Originally Posted by pop_rocks
if i understand the question you are asking, would get a better yield from several smaller plants or fewer but larger plants?
it really depends on a lot of things
let hear more about your set up?
like how much light are you running and how much space do you have to grow?
how long are you planing on vegging for?
i would go with several smaller plants myself, but maybe your situation is different so that might not be the best answer for you
Right now, I'm restricted to guerrilla growing, being based in, of all places, Sunny FL (go figure
). I take clones here and there (or use seeds when blessed with them), set single plants deep in the woods - or sometimes in plain sight - and let mother nature do her work. My wife is very, very anti-mj. Me, well, it helps me sleep, and is significantly better than the 6x15mg Oxy's and a 100microgram fentanyl patch I was on for years for pain control due to an accident I was in where I broke 8 bones, shattered my shoulder and completely blew out my jaw (my jaw is 100% titanium - they made it just for me. Doctors did an amazing job, and other than a small scar that I hide by a beard, you can't tell my chin is 100% metal). I digress.
Anyway, at least in my case, I've found that I have better production from more plants, but that's growing my situation.
When FL finally allows personal grows (I'm thinking 4 more years), from all the research I've done, I don't think there's much of a difference production wise between 5 gallon buckets and 7 gallon buckets - so my thought is you would get more with 5 baby mommas than with 4, as base wise, they would probably take up about the same space.
The other thought i had is that if you take 5 into production, rather than 4, you have an extra 20% chance of finding "the one" - so rather than only keeping the top 4 looking when you're done with veg, maybe keep the top 5 and go with 5 gallon buckets. That #5, while a runt at veg, could just be The ONE we all want.
Just think of it this way, if Jose only kept GG#1, GG#2 and GG#3, we'd never have GG#4 - which is probably close to the most elite strain out there (nothing against cookies, cotton candy(mmmm) or any other strain). Having that one extra momma gives you an extra 20% chance. Just a thought.
Either way, cheers !!!!!!
Looking forward to watching the results.