I am blessed with plenty of space in my first grow situation. I have a 5'X5' closet with a 430W HPS that now contains 10 unsexed (hopefully females) plants in five gallon pots (in potting soil) under a 24/7 light cycle.
Veg. growth has gone well (2 months), these plants are now 3-4ft. tall and are ready to be sexed and cloned for use in a SOG setup in the adjoining bedroom, which is 12'X12'. I plan to use a 1000w HPS lamp for the main room.
My question is, how many clones can realistically be flowered with this lamp, in this space? I could use a light mover track on the ceiling to move the lamp on a six foot track across the room. Above, maybe, three rows of plants, in two gallon pots, this might give me 8-10 in a row X 3 rows= a max of 30 plants. Is this realistic for a 1K light? Or am I stretching the light and diminishing the yield?
Q: Does the plant need constant direct light to flower at an optimum level, or can a moving light achieve good results while giving intense direct light only a portion of the time?
Q: What is the maximum amount of plants that can be flowered using this technique? What is optimum?
I have a lot more questions, but does any one have a situation that is similar? Advice?