When you’re an indoor grower you’ll naturally start thinking about how to maximize yields. It can be challenging to grow, here is a list of the ways to maximize yields for indoor grow plants. After we learn about this, we could try to use these methods on our plants. Indoor growing is different from outdoor growing, it is easier to control the environment growing indoors. Precisely controlling growing standard, scale, humidity, and temperature are highly possible to get the maximum Yields.
Make the Best Grow Room Setup to Maximize Yields
One of the main ways to boost your yield is to make a great grow room setup. If you would like your plant to grow healthy and strong, and get maximized yields for indoor grow plants, you have to optimize the setup in the grow room. How do you do that? Check out our tips below.
Lighting for the whole grow room
You probably already know that grow lights are the key to growing healthy plants (you can’t grow without light!). To make your plants realize their full potential you need to ensure that your plants have sufficient access to the light spectrum, which allows for photosynthesis. Think back to elementary school: photosynthesis is the process which plants convert light energy, carbon dioxide, and water into sucrose, glucose, and oxygen. So, choosing the right lights is the first way of maximizing yields for indoor grow plants, although choosing the best quality light can be tricky.
Check out our other blog posts for advice on different kinds of lighting. Choosing the most suitable lights for your plants will depend on a number of factors, such as the size of your grow room, your budget, and your production goals. To help you decide what grow lights are the best for your indoor grow, check this article “What type of grow light is best for indoor plants?” No matter which type of light you use, we recommend that you choose a full-spectrum lamp.
Monitoring Temperature and Humidity in the Grow Room
As we’ve mentioned, you’ll need to establish the right temperature and humidity levels for cannabis. While the humidity and temperature will vary slightly by strain, cannabis has a preferred humidity and temperature range. You’ll need to monitor temperature and humidity with a device called a hygrometer.
Check out our chart below:
|Stage of Growth||Temperature (°F)||Humidity (Relative Humidity %)|
*You should lower the humidity by 5% each week of vegetation.
*Do not let the temperature get higher than 79°F—generally, keep it lower.
*Do not let humidity get above 60%!
Improve Your Standards for Feeding and Watering
How do we control the amount of nutrients plants get over their life? You’ll need to measure out the nutrients carefully as well as take tests of soil and Total Dissolved Solids to ensure that your plants are getting what they need.
Before you water, make sure that you test to see if your plants are ready for watering at all, even if it is on schedule. Push your pinky about ¼” into the soil—if it is damp, you probably don’t need to water it. You can also check the humidity levels and well as the temperature to get a general understanding of how much moisture is in the air. If your soil is dry and crumbly, you need to water it ASAP.
You may even want to use a sprayer to moisten your leaves but the goal here should be your roots (also make sure not to get too much water on the buds). If you’re getting tired of watering by hand, you could also invest in an automatic irrigation system that runs on a timer, allowing you to automatically water your plants. Regardless of how you decide to water your plants, you’ll need to monitor your soil health often, once a day if possible.
Provide Plant Nutrients
We’ll be frank: getting the right nutrient balance can be tricky! Luckily, any fertilizer company or nutrient supplier will have a guide for you on how to use their nutrients. However, we want to share all of the macro and micronutrients that are required for cannabis plants:
|Macro Nutrients||Micro Nutrients|
Regularly Prune your Plants to get Higher Yields
We prune plants for multiple reasons: cutting off dying leaves or branches helps a plant allocate its limited resources to more productive areas; low-level leaves and branches may not be useful; you may want to create more nodes for plants to use for flowering; you may want to increase canopy penetration. But be sure to stop pruning a couple of weeks before flowering season!
To Sum Up
We all dream of large, healthy yields! Start thinking like a scientist, start taking measurements, and start planning your growing and you’ll quickly become a cannabis expert. Try out some of the techniques we mentioned for maximizing yields for indoor grow plants and if you have any questions please contact us!
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