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LET’S GROW BLUE DREAM

Grow Your Own Blue Dream – 6 plants for 30 oz

This is a handy guide for first time cannabis growers.

Yield per plant is 4 to 6 ounces per plant.

Dispensary Value: about $1000 per plant

Equipment: Lights, soil, nutrients, potting soil, 10 sq.ft. space

This is the organic Blue Dream grow series. if you’re a first time grower, then you can grow right along with me.

Alright, so today we’re going to germinate these Humboldt Blue Dream seeds and I’m going to do it the old fashioned way, napkin, sandwich bag nothing special or fancy, just regular household items.

I’ve never grown Humbolt seeds before and I really like the packaging, but I had a really hard time getting these seeds out. I ended up breaking it, it’s too bad because the packaging is really nice on the back. It has a brief description of the genetics, the smells, the taste and what to expect from the grow.

This pack only came with three seeds. I’m only going to germinate one, my paper towel is nice and damp so I’m going to drop the seed right in the middle, sprinkle some Mycorrhizae on top, fold my damp paper towel over twice and put it inside of a sandwich bag.

I love Mycorrhizae. Mycorrhizae is a fungus that attaches to your roots, it creates a symbiotic relationship and mines for nutrients. It feeds your plant, then in turn, your plants give up its sugars and carbohydrates. This is 100% natural, it happens all the time in nature, but it doesn’t happen indoors, so that’s why we’re adding it.

Now there’s a lot of companies out there that make Mycorrhizae, I’ve used Mykos in the past with really good results and I’m currently using Root Magic by Blue Planet Nutrients.

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Roots Love Mycorrhizae

Getting back to germinating our seeds, we have moisture in a wet paper towel and the sandwich bag is in the trap that it is sort of like a greenhouse all the seed needs to germinate is water and warmth. I’m going to use a heating pad to create the warmth that the seed needs to germinate. I’m going to put it somewhere dark and I’ll comeback and check on this in a few days.

Three days later the seed germinated, so that brown stuff you see there that’s Mycorrhizae looks a little gross I know, but trust me it’s good stuff. Alright, so the seedling is going to be transferred over to soil. I’m going to use the regular plastic cup I’ve poked some holes in the bottom and fill it up with Fox Farm soil. I’ve dug a little hole in the soil and sprinkle a little bit of Mycorrhizae in there, I’m going to drop my seed in and cover it I’m going to put the cup underneath the CFL light bulb and check back in the few days.

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Compact fluorescent lamp ( CFL ),

Editor’s note: Full spectrum LED or Light emitting diode is the better lighting source.

THE GROW CYCLE

I got my plant underneath of 100 watts CFL light, the light cycle is set to 18 hours light and six hours darkness, so my job for the next few days is to maintain temperature and moisture, that’s it.

The serrated leaves are showing and the plants moving along really nicely.

The second set of leaves have sprouted now you may have noticed that the color change a little bit – that’s because I switched over to my LED light now the only reason I did this is because I could not maintain the temperature, it was just getting too cold. This new LED it puts out a little bit more heat so I should be okay, it also uses more electricity, so I switched the light cycle to 16.

Today I noticed that the plant needed a little bit of water, so I’m going to water using liquid seaweed and molasses mixed into 1 gallon of RO water and pH down to 6.8.

The plant is definitely healthy the temperature and could be warmer, but you know it’ll work.

The plant is looking healthy and developing at a fair paced the soil is a little dry again – I can tell it needs water because the soil is dry and it’s also lot lighter than it would be if it had water, so I’m going to water the same way again, liquid seaweed, molasses in a gallon of RO water pH at 6.8.

The temperature and humidity have been getting better, but you know I always struggle with this . it’s never perfect. ..the little computer fans are connected to a controller and this is just going to move the air around inside the tent.

I’ve gotten really good development and side branching the plants moving along really nicely.

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The soil is dry again the cup is light, so we’re going to water same way liquid seaweed, molasses mixed into a gallon of RO water pH down to 6.8.

It looks like the soil is dry again and I have to water again now as the plants get bigger – the roots fill up the cup, the nutrients get used up and you can keep it in here, but you’re going to have to water a lot more and you’re probably going to have to fertilize. I’m not going to do that, so I’m going to water the same way again and I’m going to transplant this plant out in a few days.

Today is transplant day. I buried the cup in the soil when I pull that out it’s going to be the perfect size for my root ball, so now I’m just going to sprinkle some Mycorrhizae in the hole. I’m going to sprinkle some Mycorrhizae on the root ball, and I’m going to drop my plant in. The last thing I’m going to do is water with the same mix at 6.8. Now transplanting is a little stressful to plant and it’s going to take a few days to recover.

The plant is moving along at a good pace, lots of sides branching – all the branches are thickening up, thicker branches better support fatter flowers. This plants starting to get a little bushy so to make sure it’s receiving light evenly. I’m going to spin around today quarter turn maybe nothing too drastic.

Today I noticed that the edges of the pot are starting to dry out. I’m going to water with liquid seaweed mixed into RO water pH down to 6.6.

The plant is moving along nicely it’s growing pretty fast, good branch development, good leaf development inter note spacing is short, it’s doing really good the plants is about 15 and a half inches tall and about 18 inches wide. Oh by the way guys, I picked up some clones from buds and roses about a week ago and I planted them in soil – they’re just starting to settle in, so these are going to be OG’s and purple plants.

I’m not going to upload updates on this series because they’re going to have their own series, but you can always follow along on my instagram. So I just recently got a 4 x 8 x 7 grow tent and I’m going to run 2 door lux here I got the autopilot to keep my temperature in check since I’m always struggling with that. I got 2 black op carbon filters the grow tents made by hydro builders it’s a little flimsy maybe I should have gone with the gorilla tents, but we’ll see how this works out.

From seed today I moved my plant from my 2 x 4 grow tent over to my 4×8 under the door lux 600. Today is also transplant day for my small clones . I buried one of those red party cups in the soil and when I pull that out, it’s going to be a perfect hole for my root ball to fit in. I’m going to dust the walls in the bottom of the hole with thin layer of Mycorrhizae . now I’m going to squeeze around the cup to loosen the root ball.

I’m going to flip the cup upside down and it should slide right out, I’m going to sprinkle some Mycorrhizae on the root ball and drop it in the hole, then compress the soil around the roots just a bit and then I’m going to water using RO water, liquid seaweed pH down to 6.8. All right, in veg stage, plants don’t really need that much light, so one Duloc 600 should be sufficient for all of them. Now I’m just going to give this grows a few days to settle in through their new home.

Today is day 62

I’m going to put up the trellis net to start training these grow.

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The branches are owned up past the trellis net, now I want to train this grow, so I’m going to grab each one of these branches and push them underneath the net. I was also planning on watering, but the plant is so bushy I can’t even get to the soil, so I’m going to trim this grow up. The leaves at the bottom of the plant they’re no use anyway and they tend to eventually die off if they don’t receive enough light, so today I watered with a compost tea I made and I used Extreme Gardens Extreme Tea as a base, I added farmer’s pride grow for a nitrogen boost, liquid seaweed, molasses the pH was naturally 7.0, so I left it at that.

The plants are doing great, the training is going great there’s still a lot undergrowth, but I’m going to use a lot of branches for cloning.

The plant has grown pretty far up past the trellis, so today I’m going to add a second trellis the square hole on the first trellis is 6 inches the second trellis is going to be 3 ½ inches. So today I’m going to take some clones and I’m going to switch to scroll over the flower. So these lower branches are not going to make it to the top of the plant and they’re just wasting the plant’s energy.

So let’s put them to good use. I’m going to be using a pair of titanium coated shears and I got a quarter of RO water to put my clones once I snip them off the plant. I’m also going to use cloning extruding gel. I took a total of 16 clones, 12 in the cloner and 4 in Rockville. Alright, so I took my clones now I’m going to switch out the light over to lowering spectrum and I’m going to switch my life cycle to 12:12.

LIGHTING TIME SWITCH

Flowering – we’re already starting to see buds forming. Today I mixed up a batch of compost tea using Extreme Gardens – Extreme Tea as the base I’m also adding liquid seaweed, farmers pride grow and I’m adding molasses into the mix, the pH is naturally 6.97. I didn’t adjust it I gave it to the plants that way.

So the next 3 weeks is going to be a stretching period and if you’ve never grown before you should expect to see your plants double or triple in size during this time. So I’m just going to continue to train them underneath the trellis until I see the flowers start to fatten up a little bit which is usually the middle of week 2 or week 3, so I took some clones about 7 days ago and threw them in a turbo klone . I’ve been keeping the root zone around 72, 73 degrees the pH around 5.8, so today I noticed that some of the cuttings already have roots.

The flowers are developing nicely, so today I’m going to trim up my plant, but people call this lollipop and they usually do it in veg state, I’ve always done it in flower and I’ve never had a problem.

Flower it’s really amazing how fast these plants grow . I’m running the Duloc at half power right now, my temperature is around 75, humidity around 49 and flowers are developing quickly.

The flowers are really starting to fill in now. I got the Duloc on full blast mode and the flowers are loving it. We got hit with a crazy storm in Southern California and the humidity has been off the charts, so I ended up getting a humidifier both temp and humidity have been holding steady since, only downside is my soil is drying a lot quicker now.

Flowering . the plants have pretty much stopped growing laterally and they’re going to put all their energy into creating trichomes and fattening up from this point on. My carbon filter has not been connected this whole time, but the plants are really starting to smell now, so today I’m going to hook this up. The soil is a little dry today, so I’m going to water using liquid seaweed and molasses mixed into a gallon of water and pH to 6.8.

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Flowering . the plants is starting to thicken up a little bit, the trichome production is also coming along. The soil is a little dry, so we’re going to have to water today, but before we do that I’m going to add some store bought compost and also 2 tablespoons of flower girl, . now I’m just going to massage it and work it into the topsoil. I’m going to get this all nice and damp by adding liquid seaweed, molasses in RO water and pH down to 6.8.

I made a batch of compost tea about 2 days ago this stuff is loaded with good bacteria ready to eat up all that good organic matter I just put in I’m going to add 3 quarts of this good.

Flowering for the pistil have already started to turn colors, but she still has a lot of growing to do the soil is a little dry, so I’m going to water using liquid seaweed, molasses in RO water pH to 6.8.

At this point the plants just packing on trichomes and we’re just waiting for her to get done. I’m also growing lemon OG in this room, so if you want to check that out you can click right there.

I really just concentrating on keeping my temperature and humidity in the right range. The weather’s been nice in Southern California. The highest temperature I’ve had in the tent is about 78 degrees and the lowest nighttime temperature is about 65. The Dulux doesn’t put out that much heat, so I haven’t had to use my air conditioner at all for this grow.

RO or reverse osmosis water is a fancy way to say filtered water.

The soil is drying up a lot quicker now, so I’m going to water her today, plain RO water. I’m not going to mix anything in, I’m not going to pH it and I’m going to let about 20% run out the bottom.

The soil is dry again, I’m going to water using plain RO water. I’m not going to pH, I’m not going to add anything to it, I’m going to let 29% of that water run out the bottom of the pot. Some of the leaves are starting to fade, so we’re getting close.

The buds are looking really frosty the soil is dry again, so I’m going to water using RO water plain, I’m going to let 20% run out the bottom again.

The flower today is harvest day now, the Blue Dream could have gone one more week, but the lemons in this tent were done, so everything’s going to come down. You know, I probably could have squeezed a few more grams out of this plant if I let it go for one more week, but I checked the trichomes and they look good, so I’m satisfied.

Now this plant is really bushy and I wish I could have trimmed it a little better, but because of the location of the tent. I really didn’t have access to a lot of the plants, so I cut down all the plants, but since I dry in the same tent that I grow I have to clean this bad boy up before I can hang them out dry I’m also going to disinfect with Clorox and this stuff kills 99% of all germs and bacteria.

Alright guys, so I’ve always wet trimmed and dried on drying racks, but this time round I’m doing one plant on the rack and the rest are getting hung whole.

Drying Temp: 68-74

Dried for 8 days

Cured for 7 days

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Alright, so it’s been 15 days since we harvested. The flowers have been curing in the 8 liter C-vault and this thing is great . you know I didn’t know how I felt about it when I first reviewed it, but now that I’ve had the chance to use it this things pretty awesome, it’s convenient, it seals airtight it doesn’t let any light in and it looks good. I didn’t use humidor packs this time around I just didn’t see a need. If this harvest last me a few weeks I’ll probably put one in this, so it doesn’t dry out.

The total harvest weight was 172 grams from one plant. Aroma is crazy it smells almost exactly like a blueberry cheesecake. The dried flowers are big, dense and heavy it produces many trichomes as some of my other plants, but the taste and the high makes up for this. Turned out to be indica dominant.

Good luck with it!

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Best 4×4 Grow Tent Yield? Here’s The Guide to earn 2.5 lbs

Introduction

When you ask a grower something like- ‘How much can a 4×4 grow tent yield?’, you’ll get no definite answer. They’ll call it a total vague question to ask.

Actually, yield from a 4×4 grow tent can be anything between 1lb to 2lb(16-30oz). But a number of deciding factors are there. Such as the growing style(SoG, ScrOG, Flux, Bush), the height limit, the number of plants, the environment and so on.

But, you know what? Having that said, there is still a relation between the grow space area size and the yield. Tent size is one of the many limitings factors that may affect your final outcome.

But putting some conditions on rest of the variables, you can always get an estimation of yield you can make out of a 4×4 space. And in this post, we’re going to give you hand on that.

Let’s see how we can get you a bang for your bucks-

Deciding Factors of a 4×4(or any size) Grow Tent Yield

Like we said a while ago, tent size is one of the many catalysts that are going to decide you yield. Before answering the question, we want you to have a look at the list-

  1. The grow style(ScrOG, SOG, Bush, Mesh or Flux) and density(16 on each 1m2, 20 on each 1m2 or more denser).
  2. The light type(HID, Fluoroscent or LED) and light wattage(100w, 200w, 500w, 1000w or more).
  3. The strain.

4×4 Yield Under Different Light Types

If we put everything aside and talk about the impacts of the lights only, it will be easier to discuss.

The rule of thumb regarding light power is, 400-600W of light power for each 1m2 area would bring out the maximum yield. Hence, the total light power required for a 4×4 grow space is near around 800-1200w. You can source that from one 1000w light or a couple of 600w lights.

Many growers can say that one 600w light at a close height can be good. But merely a 600w light is not sufficient unless you’re growing in a 3×4(or smaller tent). You need two of them or one 1000w light at least.

Also, with the increased number of lights, there will be heat issues. Which are, of course, needed to be taken care off.

However, you can check out our guide on watt requirements for grow room for further information.

Apart from the power of the light, the yield has a lot to do with the light type as well. As you know, there are majorly three kinds of lights-

  • Fluorescent lights.
  • HPS lights.
  • LED lights.

For obvious reasons, yield under each of them will be different, even when the power is the same.

Let’s talk about what a 4×4 grow yield will be under different types of lights-

Yield Under Fluoroscent Light

For low key indoor yield, Fluorescent bulbs are most popular to cannabis grower. They are of two types of it- CFL and T5.

If you decide to use fluorescents in your 4×4 tent, we prefer using CFL lights. Because T5 fluorescent lights are meant to be used in bigger spaces.

Now, let’s talk about the yield.

The Yield Count

Under fluorescent lights, you can expect to grow 0.25 grams of buds for 1 watt. That means, with a fluorescent light, 4×4 grow tent 1000w yield would be around 0.5 lbs. Pretty poor, right?

Yield Under HID(High Intensity Discharge) Light

Comparing to fluorescent, HIDs are much more efficient in terms of yield. They are of three types- MH(Metal Halide), HPS(High-Pressure Sodium) and CMH(Ceramic Metal Halide).

To get the most out of the light energy, you need to add reflectors or hoods. But a severe problem that comes with HIDs is the heat. You need to install great heat removal tactics, if you decide to use them on your 4×4 tent.

Alright, now let’s have a look at the yields-

The Yield Count

With properly utilized HID light sources, you can expect to earn a yield rate of 1 gram of buds for 1 watt. In other units, it’s possible to get a fresh, high-quality yield of 2.2 lbs just from a 4×4 space.

But there are some conditions to achieve such high yields using HID lamps.

Most growers are likely to stick to only one particular light throughout the entire growth of plants. But for the maximum outcome, use MH lamps at vegetative stages, and then put on an HPS light when it’s the flowering period.

Yield Under LED Light

As a cost-efficient alternative of HPS lights, many growers prefer using LEDs. They are cooler than all other kinds of light, and setting them up is also easier. Also, they have a good penetration rate.

For producing more resinous buds, many growers trust on a combined LED+HPS lighting system. We can’t really insist that it’s super-effective, but growers have seen great results in such way.

The Yield Count

Comparing to HPS grow lights, LEDs get slightly less yield for each watt. The most commonly earned yield for LEDs is 0.5 grams for 1 watt of power. If you use an 800w light system, the total 4×4 led yield would be 1.1 to 1.5 lbs in total.

For low budget growing, that might seem satisfactory, as LEDs don’t come to be as costly as HPS lamps(including the heat management cost).

4×4 Yield Under Different Styles(or Density)

At this point, how many plants you can grow on a 4×4 space? And what impacts it has on the total yield?

That brings us to the question that, what growing style you are going to follow? Is ScrOG, SOG, Bush, Mesh or low-stress training?

Well, the style and number of plants to grow in a 4×4 size really depend on the way you’re training your plants, the strain and so on.

The question of the moment is, how many plants in a 4×4 grow tent should you grow for a good outcome? Well, apart from some special cases, here are the best plant density for maximum growth in a 4×4 grow tent-

  1. If you’re growing SOG: 4-16 plants per m2.
  2. If you’re growing Pruning: 1 plants per m2.
  3. If you’re growing with low-stress training: 4 plants per m2.
  4. If you’re growing ScrOG: 1 plant per m2.

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Now, let’s talk about which type of growing style gives you the best yield.

More than 80% of the growers will agree with me if I say that- ScrOG is the best kind of method to earn the best yield in a 4×4 tent. Unless you don’t have a strain that can’t be grown as ScrOG, you can expect to grow 1.5lb to 2lb dry.

In the ScrOG method, you can grow 2 plants in a 4×4 space. But if you try SOG, you can house 15-20 plants. And the yield will be near around 1-1.5lb on general basis.

4×4 Yield for Different Strains

Choosing the right genes is essential. Specially when you don’t want your plants to fail to live up the quality you want to consume.

Here is a list of some high yielding cannabis strains-

Big Bud

Big buds are the most notorious kind of strain when it comes to yield. Just like its name, bug bud can produce an enormous amount of buds. With a good amount of space and height to grow, it can give you up to a yield of 1 lb per plant in a 4×4 space.

Currently, the best seeds that belong to big bud genes is Sensi Seeds.

Blue Dream

Another versatile strain that grows pretty well is Blue Dream. It’s a cross-gene strain of haze and blueberry. But the origin of it is still unknown.

The growth rate is pretty slow. But in 55-60 days, you will find it to turn into high-yielding Sativa dominant plant. Eventually, it will start giving you dense, round nuggets of cannabis.

The final yield in a 4×4 grow space is 1.5-2 lbs. Also, because the plants are large in size, ScrOG or single plant growing is preferred for maximum yield.

However, blue dreams are likely to grow both indoor and outdoor. And it gives comparatively better yield while grown outdoor.

Northern Lights

From beginners to professionals, Northern Lights is great to grow indoor for all. They are likely to grow in 40-50 days on both soil or hydro-system.

In terms of size, the Northern Light is on the short in size. And it’s also a single-cola growing strain. So, you can grow them well in SoG or Bush/Mesh style and still expect a good yield.

Talking about yield, it will net you a pleasant amount even within a small area like 4×4. The usual 1000 watt grow room yield would be 1.5lbs from a 4×4 grow area.

White Widow

If you’ve seen thick resin cannabis with a solid bud structure, that’s maybe a white widow.

To boost your indoor grow outcome, White Widow is a pretty familiar strain. Having one of the quickest flowering time of 10 weeks, you can do more frequent cultivation of white widow than many other strains.

From a 4×4 space, you can expect to have around 1-2 lbs of dry yield within a lifespan of 55-60 days.

Apart from its hefty yield, the white widow is also famous for pleasant aesthetics.

Apart from the aforementioned four strains, there are some more strains that are widely familiar for high growth and yield. Super silver haze, Sour Diesel, Skunk #1, L.S.D etc. are some of them.

How Should You Measure the Yield?

We’re about to learn about yields in a 4×4 grow tent. But the question before is- do you know the right way to measure the yield or not?

After the buds are just collected from the plants, they’re still wet and contains water inside. We call them the ‘wet’ yield.

And you already know- this is not the weight of weed that you can use actually.

The actual yield is the weight after you’re done with drying’em up. In a climate controlled dark and dry place, you should keep the wet weed under around 64 degrees of temperature.

Keep them in such a way for 10-15 days, and you’ll get the ready-to-use dry weed. Although it depends on the strains, usually dry weights are 20-25% of wet weight.

Couple of Tips to Maximize Your 4×4 Grow Tent Harvest

Before we end, here are a couiple of tips that might come to be handy while you’re trying hard to maximize your grow yield-

Don’t Grow on Soil

We’ve seen many growers grow on soil instead of growing hydroponically. This is however, not an effective way if you’re looking forward to maximum yield.

The reasons are-

  1. You can’t control the amount and number of nutrients that the plant receive.
  2. The chances of doing mistakes with the pH and TDS is pretty high with soil.

Try ScrOG Yield

By growing in the ScrOG method, grow plants yield increase by 10%-20%.

The process to implement it is to top your plant leaves and place a screen on 12-15” above them. When the plants grow about 4” through the screen, tie them up with the screen. You will eventually see a nice ‘blanket’ of plant tops.

Once done, you’ll be earning these perks apart from a boost in yield-

  • No wasted light.
  • Plants are at the same height, ensuring even distribution of light.
  • No soft or fluffy buds.

As you know, a lot of other advice regarding the grains, light, ventilation, temperature etc can be put right on that list, actually. But for now, I’ve only listed those tips which are related to the surface you’re growing on. And that’s what we are supposed to talk about, right?

On a side note, you can check out this grow room yield calculator.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Question: What is the max potential of 4×4 grow tent?

Answer: Being provided with ample light, temperature, strain and planting style, you can easily grow 2 pounds of harvest from 1 4×4 grow tent.

Question: What can be the yield if i put 2 leds in 4×4 tent?

Answer: If you put 2 LEDs with a power of 400-600w in each, you can get 1 gram for each watt. So, the total yield comes to be 1.7 lbs to 2.5 lbs.

Question: How can i yield 2 pounds in 4×4 grow tent?

Answer: There are a lot of ways actually. As example, if you put a 1000w HPS lamp on top of a ScrOG style canopy, it can yeild you about 2 pounds from a 4×4 grow tent.

Question: What yield can i expect if i put 6 plants in 4×4 grow tent?

Answer: Putting 6 plants in a 4×4 grow tent leads us to a plant density of 1 plant in each meter square area. That’s a pruning style growing, from where you can expect about .25 lbs of harvest from each plant.

Bottom Line

So, we’re at the dead end of the post. Hope you’ve liked the information, and got some clue on how much yield you should expect from your 4×4 grow tent under different circumstances.

I’m Saleh, a hobbyist DIYer, and a blogger. Whatforme.com is my little place on the web to express what I’ve learned first-hand, specially about home improvement.