I'm humbled another person read this journal.
Sometimes you learn more from a loss than a win.
Hopefully you learned something at my expense!
Regarding the following:
when you said regarding dj short and scrog net: I think he meant that the string of a net should be tight, but also with smooth edges so it doesn't hurt when stretching..
I was just being an idiot.
I never read any of DJ Short's books...
I certainly don't think he said pink string helps triple the yield of a scrog.
If you are interested in his work, you should check him out on the pot cast.
I loved listening to his interview.
anyway, you think 3 and 5-gallon pots makes a real difference in plant size? also, do you think it would be easier manageable under the net if you topped the plants?
I think I made a huge mistake vegging for 50 days in 5 gallon pots.
Not that there's anything wrong with long veg times but the plants got too tall.
They got way too close to the lights causing huge issues.
I vegged for 50 days and had to flower them on 850 (425 per light) watts instead of (800 per light) 1600 watts total.
If I would have kept them short...
1. I could have kept them in three gallon pots.
2. Vegged for 3 weeks less
3. Flowered under 1600 watts.
Every situation is different...
Don't be an idiot like me...
Rule 1: get a lux meter before you start anything.
Those Gavita's are powerful.
To answer your question though:
No, I don't think the pot size makes that big of a difference.
A friend on IG showed his legal commercial garden.
Huge killer trees in 3 gallon pots.
His nugs were easily as frosty as mine...
Regarding the scrog...
I've never topped a plant and probably never will.
There's something about that main cola that just gets me excited!
I think the main issue with the scrog was:
1. It was too big. I couldn't walk around my garden. Huge issue!
2. It was setup too late. I couldn't lower the scrog because I put the plants in the 5 gallon containers which made them a foot taller. Didn't see that issue coming. FML.
I don't think my journal should be used as a blueprint for anyone else.
I think the only things you should take away from it are:
1. Genetics are important.
2. Link to soil recipe. (BlazeOneUp)
3. Lux Meter.
4. Clean Water.
5. Dragon Fly Earth Medicine fertilizer.
I put cleanliness last because it should have been 100x cleaner.
Wishing you the best.