However, with some basic standards, a good foundation (by using a Pot for Pot ), and perhaps an online calculator to give you a ballpark number of what you could harvest (based on your experience level, preferred grow medium, and setup), you can do some planning. Just remember, the answer you get will not be accurate. There are still critical factors to your success, such as the seeds that you choose.
With marijuana being legal in so many places, it makes sense for questions like, “How much marijuana does one plant produce” to be at the forefront of so many people’s minds. The problem with this question is that there is no straight answer to it since your yield will depend on several variables. One person could yield a pound of weed from a single plant while another person struggles to produce 40 grams from the same marijuana strain! Therefore, if you truly want to plan, you need to understand what you are up against.
Yield can also vary based on the particular grow medium you use. For example, it has been clearly documented that using hydroponics to grow marijuana can result in 20 percent more yield compared to using soil indoors.
Water or Moisture
As a general rule, marijuana plants “dislike” a soggy environment. For people growing cannabis in soil, this means that a soil mix that drains quickly is preferable to one that holds water. That’s why a Pot for Pot kits use air pruning fabric pots , as they allow moisture to drain and roots to breathe.
It is a good idea to reduce the relative humidity a bit during the last two weeks of the flowering stage. This helps protect the buds from the problems that result from high humidity, such as mold growth.
The relative humidity is also a factor for optimizing the yield from each plant. Some strains do better in locations with low humidity, whereas others may prefer higher humidity levels. A good range is 45-55 percent.
There are many reasons why a hydroponic medium produces higher yields indoors. One reason is that hydroponics lets the roots grow as extensively as necessary to support denser buds since those roots don’t have to force their way through hard soil. Another is because it is easier for marijuana plant roots to access nutrients in a hydroponic system.
We therefore advise you to take into account an average germination percentage of 90% when calculating the number of seeds you need for your cultivation. This gives just that little extra certainty.
To grow weed, you need high quality marijuana seeds. But how many seeds do you need to grow weed? And then there’s the question: how many marijuana plants do you want to grow?
Basically, you need one cannabis seed per weed plant. After all, from one seed a single plant grows. However, it is possible that not every seed germinates. After all, you are dealing with a natural product. It is therefore advisable to have an extra seed on hand.
In addition to the type of cannabis seed, nature always has an influence on the germination process. After all, the cannabis seed is a natural product and this means that not every seed is viable and germinates.
With regular cannabis seeds, the genus of the plant has not yet been determined. When choosing regular seeds the chance that the seed will develop into a female plant is about 60%. The chance that the seed develops into a male plant is therefore 40%. And because male plants do not produce buds (read: marijuana), you need several marijuana seeds to increase the chance that you will eventually grow a female plant.
In this blog we assume that you buy cannabis seeds for growing cannabis. For this you can choose between regular seeds or feminized cannabis seeds. Both types differ from each other and have an influence on the final result. The differences are explained below.
So what if you plan to grow five plants and one or more seeds don’t germinate? Then you won’t achieve the intended yield, and you have to purchase seeds again. It’s therefore wise to use several seeds per plant.
Nutrients are also really important, and you’ll want to make sure your plants always have access to the macronutrients and micronutrients they need at each stage of growth. When it comes to nutes, your plants require different ratios depending on their phase. During veg, plants require higher levels of nitrogen, whereas flowering plants require more potassium, phosphorus, and micronutrients like calcium and magnesium. In addition to the nutrients themselves, plants need to be able to uptake these nutrients to develop huge hauls of big buds. In order to do so, the pH level has to be dialled in for the type of grow you’re conducting.
Remember, the weight of your buds will drop dramatically after drying and curing. So don’t get too excited when you weigh your buds right after trimming. Instead, multiply your wet yield by 0.25 to get a rough estimate of how much dry bud you’ll end up with.
Remember that cannabis strains have been bred to meet the demands of growers and consumers. And with yield being so important, there are countless strains out there that have been purposefully bred to produce numerous bud sites and develop bigger, heavier flowers. Make sure to check out some of our XL strains if you’re looking to really rake in the buds.
If there’s one thing that’s certain about growing cannabis, it’s this: results vary. A lot. There are many different variables that affect your plants, their health, growth, and the amount of flower they produce. And frankly, trying to guess the size of your yield before harvest is really difficult.
Growing hydroponically gives you a lot more control over how your plants feed. With the right equipment and experience, this can greatly improve the size and quality of your yield. Experienced hydro growers, for example, can encourage yields of up to 1.2g per watt of lighting. By this logic—and using a 600W lamp—a good hydro grower can harvest over 700 grams of bud (genetics depending)!