Factors determining how much cannabis to plant per square meter

Written by on 21 May, 2020

It is probably a bit more complicated to grow outdoors at the moment, so doing it indoors seems like an attractive option, but how do you know how many cannabis plants you can plant in your home, if you only have one square meter to grow?

In this post, we will give you some factors that determine the amount of plants you should plant, so read on.

Things to consider:

1) Variety used: depending on the variety of cannabis you decide to use, you can determine how many cannabis plants you need. You’ll see that those with Sativa genetics tend to grow quite large, Indicas are more leafy and auto-flowering plants are particularly small, the latter being widely used by indoor growers.

You can check the characteristics of your plants in the Seed Bank where you bought them, so that you can decide how many to grow in the space you have; remember that the amount also varies depending on whether we start with seeds or cuttings.

2) Size of the growing and pots: to make an accurate calculation of the number of plants to be sown per square meter, you must take into account the dimensions of the growing space, and of course, the size of the pots and other instruments such as lights.

Fortunately, there are many cabinets available on the market in different sizes, so you can choose one that suits your needs. You can also buy pots with the ideal diameter for you. Also, keep in mind that the size of the pot also depends on the size of the plant.

Some people recommend that in an average indoor growing; only nine pots of 11 liters per square meter should be place. However, you can choose to look for rectangular pots so as not to take up so much space.

3) Lights: another factor to take into account is the type and intensity of the lighting, because if it is not enough for all your plants, you need to grow less cannabis. Make sure the lights are the right ones.


With different training techniques you can optimize the space, but if you still have doubts about the amount of cannabis to grow, it is best to start with a few, so as not to saturate the cabinet because, as the saying goes, “less is more”.


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