Appreciate everyone sharing, it's definitely a subject with a lot of variables.
The clarification of what your goals are is a very good point, englishrick. While I made the post from the standpoint of a smoker, the answer is probably different for oil. Can you make maximum oil weight, and oil quality at once? Something tells me this might be an easier goal than maximum yield and superior smoking quality.
Keep in mind, my opinion is also that **most** tokers/growers have not experienced extreme quality. I'd say quite a bit more than average between icmaggers though, there's some seriously taaasty looking flowers being posted here regularly.
I'd give this poll on icmag a bit more weight than from other demographics.
CannaRed, this is my philosophy as well. We're creating a carpet under the trichomes, and I want to smoke as little carpet as possible. lol If I could grow a network of trichomes without plant... I'd do it.
englishrick, I'm a big fan of switching spectrums at different stages... just never had the equipment to do so before. LEDs are making this a reality for more growers. The taste thing is definitely affected by pushing for yield, at least in my opinion.
NEW_ENGLAND, greatly appreciate the words, and I would if I could ya know.
I look forward to the opportunity to trade some day.
Dropped_Cat, you make good points for your style. So you're looking more for strains/phenos which really like your environment as is. Have you thought about the spectrum shifting capability LEDs bring to the table?
GOT_BUD? That's interesting... if you find the link in your history I'd love to listen as well. Ty.