Indoor Cannabis – How to Maximize Your Yields

Almost all cannabis growers know that growing the weed outdoors is what usually produces the biggest yields. All indoor growers want to have bigger yields so they can reward their efforts with a bountiful harvest. In this article, we are going to focus on how to grow cannabis indoor so that growers can maximize their yields and get the most out of their harvests no matter what strain you are growing.

The tips and tactics that we will be sharing with you in this article will help increase your indoor yields but the genetics that you will begin with can have a significant impact on the size of your yields come harvest time.

Before you begin worrying about improving the size of your yields, you must first make sure that you have already mastered the fundamentals of growing and have an idea on how to deal with any problems that your plants might face during the process.

With that said, here are some useful tips that will help you have a better indoor yield.

Increasing Your Light Intensity

It’s no secret that light plays a very important role in ensuring that plants grow to their full potential, and in the case of cannabis having more light intensity could lead to better yields. The light source in an indoor grow-room can have its intensity adjusted by the grower.

If your cannabis isn’t having any problems with mold or disease, then the main factor that is affecting your yields lies in the intensity of the light that you provide. Light is what plants use for food by turning it into energy through a process called photosynthesis. This is the energy that they use to grow buds.

There is one rule of thumb that growers should know when it comes to light: More intense light leads to bigger buds which in turn leads to bigger yields.

You need to make sure that your plants get enough light after you are done germinating your seeds. Marijuana plants that do not get a sufficient amount of light will end up “stretching” towards the light with plenty of stems getting between the leaves and nodes. To prevent this from happening to your young cannabis plants you should provide enough light intensity. Doing so will keep it from growing too tall and falling over.

As soon as the cannabis starts producing buds, providing it more light intensity will increase the yields. Remember that light intensity is at its greatest the closer the cannabis is to the grow lightbulb.

Manipulating Plant Structure

In plant training, there is one basic idea that all growers should know and that is bigger plants that have evenly spaced colas can produce bigger and better yields. You can manipulate your plants to make it produce bigger yields.

Think of it as having a free way of increasing the yields without having to make any alterations to your setup. The best thing about this is you don’t even need to get a new setup or purchase expensive grow lights to make everything work.

Manipulating your cannabis without cutting away at any parts is done through a little something called “Low-Stress Training” or LST for short. The basic idea behind LST is to manually force cannabis to grow wide and flat. This is in contrast to the usual way of growing it which is thin and tall and using bending.

Get the Right Nutrients Without Going Overboard

Cannabis plants require nutrients in order to grow properly, there is no denying that. Good growers should know where to get the right nutrients, and at the same time, they should not go overboard with these nutrients. One common mistake that many growers tend to make is they provide their plants with a high amount of nutrients without even understanding what their plants need in order to grow well.

It is important for you to know what signs your plants are trying to show you if they are receiving too many nutrients. “Nutrient burn” is the most common sign that plants provide in this case. Growers usually like to refer to nutrients as “plant food”, and if you put it that way, giving your plants more nutrients makes it intuitively appear like you’re overfeeding them.

Marijuana plants tend to produce better yields as long as their nutrients are kept at a lower end. Just try to provide your plants with a sufficient amount of nutrients while protecting them from nutrient burn. Growers who use bottled nutrients are advised to using only half of the volume of nutrients that are listed on the nutrient schedule.

Control the Temperature

All growers should know that having a good environment is crucial to the health of their plants as well as the yields that they end up producing. The temperature must not be too high or too low, the plants aren’t going to grow properly, and the buds aren’t going to be fat no matter what you do.

Having high temperatures during the plant’s early flowering stage will reduce the potency and odor of the buds as its terpenes and cannabinoids will be burned away. Controlling the humidity and temperature can help strengthen its smell and potency.

You’ll know if a heat source is harming the plant once the leaves closest to the source begin to wilt and display a brownish color. Indoor growers have the ability to control their growing area’s humidity and temperature, so you should use this to your advantage.

Now that you know what needs to be done to maximize your yields, we hope that your next harvest will be more bountiful. Now go out there and start growing those plants.

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