increasing yield

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by rochester88, Mar 30, 2010.

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    rochester88

    rochester88 Member

    alright so i recently ordered white widow seeds from attitude, got 2 free seeds, got them in the original breeders pack within a week...fuckin sick...

    but, what i really wanna know about is for my current harvest, the top colas are kind of thinner than I had hoped, at least thinner and less juicier than my last batch...i have 2 150 watt hps, and like 5 supplementary 150 cfls...

    i recently started experimenting with putting a tablespoon of sugar in with my nutes when i water them, in the hopes that that will help my yield, anybody else have other tips of things i can do to improve my yield? i havent really messed wtih trimming fan leaves...i just want bigger colas primarily, any tips?
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    riddleme

    riddleme Well-Known Member

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    rochester88

    rochester88 Member

    ya ive looked around...i got a question though in regards to a total dark period at the end of the flowering...alright so does making the plants sit in total darkness for a few days do anything?
    also, if i just want to chop the top cola, and then let the rest of the plant grow a little longer to allow the lower nugs to develop a little more, should i not use a blackout? how long do people usually turn the lights off for?
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    TCurtiss

    TCurtiss Well-Known Member

    rochester88

    You need to put down the sugar and stop screwing with your plants this is why you have low yields

    1st of happy plants will give you a good yield

    2nd Start using Molasses instead of sugar, I used Blackstrap Unsulfured, 1 tbsp per gallon during flowering every other water

    And don't mess with the timing of your lights. 12/12 until you pull them after they are ready and if you don't know how to tell when they are ready do some reading

    Good luck
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    mismos00

    mismos00 Well-Known Member

    I give 3 days of total darkness, which is supposed to increase weight via greater oil production due to the increased stress by communicating to the plant that the end is near... it will not grow any larger once it has been put into complete darkness.

    I wouldn't do this if you're planning a multi-stage harvest.

    You should be using unsulfured black-strap molasses instead of pure sugar.

    Also, look into training, pruning and/or topping your plants.
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    rochester88

    rochester88 Member

    alright so dont use table sugar apparently... molassas doesnt effect he ph of the soil? how often do you give it molassas with its watering? and do you give it molasses right up till the end of harvesting or do you stop at some point?
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    LeeroySlim

    LeeroySlim Active Member

    IMO the key factors to bigger yield is

    More light
    Veg longer
    Bigger Pots

    All the other crap u do may yield abit more here and there but i believe these 3 are the most important to a noticably larger yield
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    suleman

    suleman New Member

    Try some molasses.
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    rochester88

    rochester88 Member

    tablespoon of molasses to every gallon of nute water? how long do yall do that for? their 6 weeks into flowering in a projected 8-9 week strain.
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    rochester88

    rochester88 Member

    alright, i got like 6 plants, ranging slightly in height from about 1.5 ft to just above 2 ft; i got 2 150 watt hps and like 5 150 watt cfls around it...i recognize that id like more light but watever, limited budget... i used 10 inch pots, too small?

    my primarily problem is that my cola doesnt seem to want to travel far down my main stalk, i have a lot of bare stem visible, how do i make the buds fill in down the whole stalk?
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    Clevelandblazn5

    Clevelandblazn5 Active Member

    try this.....

    STOP GROWING WEED AND SPEND ABOUT 2 WEEKS READING ON THIS SITE
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    rochester88

    rochester88 Member


    alright buddy, ive already finished my first grow, im on my second, ive read plenty, clearly im on here to learn more. why even respond if your not going to attempt to answer anything ive asked.
    i dont have the cash to go buy 400 watt hps i realize that would be nice.

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