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indoor cannabis growing techniques

Indoor cannabis growing techniques

Flushing is where you pour clean water through the soil of a plant in order to flush out all of the nutrients and solids. This is done if the plant is in distress and needs to start with fresh nutrients and growing medium. In a hydroponic system , the water reservoir is drained and refilled with fresh, plain water.

You might be wondering if it’s okay to stress plants, but the truth is plants are able to undergo stress, just like our teeth! The reason we stress plants is to bend our stems into a shape that best fits the available space and makes sure it’s growing in the right direction. This can help increase yields, and make the most out of your growing space.

Similar to topping, but more of a ‘haircut’ than actually removing the whole top. It’s less traumatic to the plant. Fimming encourages bushy growth and increases cola yields.

Main Lining is a way to make your cannabis plant grow a certain way using one or more of the techniques we’ve listed above. The goal of Main Lining is to make sure every branch has a direct connection to the main stem. On a regular plant the main stem has large branches coming off it with smaller and smaller branches coming off of those. This leads to the large branches receiving more nutrients that the little ones growing off them. Main Lining ensures that every branch is getting the maximum amount of nutrients and every branch gets the same amount.

9. Flushing

This is more of a training technique for young cannabis plants , which encourages bushy growth, increases extra flowering and lateral branching. This technique popped through people’s mistakes while trying to do the Topping technique.

One of the toughest things to manage in any indoor garden is height. Sometimes you come across a strain or plant that wants to become a tree (yes we are looking at you sativa dominant strains!). In this case we can utilize several methods to keep the plant away from burning on the grow light.

Here you can see a before and after picture of lollipopping a cannabis plant. Basically, you just remove the lower branches/ leaves so it resembles a lollipop.

5. Monster Cropping

One of the cool things about Monster Cropping is that you don’t have to keep the mother plant in order to let the clones grow. Many times the mother plant becomes big and spreads out. You can take several cuttings to save space, harvest the mother and still have several plants that will be ready for harvest much sooner than if you were to start again from seed.

If you are getting close to the light still, you can Super Crop your plant. This is basically bending it once to get it to a new (often horizontal) position. It’s achieved by selecting where you are going to bend your plant and in which direction. Then simply hold the stem in your fingers and pinch, twist a bit and bend. You are wanting to soften the stem enough to enable you to bend and not break it. You will be able to achieve a 90 degree angle, allowing for extra space and for the buds to grow up again.

Indoor cannabis growing techniques

Panda plastic films are polymers with black color on one and white color on the other side. They can reflect near 95% of the illuminated light but have some drawbacks, so most growers avoid using them. The panda plastic films produce a significant amount of heat, so the growers must use HVAC systems excessively to remove it, or plants get at risk of experiencing abiotic stress.

2) Chose your strain

Finally, at this stage of growing weed, each plant wants 800 ml to 1.5 liters of nutrient solution every 2 to 4 days.

Possible issues during the flowering stage and their prevention

Besides thermal insulation, of course, you need to light proof the room. Which makes windows a primary issue. Covering them completely with a soundboard or plywood can solve the issue permanently. Another thing to keep in mind, especially in dealing with a sealed environment, is doors. Regular doors just can’t seal the space, which is why we recommend mounting zipper doors. Zipper doors keep an air proof and lightproof plastic layer over a doorway while allowing you to access the growing room.