I am still quite the noob. Got real lucky on my first grow and had great grow until just before harvest. Too much humidity caused me to lose all my colas and ended up with 3/4 what I should have. Second grow was clones from the first grow. Went pretty good. Third grow just finished up and was clones from second grow. Had two that grew from seed (Black x Champagne) that I added so I had 6 plants total. The two from seed did really good. Big, 18 inch colas and not many branches but each had some good big bud. Made the mistake of not pruning the other 4 and ended up with a lot of small buds down low. Won't make that mistake again. This grow started with clones of the two varieties from grow three. Total time, less than 10 months.
During this time i invested in a temp controller, a humidity controller, a small hydrostatic dehumidifier, and a small desktop heater to keep temps from plummeting at night during the colder months. Also got a couple data loggers to monitor temps and humidity.
So this will be my first grow to experiment with. I will FIM and start LST to see if I can do it properly. Not familiar with flopping. If I start to LST, will the netting help to keep the plants down while I train them in a circle? I assume so, but not completely sure. I think I have a good understanding of how to FIM so that shouldn't be a problem. Since these are clones started at beginning of flowering of their parents, I kept them smaller by giving them less light and keeping them in Solo cups to keep them from getting too big before I had tent space. Now is the time to let them flourish. Figure on a couple more weeks of veg before thinking of flipping. Hopefully I can do a decent job of LST after FIM ing them.
Thanks for the info. I like trying new things.