How long should curing last? Why not try some when you are opening the containers to let dry air in. Is there mold on the buds? If not, good! No condensation on the container’s walls? Good! Is the taste and smell satisfactory when you smoke a sample? Good! At this point, stop curing the buds and seal them tightly until you are ready to start smoking them. The curing process can last three weeks or longer.
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Many inexperienced cannabis growers tend to implement all the advice that they are given without pausing to digest the applicability and validity of said advice. Novice growers can be forgiven for this since they believe that they are getting sound advice from people who have more experience and are therefore better placed to know what should be done in each situation.
Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling is Critical!
Have you done everything possible, yet the buds you harvest are nothing to write home about? The pH of the moisture in your growing medium may be the silent culprit denying you a rich harvest.
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Don’t Shock Your Plants
It is better to introduce any change to your plants gradually so that they can adjust appropriately without any decline in their growth.
What mistake should I avoid when growing Marijuana?
One of the biggest mistakes most people make while growing marijuana is lighting. Lighting exposed to marijuana plants is usually dependent on the growth stage. The vegetative stage requires much sunlight-18-22 hours of sunlight per day. However, the flowering stage doesn’t require this much sunlight therefore should be reduced to 12 hours per day. This is where most growers especially beginners go wrong and end up ruining their plants.
If plants have already gotten too tall for your grow light but you’re still in the early part of the flowering stage, an easy fix is lollipopping. This just means removing all parts of the plant below where the grow light can reach. This ensures that the plant is only putting effort into buds that get strong light. This should be done before the plant starts making significant buds if possible. That ensures that all energy during the flowering stage is going into the buds at the top.
It’s easy. Since most strains about double in height after 12/12, the best time to flip is when your plant is about half the final desired size. So if you want 3-foot tall plants, initiate 12/12 when they’re 1.5 feet tall. If you want 1-foot tall plants, initiate when plants are 1/2 foot tall.
Cannabis plants are typically either male or female. Female plants produce the buds we know and love, while male plants produce pollen sacs that don’t produce much THC and other cannabinoids. In addition to the fact that male plants aren’t good to smoke or use, the pollen they produce causes female buds to become seedy. No one likes seedy buds, and if buds are heavily seeded, it starts to reduce the potency. Unless you’re planning on making seeds, you probably want to identify and remove male plants as soon as possible.
6.) Strategic Defoliation (Increase Yields, Density, and Bud Size)
This is a continuation of the idea that you want to force the plant to make multiple buds. Although it’s great to have multiple buds, what’s even more effective at increasing yields indoors is ensuring all those buds are the same distance from the grow light. Every grow light has a “sweet spot” distance where buds tend to get the biggest. When you create a flat, table-top shaped plant canopy, you can ensure that nearly all the buds are in the sweet spot.
It’s tempting to harvest your plants when they look close to the finish line. Yet early harvests not only reduce yields (bud size increases dramatically in the 2-3 weeks before buds are ready to harvest), the potency is also lower. You’ve grown your plants for about 4 months on average, don’t skip out on a few more weeks!
This is the most important lesson I’ve learned from growing. You have to learn how to deal with growing problems in a healthy and effective way.
Bonus LED tip: Don’t use household LEDs as they typically have a coating that reduces the total amount of light that gets to your plants. If you want to use LED grow lights, I highly recommend getting a model that’s made to be a grow light. Even cheap LED grow lights seem to get better results than household LEDs for growing weed.
As long as you have adequate drainage, the soil will not stay waterlogged and the risk of root rot is minimal. It’s only when the water has nowhere to go and sits in the bottom of the pot that root rot and lack of oxygen become an issue.
If you used non-feminized seeds, you can expect about half of your plants to be male. Now that you can identify the males, you need to remove them from your grow room and get rid of them immediately. If they pollinate the females, you end up with buds full of seeds.
That said, the more things you get right, the better the result.
I highly recommend training your plants during vegging.
This method is more accurate, but you need a magnifier of some kind. The best microscope for checking trichomes is the digital type, since it gives you a more accurate image.
There are ton of options for grow lights, but we’re keeping it simple. Just get an LED grow light. They cost less to operate and they’re easier to use. Nowadays, they actually cost the same or less than an equivalent HID system, once you account for all the equipment you need to run HID grow lights.
I’m on my very first one here really really appreciate your advice and comments will be doing as written and see what I get.
Is their any kind of machine I can check the
Strength of my grow test the THC etc.
But thanks for everything.
God bless you all
How long should cannabis plants stay in vegging?
Spot on thanks for taking the time to do this and sharing your knowledge
During flowering, plants become more sensitive to humidity, so you want to keep it lower to prevent mold.