I just noticed this category after placing this same thread in the lounge.
Now I see this thread should be here. Enjoy!
I live in a studio apartment in a southern state within the U.S. I had great success with growing in a NE state, but I had a big backyard and little chance of my crop being seen, or found, by anyone. A friend had truned me on to a tip about keeping a plant in a very small container, thus restricting root growth. When this is done, the plant only reaches 10 to 12 inches high. I decided to give it a try from my apartment a couple months ago.
Results have been great! I had 4 plants going, two were males and they got trashed. The two females I have are reaching full maturity and the tallest is only 12 inches high. This is very important since you don't want a 3 foot plant 'waving its leaves' at anyone who could see it at any time. My apartmant is 2nd floor, private and has a wrap around, full sun balcony that no one else walks on but me. I started the plants with 24 hours of light by using the sun during the day and just a darn 100w light bulb at night. One month after 24 hour light, they went on 12 and 12 cycle to force flowering.
As flowering began and I got rid of the males, I began clipping unecessary leaves. This allows the flower the full potential of growth without having to share grow with leaves. I clipped a few leaves every other day or so to allow the plant to recover from the shock. I used regular potting soil and Miricle Grow. The main thing, small pots to grow them in. I used 6 ounce plastic yogurt cups. The stems are thick, the buds are growing ever-so-hearty, and it is looking like a minumum of 1/2 oz of very fine sensi from each plant.
My estimated harvesting time will be in about 2 weeks, maybe sooner. That will be 2 1/2 months total growth.
This little trick can be use anywhere you don't want suspecting eyes seeing great big plants waving in the wind.
No special seeds were used, just what I got my hands on by cleaning any old reg that I had. I figure, as long as it's female, I'm guaranteed sensi and it can't be crap!
Let me know what you think!