The biggest question I receive is “how can I get the biggest Yields from my cannabis grow”? It is
a simple question with a somewhat complex answer because the variables required are
numerous and in my experience practice and patience are omni-important. But the basic
requirements are as follows;
To achieve the biggest cannabis yields, there are several key factors to consider. Here are some
tips that can help optimize your cannabis growing process:
- Strain selection: Choose high-yielding strains known for their productivity and robust
growth characteristics. Look for strains specifically bred for large yields.
- Quality genetics: Start with high-quality seeds or clones from reputable sources. Healthy
genetics are crucial for maximizing yields.
- Lighting: Invest in powerful, high-quality grow lights, such as HID (High-Intensity
Discharge) or LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights. Provide the appropriate light spectrum
for each stage of growth (vegetative and flowering).
- Light cycle: During the vegetative stage, provide 18-24 hours of light per day to
encourage vigorous growth. When transitioning to the flowering stage, reduce the light
cycle to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness to trigger bud
- Temperature and humidity control: Maintain the optimal temperature range between
70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night. Keep humidity levels
around 40-60% during vegetative growth, gradually decreasing to 30-40% during
flowering to prevent mold and bud rot.
- Adequate air circulation: Proper ventilation and airflow help strengthen the plants,
prevent heat buildup, and reduce the risk of pests and diseases. Use fans, exhaust
systems, and oscillating fans to ensure good air circulation.
- Nutrient management: Provide a well-balanced nutrient regimen tailored to each
growth stage. Use high-quality fertilizers and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Monitor pH levels and adjust as necessary to ensure optimal nutrient absorption.
- Training techniques: Employ plant training methods such as topping, pruning, and using
trellises or stakes to promote lateral growth and create an even canopy. This allows
more light penetration and encourages bud development.
- Adequate space: Provide enough space for each plant to grow without crowding.
Overcrowding can lead to light and airflow restrictions, which may result in lower yields
and increased risk of pests and diseases.
- Prudent pruning: Regularly remove lower foliage and non-productive branches to
redirect the plant’s energy towards bud production in the upper canopy.
- CO2 supplementation: Consider supplementing with CO2 during the flowering stage to
enhance growth and yields. This technique is more advanced and requires careful
- Timing and patience: Allow plants to fully mature before harvesting. Pay attention to
the trichome development and follow the breeder’s guidelines for the optimal harvest
time. Rushing the process can lead to smaller yields and less potent buds.
Remember that cultivating cannabis may be subject to legal restrictions in certain jurisdictions.
Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations before engaging in any cannabis-related