• Go hydro! Once you’ve got a few harvests under your belt, consider immersing yourself in the world of hydroponics, where you’ll have even more control over your plants and their growth.
Cannabis buds develop on what growers refer to as “bud sites”. These are the spots on branches where pre-flower structures form roughly 4–6 weeks into a plant’s life cycle. Once a plant enters its flowering phase, it stops dedicating its energy to developing foliage, instead focusing on producing healthy buds on these sites. How big and dense these buds become depends on a lot of different variables, including light, nutrients, genetics, substrate, and more. The size of a plant, on the other hand, says little about how many bud sites it will develop, or how big/dense its buds will be come harvest.
If you’re growing indoors and have at least a few harvests under your belt, you can expect to harvest roughly one gram for every watt of light. If you’re a newbie grower with little-to-no experience, expect yields of around 0.5g per watt.
Remember that cannabis strains have been bred to meet the demands of growers and consumers. And with yield being so important, there are countless strains out there that have been purposefully bred to produce numerous bud sites and develop bigger, heavier flowers. Make sure to check out some of our XL strains if you’re looking to really rake in the buds.
There are many different grow media out there, and they all have different effects on the overall yield of your plants.
• Start with the right genetics. Professionally bred strains will always produce better yields than bagseed.
Arguably the most crucial factor that determines final yield are genetics. And just like there are some strains that taste better than others, there are also those that produce better harvests than others.
• Know your nutrients. Use the info on our blog to learn more about how to use nutrients to really maximise your plants’ potential.
This is another important factor that affects your overall yield. The more fine-tuned your skills, the more control you have over your plants. And the more control you have over your plants, the better your yield.
Cannabis yields vary. A lot. Click here to learn more about the factors affecting your yield, and some simple tips for heavier harvests.
An indoor cannabis garden has significantly different variables from an outdoor one. Add to that, the variety of grow mediums to choose from have different rates of absorbing nutrients and oxygen. But mainly, the types of light we use directly influence the speed at which the plants flower. All in all, these factors play huge roles in the final yield.
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- Use Screen of Green Method
Using the same grow space but with a 250-watt HPS, expect to get 3.0 to 5.0 ounces or 9.0 oz for advanced growers.
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If we want the plants to grow fast and produce denser buds, hydroponics is the way to go. In fact, on average, we can get 20% more weed using this medium than soil. However, disastrous outcomes are more frequent in hydroponics. Since the roots come in direct contact with the nutrient solutions, then a minor mistake can have devastating results.
- Expected Yield in Metric Measurements
The overall yield of the crop is the top priority of marijuana growers. To get maximum results, know exactly how much weed to expect in one cannabis plant.