More than 145 million people use marijuana worldwide. While some people use it to get ‘high’, others use it for medical purposes.
For example, it can help those with chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, inflammation, and insomnia. Not only that, but it can also relieve some of the symptoms of cancer.
Thinking of growing your own? Looking for some tips for growing marijuana?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be going over everything that you need to know about growing cannabis below.
Keep reading to learn more!
Choose the Right Soil
Choose a soil with a light and airy texture—that’ll give the roots easy access to oxygen, which is necessary for proper plant growth. And make sure that it drains well. You don’t want there to be too much water as that can prevent the air from reaching the roots and that can suffocate the plant.
Also, keep an eye on the pH. Ideally, it should be around 6.0. A little below or above is fine but you don’t want it to be too far off as that can affect your yield.
Tip: Consider buying ready-made cannabis soil from a reputable brand. They usually contain enough nutrients for three to four weeks of growth.
Water the Plant Regularly
As a general rule, you want to water your marijuana plants every two to four days. You don’t want to do it too frequently, though, as that can lead to mold, fungus, and root rot. At the same time, you don’t want to underwater as that can dehydrate the plant and stunt its growth.
How can you tell if it needs water? Put your finger into the soil. If the top one to two inches feel dry, give it some water; the soil should be faintly moist, but not overly wet. Other signs that you’re underwatering include drooping leaves, thin leaves, and yellowing of the plant.
And don’t worry if you can’t get it right the first few times. You can always try again or buy your cannabis from a retailer such as Harvest HOC.
Ensure Good Airflow
Consider using a fan to improve airflow if you’re keeping the plant indoors—that’ll help manage humidity levels, which will prevent mold growth. Not only that, but the steady stream of air can deter some pests such as fungus gnats and mites.
The gentle breeze will also exercise the outer fibers of the plant, which will stimulate the production of growth hormones; this will allow the stems and leaves to grow bigger and stronger.
Just make sure not to go overboard. For the best results, use an oscillating fan—it’ll better distribute the air across the top of the plants.
Growing Marijuana At Home
And there you have it—three essential tips for growing marijuana at home. If anything, it’s quite straightforward once you get the hang of it. Not only will it save you money, but the process itself can also be therapeutic!
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