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scan123

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Well I have 2 weeks before I start, new seeds coming. My golden rules I follow, grow type etc see below.
My two targets are;
1. To complete my spreadsheet that will help growers understand cost,requirements for this type of Grow.
2. To set up my continuous grow for maximum return

Here we go, all this info is generated and/or copied from my spreadsheets.

1 SETUP
2 STERILE ENVIRONMENT
3 STRINGENT CLEANNESS, GLOVES AT ALL TIMES
4 CONTROL OF LIGHTS, AIR FLOW, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY
5 PH LEVEL
6 PPM
7 CLEAN TANKS EACH WEEK
8 REMOVAL OF POOR PERFORMANCE PLANTS
9 AIR FLOW
10 SEE 1 BUG TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION, IN ADDITION INCREASE CO2 DURING LIGHTS OUT AND FANS OFF
11 REMOVE 5 X HIGH PERFORMANCE PLANT/S TO IMPROVE CUTTINGS
12 EVERY 7TH DAY OF WEEK FLUSH TRAYS

SOG CONTINUEOS GROW

GROW TYPE SOG
PLANTS PER SQ FOOT 9
MEDIUM 4" ROCKWOOL
STRAIN BFBC
SYSTEM NFT
LIGHTS 12/12 HPW 600W X 3
LIGHTS 12/12 HPS 400W X 9
CARBON FILTERS 3
WATERING 24HRS ON
3 x extract fans
7 x air movers
1 x large intake fan
4 x CO2 bags above lights

Additional equipment
Coolers for but's DIY Copper pipes coiled
A/C and humidity unit
RO Water filter
3 x 120 plant hydroponic propagator
2 x T5 light
Bug filters on all fans ex/intake
UVB LIGHTS
IONISER
CO2/TEMP/HUMIDITY CONTROL

in Celsius
temps min max humidity
Lights on 24 27 50 - 80%RH
Lights off 21 24 50 - 80%RH


weeks
veg 0
flower 8


Water butts 4 For RO ph5.5 100l and temp = room temp
Nutrients tanks nft 4
6 days 24hr nutrients 1 day RO 5.5 water


each but tank has 1 pump to circulate water
each Nut tanks has 2 pumps, 1 to feed 1 to circulate
All tanks have bubblers in them, powerful pumps,
the more bubbles the more dense nugs

PLANTS LIGHTS WATTS PER SQ Ft
WEEKS 1 - 2
TRAY 1
9 9 9 LIGHT 1 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 LIGHT 2 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 LIGHT 3 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
PPM 750
WEEKS 3 - 4
TRAY 2
9 9 9 LIGHT 4 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 LIGHT 5 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 LIGHT 6 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
PPM 900
WEEKS 5 - 6
TRAY 3
9 9 9 LIGHT 7 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 LIGHT 8 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 LIGHT 9 400W 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
9 9 9 66.66666667 66.66666667 66.66666667
PPM 1100
WEEKS 7 - 8
TRAY 4
9 9 9 LIGHT 10 600W 100 100 100
9 9 9 100 100 100
9 9 9 LIGHT 11 600W 100 100 100
9 9 9 100 100 100
9 9 9 LIGHT 12 600W 100 100 100
9 9 9 100 100 100
PPM W7 1800 W8 <200

162 WATTS 9 400 3600
3 600 1800

5400


FIRST GROW COSTS
1.-Watts-(electric usage rating of your items, 1 kilowatt is 1000 watts) -Watts 5400
2.-Watts/1000 = kilowatts or kW -kW 54
3.-Hours used in month (use an average) -Hours 360
4.-Kilowatts x Hours = Kilowatt Hours or kWh -kWh 1944
5.-Electricity price-(in pence per kWh --enter the cost you pay) -pence 12
6.-kWh x pence = Cost (in pence) to run the item for 1 month -pence 23328
7.-Divide by 100 to get to cost in £'s to run for 1 month £- 233.28
8. Cost per week, 233.28 x 12 / 52 £- 53.83
9. Cost by day, week cost /7 £- 7.69
Air Treatment monthly cost £- 23.5
10. 8 week cost, cost per week * 8 £- 430.67
11. Cost per plant, 8 week cost/162 £- 2.66
12. Seeds £250


ONGOING COST PER 2 WEEKS

1. COST PER WEEK X 2 £ 107.67
2. COST PER PLANT, 2 X WEEK / 162 £ 0.66
3. NUTRIENTS, 2 WEEKS £

Nutrient Schedule

Flowering (all mixtures are in 40L Distilled Water ph balanced to 5.5 before putting in the reservoir)
Week 1
Connoisseur Bloom A - 70 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B - 70 ml
Carboload - 40ml
Voodoo Juice - 119 ml
Bud Blood - 20ml
Vitaboost Pro -40 ml
Week 2
Connoisseur Bloom A 80 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B 80 ml
Carboload - 45 ml
Voodoo Juice - 145 ml
Big Bud (powder) - 14 g
Vitaboost Pro - 40 ml
Week 3
Connoisseur Bloom A 90 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B 90 ml
B52 - 170 ml
Carboload - 50 ml
Big Bud (powder) - 17 g
Vitaboost Pro - 40 ml
Week 4
Connoisseur Bloom A - 105 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B - 105 ml
B52 - 190 ml
Carboload - 55 ml
Big Bud (Powder) - 19 g
Vitaboost Pro 40 ml
Week 5
Connoisseur Bloom A - 105 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B - 105 ml
B-52 - 190 ml
Carboload - 55 ml
Big Bud (Powder) - 19 g
Vitaboost Pro 40 ml
Week 6
Connoisseur Bloom A - 90 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B - 90 ml
B-52 - 165 ml
Carboload - 50 ml
Vitaboost Pro - 40 ml
Overdrive - 110 ml
Week 7
Connoisseur Bloom A - 80 ml
Connoisseur Bloom B - 80 ml
B-52 - 145 ml
Carboload - 45 ml
Overdrive - 95 ml
Vitaboost 40 ml
Week 8
*Flush Time No Nutrients Just 40l ph Balanced Distilled Water*


Whole process will be reported and weekly photo's.

Any question's or help gratefully received.
 

mrrobert420

New Member
i think we are just waiting for this to kick off. There are great people here. I would use them. They will come in time :) Im subbed if you stay!!!!
 

scan123

New Member
999 means 9 plants per square foot, each 9 is a square foot. 66.66 means watts per square foot. looks better on spreadsheet.
 

zanzibar

New Member
meticulous. you will do well with an approach like that. any failures will be easily pinpointed and changed for future grows. good luck!
 

scan123

New Member
I have 3 different strains,

1. Loud Dream
2. Barney's Farm Blue Cheese
3. Big Buddha Blue Cheese

When doing a Commercial grow it's not what I want but what the punters want. Cheese, Cheese, Cheese, yawn. To make it more interesting for me I will grow both BF and BB cheese to see who is best. One is a copy of the other so the outcome is possibly all ready known, anything to make it a bit more exciting.

Loud Dream, well thats new to me and will get it's own room and grown in bubble pots.

Cheese seeds will be germinated 2 weeks apart, 10 days to root, 2 weeks to Veg, 20 of each seed (feminized). After 2 weeks of veg (depends on growth) the cuttings are taken, 10 per plant. The mothers are all disposed of, yup in the bin, all future cuttings will come from the first batch of plants, that way I will keep improving each grow by selecting best plants. As a commercial grow each step needs to be in time, as a sog it is important each cutting is the same size to ensure an even canopy. This is hard work and takes many hours of work. Cheese is not the easiest or best plant for a SOG but the Customer is king. They will be trimmed to have just a top kola. I try to get cuttings from side growth below kola from each plant, scrape the bottom of each and place in hydro propagator. They go from propagator (lid removed last 3 days to harden plant) straight in to 12/12 flowering.

only additive I use during cutting/seeding bio plus from vitalink, it works wonders during this stressful time for the plants.

I dont plan to do a journal on the loud dream but will share a few photo's.
 

scan123

New Member
Well seeds have arrived, sooner than expected so thumbs up to seed centre. While waiting for them did some research on loud dream, they look great and a great SOG as it mainly grows main kola with very little side growth.

Next Step which will start on 21 July 20014;

Pick 10 BFBC seeds to germinate,
The germinate/propagate process will take about six/8 weeks,

10 seeds started on the 21st BFBC (batch 1)
10 seeds started on the 4th August BFBC (batch 2)
10 seeds started on the 18th August BBBC (batch 3)
10 seeds started on the 1st September BBBC (batch 4)

All done under 2 x T5 lights 4 tube x 25w first two weeks,
After 2 weeks of T5 light changed to MH to encourage vigorous growth for cuttings stage, fans to circulate air are critical but make sure
that the plants are not bending in the air flow. The effect you want is the tops to be shimmering, this ensure not only that your plant is focused on growth but you will grow a thick healthy stock. Healthy thick stock will ensure your plant can suck up what it needs, put simply get a thin straw 6 inches long and a similar size of garden hose, which one do you think will suck of more and faster?

In previous grows I have left plants under the T5 as they where doing well, only change if necessary to keep the stress down.

A little trick I use is to continue use of the bio plus throught the whole grow as it works wonder's on removing dead roots and encouraging new roots. It is prozac for plants.

Next update will be when ready to cut first set of clones and introduce the plants to hydroponics.
seeds67.jpg
trays.jpg
white14.jpg


That last picture was part of my white Widow grow, every kola had clumps of it in side the kola, guess what it is :)
 

David Bowman

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