Pound per plant? MMJ Science - Free Info - Q & A
by, 05-07-2012 at 11:42 AM (433 Views)
How do you grow a pound per plant?
It's sofa king easy!
Here are The Basics:
Temp - 70-85 day (Colder=slower/safer, warmer=faster/riskier) above 60 at night
Humidity - 60 - 70% veg, 40 - 60% flower
Air movement - rustle leaves
Air exchange - every 5 minutes
(CO2 is awesome. Add it once you're dialed in. It should be the last thing you do, after you're already successful. Otherwise, I promise, you'll waste your time and money.)
1) Use big containers. I use 5 gallon hydroponic buckets, but have friends doing the same thing in 5g dirt containers even just right in a cut-open bag of medium.
2) Don't let a "main cola" take over. Tie your tops down, and keep tying the branches down, pruning away anything that won't get full light; grow with an eye toward finishing with a nice even, wide, flat 4'x4' canopy. Veg for 6 ( to 8 depending on watts) weeks under MH until your canopy is almost 3 feet across, restraining the plant to maintain that even top canopy. Restraint can be accomplished by tying them down (holes in the container edges work well) or building a frame and attach the branches with string (insulated wire works well) OR.. just use trellis netting.
3) Prune Prune Prune! By the time flowers start forming, have removed anything that won't get full light, or is below the canopy. Since your branches are horizontal, cutting anything that's pointing down is a good place to start.
4) Plan Plan Plan! Plan early, harvest more at the end. Making sure each node will be well-placed is what it's all about. Too many, and they all suffer... Too few, and you're wasting resources.
5) Light your canopy with a 1000w light. (3 plants under 2 1000W HPS lights will yield great results. Hang a 400W MH between them, and you'll see results that blow your mind.)
6) Allow no stress once flowering starts, (i.e. don't let them dry... no light leaks, no quick increases in nutes... etc.) and you should be off to the races.
Using 6" trellis netting, if you can get one top per hole, you can grow 64 tops to 1/4oz each.
Your grid is 8X8 = 64 tops
64 X .25 = 16oz
See? That's a pound, baby, and that's easy math.
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