10 essentials for growing high quality buds
Planting and growing grass is generally not a complicated process and can be done by anyone. However, it is not the growth rates and the size of the plants that determine the value, it is significantly the buds. Here's what you need to know to grow a good head.
Many farmers beginners, as well as the more experienced, struggle with the quality of their buds. The plant can grow optimally but it does not always seem to produce the desired results ...
No worries ! Everything is in the steps and details. The following list highlights 10 cannabis tips that will help you improve the quality of your buds.
1. Superior quality of the seeds
Just like in the kitchen, a good meal requires high quality products, the growth of quality buds requires high quality seeds. Alternatively, you can clone a plant, just make sure you pick one that has strong roots. Get more information on the strain and its specificities to provide the most appropriate conditions.
2. Maintain a temperature and humidity for proper growth
It is necessary to ensure an appropriate temperature and a good quantity of humidity adapted to the needs of the plant. Constantly know the temperature and humidity rate of the room because even the smallest fluctuations can have an impact on production.
- For sowing: a temperature between 18 and 23 °C with a humidity of 60% during the first two weeks.
- For adult plants under lighting: a temperature of not more than 80% of ambient temperature and decreasing humidity of 5% for the first four weeks.
- For adult plants without illumination: a temperature between 16,5 at 22 ° C with about 55% humidity.
3. Boost your crop with CO2
If the growth takes place outside, it's not a problem, otherwise it's something that should be considered. CO2 plays a vital role in how plants absorb light, then convert it into energy, it must be abundant in the growth space.
4. Provide the right nutrients
To obtain protruding heads, your plants need an external stimulus in the form of nutrients. You must give it the right amount for each stage of growth, especially during flowering. Make sure nutrients are low in nitrogen but high in phosphorus and potassium to avoid shortcomings.
5. Get the right airflow and good spacing
Proper trellising around the buds is very important because it allows them to reach their full potential without any constraints. Take care of branches or leaves that could interfere with the passage of fresh air or light. Another method is to bend the branches of the plants to improve the structure in a beneficial way, keeping in mind that there is no cutting. For even more positive results with airflow, it is recommended to use fans and filters in the room. Ventilation of stale air (which has already been used) is also essential.
6. Cut at the right time
Pruning is the cutting of certain branches and can be a very effective method to help your plant produce better returns. This method consists in removing the small and unattractive buds, in order to obtain fewer buds, but considerably larger and denser. Note that pruning is a process for the growth stage of vegetation, otherwise the plant will not be able to recover and become stronger.
7. Provide sufficient space for containers
The use of large containers may seem useful, but it is actually better to use medium sized containers. This is mainly because in a large container, it takes more time and effort for the plant to reach the nutrients and settle in the soil. Often, the plant has reached full maturity, but there is still a lot of unused land in the container. It's not very efficient and resources can be better used. Of course, if the container is too small. There will not be enough space and soil for the roots to develop fully and plant yields will suffer.
8. Provide production support
That you cultivate at interior or outdoorsproviding adequate support can greatly enhance its development. The most effective and least expensive methods are using a cage, a stake or a net, depending on your conditions. Some strains have weak branches by nature, so good support is essential to help them support the weight of the buds.
9. Lighting is essential
Many inexperienced farmers tend to provide poor lighting and low yields. Note that common household light bulbs are not sufficient for plant growth. Producers can choose several lighting options:
- T5 fluorescent tube
- Glow discharge lamp (HID)
- HPS sodium ampoules
- MH metal halide lamp
- Powerful Full Spectrum LEDs
Lighting is one of the most important things, it affects growth in terms of size and speed but also plays a crucial role in the quality of buds.
10. Harvest at the right time
Harvesting as soon as you feel the smell and seeing the buds grow is always very tempting, especially considering all the preparations and efforts that go into the growth process. But to get the optimal performanceyou have to be patient and choose the right moment. Of course, it is not better to wait too long, as it can affect the power.
Cultivating can sometimes be difficult, but producing quality buds can be an even harder task without an adequate knowledge base. If you follow these 10 tips, you will probably get positive results. The more you put into practice what you have removed from this list, the better your returns.