There are many ways to increase the THC content in the weed your grow outdoors, some are proven methods and some are folklore. It is one of the major goals of this site ,that after you have read it you will know several tried and true approaches to increase the THC content of the weed you grow outdoors.There are many variables to increasing the THC content in growing your outdoor weed,I would suggest writing down some of the methods discussed here. After all, the higher the THC content of your weed the more you will profit from it.
Many studies have been carried out on the relationship of water and THC content and all seem to agree that when faced with low water supply and low humidity THC levels are increased. This has been found in studies preformed by How to Grow Weed Outdoors staff too.
These how to grow weed outdoors studies showed that under conditions of high UV-B (280-315 nm) exposure, weed/marijuana produces significantly greater quantities of THC.
We have also come across many tips about wounding your plant to increase THC. "Wounding" refers to maybe bending the stem a little or cutting it with a clean razor. I'm told anything above these wounds, will become stronger when it heals. "What doesnt kill you makes you stronger."
How to grow weed outdoors staff doesn't know the exact numbers, but we know that those who do this, definitely see an increase in crytallized resin, stem and flower growth.
We have been reading some stuff here and there about how to increase the thc content in Weed grown outdoors and have read a few tips that will help produce more trichomes and thc within them.
One idea of the "how to Grow Weed Outdoors staff" is that when there is a low water level and low humidity in the last 2 week of flowering the plant will produce alot more thc trichomes to stop it from sweating We have read this numerous places and seen it on a documentary or two as the plant can produce more thc enriched trichomes to defend its flower or seeds from harmful levels of uv-b rays from a hot sun and to stop it from sweating any much needed water it would be losing in the heat.
How to grow weed outdoors staff believes it produces the trichomes to stop water from escaping and it produces the thc in the trichomes to protect itself from high levels of uv-b rays, this is what we've gethered so far in this idea.How to grow weed outdoors and increase the thc content in your weed takes time and patience.
We believe the top idea would work but doubt the bottom one would or should we say that we would be reluctant to try the bottom method in case we caused to much stress to the plants and wasted a 3 month weed grow by bending and cutting the stems of the plants.
Increasing THC Content in Weed
that you Grow Outdoors
Findings from the most recent study by the University of Mississippi's Potency Monitoring Project concluded that levels of THC (the psychoactive substance in weed/marijuana) are on the rise and the staff at How to Grow Weed outdoors has seen this too.
Good news: due to increased levels of THC, pot smokers will experience a high like no other and if they're lucky, they could even benefit from a heightened out-of-body sensation. Sweet. Plus, think of the beneficial effects on medical weed/marijuana patients.
Bad news: higher THC in weed may result in paranoia, increased heart rate, panic/anxiety attacks, psychosis, depression, and schizophrenia. Stronger drugs also mean stronger addictions. So don't think it'll be easy to quit your crazy college habits right after graduation when you to score that 9-5 job.
Why the increase in THC? Or better yet, how? It could be due to more sophisticated weed growing techniques as well as drug traffickers who circulate more potent products in order to effect addiction on their customers.
I guess those Latin Americans really know how to grow their weed outdoors. If you look at it in a different perspective, maybe we should congratulate them for a new milestone in pot-growing. Thanks to them, we've reached a new all-time level of 9.6% THC. Sounds so much better than "stronger weed/marijuana leads to addiction." What a downer.
You also have to consider who sponsored this study--the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the University of Mississippi. No wonder the findings go against weed. If it were a Colorado university, it would be a different story.
Weed has been around for a long while. Its source, the hemp plant (cannabis sativa), was being cultivated for psychoactive properties more than 2,000 years ago. Although weed contains at least 400 different chemicals, its main mind-altering ingredient is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).The amount of THC in weed/marijuana determines the drug’s strength, and THC levels in weed are affected by a great many factors, including weed plant type, weather, soil, and time of harvest of the weed crop. Sophisticated weed cultivation of today produces high levels of THC and weed/marijuana that is far more potent than weed of the past. THC content of weed/marijuana, which averaged less than 1 percent in 1974, rose to an average 4 percent by 1994.
For the highly popular form of weed/marijuana called Sinsemilla (from the Spanish "without seeds"), made from just the weed buds and flowering tops of female weed plants, THC content averages 7.5 percent and ranges as high as 24 percent. As for hashish, a resin made from flowers of the female plant, THC levels may be five to ten times higher than crude marijuana’s. The crew at How to grow weed outdoors is still working on this one.
Other thoughts on increasing THC Levels in Outdoor Weed Growing
THC (tetra-hydro-cannibol) is one of over 400 cannibols present in the cannabis plant and is responsible for the 'high' associated with smoking cannabis.
It is present in all weed/marijuana plants, male and female but in varying quantities. Weed with a low THC content will have a weak effect. The other cannibols present will be responsible for a heavy, sleepy stoned effect.
To produce weed plants with a useful percentage of THC, they need to be of the correct strain. Weed plants found wild (ditch weed) will have little facility for producing THC. Commercial liscenced weed plants also have a low THC content.
The male weed plants are also of low THC content and only the unfertilized female plants contain usable quantities of THC in their thrichomes.
The THC levels increase through the female plants flowering season. The trichomes (found on leaves but mainly on the buds) will be producing maximum THC when the stigmas (hairs) on the calyx start to change from white/yellow to brown.
The way you grow weed outdoors can have effects on the THC content in the weed. The genome of the strain has the biggest effect on that. But after harvest (if that's what you mean) THC will slowly decay, by heat and light, into another cannabinoid which is stable. So keep your weed in a cool and dark place.
You can, however, turn the formed cannabinoid and the already present ones back into THC by a chemical process in which the cannabinoids are extracted and treated with a strong acid for some time. After extracting, and vaporizing of the solvent you are left with, what they call, hash-oil. This is, if done properly, very pure. But considered a hard-drug. And might have a different effect since the composition has changed.
You can clean harvested outdoor grown weed by water curing. Removing impurities. It will not rise the content of THC but it will rise concentration in the end-product.
So anyway, store weed in a dry, dark and cool place.
Some More Tricks for Increasing THC Content by the Staff at
How to Grow Weed Outdoors
There are several tricks to increase the number of females, or the THC content of weed plants:
You can make the weed plants mature in 36 days if you are in a hurry, by cutting back on the light to about 14 hours, but the plants will not be as big. You should gradually shorten the light cycle until you reach fourteen hours.
You can stop any watering as the plants begin to bake the resin rise to the flowers. This will increase the resin a bit.
You can use a sunlamp on the plants as they begin to develop flower stalks.
To use the colchicine, you should prepare your pre-soaking solution of distilled water with about 0.10 per cent colchicine. This will cause many of the weed seeds to die and not germinate, but the ones that do come up will be polyploid plants.
This is the accepted difference between such strains as gold and normal weed, and yours will DEFINITELY be superweed.
The problem here is that colchicine is a poison in larger quantities and may be poisonous in the first generation of plants. Bill Frake, author of CONNOISSEUR’S HANDBOOK OF MARIJUANA runs a very complete colchicine treatment down and warns against smoking the first generation plants (all succeeding generations will also be polyploid) because of this poisonous quality.
However, the Medical Index shows colchicine being given in very small quantities to people for treatment if various ailments. Although these quantities are small, they would appear to be larger than any you could receive form smoking a seed-treated weed plant.
It would be a good idea to buy a copy of CONNOISSEUR’S, if you are planning to attempt this, and read Mr. Drake’s complete instructions.
Another still-experimental process to increase the resin it to pinch off the leaf tips as soon as they appear from the time the weed plant is in the seedling stage on through the weed plant's entire life-span.
This produces a distorted, wrecked looking weed plant which would be very difficulty to recognize as weed/marijuana. Of course, there is less substance to this plant, but such wrecked creatures have been known to produce so much resin that it crystallizes a strong hash all over the surface of the weed plant – might be wise to try it on a weed plant or two and see what happens.