How To Maximize Your Cannabis Yield
Now we are in Spring where we can prepare our autoflowering cannabis seeds. For every person that grows marijuana, maximizing a high yield is of course the ultimate goal. There are a number of factors which can affect your yield in a negative way and it’s important to be clued up on these and ready to combat these to ensure a greater yield. The main factors that you will need to be aware of are lighting and its intensity, pruning, nutrients, climate changes and issues. Lastly know when is the best time to harvest. Knowing more about these factors can help to maximize and guarantee successful growth.
Lighting and Intensity
Autoflowering cannabis seeds need light and a lot of it. You will know if your plants are having issues with light by the way they are growing. If the plants are in a vegetative phase and aren’t getting enough light, they will stretch up towards the light source. You will be able to notice this as you will see large spaces on the stem between the nodes and the leaves or the plant will start to fall over due to its height.
Taller plants will not maximize your yield, shorter plants will. More light intensity will increase bud growth and is essential for the flowering phase. Light helps the process of photosynthesis which creates sugar, which will help your plant grow even more. One of the most simple ways to increase light intensity is to move the light closer to the plant. Do this within reason as you don’t want it to burn your plants.
If your lighting is uneven, it may mean that the top of your plants are growing a lot quicker than the bottom section, you may want to consider pruning your plants. Pruning your plants will allow your plants to become bigger and it’s quite simple to achieve.
The most popular way of pruning is called Topping which includes removing growth from the end of the main cola. If you do this while the plant is young enough, this will result in the plant not focusing all of its energy on the cola. The focus will move to other colas that are full of buds instead and lead to a higher yield.
Patience Is Key
It’s very important to harvest at the right time and to remember that patience is the key here. If you harvest too early, it could mean that your buds have not had time to reach its peak potential. The longer you wait to harvest, the effects of the bud will move from a speedy energetic high to a more relaxed and narcotic high.
Increasing The Size Of Your Container
Another way to increase your yield is to scale up your production. Using bigger containers will give your plants more space to grow and bigger yields can be expected. Check your budget to see if you can buy bigger pots and accommodate your cannabis plant to boost your yield.
Maintenance and Nutrition
If your plants are looking discolored, and are curling or have any other strange symptoms then this could be a commonly identifiable problem called, “Nutrient Burn.” This is when your plants are receiving too many nutrients. Loading your plants with too many nutrients can have the opposite effect on your plant and make it sick.
You can identify nutrient problems on the leaves of the plants first. If you are new to planting cannabis, you might assume that the more nutrients would be better. However, this is not the case. Too many nutrients can lead to poor plant health and therefore can do more harm than good. Be sure to do your research to make sure you are giving them just the right amount.
The best way to avoid problems with nutrients is to form your own compost. This will make it totally organic and will give your plant every nutrient it needs throughout its lifespan.
You will need to maintain a healthy and steady climate for your plants to produce their maximum yield. You will need to get the perfect temperature, humidity to maximize the yield. The temperature will need to be kept in a consistent range to keep your plants growing at a steady pace without any negative side effects.
Keeping your temperature and humidity level in the perfect spot will make the final harvest rewarding. The smell and the potency of the bud will also be improved, so make sure to keep the temperature, humidity and maintenance in mind.
Use Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are a special type of cannabis which will automatically flower for 3-4 weeks after germination. Autoflowers on average take around 30% less time to grow than the traditional cannabis plants, which saves the grower about a month of their time. If you live in a warmer climate you could harvest outdoors up to 4 times a year. They are extremely popular and make growing and maximizing your yield a lot easier.