One of the most irritating things in the world is getting ready to light up, only to discover that you’ve run out of weed. However, maintaining a solid stash is not always easy, especially when your schedule is hectic. If you’re looking for ways to keep a sufficient stash in supply, read on.
Estimate Your Intake
The first step to keeping yourself in weed year-round is to figure out how much you use. Try tracking your cannabis consumption for a few months. It probably won’t be exactly the same every month, but you can average it out. If you use two ounces of bud in four months, then you use an average of a half-ounce a month, and six ounces a year. Once you’ve figured out how much weed you use weekly and monthly, considering buying larger amounts from your supplier. You don’t want to buy too much, as it could lose its potency after sitting month-to-month. Perhaps by one or two months at a time if you’re an avid stoner.
Grow Your Own Weed
The next option is to grow your own cannabis. You’ll want to keep your grows as close together as possible. The more harvests you have per year, the more weed you’ll have.
You can also run two grow rooms simultaneously, with one always in the vegetative stage and one in the flowering stage. This allows you to harvest twice as often as using a single grow room.
The conditions in which you grow your weed affects how much bud each plant will produce. Every plant needs at least 150 watts of light to fulfill their potential. For example, four plants under a single 600-watt HPS grow light can produce up to 5 oz of weed each in ideal conditions. On the other hand, 16 plants under the same light will only produce 1.3 oz of weed. This averages out to just about 20 oz. of weed either way.
You’ll also need to keep your humidity and temperature under control, to prevent pests and diseases. In order for your plants to reach their potential, you’ll need to protect them.
Clone Your Favorite Strains
Growing year-round is always a great way to ensure you never run out of weed. If you want to make this easier, consider cloning your favorite strains. To do so, cut the top several nodes off of a healthy plant, strip off the bottom few leaf fans, and place the stem in water with rooting hormone. This’ll generate a healthy root system and a strong plant that you can use to replace the one you cloned after harvest. For more details on cloning, check out this post.
Cloning plants keeps your harvest closer together. You don’t have to waste time germinating seeds and babying seedlings. Instead, you get a plant several inches high, whose flavor and characteristics you already know.
Running out of weed is never any fun. By estimating your usage amounts and even growing your own, can be assured that you’ll have a stash ready and waiting for your next smoke session.