Sure, it’s easy enough to grow weed. But what about those big beautiful buds that glisten with crystals and taste delicious? It’s easy when you know how. Follow these tips to improve your bud quality.
1. Start with quality, top shelf seeds
Top shelf buds start with top shelf seeds. If you’re not using top grade seeds to begin with, it doesn’t matter how much love and attention you spend on your plants and set up. It has never been easier to access top grade seeds. There are so many excellent seed banks now that will ship to your door world white.
For everything you need to know about growing seeds, check out our seed series:
2. Nutrients and supplements
Over watering and providing too many nutrients are the two most commonly made mistakes by beginer weed growers.
It’s easy to dry out your soil, but it’s a little trickier to get your nutrient balance just right. Or perhaps you’re growing with a hydroponics system. Luckily, we have a whole series dedicated to making sure you have the perfect growing material.
- Best hydroponics mediums
- How to fertilize your Marijuana
- Basic guide in growing weed for one
- Hydroponics basic grow guide
3. Lots of light
So you’ve made your soil top-notch and planted your excellent seeds. But none of that will matter if your lights are underpowered. Strong light is crutial for the highest bud density, potency, and yields.
Recent advances in LED technology have caught the attention of leading cannabis cultivators. Check out this article on how LED lights can help grow better weed.
4.Temperature and humidity
Cannabis like a nice warm environment that has a bit of humidity, but not too much.
Seedling: Aim for a temperature of 65-75ºF (20-24ºC) with 60% humidity until the plant is 2-3 weeks old
Adult, lights on: Aim for a temperature no higher than 80ºF (26.6ºC). For humidity, work down by 5% each week after seedling stage until you reach 40%
Adult, lights off: Aim for a temperature between 62-72ºF (17-22ºC), though avoid major swings in temperature from day to night
It’s important to remember that your plants are at risk of mold if your temperature drops too low. Keep these pointers in mind:
Ensure there’s never more than a 10ºC difference in day and night temperatures
If you are still at higher humidities, avoid really hot temperatures
Follows your humidity schedule if you need to increase your temperature
5. Air flow is essential
6. Pruning and topping
The more energy your plant has to spend trying to rid itself of a dying leaf, the less energy it’s going to put toward growing amazing, high-THC buds. So it’s essential that you regularly prune and maintain your plant, clearing off any dead or damaged leaves throughout the growing process.
Topping is a type of pruning. You simply prune back the top cola. When you cut away the top flower, you then have two main colas that develop rather than one. You do this during the vegetative cycle when your plant is still quite young. This makes it easier to train. As a precaution, you should never top a plant more than twice.
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