Yo, what’s good my fellow growers? It’s ya boy Dan here to talk about feeding your cannabis plants some much-needed nutrients. Growing weed is an art form and like any artist, you gotta have the right tools to create your masterpiece. That’s where nutrients come in, they’re like the paintbrushes and paint that bring your plants to life.
First things first, when do you start feeding your plants nutrients? Well, it all depends on what type of soil or medium you’re growing in. If you’re using a high-quality soil mix like Fox Farms Ocean Forest, then you won’t need to start feeding until around week 3-4 of veg. This is because high-quality soils are already loaded with beneficial microbes and nutrients that will keep your plants happy and healthy for the first few weeks.
However, if you’re using a cheaper soil mix or a hydroponic setup, then you’ll need to start feeding your plants nutrients right away. This is because these mediums don’t have any natural sources of nutrients for your plants to feed off of.
Now let’s talk about what type of nutrients you should be using. There are two main types of nutrients: synthetic and organic. Synthetic nutrients are man-made and often come in liquid form. They’re easy to use and provide fast results, but they can also be harsh on your plants if not used correctly.
Organic nutrients, on the other hand, are made from natural sources like bat guano, worm castings, and fish emulsion. They take longer to break down and provide slower results, but they’re much gentler on your plants and won’t burn them if used correctly.
When it comes to feeding your plants, less is often more. Overfeeding can lead to nutrient burn which will cause your leaves to turn yellow and crispy. Start with half of the recommended dose and slowly work your way up as needed.
In terms of how often to feed your plants, it’s best to follow a schedule based on the stage of growth your plants are in. During veg, you should be feeding your plants every other watering. During flower, you should be feeding every watering.
One important thing to remember is that pH plays a huge role in nutrient absorption. Your soil or water pH should be between 6-7 for optimal nutrient uptake. You can test this using a pH meter or pH strips which can be found at any hydroponics store.
So why are nutrients so important for cannabis plants? Well, just like humans need vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, so do plants. Nutrients help with photosynthesis, root growth, flower development, and overall plant health.
In conclusion my fellow growers, feeding your cannabis plants nutrients is crucial for achieving maximum yield and potency. Just remember to start slow and work your way up as needed, follow a feeding schedule based on plant growth stage, and keep an eye on pH levels. Stay lit my OGs!