all right i am out of my depth here on this one...so for all you sativa experts i am working on three different schools of thought.
1) 12/12 from seed in dirt...soon as they pop drop them in soil and move to the flower room.
2) grow in veg as i would my indica strains, take clones and flower out in dirt as single cola plants pruning all the lower growth to get one large cola bud.
3) grow in veg as i would my indica strains, take clones and flower out in dirt, periodically pruning out the top colas to get more of a shrub plant.
originally i thought these would be growing alone...so i thought vertical space would not be an issue....and i was going to try 2) to get the biggest bud/most bud material least stem.
now, it seems that these will be flowered out in the supplemental lighting around a 2X3 aeroponic set-up under 2 400 watt lights (roughy 6-8 flowering females at most in the supplemental area).
that will give me only maybe 1 extra foot of vertical space (normally my indica's grow to 2.5 to 3 ft. max) so about 4 feet vertical.
now i am trying to decide between 1) & 3) knowing that even if i do 1) i may have to do some pruning.
--now i know there are lots of LST guru's out there, but i will be pruning these...gotta take clones any way....and i'm not going that route this time.
any help is appreciated.
i will be posting on shanti's site as well....trying to give my propers to my vendors and breeders when the work is good.