Can we add a time limit to this.
G per watt means nothing if it took you 6 months to get there.
Gram per watt per cycle.
Or gram per watt per month makes more sense.
No there's a reason for that... It's an average per your last 3 harvests... Cycle doesn't make sense here..
Or if one is a critical thinker, using a perpetual harvest, etc., take a best average guestimate for some kind of time span, say every 2, 4 months, or 6 months, depending on how often you are harvesting.
If its your first or second grow, average that. If you have an odd number, like 1.35gpw, well, do your best averaging up or down, honestly, are you more likely to be on the 1.25 end often times, or 1.5 end.. Again, critical thinking lol.
This isn't about how much you are growing in a given time span, it's how much are you getting at harvest vs wattage you are using to obtain that. Time doesn't really matter here, it's your last 3 harvests; you could be harvesting quarterly, or once a year, it doesn't really matter. You did 3 harvests in 3 years, one every year, ok what's the watts from each harvest and what is the grams and then for all 3 you average it. Or 3 harvests in 3 months, again time isn't a factor. She likes it no matter how long it is!
If you put a time limit, then you can't ever run the experiment again; ie. this is a test, and you can keep testing yourself every 3 harvests indefinitely
What was your gpw for those last 3 harvests? How much wattage did you use, and what did you get?
Now, think about and focus on what you can do in the future to increase that gpw average. This is why time, or size of grow, neither really matter. It's just about improvement for the next round(s).
Now. Harvest 3 more times. What is your gpw meow? Did it go up? Did it go down? Or stay the same? Why (if you have any thoughts or reasons ie. temps dropped, overwatered, don't really know, etc.,)?
Of course if you are reaching the upper tiers of what is doable (2+gpw) you are obv. doing something right, and if you hit that and can't go further, it isn't something to be ashamed of or even think you perhaps can do better as there is obviously a real point at which you can plateau with what your plants can put out, but in that regard, it is then of course the goal never to go under that maximum you have obtained after reaching such a point.
There is a reason stop questioning the madness
This isn't the only metric for growing of course (gpw), but it is a good one
, one that is absolutely quantifiable, and that you can easily track yourself and keep numbers on, if you are honest. Its the most bare bones way to ensure you are improving, and neither faltering or plateauing. But it only works if you are honest with yourself, here cheaters truly never prosper.
AND! Everybody learns.
Unless you're like me and smoking it before it's even try and drying it in an oven to smoke it. Don't be like me! I'm a dick!