The controversy surrounding marijuana use is undeniable. While people who are aware of the plant’s health benefits know its capabilities, it’s hard to fault people who are hesitant in accepting the plant, mainly because there are people who tend to abuse it. This is why we can’t always have nice things. On that note, it’s also even more controversial to raise marijuana plants, especially when doing it from a rather small basement. For this reason, there’s even more pressure to produce not only high-quality yield but also high quantity. For those who are planning on growing their own weeds, here are a few key pointers that can help jumpstart the production.
- Aim for the best nutrient proportion.
There are a lot of fertilizer preparation combos around, but one that is considered by weed growers everywhere is the “NPK 10-30-10”. It’s a preparation that has 10% sodium, 30% phosphorus and 10% potassium, hence its more popular nomenclature. Needless to say that, because of its popularity and undisputed effectiveness, it’s going to cost a bit more than other options. That and finding it might take a while especially if one isn’t open to the notion of doing online purchases. But hands down, if a grower wants to get the best results, this is the nutrient proportion preparation to go for.
- Give it more light.
Everyone knows that plants need light to survive and grow. Even pre-schoolers are aware of that fact thanks to science books and educational videos. Fortunately, this science applies to weed growing as well. There are quite a lot of growers who are forgetting the importance of ample light, especially when they are starting out. Avoid doing this mistake by investing in intensive lighting. Having more than enough light will make sure that the buds don’t grow to be lanky twigs.
- Let it take in lots of CO2.
While having plenty of light is a substantial contribution to weed growth, it’s almost useless if the plants don’t get enough CO2 to process the light they receive. More carbon dioxide for the plants to take in is essentially the same analogy as a person eating more in order to grow. The carbon dioxide it takes in makes sure that the light it receives is utilized efficiently.
- Use nothing but the best buds.
Using buds with the best genes around is highly recommended if one intends to get the best yield in both quality and quantity. It makes perfect sense since these buds are, after all, created to optimize production. There are arguments against using these buds, however. But most of the time, such argument stems from the fact that using such buds spoils amateur growers. But why waste money on unproductive experiments when there’s a sure way to get promising results?
New growers are also advised to do extensive reading on sites like Green Bud Guru before shelling out cash. And while learning more before starting out does have its advantages, try not to get too caught up in the technical side of things. Perfection can get in the way of execution.