Oh yeah, the thread we all needed until we figured this out.
It’s a balancing act, with a bunch of variables on the supply side, and personal habits on the other.
I really couldn’t honestly answer how much flower I use, because until I began indoor farming, it always depended upon supply availability and whether I wanted to use it up or not.
Nowadays I’m using more, but love NOT having to really pay attention. After fifty years of dealing with shady clandestine supply, it’s way different.
I’m almost ready to harvest my third crop, and even with some giveaways, I’m thinking one well pampered plant is all I need, and two plants Might Not mean twice the yield due to crowding. I’m thinking one well fed plant under good light with some nutes, it’s gotta be hard to run out of weed by yourself.
My vision, after a few grow cycles to get it stable, would be whatever a couple of quart jars of bud amounts to on hand when the next crop is dried and aged at least a few weeks. If I were to reach that level, where one fat ass indoor auto half grown on the stump, another couple of quarts minimum in cure, and one I’m working out of, I’d be set with enough cushion to cover a lost or skipped crop. I’m not trying to have five year old product hanging around. I bought and tried out once a silicone decarb box and oven thermometer. “Surplus” weed aging out (lol, such a concept) decarbed and extracted using alcohol, and concentrated to a potent extract or pure concentrate can be stored in dark dropper bottles indefinitely.