A Short Guide on Cannabis Cultivation Nutrition
As any keen cannabis grower knows, the nutrient requirements of any plant change throughout its lifetime. However, one of the most important nutrients for a cannabis plant's growth and health is nitrogen. Without sufficient levels of nitrogen, the plant’s metabolism will not be able to produce the necessary proteins it needs for healthy growth and flowering.
In addition to nitrogen, other necessary macronutrients for cannabis plants include phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur. Each of these nutrients has its own value and they must be in a balanced ratio for best results.
The ratios vary based on the stage of growth the plant is in. For example, cannabis in the vegetative stage will require more nitrogen, while phosphorus is the most important nutrient during the flowering stage.
When it comes to micronutrients, boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese and zinc are essential for healthy growth of cannabis. These micronutrients are present in the soil and are not typically applied directly to the plant, unless the soil lacks them or the plant needs a specific nutrient boost. It is important to remember that different types of cannabis can require different nutrients. However, a basic nutrient mix should provide the plant with all the necessary primary and secondary nutrients. If you need to adjust the ratios of nutrients for specific plants, you may want to use a soil test or consult with a professional grower.
Finally, cannabis plants need a lot of fluids to thrive. Make sure to give them plenty of water and make sure that the water temperature is correct. Keep away from using hard water, as the minerals may alter the pH of the nutrient mix used.
Taking care of the nutrients for your cannabis plants is essential for healthy growth and big yields. Take the time to understand each of the elements that your plant requires and ensure you provide them in the correct ratios to get the best results with your cannabis crop.