking into possibilities. The reality is that space might dictate the size of this project. Even if space was to limit me to less than a pound per strain I would still be happy with having a three strain perpetual grow. Thank you guys for being so honest about the realities of cultivation!
The magnitude of the project is actually what I am liking about this concept. I don’t feel as though its something to ‘deal with’. I love the idea that I get to get up close and personal with the plants. I like that I can toy with ideas and concepts and watch as they unfold. All of this is fun. Its a hobby. The reality checks are so much appreciated though! It keeps me grounded and focused!
@WillyJ Great insight! Thank you! I agree with soil being more forgiving. That is what I have read. I think that I would like to try hydroponics after I am comfortable with growing.
I am sort of a nerd and love to read and do research. This is part of the fun for me. I love being able to soak up knowledge and gain wisdom from people who have had experience doing what I would like to do. As far as cleanliness I have OCD which in part is why I chose indoor growing. I am far to controlling and meticulous to let mother nature dictate my plants. LOL! As far as fine tuning PH and air circulation as well as other environmental factors I am still researching and learning where everything needs to be at each stage of the life cycle. You were incredibly helpful thanks again!
I did find @WillyJ your method of perpetual grow to be helpful in sparking some creativity. The under the table over the table idea as well as cloning from plants that are going into flower was super insightful. It got me super excited!
For the record I am a homebody. I don’t go out except for work or errands (grocery shopping paying bills etc). So the time constraints of everything is not that big of an issue. In addition to that I will be living with the other two patients that I am supplying with medicine and they will be assisting me with this project. So I will have more than just myself working on it.
I do not think that I will launch a full scale operation from the beginning. I don’t think that I will launch a perpetual harvest from the start either. Its all fairly conceptual. So we will see where research and advice takes me. Thank you guys for the interest!
In your opinion @bob31 why does the conversions of weight matter to you? Why do you prefer 1200 grams to 3 pounds? Just curious.
As a more solid plan starts to form I will look into electrical needs and whether or not it is even plausible. @WillyJ My life is basically the same thing every day so routines are my forte! hearing all of this advice and how it plays to my interests and already existing quirks gets me excited! Thank you!
For the record I would like to thank you guys for offering advice and chiming in. I think that in a practical sense I will have to build up to the yield I want. Fine tuning my skills and dialing in the process as I go. In addition I will also learn how to implement staggered grows and perpetual harvest techniques. The end goal is to harvest three pounds a month of dried cannabis from three types/strains. Perhaps, it is not practical nor plausible to jump into that sort of grow. I will see as research progresses.