I’ve got a question about purposefully trying to keep my outdoor plants from becoming monsters. Yes, it’s counterintuitive at first. But I have no need for the amount of bud I can get off of even one outdoor plant here in NorCal. So in the end, what it means is that I’m laden with caring for the extra growth, dealing with the extra harvest, cleaning and drying the buds, jarring them, etc., and potentially never doing anything with it.
Given that, and given the fact that I’d like to have multiple strains available for variety purposes, I plan to grow my six legal plants this year but would like to significantly limit their production to “reasonable” amounts. What are my options? Here are the ones I’ve considered:
Start later to shorten veg time. This seems like the most obvious and straightforward, and is probably imperative in conjunction with any other method.
Mainline or manifold to keep most growth on a handful of colas. More manageable harvest though yield may still be high.
Aggressively prune and train. This would be to get to the same result as the previous point.
Other thoughts? The goal is not just to limit yield, but also to simplify harvest, drying, etc.