Top 10 Tips for Growing Marijuana
It is easy to grow marijuana. Marijuana is known by many names, including weed. You can grow great plants, but it takes extra effort to get the best results. These marijuana growing tips by Drip Works will help you grow pot plants that are both pot-friendly and profitable for your business.
- Choose your location. Consider the pros and cons to your particular situation. Growing your crop outdoors can be possible depending on where you live. You will need to ensure that your plants have enough water and are at the right temperature in order to thrive. Indoors, you have full control but will need to set up lighting and irrigation systems to help your plants grow.
- Choose the best seeds and clones. Don’t pinch pennies. A reputable supplier will only sell the highest quality genetics. You can choose whether you prefer a mellow indica, an edgy Sativa or a medicinal-quality high in CBDs.
- Do not discriminate on the basis of sex. When it comes to pot, sexual discrimination can be a good thing. Feminized seeds are best because the smokable buds are produced by females. One male plant can pollinate a female in your garden, which causes them to make seeds instead of sticky, resinous buds.
- Start your pot plants on the right foot. Germinating marijuana seeds properly will help you get them off to a healthy start. The best way to ensure your marijuana seeds are germinated is to establish a strong tap root that will provide water and nutrients for the plant throughout its life. There are many ways to germinate marijuana seeds. Plant them in the ground and then cover them with a cup of water. Wrap them in damp paper towels until the tap root forms.
- Select your soil. You want a soil that drains well and is loamy. To improve the soil’s ability to grow marijuana plants, you can add soil conditioners if your soil is clayy or porous. You have full control over the soil type you use indoors. Although hydroponics is an option indoors, it will require significant investment in equipment, supplies and maintenance.
- Irrigation. You will need to water your plants once a week. This schedule may vary if your plants are outdoors. It is a good rule to water your plants only when the soil feels dry. A sign that your plants need water is yellowing or drooping leaves. Be careful not to overwater your plants.
- Fertilizer. As with all plants, marijuana requires nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (or N-P-K). You will need to use a mixture of 10-10-5 and 5-25-9 during the growth stage, and a mixture of both during the flowering phase. You can find many premixed fertilizers at your local cannabis supplies store. Avoid overdoing it, just like with water.
- Humidity. When you grow your plants indoors you should aim for a relative humidity of between 40% and 50%. You can measure humidity using a hygrometer.
- Maintain the ideal temperature range for pot plants. This is generally between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Maintain good airflow in order to prevent mold and fungus. In the indoors, fans and exhaust systems can be used to improve airflow. To prevent the spread and spread of diseases and mold, ensure that plants are spaced appropriately.