For those of you that grow indoors, what is your pound per light ratio?
It’s a gram per watt by 50 square feet I think is how it’s explained .
Generally speaking, yield isn’t measured by number of lights, as all lights are not made equal. Instead, the standard for experienced growers is about a gram per watt.
This isn’t what I like to teach, unless your focused on retail. I would instead invite you to concentrate on quality over quantity. Anyone who may have the time and money to Veg for an extended amount of time, has the capacity to yield large numbers, regardless of light numbers and relative density. Many commercial cannabis growers get much higher yields. Not everyone has the knowledge to produce medical grade cannabis.
I am more interested in learning to grow top shelf buds, than mass quantity. However, I just took over an operation and produced 9lbs on 47 plants. That’s seemed to be very low in my opinion. Any thoughts?
You probably can get about the same yield with less plants but that’s a big space you have some math to do on square feet and how much light per watt to each 50 square feet , if 3-5 plants is sharing the same space can be why your yield seem less …!
There is many factors of why yield size may be limited, but without detailed knowledge of the garden, it’s hard to tell; for instance, they may be limited on space per their license, but not plant count. By packing more (smaller) plants, overall yield maybe higher, or, the desirable genetics are a smaller yielder. Truthful, there is no way to know without being on site.
I’m not sure a support ticket would work in this case, so…
What are the light you are using?
What strain are you running?
What’s the floor space?
How long are you Vegging for?
For the lights, I’m running 12 1000W hps nanolux fixtures, 12 on 12 off for flower. 18 on 6 off for veg. The space is a garage, so it’s about 23’ x 20’.
For the strains, I had Girl Scout cookies, strawberry milkshake and sour d.
Yes, I run co2 in the flower. I think they were in veg for about 8 weeks. I don’t recall exactly, my brother started the process and I joined in
rule of thumb is you need about 50 plus watts per square foot. My room is 8 foot x 8 foot and i run 4 1000 watt hps. My last two runs were 6lbs 6oz and 7lbs 9oz… You are only producing about 26 watts per square foot.
Seems like an awful small yield for 2 months of Veg. Maybe filling out a complete support ticket is a good idea. What is the running air temp? …and if you feel comfortable suppling picture, we’re very picture friendly here on ilgm.
It sounds like you have things dialed in… Your just a little shy of a gram per watt… Is this soil or hydro… Just curious…
You’re absoletly right, my first succesful growth was AK-47 with a 1000 watts led light and reach a little bit more than 2 lbs
Was that in soil or hydro? @Niala
Soil , five plants in a 2.5 / 2.5 / 8 closet
And i’m expecting more from my on going Chocolope may be i’ m dreaming awake for that one
That’s pretty danm incredible…
I might just pick your brain a Lil in the future… Lol
My brain is mine and I don’t wish for anybody to have issues if it is shared:astonished: lol
Seriously, for you, i’ m open mind and if I can help you with my honnest and humble knowledge and in humility I will try if you ask my help
Yes I’ve been at this for quite a while @Niala …first grow ever a friend of mine gave me 7 chemdawg and 8 others can’t remember at this time the strain… But the 7 chemdog were under a 600 watt HPS the other 8 were under a thousand watt HPS and I pulled off 27 ounces of dry Prime super potent medical herb and ever since then I’ve tried to change a little bit of this and a little bit of that to accomplish more… I’m about a half a gram to three-quarters of a gram in soil perr watt… but since then have moved to hydro… trying to get to the infamous gram per watt but actually I think I’m going to succeed that by a mile… will keep you updated and pick your brain when I think it’s necessary… Thks☺
Here’s a pic of a couple of 3 Footers that I yanked out of soil and through into Hydro they were my first roll and this is them today in a scrog I believe at this point in time they are super hungry I’m going to have to pick the brains of several Hydro guys on here to see what they think…
They are looking great