Growing Cannabis: The Required Elements

Growing Cannabis
Growing Cannabis

There are a lot of things that marijuana needs in order to survive. It will not only require light, soil, water, and air in for it to grow but you also have to provide it with essential nutrients. This is something that all growers should be aware of when growing cannabis so that they can easily purchase a nutrient solution that contains these elements. Not all soil has the nutrients that the marijuana plants need so as a grower it is your job to search for a source.

Identifying the Nutrients that You Have to Supply Your Marijuana Plants

There are plenty of nutrients that can benefit your growing cannabis plants. Though they can be useful for your plants, it is important that you also know the right dosage that your plants need because supplying them more than what is required can also result in weed problems. This is the reason why you have to read the information given by the manufacturer on how you will feed your plants with these nutrients.

The following nutrients should be given to your plants in high volumes. They are not normally present in a greater amount in the soil so you will need to purchase a solution that you can mix with soil or water.

  • Nitrogen

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Magnesium

  • Sulfur

Aside from growing cannabis with the nutrients listed above, there are micro-nutrients that you also need to give your plants because they play secondary roles for the plants’ development. You don’t have to set them aside because they can help you achieve better yields and keep your plants away from diseases.

  • Boron

  • Copper

  • Chlorine

  • Iron

  • Zinc

  • Manganese

  • Nickel

  • Molybdenum

Your growing cannabis plants will need more of these nutrients during its flowering period. When the flowers have already grown into buds then you can start flushing the nutrients. Yet, you still need to supply nutrients to your plants but in a little amount. When giving your plants with the nutrients, make use of glass or plastic instead of metal because there are elements present in metal that can mix with the nutrients.

When fertilizers break down, the production of salt is getting higher. You will need to flush the soil to remove the salt that will ensure the delivery of food to the plants. You have to use clean water when growing cannabis with the right pH level.

Nutrients are available in powder and liquid form. Powder form is more concentrated and less expensive compared to liquid. You just have to dissolve it in hot water before placing it into the tank to be assured that it had already mixed.

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