One of the things you will hear about cannabis is that it isn’t difficult to grow. That in fact, the plant can thrive in the wild without human intervention. That is only true if the conditions are right.
The thing is, unless you are growing a few plants for personal use, you will spend a lot on marijuana cultivation. The plant is illegal federally and is heavily regulated by each state.
Considering the challenges that come with acquiring a license and commercially producing quality yield that meets industry standards, it’s unlikely you will gamble with your crop.
Growing cannabis for profit isn’t easy. You will need to go above and beyond to ensure you provide your plants with the best environment to thrive. We have compiled cultivation tips and techniques to help you along.
Indoors or Outdoors
There are two ways to grow cannabis. You could do that indoors or outdoors. Both environments have pros and cons, which means you will have to weigh your options carefully.
Growing cannabis outdoors offers plenty of space with minimal work because the elements like rainfall, sunlight, and humidity chip in. But the downside is you can’t control the weather. Too much or too little could spell disaster.
While the indoors allow you to control the conditions your plants grow in, setting up an efficient structure with enough grow space is a costly endeavor.
No matter the effort you put into your venture, if you mess up with the seeds, it all goes down the drain
Research seed types and go for one that is suitable for the growing environment. Remember, genetics play a big role in the same way as environmental factors.
Think in terms of strains. If you want a well-balanced hybrid, look into the genetics of top hybrids on the market. If you want enhanced medicinal quality, consider strains rich in Anthocyanins.
Two of the challenges you will have to overcome when growing indoors are maximizing space and minimizing the amount of work.
It’s crucial to maximize grow space considering the cost that goes into setting up and running an indoor structure. By taking advantage of both horizontal and vertical space, you can get in more plants.
You also want to create an efficient layout that streamlines operations, making your work easier.
Consider Tough Strains
There are plenty of strains on the market, and each has qualities that make it more desirable or less so.
When selecting strains, consider what you need and your capabilities because there are strains with traits that make them challenging to cultivate but offer a high-quality yield.
Your capacity should influence your choice.
Going for strains that have some resistance to fluctuations in the elements or have resistance to pests is worth considering if you desire a successful crop.
Increase Carbon Dioxide Levels
When working within a controlled environment where you can manipulate conditions, you may want to give your plants more carbon dioxide.
Light isn’t the only required element during photosynthesis. Your plants need carbon dioxide to boost flowering and increase density.
By properly applying more carbon dioxide, you can increase your yield by about 40%.
Invest in Experience
Experience pays when it comes to cultivating cannabis. If you don’t have it, invest in it unless you wish to take the risk of figuring stuff out as you go.
Your best strategy for cultivating a successful crop should be bringing in an experienced individual who understands grow systems and the measures to take during hiccups.
Every stage of cannabis cultivation involves careful analysis to maintain a high-quality yield that adheres to state guidelines.
You may want to stick to a strain you prefer, one that works for you rather than trying out new ones even if they make big promises.
Sticking to a single strain long-term means that you learn what it takes to cultivate it, what it needs, and what it doesn’t. You become an expert with that particular strain ensuring a consistent yield every time.
Of course, if you are an expert on multiple strains, sticking to just one may not work for you.
Despite the challenges you may come across, learning the nuances of cannabis cultivation makes the process easier. The tips we have shared are some of many that can help you get the most out of your plants.