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The choice of variety
If the goal is to achieve a certain yield, the variety chosen must be of productive force. The best solution in this case is to opt for 100% sativa genetics, such as OG Kush, Flower Power or for a sativa-dominant hybrid such as Cannatonic, Strawberry, Blueberry, Purple Haze, V1 47, Harlequin. This advice is applicable to both indoor and outdoor crops.
The area of cultivation
The first thing to do when you want to start a cultivation of Cannabis inside is to find a space that best meets the requirements of hygiene and functionality. It is therefore essential that the structure but also the electrical system are in good condition, and that there are no signs of unhealthy nor recurrent problems of parasites and pathogens.
The general state of the space must allow you to work in good ergonomic conditions, and also ensure that the different elements present in the cultivation, including electrical equipment, can operate safely. In this way, you can focus on achieving your goals and anticipate any problems that may delay or even prevent the success of your project.
Choosing the right variety will bring you a little closer to achieving your goal. This is why, before opting for this or that genetics, one must be well informed about the productive capacity and the development potential of the strains at stake. These fundamental data will allow you to evaluate the feasibility of the project, will help you to understand if the variety is suitable for your cultivation space, and you will be guided by how to act during the process. The more technical information you collect, the greater the guarantee of success.
During the collection of data, it is important to find out about the cultivation conditions necessary for the selected varieties, as well as the results that can be obtained according to the substrate (soil, coconut fibre, hydroponics, aeroponics, etc.).
Methods of cultivation, pruning and trimming
Therefore, you will also need to find out about the various cultivation and pruning techniques available and choose the most suitable one to enhance the yield of the variety chosen. Options include SCROG (Screen Of Green), SOG (Sea Of Green), LST (Low Stress Training), FIM (Fuck I Missed!) and, depending on the variety, also Schwazzzz, Supercropping or defoliation.
Before applying this type of techniques, you need to be sure that this is the correct approach for the variety you choose. In case of doubt, you can ask for advice from someone you trust who has experience in the field of legal Cannabis cultivation. Otherwise, you can test a small part of the plant and observe the reaction, a safe operation that will allow you to draw reliable conclusions.
The purpose of these techniques is to stimulate plant growth hormones, namely auxins and cytokines. A good starting point for beginners are the trimming and pruning of the lower branches, which guarantee good results in virtually all Cannabis varieties and avoid irreversible errors.
With the trimming is obtained a homogeneous multiplication of the new buds in the upper part of the plant, while the pruning of the lower branches leads to a more abundant and uniform production of flowers in the same area. Two simple but effective techniques that offer very satisfactory results in virtually all cases.
The other techniques are more complicated and provide variable results, extraordinary in some cases but more modest in others. Before applying them, therefore, it is better to test them on a small part of the chosen variety in order to ensure the suitability of this variety for the various techniques, thus avoiding running into bad surprises.
Knowing the specific nutritional needs of plants and guaranteeing them a balanced supply of nutrients is another of the key points for success. It is therefore essential to have a homogeneous and well-oxygenated substrate, as well as a quality nutrient solution.
Irrigation is a complex art that is perfected with practice. If you have no experience and do not want to miss the choice of fertilizers, the best thing is to opt for a consolidated range. Once done, observing the reactions of the cultivation on a daily basis, paying attention to the needs as they emerge, will help you to achieve excellence.
In this case the advice is to choose tissue vessels, which allow a greater aeration of the substrate and reduce the overheating of the roots when the temperatures are very high. As always, when choosing it is important to keep in mind the interrelation and synergy of the various elements present in the cultivation space.
If the structure of your cultivation allows it, we recommend you opt for HPS lamps of 400, 600 or 1000 W, which save energy, generate less heat and are highly effective for both growth and flowering. Otherwise, on the market there are excellent LED devices that offer good results, but their real effectiveness is more uncertain, and you have to be well informed before you decide for a model.
If the aim is to maximise production, we cannot save on ventilation equipment. These must ensure an optimal air renewal and recirculation that fully meets the needs of cultivation in order to reduce the risk of pests and diseases, and to allow plants to produce large and compact Cannabis flowers. Skimming on this is a wrong choice that can have counterproductive effects in the long run.
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