I smoke weed to flesh out reality, not to make a break. I don’t use cannabis because I hate my job or my life. I don’t smoke weed because I can’t pay my bills. I definitely don’t smoke weed to avoid working on my relationship. As a matter of fact, cannabis has done a lot to help my relationship. I am depressed about the state of the world and Donald Trump being the president, but smoking weed doesn’t help me escape those facts. It does make those things easier to process, but I don’t forget them. In fact, i saw this along the way https://blimburnseeds.com/news/marijuana/news/media-tv/a-rabbi-priest-and-atheist-smoke-weed/attachment/a-rabbi-priest-and-atheist-smoke-weed-2-2/8/. I smoke weed because I’m bipolar and I have a social anxiety disorder, and it helps me deal with it without taking pills. I smoke weed because it helps make me a better person.
Once you know this information, you can come up with a good estimate of how much you’d need to bring in each harvest to keep your coffers full. For example:
Using the examples above, you would get (.5 x 12)/2 = 3(oz per harvest needed to never run out)
This information will help to keep you from putting too much/little time and effort into a grow. For the example above, this person could have more cannabis than they need all year with a small grow tent and a cheap T5 grow light or low wattage HPS.
Use High-Efficiency Growing Techniques
There are several techniques that cunning growers can use to drastically increase the amount of marijuana harvested from plants. I won’t go into the detail of each one here, but I would definitely recommend checking out our links for more information.
Since I’ve been employing these five techniques in particular, I’ve more than doubled the amount that I harvest while only barely increasing the amount of time I spend tending to my plants. While I’m sure you’ll find all the tips in this article useful, the high-efficiency growth techniques are the biggest reason I don’t run out of medicine.
Separate Vegetative and Flowering Areas
Having separate areas for vegetating and flowering plants might not be practical for everyone, but it gives a huge advantage in that it allows a grower to start a second set of plants while the first set is still flowering. Vegetating marijuana is the most forgiving, so your vegetative area can be much smaller with a much weaker light than you use to flower.
With careful planning, you can time it so that you’re putting new plants into the flowering stage at the same time you’re harvesting the plants that just finished flowering.
Not only is this super efficient, but it eliminates the empty-tent time in between grows which is when your medicine seems to disappear the fastest.
There are even more advanced methods where you can use separate vegetative/flowering areas to have a perpetual harvest. Keep in mind that the ‘perpetual harvest’ method is a bit advanced, and many people don’t need the amount of weed it provides, not to mention the planning it requires.
If having separate vegetating and flowering areas isn’t within your means though, don’t worry. You can still get a degree of that efficiency with…
Back to Back Grows
If you’re serious about not running out of cannabis, this has to be a common practice. Back to back grows will ensure that you always have medicine growing, so even if all you loose all of your buds for some reason (it has definitely happened), you already have new ones that are already developing.
Another benefit of back to back grows: Practice! When you do back to back grows, not only do you keep your weed supply high, but you get better and better at making your cannabis more potent, healthy, and bulky. In time, growers can get so good from this that they don’t even need to do back to back grows anymore!
This leads to the last tip for today, which may seem like common knowledge…
Keep Seeds/Clones On Hand At All Times!
Most of the tips in this list are about making things more efficient; they’re about shaving time off of things you end up doing anyway. This one, however, is about prevention.
Imagine this scenario: You've just finished a successful grow, and you’re preparing for the next one. You vacuum and clean your grow area, get the lights adjusted, and get the growing mediums ready. You double check everything…and it looks perfect! It’s time to begin an amazing grow…except…wait…you have nothing to grow!
That was me. I paid for the venue, got the lights and stage ready, sold out all the seats, and forgot to invite the band!
Now I always keep extra seeds on hand, and I plan what strains I’m growing next. But a problem like this can set your next grow back by weeks, like it did to mine! And even when that wait is over, you still have to begin the next grow!
So just remember the lesson I had to learn the hard way, and consider seeds/clones as the first thing on your list since they take the longest to obtain and can set your plans back a month or more!
In the end, we could really boil all these tips down to: Grow smart, and never stop growing. As long as you always have some plants growing, you’re working towards filling your weed coffers in multiple ways: harvesting your own weed, getting smarter about growing, and getting better at the actual task of growing it.
"This is an unknown strain in my indoor harvest took about an extra 2 weeks in bloom but she came out great. I used a low stress method to train her from the beginning of bloom during training I accidentally broke her main stock in half but I tapped her up and repaired her in a week bout to trim her up today and have her start curing already smells sweet as honey"