Many new growers wonder, “How much marijuana can one plant produce?” or “How much will a 600-watt HPS yield?” Unfortunately, there  are no simple answers to these questions. Every grow is different and has different variables.

Whatever your reasons for growing are, you care about the yield.  You want to know what to expect, and that’s reasonable. I can’t predict your experience, but I can give some reasonable numbers to strive for.

This article will discuss everything there is to know about marijuana yields. I’ve added some common questions at the bottom, but if you have more, place them in the comments below this article.

Don’t want to read? Watch the video!

How much marijuana can you yield indoors?

Lights are of the utmost importance when you’re growing indoors. Experienced growers can produce about a gram of marijuana per watt of light (1 gram = 0,035 oz). So, a 400-watt HPS grow light can potentially translate to 400 grams or 14 oz of dried, usable cannabis.

600watt HPS grow light with reflector
600watt HPS grow light with reflector

Likewise, a grow room with 1200 watts of light can yield 1.2 kilograms or 42 oz of cannabis. Having the right equipment, adequate nutrient solutions, beneficial air quality, and other valuable factors is important for producing the highest yields possible. Making sure the plants have space to grow is also key.

Tip: make sure to download my free Grow Bible and learn how to maximize your yield

Average expected yield when grown indoors in soil

If you are using soil to grow indoors, you can expect somewhat less of a yield than if you’d grown hydroponically. This is because hydro growers can fully control the amount of nutrients their plants receive.

Although soil growing can potentially lower your yield, it also is easier to grow. This is because it not only creates a buffer for error, but it also holds nutrients within the soil. When growing in soil, there is room to make mistakes with pH and TDS and pay for it in yield. In terms of numbers, expect a maximum of 1 gram per watt. That means a 600watt lamp can produce 600 grams of marijuana or 21 ounces.

Yield even more when growing hydroponically

Growing hydroponically yields up to 20% more, as long as you do not make any mistakes. With hydroponic growing, there is no room for errors. You must be very careful about the TDS and pH levels because the roots are directly in water (and not soil) and incorrect levels can immediately affect the plants.

There are rarely small mistakes while growing hydroponically. Even the most minor error can ruin your yield. However, those who do it correctly will be rewarded. You can expect up to 1.2 gram per watt, which means a 600watt HPS lamp can give you 720 grams of marijuana or over 25 ounces.

The pictures below show that hydro plants and their roots grow faster than soil plants

Average expected yield per outdoor-grown  plant

Under perfect conditions, you can expect yields to extend to 500 grams or 17.5 oz of marijuana per plant. Space is a necessity (at least two meters) along with water, nutrients, and a dearth of pests and diseases. If you use containers, they should be at least 50 liters or 15 gallons in size.

It’s a good idea to germinate the seeds early on to allow the plants time to grow large. It’s best to germinate indoors where you can manage the humidity and the temperature for the seedlings. Again, 500 grams (17.5 oz) per plant is possible if everything goes as planned.

500 gram yield is posible
500 gram yield is posible

Aside from an adequate amount of sun, water, and nutrient quality, the actual genetics of the plant play a very important role. Seeds are vital, and you need to have some exceptional seeds at your disposal. Browse our cannabis seed shop to find the a strain that’s right for you. It all starts with genetics….

Yield does not have to be a guessing game

Want to predict your field before you grow?

Try using a cannabis plant yield calculator. This calculator by Yield O Rama lets you select your type light, the light intensity (lumen), your level of growing experience and your growing medium.

guessing game
guessing game

When using the yield calculator, keep in mind that an HPS grow light produces around 150 lumens per watt. For the exact amount of lumen that your bulb produces, check with the manufacturer.

There are some limitations:

You cannot adjust it for the strain, and it’s only for indoor grows, but it is still quite handy. Check out the cannabis yield calculator here.

You can also measure your yield after you harvest but, keep in mind….

Wet and dry weed does not weigh the same

Drying your weed slowly (10 to 14 days) in a climate controlled dark and dry place with a temperature of around 64 degrees will get you more weed in weight.

You will get about 20 % to 25 % out of your wet weed after drying, depending on the strain, the density of the buds and the way of drying. Only weigh the wet buds and not the whole plant.

Drying your plants correctly will increase your yield
Drying your plants correctly will increase your yield

Here’s an example:

Out of a well cultivated Sativa you will get approximately 20% -22% dry weed and from an Indica about 22% -25%. So out of one-pound wet Amnesia Haze you will get approximately 7.4 ounces and if you dry one pound of White Widow you’ll get about 8.4 ounces. At a street price of $ 7 (Oregon) or $12 (Texas) this is very good profit.

On the other hand:

You will end up with approximately 12.5% if you weigh the entire plant, including stems and leaves, while it’s wet.

Grow fewer plants to yield more marijuana

Indoor growing doesn’t bring a lot of certainty in terms of yield per plant. If you have only four plants per lamp, then you’ll yield much more than you would with a total of sixteen plants for every lamp.

Tip: make sure to download my free Grow Bible  for more information about setting up your grow room

Before deciding how many plants to grow, consider these facts:

  • If you’ve only got 4 plants, your yield will be 25% less if one gets a disease or dies
  • Vegetative growth lasts longer with only four plants. You should want to force flowering when the tips of the leaves are touching. If there are more plants, the leaves touch quicker
  • Four plants are easier to manage than sixteen
  • If someone catches you, you only have four plants to your name
Small grow room with seven plants under CFL grow light
Small grow room with seven plants under CFL grow light

Think about this:

Grow four plants using a 600-watt HPS lamp and yield about 150 grams or 5.0 oz per plant.

Grow sixteen plants under a 600-watt HPS lamp and produce about 37.5 grams or 1.3 oz of marijuana per plant.

But grow one huge plant per 600-watt HPS, and you could produce a pound of marijuana per plant!

Yield even more with screen of green

The Screen of Green (SCROG) technique is an excellent way to increase your yield. The idea is to top your plants and place a screen at 15 inches above your plants. When a branch grows 4 inches through the filter, tie it to the screen horizontally. Continue attaching the branches until you get a nice ‘blanket’ of tops.

Now, three reasons why growing with a screen of green technique increases your yield:

1. No wasted light
Any light that hits the floor or walls is wasted energy. With the SCROG method, you create a thick ‘blanket of leaves’ out of your plant that prevents light from being wasted, and instead forces it to be absorbed by the leaves.

2. All plants are the same height
When every plant is the same height, each will receive the maximum amount of light. With this method, there are no plants or branches in the shade, and you can place the lamp as low as possible, as long as temperatures don’t exceed 77 Fahrenheit.

3. No fluffy or soft buds
Because you prune the bottom branches that don’t grow through the screen, the plant doesn’t waste any energy on developing the small, soft buds at the base of your plant. (FYI, they never ripen.) Your plants also don’t waste energy on leaves and branches it doesn’t need. All of its energy goes to the top colas!

Here is a quick photo guide on how to SCROG:

I’ve used the screen of green method for many grows, and I’ve always been satisfied with the results. If you use it, your yield can increase by 10 to 20%. Read my article How to scrog for more information. You’ll need to master the basic grow skills of watering and pruning, first, however.

Lights make the difference for indoor grows

Does a 1000-watt HPS yield more than a 600-watt HPS? Well, not necessarily. While a 1000-watt HPS bulb produces much more light than a 600-watt bulb, a plant cannot convert all that light into energy. It will need more CO2.

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There is around 350-400 ppm of CO2 in the air. Indoor marijuana plants will use this CO2, combined with energy from the light to create sugars. If you grow in a closed grow room without an air inlet, the plants will use half of this CO2 within an hour and then slow down sugar production because CO2 levels are dangerously low. This is why you must continuously ventilate your grow room with fresh, CO2 rich air from outside.

Different HPS lamps with distance for best yield
Different HPS lamps with distance for best yield

With 350 to 400 ppm of CO2 in the air, your marijuana plants cannot create more sugars than the light from a 600-watt HPS bulb produces. So your yield will not be higher if you use a 1000watt HPS lamp under normal circumstances.

Tip: make sure to download my free Grow Bible and learn how to increase your yield with CO2

On the other hand, if you increase the CO2 levels, your plants will need more light, and in that case, a 1000-watt bulb can almost double your yield. It’s a large investment to buy the right equipment, but a 1000-watt grow light is worth it in terms of yield.

Want to learn more about CO2 and yield?

Here is an interesting article about CO2 and tomato plants.

Average indoor yield with CFL & HPS

Still, keeping the impact of CO2 in mind, there are some numbers that you can expect:

Imperial

1.5 to 2.0 oz average  (3.5 oz for advanced growers) with 200-watt CFL lamps in a grow cabinet measuring 3.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 ft.

3.0 to 5.0 oz average (9.0 oz for advanced growers) with a 250-watt HPS lamp in a grow cabinet measuring 3.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 ft.

4.5 to 9.0 oz average (14 oz for advanced growers) with a 400-watt HPS lamp in a 3.5 x 3.5 x 7 ft. grow room

5.0 to 10 oz average (21 for advanced growers) with a 600-watt HPS lamp in a 4 x 4 x 8 ft. grow room

9.0 to 18 oz average (36 for advanced growers) with a 1000-watt HPS lamp in a 5 x 5 x 8 ft grow room

Grow room with 1 x 600 watt HPS and Adjust a Wing reflector

Grow room with 1 x 600 watt HPS and Adjust a Wing reflector[/caption

Metric

40 to 60 grams average (100 for advanced growers) with 200-watt CFL lamps in a grow cabinet measuring 1 x 0.5 x 2 m

80 to 150 grams average (250 for advanced growers) with a 250-watt HPS lamp in a grow cabinet measuring 1 x 0.5 x 2 m

100 to 250 grams average (400 for advanced growers) with a 400-watt HPS lamp in a 1 x 1 x 2.5 m. grow room

150 to 300 grams average (600 for advanced growers) with a 600-watt HPS lamp in a 1.2 x 1.2 x 2.5 m. grow room

250 to 500 grams average (1000 for advanced growers) with a 1000-watt HPS lamp in a 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 m. grow room

LED grow yield

There has been much said about LED lights, with many manufacturers claiming super high yields, but I haven’t seen them yet. I’ve tried a 300-watt LED grow two years ago and generated less than half of what I usually produce. Many of my friends also haven’t received desired results.

LED grow yields will become higher in the future
LED grow yields will become higher in the future

An interesting fact is that commercial tomato growers haven’t switched to LED. For me, that’s a sign that they’re no better or more economical than HPS grow lights. With LED, the light intensity isn’t as strong as with HPS lights. Instead, the spectrum is more important. Read the science behind LED on wikipedia.com

So, I can’t tell you how much you will yield with a LED grow light. If anybody has some results, please share them in the comments. I can confirm that LED lights produce a lot less heat compared to HPS lights. This will cause the plant to evaporate less water, changing the water and nutrient requirements for growers.

You can save money by growing marijuana

A store-bought marijuana plant will cost around $10 to $15. It will be a clone of around 5 inches tall, and they’re only available in the states that have legalized marijuana. High-quality marijuana seeds cost between $8 and $15. They’re available all over the internet and of course in my webshop 😉

Clones for sale for $15,- each at La Conte's clone bar in Denver.

Clones for sale for $15,- each at La Conte’s clone bar in Denver.

But these figures do not cover the cost of producing weed. You need to buy equipment, nutrients and keep an eye on the electricity and water costs. Below are some estimates; read my article on costs and revenues for more details.

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For example:

Growing 5 marijuana plants in a 2×2 foot grow tent with 2x100watt CFL will cost you around $1000 per year and yield 0.25 pound of marijuana per harvest. With 4 harvests per year, each marijuana plant costs about $50.

Growing 5 marijuana plants in a 4x4foot grow tent with a 600watt HPS light will cost you around $2000 per year and produce 1 pound of marijuana per harvest. With 4 harvests per year, each marijuana plant will cost around $100.

The basic equipment like filters, timers, and exhaust fans are very expensive. The price difference between a setup for 2 or 4 lights is only 20% higher, but the yield doubles. Again, learn more about the revenues and costs of growing marijuana on my blog.

You could be saving money, especially if you yield a pound per plant indoors.

Want the most yield for your effort? Grow one plant.

If you want to grow a one pound marijuana plant, you need a 4 x 4 foot grow tent or other similar sized space, and a 600 – watt HPS grow light. Under ideal circumstances, a 600watt light can produce well over a pound of cannabis. If you limit your grow to just one plant, it can produce over a pound of weed. The picture below shows one plant under 600watt

One plant under 600 watt can produce a pound of weed. Picture by Rolling Stoned

One plant under 600 watt can produce a pound of weed. Picture by: Rolling Stoned

You have to prune and trim your plant a lot otherwise it will grow through the ceiling. Scrogging is the way to go to cover 10 square feet with one plant.

Growing a one-pounder is a fun project, but there are some downsides. You need to veg the plant for very long until the entire floor is covered with leaves, so no light goes to waste. Plus, if your plant gets sick or anything, you don’t have replacements. But it can be done!

Want to feature your 1-pounder indoor plant on our blog? Send me a picture!

Whether you are growing indoors or out, you can effectively plan for how much weed you’ll yield. In some cases, you can even grow a pound per plant. It’s all about planning your grow setup and using the right grow techniques. You can predict your yield with a calculator or wait and weigh it after the harvest. However you decide to grow, you’re likely to save money over buying it at a dispensary.

Robert Bergman

Got Questions?

What about fluorescent lights? Can I use them throughout my grow?  You can, but you will not yield as much. They work best during the vegetative stage. For more on fluorescent lighting read these articles.

Are there any other ways to increase yield? Yes, there are other techniques that can increase optimal yield. Read these articles to learn more.

I want big yields, but I have a small space, what do I do? You can try a variety of plant training techniques such as scrogging as well some other tips mentioned in this article.

Are the estimates in this article reliable? Your final yield depends on a variety of factors; too many to develop a reliable equation. The estimates in my article are the best-case scenarios for the average grower.

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  1. By Andy

    ,24 Feb 2013
    epic article !! clear even to me 🙂 just can not understand, what distance should be between plants? How many of them do you have on picture nr. 7 ?
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    1. By ilovemarijuana

      ,24 Feb 2013
      Hi Andy, There are only 5 plants in pictures 7-9. All the branches that come through the screen are gently bend and tied to the screen with tie wraps. This is called the scrog (screen of green) method. I’ll write […]Read More
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      1. By Andy

        ,24 Feb 2013
        It is amazing. I just wondering and can not understand, how you manage to get such big buds which are almost like the main . (actually hard to say where is the main and where is a branch) also three […]Read More
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      2. By Db420

        ,17 Sep 2017
        Hi Robert, I just started reading your grow bible after I found a blueberry kush seed in some real good bud. I have a beautiful female that I give a lot of attention to. She is 8 weeks old and […]Read More
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    2. By @strokeman

      ,02 Aug 2018
      I am in week 5 of flower and expect to harvest my first plant in a few weeks. SS (not ILGM yet, I have GDP for grow #6). Thank you for all your invaluable advice, AWESOME customer service and setting […]Read More
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  2. By ilovemarijuana

    ,25 Feb 2013
    Hi Andy, There are no rules for the amount of plants etc. Did you get the pictures i sent you? Thats 5 plants in a 3 x 3 foot container. And because the plant doesn’t waste any energy on small, […]Read More
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    1. By Andy

      ,26 Feb 2013
      Yes, I got them. Sent you back mine. Just don`t be scared 🙂 I suppose, I would have many questions about your article. Waiting with impatience, because new plants are coming after about a week. Want to try implement what […]Read More
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      1. By Robert Bergman

        ,11 Apr 2013
        Hi Andy, I totally forgot to notify you but i wrote an article scrogging in 5 steps. I hope it’s useful for you. Grtz, Robert
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  3. By Indoor Vegetative Marijuana Growth | Indoor Marijuana plants

    ,02 Apr 2013
    […] Once the marijuana plant progresses from a marijuana seed to a seedling, it will enter vegetative growth. The growth rate will increase by leaps and bounds, and more leaves and branches will start to appear over time. The seedlings […]Read More
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  4. By Soil Control for Indoor Marijuana Growing | Soils for growing Weed

    ,03 Apr 2013
    […] One method of reducing chemical contamination in the soil is by using a soil flush. This is generally not a recommended step to take, but it might be necessary in some situations. In reality, it should only be used […]Read More
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  5. By Laura

    ,10 Apr 2013
    Hello I,ve been reading your articule and it is fantastic! i only have one question about the lights, due to the space i am able to fit for growing marijuana i can only use fluorescent bulbs. i just germinated 5 […]Read More
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    1. By Robert Bergman

      ,11 Apr 2013
      Hi Laura, I think your fluorescent lights can yield 50 to 100 grams at best. Fluorescent lights are perfect during the vegetative fase but not the best option for flowering. Instead of two 100watt fluorescent lights you can also use […]Read More
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      1. By Mark ohara

        ,03 Apr 2017
        Hi Mark ohara pleasure meeting u got all that u sent….thank u..it’s amazing ur. knowledge on growing…will be placing an order tomm….thanks!
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    2. By Zach

      ,04 Nov 2016
      I just switched to led lights kinda as an expirement my plants are just starting but I was wondering if leds are a good or bad idea
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      1. By Jerry

        ,09 Jun 2017
        How many hours a day do you leave your light on during germination
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        1. By Anonymous

          ,12 Jun 2017
          dark warm area for 16 18 hours in a bowl or cup of water then switch to a moist napkin in a ziplock untill the root is long enough
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  6. By terry

    ,30 Apr 2013
    Must you use metrix? I can’t spell it let alone convert it. thank you
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    1. By Valentino K

      ,17 Oct 2015
      The whole world uses metric (not metrix) except you silly Brits and Americans, instead of rejecting it why not just learn it. You’ll see it’s much easier than the standard system, everything is in increments of 1s 10s and 100s. […]Read More
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      1. By Pete

        ,15 Nov 2015
        To be fair, in English at least, bud prices are traditionally quoted in imperial; the ‘gramme’ is a more recent creature of retailing it at a very petty level; the customer’s choice is between a gramme or seven grammes, or […]Read More
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        1. By Gabriel

          ,04 Mar 2018
          In uruguay the common unit for pot is “the 25” referring to a little brick of 25 grams of hard pressed cannabis plants, or moire recently when cannabis was legalised, 25 grams of non pressed cannabis buds.
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      2. By charley

        ,03 Jun 2016
        We know what grams are we do use metric just not for drugs in America not so much but in uk most things are metric ok
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      3. By Daniel Yingling

        ,18 Nov 2016
        We Americans use both every day. With Marajuana we typically use grams and Ozs. For our dispensing. I’m older and this is the way it’s been done since the 60s.
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  7. By Blazer

    ,15 Jul 2013
    Using Fluros or Energy saving bulbs for the veg stage and to propergate cuttings its ideal.. if u want big vigirous plants i suggest swapping over to a Hps Or Mh Bulb they have enuff grunt to penetrate the canopy […]Read More
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  8. By jodie putilla

    ,16 Jul 2013
    Thanks .im a new grower and i have gained a lot of info from you guys .thanks i’ll be back for more ..thanks again. Jodie.p
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    1. By Robert Bergman

      ,16 Jul 2013
      Thanks Jodie 🙂
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  9. By Branden

    ,21 Jul 2013
    I have a 2 foot plant outdoors, i wont to know if I con start putin a lite on it at night to veg more
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  10. By erick

    ,28 Jul 2013
    i have a place 2 m, 2m. how can i grow in this place
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    1. By Loony

      ,26 May 2016
      Hi Erick. If I have read your question correctly, you are asking how many plants you can grow in a 2m x 2m space. I don’t know if this will assist you or not. My last grow I grew, 32 […]Read More
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      1. By Maziar

        ,24 Aug 2016
        Hi Mr loony, I have some questions about cannabis growth and would be grateful if you could please guide me. Best regards
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        1. By Roy ILGM

          ,25 Aug 2016
          Hey Maziar, you could try our forum where we have experts and fellow growers to guide you. Happy growing!
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        2. By paul

          ,10 May 2017
          sorry mate. just saw this post again. ask away and i will see if i can assist you.
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          1. By Money85

            ,05 Jun 2017
            Hey paul, can u help me out with some things or someone? This is my 3rd grow i. Soil
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  11. By Leon

    ,10 Nov 2013
    Is the sour diesel strand/ seeds good for a beginner grow ? And if not what do you suggest ? Don’t have much space.
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    1. By Lawrence

      ,13 Sep 2018
      I wouldn’t recommend sour de for west time grower but you never know I’m sure it’s happened. I would recommend White widow. Very easy to grow hybrid with nice yield and an impressive social smoke.
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  12. By Albaro G

    ,14 Jan 2014
    hi, I found your article very interesting. It did leave me with a question though. if we were to use a grow room of 3x3x6.5 feet with only 2 plants, would the wattage still make a difference in the amount […]Read More
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  13. By jim

    ,18 Jan 2014
    do some real research you believe any of this article it is totally unrealistc
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    1. By Loony

      ,10 May 2017
      Agreed. i have never got a yield of 1gm = 1 watt in 30 + years of growing indoors. more like 0.8 per watt
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      1. By Gary

        ,15 Sep 2017
        Get better at growing and you would.
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      2. By dave

        ,05 Jan 2018
        he weighs his weed WET. that is all
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  14. By ataxian

    ,21 Jan 2014
    What about super cropping? One plant medical grow super cropped is better than scrog! Scrog maybe good for commercial growers however supper cropping is more efficient for personal growing for medical conditions!
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  15. By james

    ,21 Jan 2014
    Robert, I love reading about the potential these wonderful plants have. But it pains me that I’m not getting the results as such. I consider my self above a begginer but not yet an expert. Wondering if u can help […]Read More
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    1. By Cartel

      ,21 Jul 2014
      Veg 2 plants for 6-8 weeks and you will have a qp easily
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  16. By budhunter

    ,22 Jan 2014
    hi great reading 4 a none reader just 1 ? when u r chatting about how much bud 1 would get per plant r u taking about the weight when 1st croped or when its dryed out thanks keep up […]Read More
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    1. By Cartel

      ,21 Jul 2014
      I get 2 ounces per plant , I veg for 6-7 weeks
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  17. By Edwin Smith

    ,08 Apr 2014
    Hey what’s up! Edwin Smith here I was wondering if you could answer some questions for me. I have a XXL13 Four-site current culture system with 600w KIND LED’s over each module. I want to main-line and FIM my plants […]Read More
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  18. By RIDGEBACK XTRM

    ,11 Jun 2014
    What about if you use 8 VHO florescent lights, four blue and red. Will that increase the yield for growing indoor to the advertise yield? Yields only 1 to 3 oz. per plant is not acceptable in my opinion!
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  19. By dnvest

    ,20 Jun 2014
    Thank you very much for all your help, Robert! This is my 3rd year growing outdoors, but this year I have more plants. (8) And they all seem to be growing at different paces, each one unique though from the […]Read More
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    1. By Cartel

      ,21 Jul 2014
      That’s ok buddy I use caterpiller sprays directly onto the buds nothing bad will happen. The clients can’t tell I used pesticides
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  20. By Cartel

    ,21 Jul 2014
    You guys are all dumb, I use a 400 watt hps , I yield anywhere from 8-12 ounces easily , veg for 6 weeks with 8 plants and you will have a pound in 4 months+drying+curing
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  21. By Anthony

    ,14 Aug 2014
    To all the brave men who went into Gaza to all who fell.
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  22. By Dan

    ,04 Sep 2014
    I get 5 ounces or more on each of my plants I grow 16 in an iws flood and drain system under 4 X 600w lights in a tent that’s 2m X 2m X 3m. Veg for 8 weeks flower […]Read More
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  23. By kaligrows

    ,22 Oct 2014
    Light spacing….genetics and lumens=great yields!
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  24. By chrissy

    ,01 Jan 2015
    Hey Robert! Reading your emails daily now for months and I’ve been growing for a yr now _
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  25. By chrissy

    ,01 Jan 2015
    Wow so comment didn’t work. 150 watt in a closet measuring 32 long 25 deep 60 high is this going to give me more then a couple ounces for one critical jack herer almost 2 weeks in the switch vegged […]Read More
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  26. By george

    ,11 Jan 2015
    can u recommend a bloom booster Thc booster grow booster
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  27. By gary mendel

    ,26 Jan 2015
    been growing for 10 years , but still not getting yield u talk about , I use 1000w and ocean soil , veg to 3 ft tall 10 plants per light, yield is only 3/4 pound, not sure what is […]Read More
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    1. By Robert Bergman

      ,27 Jan 2015
      Hi Gary, With a 1000 watt light bulb you should be able to yield 2 pounds if the conditions are right. There must be a limiting factor. Is there enough CO2 in the air? Enough water and nutrients? What are […]Read More
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    2. By jay z

      ,07 Jul 2018
      of course the estimates are some what unrealistic even the guy with 1000w and c02 gets maybe a half pound at most with a 5 gallon bucket ive herd of once the guy using a screen and getting around a […]Read More
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  28. By Chaos

    ,11 Feb 2015
    How much can I expect from white widow if I have a 250w Hps and two 125 Cfl light on the sides of the plant?
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  29. By Chaos

    ,11 Feb 2015
    sorry *plants, growing 4 that is
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  30. By Indica Bob

    ,26 Feb 2015
    I’m growing 4 plants that I will germinate under a 125 att cfl and transfer outside in 3 weeks. At week 8 ill transplant into 45 gallon buckets. They will be under constant direct light and the will get the […]Read More
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  31. By Jared

    ,05 Mar 2015
    I know CFLs are good for vegetative growth. And I keep hearing about MH and hps bulbs. But I’m looking into a fully assembled grow box for stealth and they have CFLs and LED lights. But I don’t see LEDs […]Read More
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  32. By ken

    ,17 Mar 2015
    led’s save power and have a very low heat output and you can grow some good smoke under them it just takes longer with them so in my grow i have a mix of m h lights and led ‘s […]Read More
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    1. By Ocea Rice

      ,28 Aug 2016
      Why? LED is beyond capable to produce quality mj plant from seed to harvest, sovwhy the B’s concerning; LEDs!? Your answer please… And doesn’t need 2include; I, or a business sooner, or buddy sell MH, SPL as your rational for […]Read More
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  33. By Dankmike

    ,23 Mar 2015
    all of yall are lucky u are growing i have yet to even find a secret place to grow outdoors or indoors i am have 5 years in growing. my first indoor grow was a White Widow plant would like […]Read More
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  34. By rick

    ,14 May 2015
    looking for a good seed source
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    1. By Jennifer ILGM

      ,18 May 2015
      Great you are at the right place, just go to our shop!!
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  35. By Ridecosnow

    ,24 Jun 2015
    My first indoor grow I harvested a lil over an lb on 6 plants, for second run I used clones from exact same plants, but bought a water tester and was testing at over 800ppm! I spent $80 on a […]Read More
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  36. By latewood

    ,24 Jun 2015
    Sometimes plants do not grow as tall under intense light. Buds get tighter though. Clay is generally full of nutrients and drains fairly well. You should be OK. Please join our support forum if you want faster responses, and more […]Read More
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  37. By Select Seeds Based On THC Level And Genetics

    ,03 Aug 2015
    […] more than putting a seed into the ground and watering it. To successfully accomplish your desired yield of cannabis, a much greater understanding and involvement is required. Do not be surprised if your first yield […]
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  38. By Greg

    ,19 Aug 2015
    Have you used LED lights? What is your opinion on them, besides cost.
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  39. By kbk420

    ,20 Aug 2015
    My grow space is 25” deep 88” wide 65” tall. Im getting 4 300 watt led grow lights. Completely white, great for reflection however I can not decide if I should grow five plants and train them or grow several […]Read More
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  40. By latewood

    ,21 Aug 2015
    Hello Greg, My opinion on LED lamps is: I do not use them. I use digital ballasts. I know growers i respect who love LED lamps and claim they grow just as much yield as HID lamps. I am not […]Read More
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  41. By latewood

    ,21 Aug 2015
    Hey kbk420, Sorry my friend. This is a choice you have to make. It is a concerted opinion of most old school growers, that no matter what method you use, the yield will be close to the same, unless you […]Read More
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  42. By Otubu

    ,28 Aug 2015
    Very great post. I simply sbtumled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly loved browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write once more soon!
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  43. By mallik

    ,27 Sep 2015
    Hi rob,cheers for looking after us,I downloaded one of your book and it’s a pleasure,so keep up the good work
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  44. By 420ZSX

    ,14 Oct 2015
    Don’t hyperventilate over not getting the indoor quantities mentioned here. They are top end estimates if you are an expert grower and everything goes off without a hitch. These are yields to shoot for but not get all disappointed if […]Read More
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    1. By Pete

      ,15 Nov 2015
      Thanks for the heads-up on the maths. I like maths, but I forget to do them sometimes. That should be especially enjoyable for North American brethren, who don’t say maths very intuitively.
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  45. By Dennis

    ,26 Oct 2015
    Hey Robert! Thank you for your emails…I’m gathering information to do my first grow…being on a fixed income I have to do it in steps. It is truly amazing how the marijuana helps me cut back on my pain killers […]Read More
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    1. By Pete

      ,15 Nov 2015
      Your comment really made me laugh, because for some reason I couldn’t help imagining you as a seventeen year old pretending to be a senior to cover himself for self-incrimination or something. Read at face value, though, your comment also […]Read More
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  46. By latewood.ILGM

    ,29 Oct 2015
    Hey Dennis, Robert is always glad to help. As far as how many plants you should grow in your tent You did not mention what genetics you planned on growing. If I get your dimensions correct you have a 3’x3′ […]Read More
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  47. By Pete

    ,05 Nov 2015
    Does anybody have experience with using a “Earth Box” for their grow?
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  48. By Pruning Tricks To Increase Your Marijuana Yield

    ,09 Nov 2015
    […] If you use the SCROG (Screen of Green) method you also have to prune your marijuana plants. Place a screen at 50 cm above your plants. Take the top out of every plant when it’s 10 centimeters from the […]Read More
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  49. By latewood.ILGM

    ,09 Nov 2015
    Pete, I have not used the Earth Box. However; If you sign up to our Support forum, I am sure you will find many members with experience with that product.
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  50. By Stop Leaf Septoria On Marijuana Plants Now!

    ,24 Nov 2015
    […] cause the crop to die off. If for any reason this is not properly cared for it will lessen the marijuana plants yield. The affected leaves will become dry where the spot is and overtime break and produce a […]Read More
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  51. By Stop Nitrogen Deficiencies In Marijuana Plants Now!

    ,24 Nov 2015
    […] Don’t worry if you notice your plant is displaying signs of nitrogen deficiency later in the flowering phase. Low amounts of nitrogen is actually a good thing during the later phase of the flowering stage to encourage good bud […]Read More
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  52. By Nelz

    ,28 Nov 2015
    Nice video. Very informative. Ive been growing legal medicine for the last seven years. I recently was forced to switch to a 10x10x8 grow tent. Im currently running 3000 watt hps lamps with three plants per lamp that were veged […]Read More
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    1. By Nelz

      ,28 Nov 2015
      I actually have a fourth 1000 watt lamp in the room, just haven’t fired it up yet.
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  53. By latewood.ILGM

    ,30 Nov 2015
    Not at all. I have to assume you are using 3 – 1000 watt lamps. Max. coverage for those lamps in general are 6’x8′, but overlapping the footprint would give you better results; As long as you can control the […]Read More
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  54. By latewood.ILGM

    ,30 Nov 2015
    Nelson. I do not see a reason to add a 4th, but if you fell the need, go for it.
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  55. By greg

    ,17 Dec 2015
    I am new to this and plan to plant my first crop I have been reading a lot of information on growing and I have 1question be for I start germination what is the best way to germinate for indoor […]Read More
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  56. By latewood.ILGM

    ,19 Dec 2015
    If you are growing indoors in soil; Use a jiffey pellet to propagate your seed If you are setting up a hydro system, then use 1.5″ rockwool cube.
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  57. By EDOG

    ,19 Dec 2015
    Generally, 0.5 grams per watt is more realistic. Also, you get a better ratio of yield/wattage as you go up in wattage, i.e. you’re more likely to hit 1 gram per watt under a 600W or 1000W HPS than a […]Read More
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  58. By A Few Misconceptions Reconceptualated | RHDefense: The Law Office of Rick Horowitz (559) 233-8886

    ,04 Jan 2016
    […] not a farmer! It’s always been my understanding that a conservative estimate would be a little less than one pound of marijuana per plant. I have heard of people getting as much as two-to-five pounds per plant, but […]
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  59. By Marijuana Per Plant Yield « HempNEWS TV

    ,10 Feb 2016
    […] How Much Marijuana Can I Yield Per Plant? A Pound! – Grow a pound of marijuana per plant! How much does one marijuana plant produce? The average marijuana plant yield is between 2-4 ounces with 600 watt HPS […]
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  60. By JAH

    ,06 Mar 2016
    In regards to outdoor potted plants, If you plant in 1 yard of good quality soil, get them vegging early inside before planting outside and then keep on top of nutrient input and overall health and training, with plenty of […]Read More
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  61. By devon

    ,11 Mar 2016
    Hi i am a first time grower, i have a 3×5 grow box that i made… I also have a 250w CFL, i plan on growing 3 or 4 plants….. My question is do i have good lighting for a […]Read More
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  62. By Mike

    ,09 Apr 2016
    I have a 60×60×80 size grow tent. 1 300 watt led light 1 45 watt led light and a 400 watt hps light. With 5 plants out of 6 remaining after take the male out.i am a first time grower […]Read More
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    1. By latewood.ILGM

      ,12 Apr 2016
      Mike, Different strains grow at different intervals. There is no perfect formula. You will need to keep lamps 24-36″ from canopy depending on how hot the air space between the lamp and canopy is. Best to think about training your […]Read More
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  63. By latewood.ILGM

    ,12 Apr 2016
    devon, You will do OK with a 250w CFL. It is a bit under powered but, will allow you to grow successfully without heat issues. If you want a bigger harvest; You will need to invest in more lighting, and […]Read More
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  64. By Marilu Femat

    ,19 Apr 2016
    I’m planning on buying the set to grow along with seeds and I read that you can get more from one plant than you can with 4. Which would you recommend?
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    1. By Chris

      ,20 Jan 2017
      I have yet started my grow,but I have a question. I built a 24×24×36tall grow box made of wood. How many plants can I put in there using a 250 watt HPS bulb
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      1. By latewood_ILGM

        ,23 Jan 2017
        chris. Only one plant would fit in that box and you would have to do a SCROG grow to make it work/. 36″ minus a pot, and a lamp barely leaves enough space to veg 1 plant for a month; […]Read More
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  65. By latewood.ILGM

    ,21 Apr 2016
    Marilu, growing is a series of personal choices. This is one of them. It all depends on how much space you have. It also depends on your grow experience; The quality of environment you produce for your plants, and many […]Read More
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  66. By rj

    ,05 May 2016
    What about led lights. Any thoughts?
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    1. By Jennifer ILGM

      ,06 May 2016
      Hi Rj, check out This article about led lights: http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/led-marijuana-grow-lights/
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  67. By stephen

    ,09 Jun 2016
    I’m a first time buyer and grower,so much great info here, I’m filling up a small note book. Just ordered Fem. white widow and plan to grow out doors upstate N.Y. wont even be able to plant until late June […]Read More
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  68. By fishhead

    ,29 Jul 2016
    Im limited on my hieth for my light & can only grow (space enough for 2 plants). my question is how can I make it work with a 3x3x4 or 5?? reduce the 600 watt to 250 & try to […]Read More
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  69. By latewood.ILGM

    ,01 Aug 2016
    stephen, Place them in a cool dark place or in the door of you “fridge” behind the salad dressing. 🙂
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  70. By latewood.ILGM

    ,01 Aug 2016
    fishhead, You need to read up on LST or SCROG method of growing. Download and read our Free Grow Bible. Or; Join oursupprt forum. 🙂
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  71. By tharealcoasta

    ,10 Sep 2016
    Hey i downloaded the bible & plant care guide, but just curious on what the support forum is and how to join, thanks
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,12 Sep 2016
      Growers experienced and new come together to learn from eachother as well as from our expert grower. You can have a look around here and sign up with the top-right button.
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  72. By Juana

    ,16 Sep 2016
    Im scared to buy seeds -_- how can i trust you sir?
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,16 Sep 2016
      Hi Juana, we guarantee shipping and germination as you can read here. And you can read what other people are saying about our customer service over here. Hope to see you soon! 😀
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    2. By Jason Mack

      ,08 Dec 2016
      they trustworthy, fast and have great genes
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  73. By Troy Roach

    ,10 Nov 2016
    Are the led grow lights worth using? Just starting my grow operation though they might use less electricity. Heard they were very good but not sure this person knows what he’s talking about. Thanks
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,11 Nov 2016
      Hi Troy, from what we’ve seen they may yield a little bit less than HPS but it’s almost negligible when grown right.
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  74. By Mark

    ,20 Nov 2016
    Just set up my grow room with a 1.5m2 x 2.4m2 x 1.8m2 tent, it’s got 2 600w hps lights, an outside air source located at the bottom left hand side and a 147mm extraction vent fitted with a 24omm […]Read More
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    1. By Schöneny

      ,04 Dec 2016
      I plan on growing with leds for the next time can you refer a cost effective one and if you have one kind goind and getting ready to flower is it unwise to add more light of a different kind? […]Read More
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  75. By Mark

    ,20 Nov 2016
    Should of said also that I’m going to lollipop them and supercrop them as well as top them, they are on a 18hr light sequence at the moment then switching them to 12/12 hr.
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  76. By latewood.ILGM

    ,22 Nov 2016
    Mark, Yield is not predictable unless you have an established benchmark that would be needed to make an informed guess. Otherwise; It is just a guess. The yield depends on the skill of the grower, and the methods, time, and […]Read More
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  77. By JMBG

    ,27 Nov 2016
    What about the LED Full spectrum reflector?
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  78. By Mark rigg

    ,30 Nov 2016
    I think I have over feed my and I am struggling to get them back will they come back or not can you tell me please
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,01 Dec 2016
      Hi Mark, best get on our support forum. People there can help trying to save your plant
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  79. By Lou

    ,28 Dec 2016
    Hi, is there any info on growing your seeds with a Miracle-Gro AeroGarden unit??
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,29 Dec 2016
      Hi Lou, not on the blog but you may find someone on te forum with experience with the unit
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    2. By latewood_ILGM

      ,16 Jan 2017
      Lou, An aero garden is not big enough to grow big marijuana plants to finish. I believe this unit was meant for growing herbs on you kitchen counter. Why don’t you join us at ilovegrowingmarijuana.com? We have an excellent support […]Read More
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    3. By Todd McCurry

      ,07 Jul 2017
      I use one to start my seeds and it works great..you end up with some very strong roots to start your plants with
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  80. By Drew

    ,16 Jan 2017
    My question is about yield. When you say “an average of around 5.0 to 10 oz (21 for advanced growers) with a 600-watt HPS lamp in a grow room that measures 4 x 4 x 8 ft.” is that at […]Read More
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    1. By leventis

      ,16 Jan 2017
      Thats a good question.. I wanted to make this question but my friend here did it already…If anyone can please help us out.. what they mean with auto seeds when they say you will get 500g/m2 (they mean DRY OR […]Read More
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    2. By latewood_ILGM

      ,16 Jan 2017
      Drew, Usually when someone tells you they yielded X” amount; It means dry
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      1. By Drew

        ,17 Jan 2017
        Thank you, latewood_ILGM, for the quick reply.
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  81. By Leventis

    ,16 Jan 2017
    i need also a little help if anyone can do it…i am new to practice growing.. i have been reading for more than 5 years but i didn’t had the chance to fulfill my dream until now.. anyway , i […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,17 Jan 2017
      Hi Leventis, the blog isn’t really set up to answer these types of questions but if you hop onto our support forum our experts can help you out there.
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  82. By latewood_ILGM

    ,16 Jan 2017
    leve, I find that most autos take 110 days minimum to finish properly. I suggest that you join our support forum where we can all discuss your plans and give you sound advice. When you join, post an @latewood so […]Read More
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  83. By latewood_ILGM

    ,16 Jan 2017
    Autos generally take 110-120 days to finish in my experience. I harvest by monitoring trichomes for potency. I suggest you join our support forum and we can help you bring your plan to life. Just @latewood when you get there, […]Read More
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  84. By John lamb

    ,22 Jan 2017
    But ain’t the most determining factor is the strain your growing. Some strains just don’t produce as much as others do they ?
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  85. By Frank Cassianna

    ,27 Jan 2017
    Thank you Robert, I owe my education to you…. This is the best site on the subject on the planet, I enjoy your articles and for free or a few bucks one can develop a serviceable skill. I got to […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,27 Jan 2017
      Good to hear Robert’s information is helping you Frank! Happy Growing!
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  86. By Daniel

    ,27 Jan 2017
    Hey guys. Just wondering a little more info on grow lights and room sizes. I am currently using a tent that is 800mm x 800mm x 1600mm with a 250w hps and mh globes for flower and veg. My question […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,31 Jan 2017
      Daaniel, It is posted in the article above that the approx. range of yield for a 250w hps grow is 80-150 grams. The size of tent and plant count is moot. We shoot for a gram per watt. Most growers […]Read More
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  87. By David Rhamey

    ,27 Jan 2017
    I grow indoors using a combination of LED and CFL lights. My 5′ x 5′ grow tent is lit with 2 165 watt led lights, a 250 watt CFL and a 125 watt cfl. I don’t really know what I […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,30 Jan 2017
      Thanks for sharing David!
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  88. By Mike

    ,11 Feb 2017
    Hi new here. I have always growing outside so new to indoor growing. My plan is to start indoors and move to outdoors with clones. Have a tent 27x27x63 inches with a mars 300.Is that enough light? Using soil I […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,14 Feb 2017
      Mike, That is a small tent, and it will work for veggin clones. As far as mixing compost or manure with Miracle Grow; That soil might be too HOT. Be careful.
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  89. By mike good

    ,25 Feb 2017
    Great article, especially for the newbies you are teaching, Robert. Advice like this will keep them from making all the mistakes most of us made starting out. You are really giving a lot of value with your free lessons. Wish […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,27 Feb 2017
      Thanks Mike, I’m glad we’re helping out!
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  90. By Dan Steen

    ,16 Mar 2017
    Actually more of a question. Before I found you and your site I bought a Sun System DIamond 315 watt LEC light for my 3×3 tent. I am brand new to the hobby but I am doing it because I […]Read More
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    1. By Daniel

      ,17 Mar 2017
      I asked about LEC not LED
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  91. By latewood_ILGM

    ,17 Mar 2017
    Dan, Although LED lamps systems have made great strides. Many expert growers still consider HID lamp systems superior. The cost per watt is vastly different. LED lamps matched in watts are approx 5 times as expensive. As far as the […]Read More
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  92. By Kb

    ,22 Mar 2017
    I have had good results with household led bulbs in a small grow cabinet. My box measures has 3.25sq ft of floor space (18x26inches) and 60 inches of height. I have yeilded over 5oz with 2 plants in deep water […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,28 Mar 2017
      Hey Kb, Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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  93. By RSB

    ,28 Apr 2017
    4/28/17 Hey Rob first time grower. Got autoflowers in February and by April they are blooming. I germinated & grew them indoors under 24 hour light, in Miracle grow Garden soil. When I replanted them I added used Coffee & […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,01 May 2017
      Hey RSB, that’s some great work! Best hop onto our support forum. Our experts there are able to answer all these questions and more! – I❤️GM
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  94. By King

    ,17 May 2017
    How many seeds should be placed in each container? For example one seed per bucket or two seeds per bucket and so on?
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,17 May 2017
      Hey King, place one seed in each container, that way the roots stay out of eachother’s way. – I❤️GM
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  95. By Elaine

    ,05 Jun 2017
    I have 4 plants (2 different strains) in my 4×4 tent. I grow hydroponically. All plants are in a 20 gallon cooler. I have a water chiller keeping the water at a constant 70 degrees. I have a Mars II […]Read More
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    1. By Money85

      ,05 Jun 2017
      Hello elaine. Do you have experience with soil? Could u maybe help me out with my grow quick?
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      1. By Elaine

        ,06 Jun 2017
        I’ve never grown in soil. Hydroponics is the way for me. I get bigger yields with water rather than dirt. What seems to be your problem?
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  96. By Money85

    ,05 Jun 2017
    Hello all, can someone please help me out with my grow? Advise, anything?
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  97. By Elaine

    ,10 Jun 2017
    Hello Money85. I could give you some advice but I don’t know what you want to know. I’ve been growing hydroponically for two years and I’ve had a few hiccups along the way. But I do learn from my mistakes […]Read More
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    1. By Johnniebeebad

      ,07 Jul 2017
      I am a first-time grower in soil in pots outside my plants get sun from the morning from about 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. and then get little spurts through a tree after that… 4 of my plants are going […]Read More
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  98. By Edward Baumbach

    ,07 Jul 2017
    I am having problems with getting my plants to get beyond the sprouting stag The germinated seeds grow to small plants with two to four leaves on top and then just die. I folowe the grow bible but the pants […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,07 Jul 2017
      Hi Edward, best hop onto the support forum and explain the steps you take in detail. Our expert growers there can analyse your case and will help you improve the process 😀
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  99. By Johnniebeebad

    ,07 Jul 2017
    I am a first-time grower outside in pots in soil I have five different strains co Kushage. Cinderella 99. grape Escape. sweet tooth. and Bubba Kush. Are these good strains to grow outside
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    1. By latewood.ILGM

      ,11 Jul 2017
      Johnniebeebad, I have to smile. Imagine an old grower wanting to help you learn the things you need to know in order to grow successfully. I am smiling. Do you wan to know why? You are already outdoors and you […]Read More
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  100. By BlueStu

    ,07 Jul 2017
    Ive just finished a Hydro Ebb and flow grow with one Royal Critical Auto Autoflowering plant. I used a 400W Led Two COB lamp. The final dry yield was 130 Gram(4 1/3 Oz). Not too shabby for a first time […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,10 Jul 2017
      Awesome story BlueStu! I know people on the grow forum love these kinds of stories, maybe you can create a grow journal one day 😀
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    2. By latewood_ILGM

      ,11 Jul 2017
      COB LED is the way to go. 4 oz from an auto” is excellent. Great job! 🙂
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  101. By James Kaufman

    ,19 Jul 2017
    Can I post this at the Cannabis Associates Network? https://x-cannabis.com
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,20 Jul 2017
      Hi James, nice platform you’re building with CAN! You can syndicate the article but pls give proper credit to Robert Bergman including link back to the original content.
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  102. By Jim Bates

    ,15 Sep 2017
    Thanx Robert this is the most awesome free growing website That I’ve ever seen I suggest it to all first time growers. Listen I’ve been doing this for 15 years and still downloaded this free growers bible E-book I love […]Read More
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  103. By ChrisDawg

    ,01 Oct 2017
    I’ve been killing it with LED lights! It’s the way to go!!!! The problem is all LED lights aren’t created equal. The ones that work have red only for flower and blue spectrum only for flower;dont use mixed spectrum. Think […]Read More
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    1. By ChrisDawg

      ,01 Oct 2017
      ***Correction: RED LIGHTS FOR VEG AND BLUE FOR FLOWER. Happy growing!
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  104. By ChrisDawg

    ,01 Oct 2017
    Ok, so I’m retarded. I reread my post and obviously red and blue doesn’t make green but the red,white,and blue lights mix the spectrum so you do get green light from it. The specs mix all the way down the […]Read More
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    1. By Dave

      ,08 Oct 2017
      Red and Blue make Purple. The only Green is your plant. Not to mention that Blue is more vegitation, and Red is for your flowers. Your success is a miracle.
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    2. By latewood_ILGM

      ,10 Nov 2017
      ChrisDawg and Dave, Full spectrum lights are the best spectrum and being proven everyday. Yes Blue MH HID is generally used for Veg and Red HPS HID in flower. HOwever; Higher terpine levels, and THC% Using Metal Halide or Full […]Read More
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  105. By tom

    ,13 Oct 2017
    hi this is the first time i have ever been here i have searched other sites but this one has already taught me alot i have grown out doors twice first time they had buded but got blown over so […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,10 Nov 2017
      Hey Tom, You can get some excellent guidance; Here: support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com
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  106. By Newfie

    ,08 Nov 2017
    Is it possible to do a large Scrog, out doors, using natural light. Seems it would be fun to try. Wonderful website. Thank you
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,10 Nov 2017
      Newfie, Of course you can. Although most growers do not find it necessary due to having unlimited light; You could SCROG outdoors if you want to build it and work it. 🙂
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  107. By Geoff

    ,28 Nov 2017
    I reckon the “scrog” method is great outdoors, since it’s possible (and desirable) to keep the growth with as low a profile as possible. One plant with the branches pinned down as they grow is a lot safer than simply […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,11 Jan 2018
      SCROG is great technique Indoors or Outdoors. Most indoor growers using grow tents use SCROG for their grows. It is definitely not an outfoor only method. Peace
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  108. By Anthony Murray

    ,02 Jan 2018
    Gday Robert, I’m planning my first crop but just plan to stick a few plants in pots in my lounge room without getting a setup, is this a good idea?
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,11 Jan 2018
      Anthony, What do you mean; Without getting a set up? If you put nothing into your grow, then you can expect as much return. Temper your yirld unless you plan on doing it right. God luck 🙂 Perhaps you should […]Read More
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  109. By Xandy

    ,23 Jan 2018
    Hey, I was wondering if clones need to be a certain distance apart from each other when growing outdoors. If so, how far apart should I plant them?
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,26 Jan 2018
      The distance between plants is determined by the grow method, and size of clone when added tot eh garden. As a general answer with little input to go on, I suggest 3-5′ apart.
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  110. By Charles Gray

    ,07 Feb 2018
    I started off with 2 large plant pots and got about 1/2oz max. Then I got a mega bag from sports direct and planted one plant and got 3oz.I recycle the compost to.
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  111. By Marc Ferraro

    ,03 Mar 2018
    Sorry Robert. You are focusing Too Much on the larger indoor grower. I have two plants that I grow in my basement. I don’t have 400 – 1000 WATT grow lamps nor can I afford all these set ups you […]Read More
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    1. By Stacy ILGM

      ,05 Mar 2018
      Thanks for your feedback! We do have some articles for smaller growers, like this one: http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/grow-one-marijuana-plant/ We also have some articles about setting up a small grow room/closet or cabinet! 🙂
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  112. By Robert Young

    ,13 Apr 2018
    this is my first time to grow I am having a lot of problems out of 9 different plants I have germinated the seeds fine planted them had the seedlings come up the stems are so small they cant even […]Read More
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    1. By Harley Grower

      ,20 Jun 2018
      I’m a first time grower, 800w cob led, living soil from roots organics, fertilized with only Papa’s perfect poop. Nitrogen gains were with white dutch clover. Would love to send pics.
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  113. By Robert Young

    ,13 Apr 2018
    another question when you harvest your plant you only talk about buds can you also harvest the leaves and smoke them or is it only the buds???
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,20 Apr 2018
      Robert Young, First; IN order for us to help you; We need you to join our support forum. The instruction you need is beyond the scope of a Blog comment, so I invite you tro join us here for expert […]Read More
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  114. By Anonymous User

    ,15 Apr 2018
    Hello, i am planning on growing some ‘Black Widow’ and just wanting some feedback please. These are the following equipment that i will be using. – How much yield can i expect? 1. Grow Tent – 120cm W x 120cm […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,20 Apr 2018
      Anonymous User, No one can truly guess what your yield will be. There are so many variables that go into growing high yields. First; Experience. Learning how the plant reacts to your methods will help you grow stronger higher yielding […]Read More
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  115. By K Erickson

    ,19 Apr 2018
    The questions below will sound like questions with obvious answers. But within my circle there are different interpretations of your yield comments. I know yields can vary. But for the questions below let’s use your proxy yield of 25 ounces […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,20 Apr 2018
      K Erickson, 25 oz. per plant could only be accomplished outdoors. Indoors it would take a high level high $$$ grow to make that. Top yield indoors as a benchmark is a LB. Most indoor growers may acheive 5 oz. […]Read More
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  116. By Jamie

    ,01 May 2018
    I bought the autoflower mixpack that has the Amnesia Haze auto, the Blueberry auto, and the Northern Lights auto. I plan on planting them in pots with high quality soil. I was wondering about how much yield I can expect […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,03 May 2018
      Jamie, No one can predict what you will yield. I can tell you this. Auto flowers yield less than feminized or regular seeds. Much less. Happy growing
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  117. By scott sarli

    ,03 May 2018
    I just grew a blue rino under a ‘600,it looked close to you pics.been doing it a long ,have a card.I’m 60.I got 6.5 of beautiful nugs. no small shit.I dont’t buy getting a lb out of a 4×4 tent,just […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,03 May 2018
      scott sarli, I am sorry to say you are incorrect. Wn experienced grower can get over aLB. in a 4×4′ tent. In fact; I once got 1.5 LB. from 2 Gold Leaf plants in a 4×4′ space. Now; One might […]Read More
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  118. By Dean Wood

    ,03 May 2018
    I have a 2.5ft tent running 2 x 250watt HPS light over a 4 clone scrogg, skunk #1 how close to 1 pound of weed will I get??
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,03 May 2018
      Dean Wood, Yield is directly proportional to experience, grow methods, and maintaining a healthy environment. With that said; I cannot predict how well your grow will go. That is a small tent and maybe you will be able to fit […]Read More
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  119. By Andy K

    ,20 May 2018
    I have a 2000w led light.. do you think its a good light for growing indoor.. i have a green room of 4×4. Can you guide me about at what distance I should keep the light from the plants..
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  120. By Dale P

    ,30 May 2018
    1st time grow…using 300 watt led in a 2x4x5 tent. I have one set up for vegetative and another for seedlings/early vegetative plants. Currently, I am growing 2 orange og in separate bushel laundry baskets. One is in fox farm […]Read More
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  121. By latewood_ILGM

    ,06 Jun 2018
    Dale, 24/7 is a bad idea. I am surprised you learned that at ILGM forum. The plant needs rest. Expert growers never use 24/7. I personally use anywhere from 14/10-18-6 depending on the experiment but, never over 20 hours of […]Read More
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  122. By pbiddah

    ,28 Jun 2018
    so far learning a lot and enjoying reading everything ILGM has to offer as I am beginning to start my own journey. Quick question, i’m looking at getting a tent big enough to grow 4 babies, using 4 600w hps […]Read More
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  123. By Jamie

    ,28 Jun 2018
    so far learning a lot about what it takes and what you need etc for a successful grow and loving all the information ILGM has. Quick question; I’m wanting to maximise yields growing 4 singles (want to try achieve 1pb+ […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,02 Jul 2018
      Jamie, You need a 7′ foot tent. You need air and air flow. 1 -2 plants in a 4’x4’x7′ ternt would probably fill it. 1 600 for this size tent. I advise you to join support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com and start learning from […]Read More
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  124. By Pam

    ,25 Jul 2018
    I want to grow a personal amount on my tiny deck, in Missouri. I want Jack Herer and Harlequin. Is this even possible? Can you please reply via email?? TYVM!
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    1. By Stacy ILGM

      ,25 Jul 2018
      This is possible, Pam! 🙂
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      1. By Art Crowmonger

        ,18 Nov 2018
        Back in the 1970’s a friend and I grew a Colombian gold plant in the los angeles national forest. It was 12″ tall and produced six and a half pounds of sensimilla!
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  125. By B

    ,09 Sep 2018
    Whats the average amount you get your first harvest per plant if you’re growing indoors any advice because im wanting to get a dealzer grandma secret grow box that grows nine but im gonna grow just give any advice?
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  126. By Joey Marsh

    ,12 Sep 2018
    Where did you find that SCROG screen? I want that one.
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  127. By Darius Ramsey

    ,13 Sep 2018
    For some reason i cant download the book, please help
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    1. By Stacy ILGM

      ,13 Sep 2018
      You can get the PDF file here: www.growbible.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/the-marijuana-grow-bible-free-original If you still have trouble receiving the bible, please get in contact with our customer support team and we will help you out!
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  128. By Marc Briggs

    ,29 Sep 2018
    1st time grower and doing everything natural , no growing lights or special nutrition , how much should I expect
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,04 Oct 2018
      Marc Briggs, Not much…Sorry 🙁 You get out of a grow what you put into it. Happy growing
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  129. By Timothy

    ,13 Oct 2018
    1st timer, can you tell me how long seeds are viable before unable to germinate?
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    1. By Stacy ILGM

      ,15 Oct 2018
      As long as you keep them cold, dark and dry the seeds will be viable indefinitely 🙂 We’ve heard of seeds laying in a corner for years that still popped up! We do advise to use them within 12 months […]Read More
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  130. By Lou the derelict

    ,24 Oct 2018
    Hi Lou aka the derelict here ? I’m wondering what properties the male plant adds to a strain when crossed reason I ask is that I crossed a sativa with female kush kush l now have two females growing 1 […]Read More
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  131. By rick kusterer

    ,28 Oct 2018
    started germ. seeds will not sink so far 0-10 in paper towel at 75 degree temp 48 hours nothing!!!! other seed co 25-25 hit. whats wrong with yours WHITE WIDOW FEM AUTO
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  132. By Trevion D. Beck

    ,01 Dec 2018
    Just curious. Not sure if it was heavily mentioned we can’t forget strain and genetics also make up for a large majority of the harvest/yields. For example no special lights, spacing, nutrients, training techniques, Co2, etc matters if the genetics/strain […]Read More
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  133. By Jeff

    ,05 Dec 2018
    Robert, thanks for thw books, forums and support you have I am a new customer just completed my first purchase from you yesterday. However I am not new to growing two years ago I was forced into retirement for health […]Read More
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  134. By donna

    ,05 Dec 2018
    Thank you about Scroggins, I planted outside for my first time growing this past spring, guess what happen to them when they reached ten feet tall yup some stole them. All summer I kept saying there has to be a […]Read More
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  135. By Denise

    ,11 Jan 2019
    Great piece with great, crisp and concise, easy to read and understand while still chalk full of facts and information. Thank You
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  136. By john

    ,12 Jan 2019
    Great article very knowledgeable for beginners and Pros
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  137. By Paul Henry

    ,16 Jan 2019
    I have a grow space of 3.3 X 3.5 X 8 Foot & 600watt HID Light and Ballast. I Intended to grow just one plant. I will be following the advice in Your Various And excellent posts. I’m an absolute […]Read More
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  138. By peter

    ,30 Jan 2019
    robert can i add your link to my website it is very Informative And exactly what i need to educate my clients
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