How to Grow Bigger Buds Outdoors
Jan 15th 2023
Growing pot has become legal in many states. As a result, cultivation has spread far and wide. It has become an exacting way of farming and of growing the highest-grade medicinal and life-enhancing buds in your backyard.
Although the name weed implies that cannabis is easy to grow, when it comes down to it, if you want to grow quality stuff, you must put some effort and know-how into your growing operation. All your hard work and planning will pay off. After several months of planting, nurturing, watering, and cultivating your plants, nothing beats the thrill and pleasure of getting ready to harvest some of the biggest buds ever.
DripWorks offers you these outdoor marijuana growing tips to show you how to grow bigger buds outdoors. This blog will explain fundamental steps to follow to become a successful grower of big, sticky buds.
The Right Seeds or Clones
Folks may argue about the best way to grow marijuana outdoors. But there is no arguing with the fact that it is crucial to start with the best genetics you can find and afford.
The first and most basic step is attaining the best-quality seeds or clones. Whichever you choose to use, make sure they come from plants with genetics perfect for your climatic zone.
You can find cannabis seeds online from many reputable companies. Clones are available from grow shops and plant nurseries in those states where cultivation of marijuana is legal. These discretely packaged quality seeds can be shipped to every state in the U.S.
To ensure that every seed will become a plant that produces many large colas by the end of July, start with auto-flower seeds that grow into compact plants (three to four feet tall) with large resinous buds. You may be able to buy feminized seed from reputable sources. That way, every plant is very likely to be female and produce the large sticky buds you are hoping for.
The Right Spot
If you have an outdoor area to grow with southern exposure that provides eight to 10 hours of sun a day, you have an excellent shot at producing large buds. Good drainage is a must. If you will be growing where the soil is all clay, think about digging or rototilling in a mix of compost, sand, and organic matter such as straw and fallen leaves from trees. This will lighten up the soil and allow water and nutrients to permeate it. Cannabis soil must drain well, because standing water will slow down root growth and the plants' growth too.
The Right Soil
Your plants will get off to a good start if you amend your soil so the roots can easily penetrate the ground down to 18 or 24 inches. There may be a good source for bulk garden soil or bagged soil near you that will provide you with the basics for growing a healthy sinsemilla plant.
Adding beneficial microorganisms such as Vital Roots Soluble Mycorrhizal Fungi will enable the roots to absorb all the nutrients you have added to the soil. The soil or compost you add at the beginning of the season ought to have a balanced NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) ratio, with the emphasis on nitrogen. A good choice would be bagged soil with an NPK ratio of 3:1:1.
At the beginning, adding a high-nitrogen fertilizer like bat guano (High Nitrogen Bat Guano 6-3-1). This can spice up last year's garden soil and promote fast vegetative growth. For healthy plant metabolism, apply potassium during the flowering stage.
When white hairs start showing, the cannabis plant's flowering or bloom stage has started. That is the time that furthering the production of floral clusters and resins becomes your goal. Apply phosphorous fertilizer (High Phos Soft Rock Phosphate 0-13-0) at this point in the cannabis plant's life.
Finally, beneficial microorganisms (Vital Roots Soluble Mycorrhizal Fungi) are an ingredient not many newcomers to growing marijuana know about. This powdered additive facilitates the roots' ability to grab all the nutrients and moisture in your soil. You can "dust" the roots of very young plants or mix it in the soil next to the clones when you plant.
When it becomes obvious that many white hairs are popping up and buds have begun to form, you will need to remove some of the large fan leaves from the plant. These leaves formed during photosynthesis. They nourish the plant and help it grow.
Now that the plant is in the flowering or bud stage of development and its vegetative growth has stopped, pick the larger leaves. Simply pull down on the leaf until it pops off to allow the sun to shine on the fast-developing buds.
You can even do this more than once. Perhaps you will go back a few weeks later to prune more or all the larger leaves.
Better airflow will be another major benefit of removing these leaves. Circulating air helps prevent powdery mildew and the development of mites.
If you have small branches that simply will not develop at the bottom of the plants, do not be afraid of removing them at this time. All your plant's energy should go into producing large colas during this critical stage.
Fertilizer Injectors for the Biggest Buds
One surefire way to help guarantee your plants and buds grow big is by using a quality fertilizer injector that will reliably meter a fertilized solution into your mainline and out to your plants. When you use a fertilizer injector, you will know you have done everything you can to produce the best results. I recommend three top injectors:
- EZ-FLO Fertilizer Injector: Recommended for backyard growers and small farms, this economical, flexible, and easy-to-use injector is ideal for small to medium grows or gardens. Just fill the tank with a premixed dry fertilizer or a concentrated liquid, set the adjustment valve and the fertilizer solution will automatically flow when the system runs.
- Mazzei Fertilizer Injector: This venturi-style injector is premade of schedule 40 PVC with a ball valve to control the flow. Place the energy-efficient fertilizer injector above a fertilizer solution storage tank or bucket and it will siphon the fertilizer solution as the system runs. This injector is easy to maintain and worry-free. It delivers excellent results.
- MIXRITE INJECTOR for the Professional Grower: This injector is precision-made in Israel and is ideal for injecting either organic or synthetic fertilizers. The MixRite injector is the easiest commercial injector to clean and maintain. It reliably meters a fertilized solution into your line and is powered entirely by the water running through it. This UV-resistant injector is simple to install, operate and maintain.
It is not easy learning how to grow marijuana outdoors for the biggest, most potent plants possible. But the rewards are high (pun intended).
Growing the highest-grade medicinal and life-enhancing marijuana has become legal in many states. A pot patch can be a wonderful addition to many people's backyard gardens and small farms. Large, legal farms produce this wondrous weed and sell their product to dispensaries and manufacturers of CBD end-of-the-line products, boosting local economies as well as human health and happiness.
If you follow the information in this blog, you can produce your own high-quality buds. Then you will have the satisfaction and peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly where your cannabis came from.