techniques for HUGE yields
Hey there hope that we here at Delta9Labs (not the seed company, but we love you Ed and your seeds) can help you and your ladies out and hopefully inspire you to follow these steps.
`Now we all know that you need to maintain a certain level of humidity 40-55% and a temperature of 69-78F for optimal growth rates and for the prevention of pests and diseases and mold like symptoms from forming on your plants and as well as your lab (greenroom). Cleanliness and equipment also factor in, but here are a few steps to follow as well as a few tips on how obtain 0.9 to 1.2 per watt of light that is being used.
*As we said earlier keep your room like a hospital, make it a little quarantined bubble. That means daily cleaning and sweeping of the room, and weekly scrubb downs of the walls and floors and all of the equipment your using with (H2O2) hydrogen peroxide. And you better make sure you unplug your electrical equipment dummy we don't want a "grow op" fire now.
*make sure your bubble has no in or out vent (CEA) if you can, if not you must get cover your vent of with a thick micron filter sheet over al you in and out ventilation to prevent the outside world coming in.
*make sure your day/night temps don't go over or under 10 degrees, due to shocking the plants system.
*feed your plants with high quality base nutrients, bloom boosters, enzymes, fulvics, humics, micro and macro nutrients, stimulants, carbs, proteins and so on, they need and love it (non of that organic crap lol)
*R/O your water, dont cheap out
*watch that PPM (part per million), you shouldn't be increasing any more than 50 ppm per feeding.
*heat is another thing, as we said before, 69F to 78F. you can lose a lot of yield due to heat
*cool your room right so you can get those bulbs super close to those colas (we have air cooled reflectors but you don't NEED them)
*sulfur burners are a beauty and not to hard to use (just don't turn them on too much, and keep them on for long period of time)
*introduce larger pots with larger veg times (its the only medical and commercial way, small pots and scrog are a technique of the past)
*topping works very well on some strains, just time it all in correctly
*don't listen to the strain info and harvest at week eight. your room may not be the same as in Netherlands,Spain or Canada or what not. Its up to your judgement to tell you when its ready
*the more money you spend on setting up, the better the results. that means better equipment and nutrients and all that good stuff, AC's, flip box's, timer boards, Buddy were telling you that you do not want to walk into your room and see your lights turned of when they shouldn't be, or you room is at 95-105F because your ac's have shut down. always pre plan for these events, they happen all the time.
larger the root zone, the larger your yields. So do what you have to do to get those roots larger, that mean getting be root stimulators or larger pots or even vegging longer. even CO2 injections if you want.
Not everyone will agree to the things we have set out for you today, but we really hope that it may work for you and everyone who is also looking to amp up there yields without having to increase the watts obviously. Run your room like a lab or hospital, and you'll get results.