CO2 BOOST BUCKETS Reviewed
There has been a bit of conversation recently about the need and levels of CO2 for growing great buds during the flowering stage, so we did a bit of investigating of need and options, to give you the info you need.
CO2 levels are an important aspect of growing the best cannabis buds. CO2 is required for the plant to generate food and grow. The real question is how much CO2 and how important is it. We have reviewed numerous grow setups and tracked the quantity and quality of the plants and buds produced by each in an effort to identify the important variables when working on the very best plant outcomes.
Our conclusion is that there is a definite list of things to get right and they have very different levels of impact and therefore importance in getting you the outcome you want. The level of CO2 falls in this order at number 5, so invest accordingly. Each of these must be done right, or your plants will struggle, but their relative “order of importance” in your plant bud quality is:
- The DNA of your seeds or clone
- The right light
- The right nutrition – including ph
- The right care – trim, temp, pests
- The right air (CO2)
The other thing we discovered about CO2 was that as long as your plants were getting fresh air the CO2 issue does not appear to be a big plus or minus. On the other hand if you have a large crop that is not getting air movement, or a sealed location that cannot get air flow, it will then become an issue you need to manage.
In our opinion most all small crop growers will be better off using fans to move fresh air in and out on the room, rather than trying to use a boost bucket to boost the amount of CO2 in the air. However, if airflow is not an option consider the bucket by CO2 Boost, available here.