Hope I can contribute in some form or fashion here and If you have advice I will take it!: I grew this plant indoors and it grew well. Soon after turning the lights to a fall schedule I was able to top the plant. From there I let it sit for a few weeks for the leaves to yellow, the bottom leaves yellowed a bit but to me it seemed slow. Someone had mentioned that you could try putting the plant in total darkness, but were not sure of the quality of the end product. I decided to try it out, for the sake of science (for better or worse). So I stuck them in near 24/7 pitch black conditions. The bottom leaves on the plant seemed to yellow exactly as expected. Then i started noticing that the tips of the leaves were turning brown as if they are drying out. I live in a very dry climate and it is not uncommon to see plants of any kind with dried out tips. So I thought I would let it run a little while. These are the pictures of the plant today, and some of the leaves that I have harvested that turned out well. I think that growing outdoors would introduce yellowing to the leaves in a better fashion then I could replicate indoors, and some of the rotten leaves on the plant would be in better condition in time for harvest and some of the tips might not have dried out (the plant has stopped consuming massive amounts of water now... I only have to water once every 1 - 2 weeks.