Yo, what’s good? This is Dan, and I’m about to drop some knowledge on how to handle emergencies in your cannabis garden. When shit hits the fan, you can’t just sit around and wait for things to get better. That’s why you need to know about foliar feeding and spraying. It’s a quick and easy way to get nutrients or protectants into your weed plants when they need it most.
Foliar feeding is when you spray fertilizer or protectant directly on your cannabis leaves. The liquid is absorbed quickly, which is different from traditional feeding methods that are taken up through the roots. Foliar feeding is especially helpful when your marijuana plants are experiencing a nutrient deficiency or pest outbreak.
The benefits of foliar feeding are lit. It’s easy to apply, efficient, and helps promote growth of root zone-base microorganisms. Plus, it avoids nutrient/salt buildup in the root zone and gives you pinpoint accuracy. Foliar feeding is also ideal to apply insecticide/pesticide/bactericide or a quick dose of micronutrients or growth boosters.
But when should you foliar spray your weed plants? The best times are early in the morning or right before indoor lights turn off. Don’t spray during the hottest part of the day because it can burn your leaves, stunt growth, or reduce yield. And don’t foliar feed during the flowering phase because it may promote bacterial or fungal growth on your buds.
Now let me break down how to foliar feed your cannabis plants in three easy steps:
1. Mix your cannabis nutrients: Check the recommended dosage on the bottle and mix accordingly with water. Always err on the side of caution and reduce the dose for your first time foliar feeding.
2. Check pH and nutrient content: Make sure your pH is 5.7 and use a nutrient meter to check that it doesn’t exceed 500 PPM.
3. Spray: Set the nozzle to spray function and spray from top to bottom until the entire plant is drenched. Observe your plants for the next 6-12 hours.
If you spot pests like spider mites or powdery mildew, don’t panic. You can apply organic insecticides or fungicides to safeguard your cannabis crop. But stay away from dangerous chemicals like Eagle-20 or Avid that can harm you, your loved ones, and the environment. Instead, use natural products like neem oil or copper sulfate.
Here’s how to apply foliar fungicides or insecticides on cannabis plants in three easy steps:
1. Read the instructions: Follow the guidelines provided by the brand.
2. Put the solution into a spray bottle: Funnel it into a glass spray bottle and shake well before use.
3. Spray your cannabis plants: Apply early in the morning or late evening until the plant is dripping with protectant.
By learning how to foliar feed or spray protectant on cannabis plants, you’ll be set for a bigger and better harvest than ever before. So go forth and take care of your weed babies with confidence! Peace out!