I’m struggling keeping mothers. I hope you can help me out.
These are the prerequisites.
I have a 130x130cm space.
I want to take 200 clones for a SOG setup every 8-10 weeks.
Should be as low-maintenance as possible.
Should be able to be left alone for at least 7 days.
Not too expensive.
Better many small plants or few big plants?
What wattage for MH lights?
Which system and media? Ebb & flow? DWC?
Right now I have 4 motherplants in a kind of bubbleponics setup. 4x 35L rectangular crates filled with 20L of nutrient solution. Bubbler is in use. No chiller. Scared it could become a problem in summer. Right now its fine though.
Its a real PITA to change the water every 7 days. I have to climb through the jungle and pump out the water from each crate separately. Also stupid me chose rectangular crates instead of square ones. Its super annoying to move the crates around to acces them for water change. It’s like playing tetris but everything is itchy and u have wet socks.
Right now I am split between these 2 options.
Get rid of 2-3 plants and only keep 1-2 and grow them bigger. Fill crates with more water. = less work changing water & easier access.
Set up an ebb & flow system with 4 or 9 or 16 (or something in between) plants. = even less work watering, less clones per plant equals less stress per plant, can move small plants freely. could possibly be a hassle with a lot of plants.
I am really undecisive and this situation is super frustrating. Hopefully you guys can give me some advice.
Thanks a lot in advance. I would appreciate any input.