how to grow dank weed

How to grow dank weed

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Although your growing methods are incredibly important, it’s similarly important to focus on what happens after harvesting: The process of drying and curing your precious dank weed.

When it comes to growing dank weed, you get out what you put in. Meaning? It’s best to start off with quality genetics to achieve the desired results. You can grow from bag seeds and regular seeds and have all the other factors in place but still be disappointed with your yield. However, if you use top-sourced genetics from the start, you’re almost guaranteed to grow the dankest of buds – given you follow the rest of these tips.

4. Maintain Ideal Temperature and Humidity

For a few mid-sized plants, you’ll be fine with an oscillating fan or two. The bigger your grow, the more lights you’ll need – in addition to a better exhaust system to ensure proper airflow.

If you want to grow dank weed, you need plenty of light. Starting with good genetics – your plants have the potential for a high level of quality. However, your genetics will go to waste if you use lights that are underpowered. LEDs, HPS and CFL lights produce the biggest and dankest buds one can grow.

5. Ensure Proper Air Flow & Ventilation

This is yet another factor having to do with air quality – in addition to temperature and humidity as discussed above. Indoor growers will soon come to realize that air quality is an important aspect to producing high-quality buds. And if you want to create perfect air quality, good and proper air flow and ventilation are both essential.

As for night temperatures, these should be kept around 68-75°F (20°-24°C). Too low temperatures increase the chances of mold and rot, which thrives in the 60°F (15°C) range.

How to grow dank weed

Don’t prune or pinch plants at all once they’ve begun flowering – you’ll only be decreasing your harvest at that point. If the branches are threatening to reach the light, bend them or tie them down to keep them from burning. A trellis system constructed from chicken wire at canopy level (aka the ScrOG or Screen of Green system), will further spread out bud sites and increase your yields considerably. Simply train growing shoots to grow horizontally along the bottom of the screen to fill empty spots.

After you’ve planted your seeds or rooted your clones, it’s time to get them growing. Lower your reflector so that it’s closer to the plants rather than making them stretch to reach for light. Raise the lighting system as your plants grow. Set your light timer to be on for 18 hours per day and off for 6 hours. During this vegetative stage, the plant will grow leaves and branches but no flowers (unless it’s an auto-flowering plant).

Harvesting, Drying and Curing

Knowing when and how to harvest your buds is as important as knowing how to grow weed.

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Pruning For Higher Yield

As with any garden, when growing marijuana, pests are a constant concern. For anyone learning how to grow weed, it is important to become well-versed in pest management. The last thing you want is for the marijuana crop that you have been working so hard on to be eaten away by a pest infestation. This video teaches you how to ward away pests from your precious plants with integrated pest management, stopping an infestation before it can even happen. Just a few simple steps can mean the difference between victory and defeat.