Yesterday I trimmed the last of the dried buds to go in to the mason jar with a mini hydrometer. This was my first grow, California Dream fem seeds from ILGM, grown in a 2.4’x2.4’ Mars Hydro tent. I did a lot of reading and I have to say a big “Thank You” to those of you who post your comments and recommendations.
My approach was that if I can grow bumper crops of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants then I should be able to grow what is basically a weed.
Maybe it was beginner’s luck combined with all of the useful pointers, as I didn’t have many hiccups along the way except for plants getting too tall inside the tent. After some adjustments to the LED lightbox I was able to add a bit more headroom so tops of plants didn’t get scorched. (Didn’t receive the scrogg nets in time for this first grow.).
The upper buds ripened faster so I harvested the two plants in 3 stages-top, middle and lower, which actually allowed lower buds to fatten.
My question is what is considered a good yield vs bad? There are differing opinions on the subject which adds to the confusion.
I recently read an article by a commercial grower who journals his home grown for personal use. He had two plants grown in a larger tent than mine but he pointed out that growing in tents still limits full potential of plant growth. He reported 66 grams and 67 grams using dry weight, and further commented this was a pretty decent yield.
The combined yield for my two was 136.61 grams/4.82 oz. I can attest that what I have been curing so far is pretty darn good stuff. I’ll take quality over quantity any day but I’m still curious if this would be a decent quantitative yield.