How To Grow Cannabis
Tips For Feeding Cannabis Plants.
To produce the biggest harvests and best quality buds, your plants will require a selection of nutrients and minerals. If you’re growing in good-quality, prepared soil, many of the trace elements, or micro-nutrients are already in the medium. However, for hydroponic and neutral mediums, these will also have to be added.
The nutrient needs of your plants alter as they grow and mature. During the vegetative stages, heavy doses of Nitrogen are required for fast growth and development. However, these needs change as the plant begins to flower, requiring an increase in Phosphorous and Potassium.
One of the most common mistakes made by new, inexperienced growers, is to over-feed their plants. Although it may be natural to assume that more feed equals bigger plants, this is not the case. In fact, it has the completely opposite effect, causing stress and damage, often resulting in the plant dying.
Understanding the nutritional needs of your plants can be a long and complicated process. Fortunately there are several, very good complete plant foods for Cannabis plants, we recommend Bergman’s Plant Food Fertilizer. Specially developed for Cannabis plants, it provides for all their needs from seedlings through to harvest. Find out more.
Selecting Your Growing Medium.
If you’re new to growing Cannabis, it’s likely you’re growing in soil, in a pot. If you’ve used a good quality soil, many of the nutrients your plants will need over the first few weeks of development are already contained within the soil. Only as the plant develops and shows signs of deficiency should additional nutrients be added.
Many indoor growers choose not to grow in soil, using an inert medium such as rockwool or hydroponic pebbles instead. Unlike soil, these mediums contain no nutritional value for the plants and all the necessary nutrients and minerals need to be added to achieve the very best growth.
Almost all commercial grow-rooms use some form of automated feeding system and hydroponics. This works by sending a constant, fresh supply of water and the correct nutrients across the roots. Hydroponically fed plants often produce the biggest, heaviest yields, but require a higher degree of skill and experience to bring to a successful harvest.
Whatever your chosen growing method, indoor or outside, you’re going to need to feed and fertilize your plants. You may be tempted to save a few dollars and purchase a cheap, all-round plant food, we recommend you don’t! General plant foods contain high quantities of nitrogen, and while necessary, can seriously damage your plants.
Nitrogen burn is a common problem suffered by Cannabis growers. The plant slowly begins curling its leaves and losing color. Many new growers read this as a sign the plant is under-fed and increase the nutrients further, resulting in further damage. Flush your growing medium thoroughly and allow to dry, before introducing more nutrients.
The best way to avoid mistakes is to use a tried, tested and trusted feed, specifically designed for Cannabis plants. Combined with an accurate feeding schedule, your plants will receive all the nutrients they need, as they require them. Bergman’s Plant Fertilizer is the perfect choice for both soil and hydroponic cultivation.
Complete Plant Fertilizer – Germination To Harvest.
Split into four different packets, Bergman’s Marijuana Plant Food can be added from the very first weeks of sprouting. Used in conjunction with the supplied feeding schedule, it seamlessly transitions through each stage of the plants development, promoting healthy growth and superior quality buds.
Seedling Fertilizer – This special Seedling Fertilizer contains everything your young plant will need during its first few weeks of life. Lower levels of nitrogen are sufficient for healthy growth at this stage, while the specially formulated compound contains elements to boost fast root development.
Growtime Fertilizer – With root development boosted, the Growtime Fertilizer increases nitrogen levels to promote fast growth of the leaves and branches. Used during the vegetative cycle, it accurately supplies all the plants needs, while improving root development and general health.
Plant Booster – As you change the light-hours to begin flowering, add the Plant Booster. The formula has been created to help induce early flowering and promote large flowers. It can also help increase the plants nutrient uptake and promote healthy roots.
Flowertime Fertilizer – Begin using the Flowertime Fertilizer as soon as the first flowers form, usually 7 – 10 days into the 12/12 light-cycle. Nitrogen levels are significantly reduced, while potassium levels are increased to promote large buds and healthy flowering.
Using Bergman’s Marijuana Plant Fertilizer.
Bergman’s Fertilizer is a complete feeding compound, specially formulated for correcting nutrient deficiencies in Cannabis and Marijuana plants. Dissolve the required amount in water and feed according to the schedule. Never overfeed or overwater your plants. Too little is better than too much.
Always check the Ph value of the nutrient solution before feeding. Balance the levels to between 6-0 – 7.0 for best results. Cannabis plants uptake nutrients and water best, when these levels are constantly maintained.
The Growtime fertilizer should be used throughout the vegetative cycle. This can be as long, or as short as required. Add the Plant Booster as the plants are sent to flower, with the Flowertime fertilizer added as the first flowers begin to show.
Flush your plants at regular stages throughout the growing and flowering process. This will help to remove salt build-up from around the roots and increase uptake. Two weeks before you plan to harvest, begin feeding your plants just water. This will remove as many nutrients from the plant as possible, improving the taste and aroma.
You can buy Bergman’s Marijuana Plant Food online and have it shipped, free of charge, to all parts of the USA. Enjoy fast, guaranteed delivery at no extra cost.
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