So you have started your own little garden and you are a little bit happy with what you have. You have invested in the proper lighting conditions, the room temperature and even thought about the strains to get. However, just like any other grower, you are probably wondering how you can get your precious plants to grow at a more consistent size and rate. Well, it’s not just you—it’s also your plant. Take a look at these facts.
- Not all cannabis strains are equal. Here are 3 types of high yielding strains:
- Kush strains (i.e. Bubba Kush, Hindu Kush, Kandy Kush, , OG Kush, LA Kush)
- Indica-dominant strains (i.e. Berry OG, Sour Alien, Blowfish, Northern Lights, Indica Crystal Extreme, Blue Mystic, )
- Sativa hybrids (i.e. Blue Dream, Gorilla Glue, Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Lemon Haze)
- Plucking the leaves is the secret to consistent quality from top to bottom. See, in its natural setting, the lower leaves of the cannabis fall off on their own because their nutrient reserves are all used up for the budding sites. Nevertheless, this does not happen with indoor plants because growers give sufficient nutrients.
- How do you do plucking? Well, you just remove the big leaves so that the humidity does not get trapped in the canopy and more light will reach the other parts of your plant.
- What can you expect when you pluck leaves? The buds swell up in a few days (sometimes even overnight, depending on the strain), you will have harder nugs, and the canopy just opens up.
- Do not pluck all the big leaves at once. Save some of the bigger leaves for when the budding sites have begun to grow.
- Remember to feed with trace minerals and vitamins even after you pluck.