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how to grow the strongest weed

How to grow the strongest weed

As for growing lights, you have several options:

There is a maximum three-week window where you can harvest with confidence. Make a move too late, and some of the strain’s THC becomes the less desirable cannabinoid, CBN. Harvest too soon, and you come nowhere near the plant’s full potential. During the best period for harvesting, the trichomes become milky white, and the pistils change color from white to a reddish/brown. Here is what to look for:

The first step after harvest is to dry your buds thoroughly. The best drying environment is a room at a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) and 50% humidity. After you cut down the plant, trim any extra leaves, and hang the buds to dry. After 4-10 days, test the buds. If they feel dry and the stems are capable of snapping, it is time to cure your herb.

Hack 4 – Lighting

Take a close look at the leaves because they can tell a story of two. If you are an inexperienced cultivator, you may miss the signs:

Here are a few of the main reasons for boosting a crop’s THC content:

Hack 2 – Harvesting

There are lots of different reasons why people want to increase the level of THC in their buds. Some do it for medical reasons, while others do it for the high.

Choose one of these strains, and you immediately give yourself a fighting chance.

How to grow the strongest weed

Highest Level of THC When…

Most clear trichomes (looks like glass) have turned white (looks like white plastic)

Just a few decades ago pretty much all cannabis bud you could find was full of seeds. This is because at the time many growers didn’t realize that male and female cannabis plants need to be separated in the flowering stage to prevent the female plants from getting pollinated and making seeds.

How to grow the strongest weed

For more potent buds, cut back on the fertilizer once your plants start to flower.

Experienced growers typically grow new plants from cuttings, not seeds. According to Caplan, the most successful cuttings will need two to three leaves on a stem.

The key is to find the right amount of drought stress. "You can't just allow your plants to dry completely," he warned.

Tip #2: Too much fertilizer makes for feeble flowers

Underground growers have experimented for decades on ways to get higher yields and potency from traditional cannabis varieties. But this underground experimentation hasn't been validated by modern agricultural science.

"High rates of fertilizer were associated with lower concentrations of some of the important cannabinoids that we rely on for the medicinal effects of the plant," said Caplan.

Tip #4: For potent pot, a little (drought) stress is good

"We found that even the ones that are tried and true underground, we've tested them, and some of them don't work out the way they're supposed to," he said.

Extra fertilizer helps make plants grow tall, strong and leafy, but is less useful during the flowering stage.