Of course you want to maximize the production of that sticky sweet bud in your grow room, so you need to set things up properly so that you will be rolling in the budlicious bounty come harvest time. Given the proper incentives and space, you can get bud to pop out of your marijuana girls at every single node and interstice, instead of just budding at the top one quarter to one half of the plant. How do you do that you ask? Let’s discuss that.
Start with Mega wattage in the grow room
We have had this discussion before, but we are going to have it again. I you start out with a whole lot of watts, things will fall into place. You want to create a grow room atmosphere drenched in light, and even more light. Your free marijuana seeds and the ones you paid for need that light to live up to their full potential, it is your job to give them that amount of light, and then some. If you feel that getting the correct amount of lumens flooding the grow room might be a difficulty financially, wait until you have the money to buy as many lights as you need. Don’t rush this process, you will end up frustrated and lacking the essentials in the marijuana growing process. Another thing you can do is to start VERY small, as in a tiny closet of small. That way, you can get away with using just one HID, and still be pumping out the lumens.
Use your reflective materials to the best advantage in the grow room
Do not hesitate to paint the floor of your grow room with a very bright white, flat paint. Remember that the more aluminum oxide added to paint, the better it is. Hang your reflective material form the top of the grow room wall to the floor, you are trying to create a shield of reflected light throughout the area, in order to maximize the production of your marijuana plants. Creating this kind of diffuse refractive bounce in your marijuana grows will encourage your plants to bud from every spot available, from the top of the stem to the bottom of the stem when flowering time comes. You just about can’t do more to maximize your indoor marijuana grow than the above listed things, so get busy!
While growing marijuana is not necessarily a hard or physically strenuous exercise, it definitely takes an enormous amount of knowledge, patience, resources, and the willingness to fail, and by failing; subsequently learning. Nothing good comes free or easy; anyone who tries to tell you differently is selling a bill of goods, and should be avoided. Take your time in this process, don’t be swayed by crazy claims and counter claims, and don’t take growing advice from people who are so stoned hey cannot remember their own damn names. The best growers I have ever known do not light up often, and when they do, it is almost always their stuff. Sure, I have listened to the bullshitters and attention mongers, but the proof is in the pudding, as it were, and at the end of the day it is always my ganja that people want, and want to pay for.
Money talks, and BS walks in the marijuana growing business
First time growers are chatter- boxes, and unfortunately they are often spinners of fantastic yarns. After they get a few grows under their belts though, you will notice a change in the grower; they get a lot quieter. They have been around the block a few times, they know what works and what doesn’t work, and they want to learn more, rather than spew on and on about the latest fan-boy techno-wonder that is being touted by one person or another. They ask pointed and deliberate questions, and tend to disengage when the respondent starts squawking smack. Serious growers want to talk about the genetics involved in the latest and greatest strain floating around the marijuana world, and are not particularly interested in responses phrased in stoner technology. Statements like “Dude, it was the absolute shit man, I was so buzzed I drank a can of tomato juice because I thought it was a beer” are not terribly interesting or informative to the real grower, other than the laugh value it may have. Whether you are 18 or 58 grow the hell up and start listening to serious growers if you want to get into this business. If you can behave and not act like a goofball fan-boy, you might get some amazing tips and tricks about how to grow; you might even get some free seeds. I know I have given a lot of them out, but definitely not to idiots.
There are a series of ways to increase production and bud-quality in the marijuana grow, I want to outline just a few of them. If you are looking to produce some sticky bud monsters that absolutely drip THC, you want to remember a few things. Stick to using the best nutrients you can, be consistent with your lighting schedules, max your lighting out as much as you can, literally, try for 8000 lumens per square foot and more, and keep the grow room clean and pest free. Those may seem like minor goals, but they are not. The other most important piece of information I can impart to you is to start small. Learn in your small grows before you graduate to the big ones.
Depending on the size of your marijuana grow, these goals are either easy to achieve, or not
The smaller the grow; the easier it is to monitor everything encompassed within that grow, and respond to it correctly. (You hope) That is one of the reasons I always recommend that the newbie grower start out small, it is easier to lose a crop of five plants than it is to lose a crop of 100 plants. Starting out small will help you to learn to be an observer, learn how to properly set and adjust your lights, and save you an enormous amount of money. Starting out small will encourage to experiment and test different types of set-ups and nutrients, watering schedules and appropriate light cycles without worrying about the loss of a crop or a large crop. Learn how to use the timers on your lights in your small marijuana grow before graduating to the big grow. Get familiar and comfortable with all of the technology you want to use in your small grow, because you do not want to be fussing with systems you do not understand when it comes time for a big grow.
Pest control and cleanliness in the marijuana grow room
The best pest control on the planet for the grow room is to not allow them to get into the grow room in the first place. One way to approach this is to take off your shoes before entering the marijuana grow room., Shoes carry dirt, dirt carries all manner of nasties, and you don’t need to carry those into the marijuana grow room. Cleanliness is another preventative measure which can assist in pest control.
Here is a very basic fact in the grow room, whatever you put into the soil, or substrate, or Rockwool that you are growing your pot plants in will come out in the bud that you are aiming to achieve. Any pesticide you use will again, come out in the marijuana flowers that you, and hopefully a lot of others will eventually smoke, so be careful here. You definitely do NOT want to be using products that are predominantly manufactured in a lab; not for your soils, not for your nutrients, and not for your sprays. I know that many of the synthetic based products out there claim they will not harm your grow, but think about the long-term effects of using a toxically created and lab- chemical- enhanced product will have on your bud. You smoke this stuff, and it remains in your lungs for a significant amount of time after you have smoked it, doesn’t that make you want to use only the naturally occurring and organically manufactured products for your ganja plants?
Using products like Scott’s fertilizers will make your weed grow a harsh one.
When I first started out I did use both Scott’s, and Miracle Grow. It was a mistake then, and I did it out of a lack of knowledge, and a lack of experience. My production was good, but the smoke was not. My end product was a harsh smoking bud, when I used the Scott’s fertilizers, I couldn’t smoke my bud without getting a nasty headache. That scared me off of the non-organic nutrients for good. I sat back and did some research before I even attempted another grow, I felt like I had to be responsible for bringing a better smoking product to the table; therefore, I needed to do some homework. My research has had excellent results, with a gain in production of over 18%. No longer does my bud smoke harshly, nor does it cause headaches, which is a good thing, because I am in the medical marijuana business now, and that is important. I do not want my patients suffering coughing and headaches because I do not know how to grow my marijuana, or create the best bud I can. Trial and error is a good teacher, it certainly taught me well.
Yes, you have built the grow room, the seedlings are quickly growing into young plants, and it is time of for you to start focusing on the greening and growing of your precious marijuana babies. Some of them came from free weed seed, some of them came from seeds you paid for, but you love all of them, and want to give them the bets. I am going to tell you how you do that. First things first, give them the absolute best you can afford in everything, that should make them pretty darn happy. Here is how you do that.
There is no such thing as too much light for your baby marijuana plants.
Your grow room during the light cycle needs to be blinding, literally “I have to put sunglasses on in order to see in here” type of blinding. So yes, that means plenty of light. If you have any knowledge about the light needed in the grow room, you know it takes a lot of light for those marijuana plants to do what they have to do in order for them to thrive, we are not talking about existing here, we are talking about thriving. This does not mean outing the lights too close to the plants, rather providing more than enough for them to pop! The stronger and healthier your pot plants are in the vegetating phase, the stronger and healthier they will be in the flowering phase. React to that knowledge accordingly and get as many lights in that grow room as you can. In this case, more is much better.
Be as organic as you can in your soils and nutrients.
Remember this adage, everything that goes into your plants comes out in the smoke, and you will be well served if you abide by that. Harsh, unnatural chemicals and chemical soil additives create a harsh smoke that does not get better with time, nor is it terribly good for you. If you use organics in everything, your nutrients, your soils, or substrates, your pest control and your watering solutions, your plants and you will be a lot better off. Although the marijuana plant is a very hardy and durable beastie, there are things you can do to make it even more hardy and resilient, organics are one of them. Do the right things by your pot grow, and you will be fully rewarded when it comes time to harvest all and sundry.