In this article we bring you a series of tips that we hope will help you improve your growing experience with a correct fertilization of marijuana plants. In this section of our store you can buy fertilizers.
General tips for the use of fertilizers in growing marijuana
As a general rule, if you choose to grow in soil, your marijuana plants will not need much more than irrigation water. It is usually enough that the soil already fertilized in a natural way is complemented with some microorganism or enzyme that enrich it. Counting on a land that is itself rich in macronutrients, only rooting and proper absorption should be controlled or facilitated of these nutrients.
The main difference can be seen in the need for fertilization of other crops Like the aeroponic or hydroponic and of course, the coco substrate. In these cases, the usual is start with not very strong fertilizers and gradually increase the doses of the fertilizer, adapted to the different phases of growth and to the advice, of course, of the manufacturer and the specific seed bank.
It is true that with the infinity of varieties available, we will see different more generic and characteristic behaviors depending on whether we are facing a sativa, indica or some type of autoflowering. In the case of indica, the normal thing is that they demand more amount of fertilizer than the more sativa varieties. On the other hand, both the hybrid strains and most of the automatic ones, will depend mainly on their origins, demanding both high and low doses depending on the genotype and the germinated phenotype.
The best is the grower’s own experience. Testing the cultivation of different varieties and in different media is how it is really possible to optimize fertilization and with it, the cultivation. What is clear is that by maintaining consistency and control of fertilization, combining it with the various growth and flowering enhancers that the market offers us, great differences are obtained. of production. As always, the ideal is to observe the absorption of the plants and adopt the appropriate dose accordingly.
In all cases of fertilization or manuring, so bad will the lack of nutrients such as excess, so you should not sin either over-fertilization.
Also is true that the optimization of a crop will always depend on the genetics of the marijuana plant. It will not do any good to equip a crop with premium brands and excellent enhancers if the chosen seed is not of quality. Ideally, therefore, it will be a good combination of both. By having the highest quality genetics and fertilizers and enhancers, we will only have to control the doses to have a guaranteed success at the end of cannabis cultivation.
Without losing sight of our specimens and counting on the large manufacturers and banks in the market, we will be able to meet the needs of each variety and growing medium to obtain more than expected results.
How to control the PH level and micronutrients necessary for growing cannabis
In one of the blog posts we talk about fertilization with macronutrients in marijuana crops, providing them with an extra and necessary contribution for their correct development of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compound commonly called NPK. As we already said, the contribution of NPK It is of vital importance for the proper growth of cannabis plants, but we cannot forget the necessary level of micronutrients and PH of the entire subscriber.
As such, the micronutrients must also be introduced in the fertilization plan, also controlling that both the products and the water are in harmony of PH.
Today, the market offers us countless brands with supplements that meet the micronutrient needs of marijuana plants.
Like macronutrients, micronutrients will already be present in the substrate if we choose to grow on land. And in the same way, growers who choose to grow in coconut or in hydroponic or aeroponic systems are the ones who will most require this type of subscriber. The most normal thing is that there is a good product based on calcium and magnesium as the main contributions.
The ultimate micronutrient is silica, possibly within a few years we will see it already categorized as a micronutrient. Today, several experienced growers are known to use it to improve cell development and increase the level of trichomes in some cannabis strains, especially in the US.
Regarding the pH, as always, its level will directly affect the development of the crop, since depending on it, the plant will be able to absorb the nutrients added with fertilization with greater or lesser efficiency. It is recommended to measure the PH level at all times so that it never gets out of control, before each subscriber and with each type of solution used. In general values, for cannabis crops the correct pH is around 5.5 and 6 for coconut or hydro / aeroponics and between 6 and 6.5 if soil is chosen.