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How to increase your marijuana yield! Tips for growing the best weed!

 "How can I increase my yield?" "How do I get bigger yields?" "How do I get POUNDS of super sticky marijuana?" 
If these questions piqued your curiosity, then continue reading.
Today, the 420 shack welcomes you to a lecture on yields. We are going to teach you what you need to know, to get your cannabis plants producing HUGE colas.
A Growers Guide to Increasing your Marijuana Yield
This marijuana garden is producing big sativa plants
One of the biggest questions in a first time growers mind is "What kind of yield will my cannabis plant produce?" This question can not be answered definitively, as no 2 grows will ever be exactly alike. The yield of your cannabis plant, is contingent on multiple grow factors, including but not limited to; Light, temperature, water, soil, nutrients, c02, plant genetics, humidity, and many others. In order to get the biggest yield possible, you need to treat all cultivation factors as equals. Every point needs to be taken seriously if you want to produce pounds of quality marijuana.

Temperature
The best temperature range to grow marijuana is around 72-78F. Most cannabis strains slow down, or stop growing when the temperature is above 85F or below 65F. Make sure your grow room has sufficient heating/cooling capabilities, and you have a digital thermometer for accurate temp readings. If you are growing outdoors research your particular strain to find the best time of year to plant outdoors.


Humidity
Humidity is great for growing cannabis plants. The relative humidity should be kept at 45%-55% during the vegetative and flowering stages of growth. It is advised to lower the humidity during the last 2 weeks of flowering, as it helps to prevent mold from growing on your marijuana.

Moisture
Marijuana plants tend to not like a soggy grow medium. It's extremely important to have a fast draining soil mix, or if growing hydroponically, a well aerated solution.
If you have too much moisture it can lead to mold problems during the late flowering stage.

Co2, and proper lights and nutes lead to big cannabis yields.

Nutrients
Marijuana food! Cannabis plants need a few different nutrients to grow. The main nutrients to focus on are NPK (nitrogen (N),phosphorus (P) and potassium (K)) During the vegetative stage you need more N than P and K. During flowering you need to have a higher ration of P than N and K. Organic, chemical, or your own creative idea is up to you, but the rule of thumb is to mix your nutrients at 1/2 strength to start.

Light
This is the most important, but often most misjudged part of any indoor grow. Typically, the more light you have, the better the results. This isn't the rule though, and more light means your going to need to meet a stronger water, nutrient, and Co2 demand as well. You need to Provide the plant with the proper color spectrum of light. You will also need to reflect as much light as you can into the gardens canopy. During the vegetative period, the plants will need a more blue spectrum of light. Metal halide or cool white florescent are good for the veg stage. During the flowering stage, you need a more red color spectrum. You can use high pressure sodium bulbs, or warm florescent bulbs.
MH, and HPS lights together produce better results than florescent. I would suggest these over LED unless you have thousands to invest in a grow room. You can complete a grow using only 1 color spectrum of light, but you won't get great results.
It's very important to have the light source hanging as close to the tops of the cannabis plants as possible without burning them and still allowing for even coverage.
If you place your hand directly over the top of the plant, you should feel heat from the light source, but it should not burn, if it's uncomfortable for your hand, then it's uncomfortable for the cannabis plant.
Besides just causing heat stress, the bulb puts out radiant energy that causes leaf burn.

Genetics
Genetics are something most first time growers OFTEN overlook. Genetics is not something to be taken lightly. Some marijuana strains have the potential to produce many many times that of other strains. Yet having a large yielding strain doesn't necessarily mean you will attain those same results. Research the genetics of your strain before growing, and understand that each strain has it's own optimum growing environment needed to reach is max yield potential. Each strain has multiple phenotypes as well, and each phenotype can produce different weights. By doing the proper genetic research, and adjusting lights, nutrients, Co2, and grow cycles to your particular strain, the marijuana yield you achieve will be greater than the average grower who didn't take the time to properly research.

Co2
Cannabis plants need Co2. When growing outdoors, Co2 isn't a problem, there is plenty in the atmosphere. When growing indoors though, You need to make sure your room has adequate ventilation. A good rule, is the air in the grow room, should be able to be exhausted at least once every 5-10 minutes. This ensure a constant supply of fresh Co2 enriched air. A separate method, but more expensive, is to supplement Co2 into the grow room.

Size of the plant, root system, and container
The longer a cannabis plant stays in the veg period, the larger it will get and the more it will yield. The mass of the roots is directly proportionate to the production of your bud. If you are growing in soil, make sure you have ample room in your container to support a large root system. A general rule that works well is 1 gallon of soil to every foot of plant height. Plan accordingly, you don't want to transplant your marijuana more than you absolutely have to.


Grow Methods, Additives, and tips
You can average bigger yields by using alternative growing methods. Methods like Scrog, Sog, Vertical gardens, Low stress training, and topping. Using additives like B1, kelp, or enzymes. These methods should be used by experienced grower. First timers should stick to the basics.
Tricks like keeping nutrients and the air temperatures warm during the night cycle can help to produce more bud.  Although it's debated hotly in cannabis culture, it's generally thought that any grow method that supplies the root system with the maximum amount of oxygen, like areoponics, would outperform a system that restricts oxygen uptake, like soil.
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Well guys today's post has come to an end. All of these tips will help you yield higher results. Remember cannabis plants are living things. They need love, care, and nurture, just like everything else. With dedication, some patience, and good research, you will be be able to achieve great results.
If you have any questions or comments, as always let us know. The 420 shack is always here to help out. Until next time guys... Peace :)

14 comments:

Beau Thompson said...

I want to run a grow operation. Not for illegal purposes, doesn't even have to be weed.

I just think it would be fun.

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Isaac said...

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Telia Tuli said...

more great tips.
thanks.

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Anonymous said...

now brv, my plants r 2wks in flower n they are all nice n green but i just notice most of them the leaves have droopy as if the lights r off like their r a sleep i suspect that they r not gettin any air co2 cos i havent turned me fan n filter on but i have nw so do you reckon dat was the cause

Anonymous said...

Bigger pots. Sounds like roots are cramped or starting to rot. Try bigger pots and leafs should perk up

Anonymous said...

I am a convicted and former grower. When I read these articles, I always see that CO2 enrichment is important. I have had excellent results using a propane lantern. You will get a lot of CO2 and some usable light as well. If you have natural gas available that is even better. The heat generated must be considered. If you are doing any good you are already getting rid of the heat from your lights so it's no big deal. Please be safe, fire is always bad and can be avoided.

Anonymous said...

Treat yo plant like yo own babies! This blog is the shit btw! Great tip on soil to plant height ratio, u should write a blog with tips on horizontal grow! Plz plz n thnk u!