There are quite a few ways to increase marijuana’s THC and potency, we have even heard of people using techniques such as adding supplements or allowing the plant to remain in the vegetative stage for 8+ weeks.
Depending on who you speak with, the curing process is either moderately important or a pivotal part of benefitting from high-THC weed. ‘Curing’ involves putting the herb into airtight jars once they have dried sufficiently. One theory suggests that the process causes chemical changes that boost the intensity of the herb’s cannabinoids, including THC.
There is a maximum three-week window where you can harvest with confidence. Make a move too late, and some of the strain’s THC becomes the less desirable cannabinoid, CBN. Harvest too soon, and you come nowhere near the plant’s full potential. During the best period for harvesting, the trichomes become milky white, and the pistils change color from white to a reddish/brown. Here is what to look for:
To maximize the THC of your plant, you need to make sure that you are taking care of it. Avoid common mistakes like overwatering/underwatering, heat stress, root problems, irregular light cycles, and nutrient issues.
Hack 5 – The Curing Process
Choose one of these strains, and you immediately give yourself a fighting chance.
Although you can grow marijuana without optimal access to light, the more it is exposed to, the better the yield and potency. This mantra is especially relevant during the vegetative stage. Ideally, you will give the plants at least 18 hours of light per day. When you switch to the flowering stage, your crop still requires 12 hours of lighting daily, to go with the 12 hours of constant darkness.
Here are a few of the main reasons for boosting a crop’s THC content:
Hack 4 – Lighting
There are lots of different reasons why people want to increase the level of THC in their buds. Some do it for medical reasons, while others do it for the high.
Tips and tricks from the team…
The state of LED grow light technology is improving rapidly, maybe even faster than ever. As a result, some of the best LED companies from just a few years ago are getting left behind while new companies produce LED grow lights that are pretty much superior in every way when it comes to ease-of-use and results for growing cannabis.
2.) Force Extra Bud Sites
Train plants to grow in a wide, flat, table-top shape from a young age using LST, topping, manifolding, or other plant training techniques
Example of a plant right at the switch to 12/12 (“Week 0” of the flowering stage)