Tips for growing small and compact cannabis plants
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 9 June, 2021
When growing indoors, space is usually limited, therefore, growing small cannabis plants is a great alternative and the best thing is that you can also get good results.
Well, planting smaller cannabis has its advantages, even outdoors they are ideal for those moments when you want to plant your cannabis discreetly.
Say no more, and keep reading this post, we will give you some simple tips for you to successfully grow your small and compact pot strains.
1- Choose good genetics
This point will always be one of the most important when it comes to growing marijuana, because depending on your choice, the job will be easier or not.
You see, the gigantic sativas can be managed indoors, but as we said before, you would have to work twice as hard to keep them at a low height.
In this sense, if what you want is to grow compact marijuana, leave the inventions aside and choose, preferably, pure indica varieties, as they rarely exceed one meter in height.
2- Use FIM pruning
This pruning technique allows you to obtain shorter and more compact plants, it can also help you to improve the production of your marijuana plantation.
This technique is similar to topping, but instead of pruning or suppressing the entire apical, only a part of the apical bud is removed.
With this alternative you will prevent your girls from elongating too much and will favor their horizontal growth. It is important that you apply FIM pruning at the right time, on our website Mota Radio you can find a guide on how to do it correctly.
3- Place the lights at an adequate distance
Depending on the type of bulb you use, whether it’s an HID, CFL or LED lamp, it’s ideal to make sure you maintain an optimal distance between your lights and your girls.
You see, if the plants are too far away from the light source, they will stretch to get closer; however, keep in mind that if they are too close they will suffer heat stress and burn on top.