Turn up the blue, white, and UVB lights
To achieve more potency in the flowering phase, you want to inspire your plant to produce more resin-producing trichomes. You can achieve this by turning up blue, white and UVB light to 100% and reducing red light to around 50%.
In the Testing For Truth Part 1 article, we found that a bud’s position on the plant matters – buds near the top tend to have higher potency than those near the bottom. This means growers need to be aware and may need to adjust their lighting, plant spacing, etc. to reduce variation.
Topping to increase the number of colas
Topping is a form of pruning and involves cutting off the branch tip of the main cola. When you top the main cola, the energy goes to the side branches. The next two side branches become the main branches. Topping increases the overall yield of your grow.
1. Light intensity. Light is the most important factor when it comes to getting denser cannabis buds, as light helps cannabis plants produce sugars through the photosynthetic process, which helps them grow. Just remember that no light is enough, weed needs optimal light intensity to produce lots of fat buds.
Another tip for growing larger buds is to add compost tea to your soil regularly. Compost suckers help develop healthy mycorrhizal relationships between soil and mycelium. The more mycelium in the soil, the more nutrients the plant will absorb, resulting in bigger buds.
Molasses adds sugar to the plant and helps it bud. Plants, like us, need salt, nutrients and sugar every day. Feeding your plants molasses, which could be considered the equivalent of our eating junk food sugar, will put the weight on your marijuana buds.
Week 5. In week 5 of flowering you can watch the buds become thicker all over your plant. You may also discover new buds growing in new locations, such as along the main cola. With plenty of bud, your cannabis plants will get fatter every day.
Yes, you should – but with the right technique. Proper thinning removes 20-40% of mid to top foliage every 5-7 days. Removing these fan leaves will allow light and better airflow to the lower canopy.