I've been growing in soil with fairly good success with my Northern Lightsx Skunk, tangerine kush and maple leaf indica strains. I usually yield about 8 oz per month on avg. However, i went and saw an old friend of mine that is growing with hydroponics... and needless to say, I am very impressed with hydro results. So I am going to buy an ebb and flow system, like this one ====> High Tech Garden Supply
For my soil grows I clone with a little 8 site clone machine. Once i get some roots I transplant the clones to Styrofoam cups until they get a decent root system. Then I veg them for 3-4 and repot them in between those weeks to 1/2 gal containers so they can get a nice root system and then when they are big enough to transfer to flowering I once again repot them into 3 gallon pots and flower them. With my soil grow I have 9 plants flowering all the time on different schedules. I harvest about 4 of them each month and put 4 new 1 month old veged clones in so I can harvest every month instead of 2 months.
Ok.. so the question that has been bugging me and I can't seem to figure out is this.. If I grow with my ebb and flow system, how would i go about doing the same thing, harvesting 4-5 plants every month and then replacing 4-5 more. Keep in mind I want at least 3-4 weeks veg time for my clones. With soil i just transplant to a bigger pot when the clones get root bound. How would I go about growing the clones for a month and then placing them into my hydro system without having two separate hydro flowering rooms? I have a room for my clones, mothers and veging plants and I have a room for flowering. I guess the real question is what medium should I use to place the newly rooted clones from my clone machine in so they can grow big enough (1 month veg time) for flowering so I can keep harvesting decent sized plants every month and not have to grow 1 month veg in the ebb and flow system them change to flower for another 2 months.. cuz that would mean I'd only harvest once every 3 months. I hope that makes sense. Please help! Look at the pictures for the layout of my growroom to see what i mean. Thanks!!