How to increase the final production of industrial hemp before flowering.

 1. Increase light intensity.
As we all know, light is actually a supplement, so it is the transfer of life energy. In short, if plants get more light output, they will produce larger buds. There’s nothing supernatural. Everything is obvious and understandable.

Three main methods of increasing light intensity.

Install better hemp grow lights
It is important to keep the hemp grow light as close as possible without overloading the plant.
Trim your new bud so that it grows horizontally in light. Pruning during growth allows your plant to keep the light as close as possible without causing the highest leaves to burn.
When hemp  is surrounded by vegetation, it reacts actively, trying to get taller to get better lighting.

2. Choose hemp led grow light suitable for flowering period.
In order to obtain the best yield, density and bud size, high quality hemp LED grow lights should be used during bud formation:

3. Provide the correct spectrum during bud formation.
Using LED grow lights with more red light at different wavelengths during flowering is more effective than hemp grow lights that use more blue light.
Select the hemp LED grow light that contains the following diodes:

White.
Red.
Far red (infrared wavelength).
Usually, this type of light in the specification contains a light and temperature definition of 3000K, or an indication of “far red” as an indication of the entire desired spectrum here. Visually, the lamp appears pink, yellow or light red.

4. Follow the recommended defoliation schedule for defoliation.
Most growers use targeted strategies for defoliation to maximize their yields. The term refers to the process of removing specific leaves at a specific point of bud development. In fact, it “destroys” the natural process of the plant and makes the buds bigger and denser than normal. This technique is most effective for the seedlings of varieties with increased green content. On the contrary, if your plant does not have too many leaves, the fallen leaves will slow down the growth rate, so don’t go too far because of this operation.

The basic principles of soil defoliation are as follows:

The beginning of flowering (weeks 1 to 3): remove all large, fan-shaped leaves from the long stem. This will expose your newly developed bud structure to direct light. The kidneys need direct light to expand.
After 3 weeks, defoliate again only when the plant looks thick. Exposing the main branches to direct light will help plants “focus” on the development of buds.
After the second large defoliation, only the leaves that cover the buds are removed, or if the plant becomes too dense in the middle and bottom of the bushes, it should be removed.
You will find that the buds are getting bigger and bigger, and the chic harvest is just around the corner!

This growth has just been switched to 12-stroke-12 mode. This is what he looked like before he took off the leaves.

took off the leaves for the first time
 
took off the leaves for the second time
Seven weeks later

Be careful! The defoliation schedule outlined above is quite typical for most indoor growers, regardless of the variety chosen by the grower. However, the timing of some operations may change due to a variety of factors (mainly training conditions).

5. Don’t ignore the abnormal symptoms!
After entering the flowering stage, plants have higher and higher requirements for the proportion of nutrients and their overall nutritional value. Make sure you quickly diagnose and correct any nutritional deficiencies, insect attacks, diseases or other visible problems. Unhealthy plants lack the energy to form buds.

Identify and correct plant problems immediately so as not to damage crops. In the photo below, the plant is too close to the light, showing signs of mild stress.

The hemp leaves in the photo are too bright and the edges bend upward. And they themselves become crisp and dry.

6. Optimizing the environmental factors for the growth of hemp.
There are several key factors to keep in mind. They are mainly related to the microclimate of your growth chamber / growth chamber at the flowering stage. If you do want to maximize revenue, consider the following triggers:

Temperature-keep the temperature between + 18 °C and + 26 °C as much as possible. Increased temperature is associated with loose or “ventilated” buds, weaker bud odors, reduced immunity, mold formation, and insect invasion (especially if the buds are also wet).
Humidity-after the buds begin to develop, don’t let the environment get too wet. High humidity will lead to mold invasion and bud rot, but also inhibit the growth of buds. High / high density (high humidity makes it difficult to effectively transport water through key plant nodes).
Particularity-when the interior of a farmhouse / farmhouse has a reflective wall, light loss can be prevented. There are many options to improve reflectivity, such as painting walls with white paint or covering them with polyester film. Providing more light for plants will help your buds grow densely.
Ventilation-in addition to maintaining the correct temperature and humidity, it is also important to keep your plant breeze and plenty of fresh air. Effective air circulation can prevent many problems and accelerate plant growth, thereby increasing total yield.
Add extra carbon dioxide to the air-some growers add extra carbon dioxide to the air to increase production. Plants need carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, and (in some cases) adding carbon dioxide to the air allows plants to get more energy from the same amount of light. There are many different ways to increase dioxin carbon levels, some of which are more effective than others!
A large number of hemp growers are committed to finding new nutrients and additives to increase production, but ignore the current environmental problems. If the environment you create is not ideal, focusing on the above tips may make a much bigger difference to your crop than anything you can buy in a container.

7. Timely harvest.
The most important thing is not to start harvesting too early! Please note the argument that hemp buds gain significant weight in the last two weeks before the peak of maturity. Let this be your unshakable rule, and the result will come soon.

Even if you harvest a few weeks in advance, you can halve the final harvest! In addition, these robots will not be so powerful, shiny and fragrant. Don’t believe this based on your own experience, trust the grower.

When most of the white hair on the bud turns black and curls, the hemp plant can be harvested.

Experienced growers usually examine sparkling trichomes under a magnifying glass.

8. Continuous planting.
The proposal is not specific to flowering, but its importance cannot be overemphasized. After all, if you don’t stop between harvests, growers will continue to get different varieties of finished products throughout the year.

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