Grab your scissors and a beer, because it's cutting time!
I'll show you a way of cutting down that will maximize your yield. This method involves taking larger colas while leaving smaller bud sites to fill in for another week or two.
Some tips to keep in mind before we dive in. Have your dry room ready, fans ready to blow, and fresh scissors. (Always use new scissors.)
Everyone has a favorite strain to smoke, but is that your favorite strain to grow? Picking a hybrid variety can bridge the gap between what you love to smoke and what you are able to grow.
LED Grow Lights are now competitive with and at times outperform older HID technology. The best LED grow lights that give the highest yield per watt will have the most favorable spectrum for plant photosynthesis. LED lights that have 7-8 wavelengths of light along with UV and infrared will give the highest yields and the healthiest, highest quality plant production. It takes 7-8 wavelengths to replicate the photosynthetic action radiation provided by the sun for plant photosynthesis and this is the ideal blend for the highest yielding LED grow lights.
Flushing cannabis is a powerful process that cleans out your crops before harvest. Sometimes, depending on strain, plants start to accumulate and build up excess nutrient salts and other harmful substances that will decrease the overall outcome of your end product. Flushing your cannabis just before harvest will rid your plant's internal system of impurities and promote cleaner, safer crops for consumption. You will get tastier, sweeter smelling crops that are of a higher quality and can command top prices.
This was going to be a nets vs. yo-yos article, but I’ll tell you right now, using nets to help cultivate your cannabis is far more useful and helpful than just using yo-yos. That said, however, there is still a good use for your yo-yos; when combined with nets, you'll ensure the highest possible yield and quantity, so let’s take a look!
By supporting the heavy bud locations with nets and yo-yos, we can relieve the plant of having to give energy and time to strengthening its stocks. Instead, the nutrients can focus on bud production, resulting in higher quality product.
It's getting to that time of the year, and I want make sure we are doing everything we can to get the best buds possible. Lollipopping is a method used to remove excess growth off of your plant. Usually performed two weeks after the turn (turn: switch in a plant's light cycle from vegetative at 18 hours to flower at 12 hours). Lollipopping ensures you get the best, fullest, and most potent buds at the end of the season. Let's go for quality and quantity!