We all know that when it comes to growing marijuana, it is all about the yield. There are tons of methods out there for making sure your plants have the best yield possible – but how do you know how much to expect and which method is best for you? Here are some tips.
The first thing you need to master is how to calculate your yield. There are a variety of ways to do this. There’s even a special kind of calculator. The measurements can be done with the imperial or metric systems. Learn how to calculate your yield now, and know exactly what to expect from your grow season.
For most growers, pruning is the best way to increase your marijuana plant’s yield. Pruning, at its simplest, involves cutting away the dying or already dead parts of the plant (such as yellowing leaves) so your plant can focus its energy on the healthy leaves instead. Other types of pruning also exist and are worth looking into. The following pruning methods are generally very effective:
Pruning isn’t the only way to boost that yield! Scrogging is a type of low-stress training that helps indoor marijuana plants maximize their light intake while preventing any wasted light. “ScrOG” is short for “Screen of Green” because the end result truly looks like a green blanket of marijuana plants at the top.
This method involves using a screen or net to twist your plants through until they are growing in a top-heavy way. In other words, all of their light-receiving parts end up growing at the top, and no light escapes through. That way all plants get an even amount of light.