Member of the Month: Apr 2019
You don't have much control over the autos. For the photos, it's just room, light, and nutrients. You need room in the container for a large root mass, so up-pot in stages to a ten gallon or larger container. You need room for a larger plant, at least 6 sq ft (0.6m^2) per plant, and a longer time in veg to grow into it. You need plenty of light, about 900ppfd or 60,000 Lux with a good spectrum - for your entire canopy. You need to provide an appropriate amount of nutrients and water to support the plant through its various stages of growth. All of this, and decent genetics will let you grow plants indoors that yield 8 or more ounces when dried and cured.Guess I just expected more growers to visit & give me some tips on what I'm doing right or wrong & how to get the most out of it with what I have. At least that's what I was hoping for. I really want to learn how to get at least 8 oz. off a plant.
I keep trying & my yields do increase little by little each grow so I guess I am learning something as I go. But it's been 2 years & 5 grows later the biggest yield so far is 5.5 oz. My 1st 2 grows were all Photo's so they took longer.
As far as taking notes .... I have a binder with all the info from every grow in it & hundreds of pictures on my computer.
I think I learn more reading other peoples stuff than doing a journal at this point.
In my 2' X 4' tent the most I've harvested was close to 8oz under lights that didn't meet these criteria. My first harvest was 5.2oz. I'm looking for more from my next harvest when I have all the pieces in place. It will have taken me three years to get there. Don't give up on your vision, just soldier on and improve your knowledge and growing conditions until you achieve your goal.