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Buds: Dense indica buds that are covered in trichomes, causing a heavy, almost sedating effect (“couchlock”). Our buds smelled earthy, with some fruity, almost minty tones underneath.
Once your cannabis plant is producing buds, anything you can do to help get more intense lights to the bud sites will tend to increase your yields. Indoor cannabis grow lights provide the highest light levels close to the actual bulb. The further away from the bulb of a cannabis grow light, the less intense the brightness experienced by the plant.
Here’s an example of a plant that has been LST’ed to grow very short and wide.
If your cannabis plant has no major problems or illnesses, then the biggest factor affecting your yields is the light intensity provided.
So if light is like food for your plant, think of CO2 as a way to give your plants a way to “stretch their bellies” and eat even more food than would normally be possible.
The way additional CO2 works is it increases the amount of light your plant can use at very high light levels. With smaller grow lights like CFLs, a T5, even a 400W HID grow light, it is very unlikely that your light is bright enough to bring your plants to point where they are being limited by CO2. Adding extra CO2 when it’s not the limiting factor of growth is almost always a waste of time and money. For most plants, providing a source of fresh air will give plants all the CO2 they need. But if your plants have maxed out on light, artificially raising CO2 levels in the grow room can help plants use even more of the light and turn it into energy for growth.
1.) Increase light intensity
3.) Get the Right Cannabis Nutrients (and don’t overdo it!)
Almost all indoor growers want bigger cannabis yields for less money, time and effort. Today I will cover 5 easy ways to increase your indoor marijuana yields at harvest time, no matter which…
- Expected Yield in Metric Measurements
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The photo above is one marijuana plant under a 600-watt light. To get this kind of productivity, use at least a 4 x 4 foot grow tent and a 600-watt HPS light. Under perfect conditions, we can get over a pound of weed per one plant when we focus the light on it.
Finally, in a 5 x 5 x 8-feet grow space with 1000-watt HPS, the yield goes up to 9.0 to 18 ounces and 36 for advanced growers.
But if we do things properly, then we can get 1.2 grams of weed per watt of light. This means that 600-watt of HPS lamp can give 720 grams or about 25 ounces. So, make sure to develop the skills of checking and correcting the pH and TDS values when deciding to go with this one.
When the grow room is 4 x 4 x 8 feet with a 600-watt HPS lamp, expect to get 5.0 to 10 ounces of weed. Advanced growers can easily get 21 ounces.
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.
- Grow Light and Space
So, this article will cover the many ways to gauge the yield of marijuana based on the environment that we provide. Moreover, we will look at the basic considerations before planting to get most of the crop. Finally, we will learn how to make one cannabis plant produce as much as possible every harvest time.
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.