Things to Avoid While Growing Marijuana
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Cannabis can be an incredibly tricky plant to grow. It’s not a plant that you should go into without crafting a plan first. We are here to inform you on the common mistakes that happen without careful planning and preparation. Here are some common pitfalls that happen when it comes to growing:
Not Doing Enough Research
One of the most common mistakes is planting the seed into some dirt and waiting for something to happen. Do some research and explore what has worked for other growers.
Overfeeding Cannabis Plants
After planting you cannabis seeds, it might feel as though a lot of time has passed and it’s natural to have that food equals growth. It’s an intuitive feeling that needs to subside when growing cannabis. Overfeeding can lead to death of the plant. Make sure to follow instructions to feed the plant properly. Try not to rush the process.
Overwatering cannabis plants can lead to root rot and cause your cannabis to die. The key to this is making a schedule and sticking to it. As the plants get larger, they will need more water but yield with caution.
Unregulated temperatures and lighting
Cannabis thrives in the right temperature and humidity conditions. If your garden is too hot or too cold, it will definitely show through your plants. Cold temperatures will usually stunt the growth of your plants and ultimately cause them to die. Hot temperatures will develop stress on your plants causing the leaves to wilt and burn. Generally, you’ll want to keep your cannabis plant at 75 degrees fahrenheit in order to keep them happy. In addition, cannabis plants need a lot of light in order to thrive. If you are growing indoors, an old fashioned lamp will not work and your cannabis plant will not come out the way you desire.
Not Picking the Right Soil
Not all soil is created equal. Picking the right soil is essential for the growth of your plants. Cannabis plants are finicky and require the proper pH balance in the soil in order to thrive. Make sure your soil is between 6.5 and 7.5. Anything that is more or less than that will ruin your plants.
Using the Wrong Water
You want to use water that is 6.0 to 7.0. You can measure the pH balance of water with pH strips. If you fall outside this range the plants will lose nutrient deficiencies because the water is too acidic or not acidic at all. Routinely check the pH balance of your water and raise or lower the pH with additives.
Cannabis plants can take a few weeks to grow. Although you can harvest your cannabis plants any time they bloom, harvesting them too early can prevent them maturing from its full potential. Don’t wait until too long or you will lose the properties. Buds are ready to harvest when the hairs have darkened and curled in.