Power Plant is best cultivated using the Screen of Green (SCROG) method that can limit its height to 90 to 150 cm (3 to 5 feet). This technique trains the plant to grow laterally instead of reaching for the ceiling. Putting a screen or mesh above the plant and carefully entwining the branches through it will also encourage more bud sites to develop.
Occasional pruning is required to improve overall the quality and quantity of the buds. If you need to disguise or hide the scent, you can consider installing an air filtration system. For a small batch for personal consumption, charcoal filters will do a more-than-adequate job (unlike commercial growers who use large air purifiers).
Other elements to consider when growing indoors are the temperature and relative humidity (RH). They should be adjusted depending on the growth stage of your plant.
- Seedling stage: 24 to 28 degrees Celsius (75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit), 70% RH
- Vegetation period: 21 to 28 degrees Celsius (70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 60% RH
- Flowering period: 18 to 27 degrees Celsius (65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 50% RH
All these essentials will certainly make your Mary Jane happy enough to produce a generous yield of 500 to 600 grams (17 to 21 ounces) per square meter after 8 weeks of flowering.
Outdoor cultivation promises an even bigger return. This weed thrives best in an area with Mediterranean-like weather – warm and sunny. By the second week of October, you can expect to harvest 600 to 1000 grams (21 to 35 ounces) of beautiful nugs per Power Plant.
Using regular seeds gives you an equal chance of sprouting male and female plants. This should not be an issue if you want to have males for breeding projects. It goes without saying that they should be placed in another room to avoid accidental pollination. However, if you would rather have 100% smokable buds, you should choose feminized seeds instead.