Tired of weak harvests? We sure were. No matter how much you love your ladies, increasing your cannabis yields is tantamount to getting the most out of your weed-work. But even though we don’t think you can ever have too many plants, you CAN grow smarter and bigger and better from just one plant!
There are a few key things you need to remember: proper nutrition, good lighting, optimal environment, and controlling pests and diseases. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors.
Can anything grow when it’s not well-fed? Just like people, plants need the right balance of nutrients to grow big and strong. Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors in increasing your cannabis yield.
You'll need the right nutrients for each stage of your cannabis' growth, and the right amounts with a good feeding schedule. When it comes to adding nutrients to your plants, more is not always better. In fact, over-fertilizing your plants can lead to nutrient burn, which can stunt growth and reduce yields.
Find a balance between what your plants need and how much, and your harvests will increase!
Remember learning about photosynthesis in grade school? For plants, Light = Food. Good lighting is obviously another important factor in increasing cannabis yields, therefore great lighting gets you even more of what you need! Cannabis plants need a lot of light to grow well–so find a light with the highest PPFP (ie amount of useable light) that you can.
In addition to amount of light, the type of light you need will depend on the stage of growth your plant is in. For example, during the vegetative stage, your plants will need more blue light, while during the flowering stage they will need more red light. Find a grow light that can flip between the two to help your yields multiply.
Believe it or not, we've progressed past the point of growing in a random closet. Your grow needs room to stretch out, proper ventilation, and a lightfast seal! Look into high quality grow cabinets and grow rooms to ramp up your yields, and give your grow a little privacy as it matures!
Cannabis grows quickly compared to many other plants! But every bite from a sap sucking bug, or inch given to fungal growth, is a loss to your plants' health and your harvest. Controlling pests and diseases is essential for getting big cannabis yields. Spider mites and aphids can wreak havoc on your plants, and diseases like powdery mildew can quickly destroy a crop. The best way to control pests and diseases is to prevent them from getting into your grow room in the first place. This means keeping your grow room clean and tidy, sanitizing your tools between uses, washing your hands, and using things like screens and filters on your ventilation system.
Is this all a lot? Yes! But when you have all the weed you can use, you'll see the worth in it easily.
By following these tips, you can increase your cannabis yields and get the most out of your plants! Bigger buds are just around the corner.