There is a lot that goes into growing marijuana. This is not to intentionally make the process sound harder than it is, but there really is a lot that goes into a grow, even when growing outdoors. There are a lot of considerations and decisions that need to be factored and weighed when starting a new grow operation. Not only will you need to choose a new site for your grow op, but you will need to decide on the light, water, and the type of strain that you want to grow. Despite all of this, the major question that most people ask is – what is the average yield going to be? It is pretty understandable as to why this is at the forefront of the mind. If you are going to put in the hard work, you want to make sure that it pays off. Well, the real truth of the matter is, it is going to vary.
The Strain Will Make A Difference
The truth of the matter is that you couldn’t feed an entire army with a 10-inch pizza. And, you’re not going to be able to get a pound of pot from a plant that’s genetically inferior. You need to understand that some plants will just naturally produce more flowers than others because that’s what they were designed to do. Some plants will even deliver more buds without compromising the overall quality of that bud. Once again, it really comes down to the strain. You can put in hours of research and you will find that there is an exhaustive list of strains currently available. And, to make things even more confusing, all of these strains will offer different results.
However, if you are looking for strains that will over the maximum yield, you should consider the following:
Blue Dream: Blue Dream is without a doubt one of the most popular strains in the States. And, this is because it produces huge yields when grown either indoors or outdoors. Of course, you will get more outside, but it is still going to yield desirable results for an indoor grow. The only downside is that something the yields turn out to be somewhat mild or lacking in THC content. This doesn’t mean that it won’t get you high, it just means they might be less than desirable.
Purple Trainwreck: Purple Trainwreck is another favorite for many outdoor grows, but it is also one that will offer desirable results indoors as well. Another good thing about the strain is that it flowers rather quickly and produce huge amounts of mellow weed.
Big Bud: Hence the name, Big Bud is a strain that is going to deliver time and time again. It does well both inside and outside and is most commonly known for producing enormous plants with big buds. The product is so good that it has won the coveted Cannabis Cup.
Girl Scout Cookies Extreme: Here is another that works well both inside and outside. It is also one that is favored by a lot of beginners because it is relatively easy to grow. It will also produce large flowers with even larger yields.
Critical Kush: Unfortunately, Critical Kush is one that will need to be grown indoors because it is vulnerable to mold. However, if properly cared for in the right manner, this plant can be very rewarding. It will not only produce some of the biggest yields that you’ll ever get from an indoor grow, but it will offer some of the highest potent pot on the market.
White Widow: White Widow might be last on the list, but it certainly is not lacking when it comes to flavor, yield, or potency. In fact, this plant is best known for its strong high. In addition to this, it is preferred by most beginners because of its heavy production and resilience to mold.
Choosing To Grow Outside
Growing outdoors is always much riskier because you simply don’t have control over the environment. You never know what Mother Nature is going to do and when she acts up there is simply nothing you can do but wait it out. However, this does not mean that growing outdoors doesn’t come with a lot of advantages. For one, it is cheaper. You don’t need lights, and you don’t need soil. That being said, if started indoors, transplanted outside, properly fed, watered, and trained, you could be looking at as much as 1 pound from a single plant. In decent conditions, a single plant could yield anywhere from 4 to 8 ounces.
Choosing To Grow Inside
When growing inside, you will obviously have more control over the environment of the plant. However, there are a lot more factors that come into play. You not only have to worry about the lighting and ventilation, but you have to worry about the growing medium. Are you going to grow in soil? Maybe you are going to opt for a hydroponic medium. Whatever the situation is, each of these is going to come with their own unique advantages and disadvantages.
Choosing your growing medium carefully will make a huge difference, as a proper hydroponic grow op can yield nearly 20 percent more than a soil-based grow. Assuming that you know what you are doing. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to get one gram of pot for every watt of light you use during the grow op. To put this theory to the test, a 250-watt light should yield more than half-pound of weed.
Pruning Your Buds
There are a number of things that you can do with your grow to ensure that you are getting the most of them. The first will be pruning. You will want to start by pruning away any plant life that isn’t getting quality light. In addition to this, you’ll want to trim away the buds and foliage that are under the canopy of the plant. The ideal is that you are trying to transfer all the energy into the canopy where the buds will receive the most light, yielding bigger nugs.