I'm hoping to have 2-3 separate spots in this particular location, this is my 2nd year of growing in this spot. The technique I use involves a combination of low stress training and basic hydroponics, in which I cut bags of pro-mix directly in half, slit the bottom of the half 3-4 times vertically so water can be absorbed, then dig a 6-10" hole where there is a constant 2-5" water level always available for the roots to obtain water from when necessary. On top of that technique I like to allow my plants to grow 6-7 leaf sets high (about a foot or less), then I tie them down from the top, exposing the underside of the leaf nodes and allowing anywhere from 5-7 new individuals colas to sprout and grow up naturally towards the sun! This can be done multiple times i've found up until the plant starts to show signs of flowering and creates a perfect low lying, natural looking bush as you can see from the picture below of one of my better plants from last years grow.
In my first spot I have 3 - 3 gallon buckets currently,
In these buckets I have the following seeds and clones.
2x Big white x Endless sky 2010
Strawberry Cough (feminized)
Dutch Passion (feminized)
2 x Mars (clones)
2 x Strawberry Cough x Early Big Bud 2010
4 x Afghan Kush x Big White 2010 (clones)
At the moment I have fencing with quarter inch square holes to ensure no animals eat the newly sprouted plants. As the plants get larger and more foliage comes out i'll remove them.
For nutrients I use:
Basic Miracle Grow Fert (Vegetative)
Miracle Grow for flowering plants (Flowering)
Composted Cow Manure
Please feel free to post any comments or questions. Added advice and experience is always welcomed!
Edited by n8smith18, 27 April 2012 - 08:12 PM.