Originally Posted by OG Expressions
You would be doing quite a bit of pinching you would be better off training it early or tossing a net over it and scrogging it if a short bush is your goal with a sativa dom, in my opinion.
Personally i used to keep them in smaller pots, shorter veg times they were just mini versions of what they could become. I prefered it to training or topping extensivly. I top early to get a better plant structure typically but i dont do it to control height. It works, i just rather not mess with my plants more than i have to
To each his own. I'm not really talking about creating a short bush. I'm talking about creating a big bush about 5-6 feet tall and big in diameter and that's where a big pot, longer veg. time come into play. The plants I'm growing right now will more than likely not be very big yielders at all and for many people that is an issue.
To address that issue topping or other types of training as you mentioned, scrog etc. should be used and I think the OPC would work very well with all of those training methods and would then become a very good yielder. I personally prefer the larger pot, longer veg. times, topping and large diameter, moderately tall bush for big yields. I don't find topping takes very much of my time and is easy to do. Your methods work and work for you but what I'm suggesting is for people who are looking for very large yields. You could also go the hydro. route and I've seen people pull tremendous yields that way as well. Although, now that I think about it I don't know that I've seen It with long flowering sativas.
I wasn't looking for big yields this round and I wanted to see what they looked like naturally with no training. I know a lot of people are looking for big yields and they might be looking to see if the OPC would be a good choice for that. I think it would be but you are going to have to work it and there are many ways to skin that cat. Thanks for your reply.