Tips on How to Get Bigger Yields from Fast Version Cannabis Strains

Not only is the shorter time for growing an in-demand type these days but also those that give away also very high yield. Combining those two traits could be such a blessing to any cannabis breeder to have.

Definitely, there is no harm in trying to produce your own original fast-growing bud. However, doing it, the expert’s way is so much more convenient and practical. In fact, there’s enough information providing tips on how to successfully achieve that goal for sure.

Fast Version Versus Regular Photoperiod Strains

Firstly, understanding what fast version strains are and how they are better than the traditional regular strains. Of course, it all boils down to the length of time needed for the crops’ cultivation while all other aspects appear similar to both types.

Fast versions seeds are capable of independently growing on its own within just a few weeks without needing much help from its growers. The quality of its buds is just as resinous as those of others, too. However, the downside of this is that with cannabis strains created in a shorter period as in fast versions, less yield is produced.

With every good that you find in something is truly one drawback in return. Those were the days when technology hasn’t found its way to increasing the yield. But not anymore. Breeders have overcome that and thus made a list of the effective tips on the steps they made to get it successfully.

With every good that you find in something is truly one drawback in return. Those were the days when technology hasn’t found its way to increasing the yield. But not anymore. Breeders have overcome that and thus made a list of the effective tips on the steps they made to get it successfully.

12 Effective Tips on Getting Higher Yield

The best ways of breeding and cultivating buds were never concealed from everyone’s knowledge. They are all there on the internet and books. However, much information one reads or gets from those materials; still, nothing compares to the data you can gather from some expert’s personal experiences in growing their own as well.

So, to give ideas of what the experts and seasoned growers have to share regarding their success here is a quick and precise list of tips they have revealed. See which one will work for you!

Tip 1

Begin the journey with very nice bud strains. Genetics is a vital part of any cultivation activity that you might venture into. You can read from the online posts of other cannabis breeders, or you can just try it for yourself. It involves growing and observing the phenos of buds that you like to see and compare which one will turn out to be better. Take it nice and slow. Avoid rushing things so you can really carefully find the one that’s genetically appropriate for the goal you are aiming at.

Tip 2

Keep a clean and well-organized area for the cultivation of your chosen marijuana varieties. Make it appropriate and comfortable also for the crops based on their genetics, too. Climate is one hindrance that growers like you should learn to manage. Whether indoors or outdoors, crops should be provided with good ventilation and lighting, so when the climate goes down abruptly, you shall be ready with an alternative, too. Some growers also make a multi-level grow layer so they can adjust to such change in the climate, too. In the upper layers, they grow those strains that require warmer climates while those that need some coolness.

Tip 3

Divide and group the buds that have similar needs for cultivation before starting. This way, you are sure to define which strains grow in the same length of time, manner, and also in the environment that fits their genetics. It saves you from transferring crops every now and then. At the same time, the nutrients provided shall be enough already for all of those crops. 

Tip 4

Increase the canopy within the crops grown. This is done most effectively through the Sea of Green method or the SCROG, which entails weaving together the crops from the top. Some growers shared that do pinch the tops of their budding plants gently to allow its side branches to be in uniform with those on top, too. Others choose to de-leaf the crops sometime after either the first week or the second week of the flowering period for some light and air to come in within the rest of the plant. By doing so, those weed plants are able to produce larger buds and thicker flower canopy.

Tip 5

Put some extra phosphorus to the crops during the first week of its flowering. Particularly, experts advise putting it during the 8th and the 13th day of flowering. Through this method, too, growers are actually allowing for a faster bud production and a more controlled stretching that does not exceed the allowed normal height of crops.

Tip 6

Use CO2 for the crops’ boosted yield and resin production. One expert grower reports using 1,250 to 1,350 ppm in week one and make it a maximum of 1,400 ppm by the week 6 or 7 of its flowering. This substance is essential as it allows for faster photosynthesis and absorption of more nutrients. Likewise, you are to achieve denser trichomes that produce more resin when using CO2.

Tip 7

Use silica product with the crops to help them in dealing with stressful situations. With the use of such substances, the plants will produce stronger stalks and also stronger flowers. Nutrient absorption, too, will be aided.

Tip 8

Make more use of the space dedicated for roots to grow. Doing such allows bigger plants to grow. Bigger roots are the ones able to support the growth of huge plants, which, thus, later on, produce higher yield, too. Without enough grow area, root zones cannot be expanded and thus hinder achieving such a goal, too.

Tip 9

Make the foundation of your crops strong and high quality. This process starts with using the right quality of soil as well as of good amendments that are vital in this endeavor. Better yield becomes achievable, too.

Tip 10

Choose the appropriate strain also for the available environment that you have for growing. It is simpler this way so that you shall not need any more to adjust the temperature within the growing area, as well as the pests and molds present. Whether it’s big or small, too, the crops should be able to fit in with still some space for breathing in between.

Tip 11

Check nutrient absorption and solubility regularly. Doing a little experiment helps in this aspect, which is simple and easy to perform even by beginners. A spot check requires putting the solution in a cup and then add some water that is cold or hot to see how it will react or behave with the presence of the solution. A tissue test may also work well if the other one does not do well for you. When already growing the crop, monitoring the soil’s pH is also of high essence.

Tip 12

Be prepared for pests and know how to deal with most of the common types of them that may harm your precious weeds. There are no areas without these enemies appearing one way or another, so this step is very crucial, too. Some are easily treatable, while some are very difficult to deal with. One of the best ways to do so, however, is through toxic sprays that require just simple, one, or two-step treatment. For some who use all organic materials, this could be a bit harder than usual, though.


At the end of the day, it is still in the hands of the growers to do what is necessary and good for his beloved crops. It may be through technology or their own efforts that this buds shall produce a higher yield or not. And, whatever result in one gets, the fact that you are able to let your favorite strain flourish beautifully is already a great success.