• Read up on training techniques. Training your plants to grow a certain way maximises their exposure to light, which will ultimately improve your yield.
While yields vary a lot, there are some ways you can get at least a rough estimate of how much weed you’ll produce.
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.
Most rookie growers estimate their yield based on the height of their plants. And that makes sense—at least in theory. Unfortunately, plant size isn’t a very accurate indicator of final yield. In fact, it’s really hard to estimate the size of your yield just by looking at a single aspect of your plant (like height, for example).
Whether you grow indoors or outdoors will have a big impact on your plants.
Outdoor growers, on the other hand, usually have much more space to work with than indoor growers, meaning they’ll be able to grow more plants in a single season than indoor growers. Plus, outdoor growers also have the benefit of growing under the best possible light source in the world—the sun. However, outdoor growers don’t have the same level of control over their environment, meaning their yield is subject to the season, which, depending on where you live, may be unpredictable.
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.
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.
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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Now that we know how much weed to expect in one plant, let’s learn how to boost the yield.
- Maximize Space and Grow Area
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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.
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.
An excellent way to increase the yield up to 10-20% is to utilize the SCROG technique. However, we will need to master the basic grow skills such as watering and pruning to get this right.
To apply it, place a screen 15 inches above the plants and tie the branches once they grow 4 inches through the screen. The idea is to spread the branches so that all leaves will get the same amount of light, resulting to a more rapid and productive growth.
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.