Yo, what’s up y’all? My name’s Dan and I’m here to help you out with your cannabis plants. If you’re tired of messing up your watering schedule and drowning or dehydrating your plants, then listen up. I got some tips and tricks to share with you to avoid these problems.
First off, let me tell you that this is a common issue among growers, no matter if you’re a beginner or a pro. We all make mistakes when it comes to watering our green beauties. But don’t worry, I got your back.
Let’s talk about what happens when you over or underwater your plants. When you give your plants too much water, it can lead to a loss of oxygen intake, bacterial and fungal growth, weakened resistance to pests and disease, destroyed root system, stunted growth, insect outbreaks and even sudden death. On the other hand, if you don’t give your plants enough water, they can wilt or fall over, have crispy or “burned” leaves, experience erratic pH fluctuations, salt buildup on the medium’s surface and even sudden death.
But don’t trip, there are ways to fix these issues. If you’ve overwatered your plants, the first step is to make sure they can still be saved. If they look like they’re about to die any minute, then there’s not much you can do. But if they’re still hanging on, let them dry out for a bit until the soil is sufficiently dry. Then water them until there are a few drops of runoff (if growing in soil) or adjust the pH and nutrient level if growing in soilless media. Keep repeating this process for about 10 days until your plants are back to good health.
To avoid overwatering your plants in the first place, make sure the temperature and humidity levels are in check if growing indoors. Set irrigation intervals so that you don’t water your plants too much or too little. Try using fast-draining materials like perlite or clay pebbles to increase root zone aeration. And lastly, keep your plants healthy by providing them with regulated intervals of water, adequate nutrient supply and ideal environmental conditions.
If you’ve underwatered your plants, assess them first to see if they can still be saved. Then provide them with 250-500mL of water at the base of the plant and monitor them to make sure they bounce back within 24 hours. To avoid underwatering your plants, estimate how often you need to water them based on factors like plant size and container size. If you find yourself having to water them too often, try adding water-retaining materials like mulch or coco coir to the soil profile or install an automated irrigation system.
So there you have it folks. Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll be growing top-shelf buds in no time. Until then, keep on growing my homies!