5 Ways Of Maximizing Your Cannabis Yield
Getting the biggest and most potent yield out of your cannabis grows is one of the most important factors of cultivation, but it can also be extremely complex. There are a various range of techniques growers can do to maximize their yield, but ultimately genetics plays the most important role so make sure that you start with a strain that is known to result in generous yields.
Here are the top 5 tips you can use to increase your yield, which can be applied to both low and high yielding strains:
Tall-growing plants won’t give you a high yield; you’ll want a bushy, thick plant. Increasing light intensity will lead to more and thicker buds, which makes this the most important factor in growing your plant. Light is especially critical during the flowering phase because this is when cannabis plants can grow as much bud as they can. To make the most out of your growth, make sure that the colas are closer. This can’t be done if the flowering phase has ended, so if they end up growing with uneven height then you will just need to ensure they all receive as much intense light as possible, without increasing the room temperature since your plants should stay cool during the flowering phase.
Pruning should be complementary with increasing light intensity as it will affect both distribution and coverage of light. With training and pruning, your cannabis plants can grow wider and larger; plus it’s pretty simple to do. To do this you can use Low-Stress Training, or top the plants, which means removing the tops of your plants. Many cultivators prefer LST because it reduces the stress of cannabis plants, training it to grow wide and in a flatter scale as opposed to tall, thin, and lanky plants.
You can also avoid nutrient deficiencies; if you use bottled nutrients simply give your plants half the recommended amount indicated on the bottle. Don’t increase the nutrient level unless you notice other changes like discoloration.
Ideally, CO2 levels should be 1500 parts per million (PPM) to maximize yield; if you use any more it can have negative consequences for your plants, while lower levels won’t result in any improvement. Using CO2 is also complementary with the proper grow room temperatures so it’s ideal to consider using high-intensity lighting. Cannabis plants that have been enriched with CO2 and can grow well in better temperatures will improve the photosynthesis process, since CO2 plays an important role in photosynthesis.
What has helped you maximize your yield?