Grow Monster-Size Medical Marijuana Plants Indoors To Maximize Yield and THC.
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By Lee G. Leissett
Even indoor growers can grow monster plants.
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Medical marijuana growers, just like any horticulturalist, are constantly trying to maximize yields. One thing that makes medical marijuana growers different than other horticulturists is the regulations regarding their particular crop. Medical marijuana laws differ from country to country and state to state, but one thing seems to be fairly uniform: there is a limitation on the number of plants you can grow. Because of these limits there is an added desire to maximize production for the allotted number of plants the grower can have. This has created a need to grow gigantic plants that produce the largest amount of quality medicine as possible.
Growing monster plants indoors is much different from growing monster plants outdoors. In an indoor environment there are many limitations that affect the growth of extremely large plants. The most pivotal (assuming atmospheric conditions are in check) are lighting, root space and nutrition.
In order to grow monster plants indoors, a medical marijuana grower must supply enough light to support the needs of large plants. It is not uncommon for growers to dedicate 1000 watts per plant in order to achieve maximum size and performance. A medical marijuana plant with an exclusive 1000 watt light can easily reach 3-6 feet in height and yield 1-2 lbs of medicine.
Extremely large plants also means extremely large root masses. One common mistake growers make when trying to grow monster plants is that they limit the space where the root mass can grow. This can cause a plant to become root bound or, in a way, naturally bonsai itself. Once a plant’s root zone is stifled the production above the surface will be affected.
Hydroponic growers looking to grow huge plants should select a system that can handle the large root masses. Deep water culture or current culture are preferred hydroponic systems for monster plants. Custom containers built from large storage containers can easily hold the root mass of a 6-foot plant. Soil growers should expect to finish blooming in 15-30 gallon soil containers if they want to grow gargantuan plants.
Last, but not least, is plant nutrition. For a grower to successfully introduce monster plants into their flowering room they must have an extended vegetative period. This means special attention needs to be paid to nutrition through the plant’s extended life. Any grower wanting large plants should only use nutrients derived from the highest quality of ingredients.
Nutrients tend to accumulate in the medium over time, so extra caution should be taken to ensure the soil or hydroponic system stays flushed and free of nutrient build up. Close monitoring of nutrient levels for monster plants is a must because large plants will generally absorb nutrients at higher rates and concentrations than smaller plants.
Successfully growing monster plants will result in monster yields. By pumping up the lighting, root space, and nutrient levels in your garden you can grow monster medical marijuana plants and boost the amount of medicine you produce regardless of the limitations on plant numbers.
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Article by Lee G. Leissett, on Aug. 21st 2012