How to Grow Dank Weed | 6 Important Considerations
Have you ever wondered how to grow top-shelf buds? The kind of bud that resonates quality, pungency and aromas to live for. If so, you’re in luck, because today you are going to learn how to consistently grow top-shelf, A-grade quality cannabis buds that knock the socks of your competitors.
1. Use Quality Genetics for Quality Yields
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.
2. Let there Be Loads of Light
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.
3. Nutrients & Supplements to Increase Quality
When attempting to grow dank weed, you need to make sure you’re giving your plants the correct amount and combination of nutrients and supplements. Here’s a wrap-up of the most important elements to incorporate into your feeding schedule:
- Low Nitrogen (N) – Lower levels of Nitrogen are recommended in the flowering stage, where higher levels are needed for the vegetative phase. Too much nitrogen in the flowering stage can harm bud production and lessen yields.
- Plenty of Phosphorus (P) – Phosphorus is very important in growing dank weed and will help increase the total number of flowers.
- Potassium (K) – Providing a good source of Potassium increases the size and density of each flower.
4. Maintain Ideal Temperature and Humidity
Maintain daytime temperatures around 65-80°F (18-26°C) in the flowering stage unless you’re using carbon dioxide which performs best at around 80-90°F (26°-32°C). Also, for the last two weeks before harvest., it’s best back down and bring the temps down to 65-80°F when using CO2.
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.
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.
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.
6. Drying & Curing Like a Pro
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.
In fact, what you do during and after harvest, including drying and curing, has an enormous impact on your final produce. It’s best to dry your trimmed dank weed buds in a drying net for 8 days, and subsequently store in mason or console glass jars.