Indoor cannabis cultivation is an art, so thus growing marijuana. The requirements are high, yet the product is even higher from time to time. Homegrown cannabis has its secrets that many growers need to reveal. While it would be simple to say, do this or do that, it requires the grower to know what is best. Also, learning over time from studying the plants’ natural life cycles.
Furthermore, knowledge in the growing conditions of the cannabis plant is a must. A lot can be learned from asking a grow shop guy, but care must be taken when being advised to use a product that is not suited for the environment.
Getting a product that requires little media is quite not beneficial. These will not need the grower to change the growth media as they would with soil, for instance. As a result, the grower will not be spending as much money.
Research Indoor Cannabis Growing Products
Research is the right path when growing cannabis. Check for an online community that is full of information that growers and users share and contribute. However, be mindful that what worked for one grower may not work for another. For instance, if there is one chance in the growing conditions such as moisture, then the plants will not grow the same as what another grower achieved.
Research the plants’ origin, its climate in particular. How much moisture in the air does the plant prefer? Is it from the North or South? Alternatively, if from the North, it will prefer a colder climate than from the South.
Revealing Secret Elements On Growing Marijuana
The three secrets of Indoor growing has to be the three elements plants need to flourish, The feed, light, and climate control.
All plants need food with many different types available for each of the plants’ cycles. Thus, it enables the grower to manipulate these cycles to their benefit. The dangers behind feeding are that either feeding too much or using feeds that are strong for the cannabis plant. Overnutrition will drown the root zone and make the plant grow at the very least. However, constant overfeeding will cause root disease to form.
Strength-feeding is a common practice in indoor cannabis growing due to pushing the plants to their limits. Often, more bad is being done than good as the plant tries to accept the increase in strength. Generally, the grower should know when it is required of him or her to higher the EC, but not always will the plant be ready.
Growers quite often use a grow schedule they have found on the internet or from a friend. Copying this plan should produce the same as many believed. On the other hand, this is not advisable due to the limit on observing the plant growth spurts. Also, other signs alert the grower to higher electrical conductivity (EC), such as ‘paling’ on the new growth. Pale green on the center of the new foliage tells that it needs to increase the strength. Likewise, if only the tips of the foliage show a browning then it needs to lower the EC.
- Lighting Matters
Grow lights are used to manipulate the plants’ life cycles. Using grow lights allows the grower to determine which period the plant is in. This is either 18 hours of light in 24 hours or 12 of light in 24 hours. The latter being for flowering, while 18/6 is for growth and propagation. The strength of the grow light determines the result’s possibilities.
The grow lights will produce the required lumens a plant needs to grow or flower. Nevertheless, do not expect a 250-watt lamp to build, say, ten plants to their most abundant. Remember, a 250-watt light will only produce 250 grams of cured produce. Whether this is above ten plants or 20 plants, the outcome will be the same.
One plant would give an ample amount of buds that had a long enough growing period so it could mature. Also, the plant will expand enough branches to hold the flowers after pruning and topping. Most growers aim for 8-10 plants per 600 watts grow light with a growing period of three to five weeks being required to achieve the most substantial yield. If the grower were to increase the number of plants to 20, then the growth period would decrease to two to three weeks.
One plant in an aeroponic grow system would need ten to twelve weeks to produce before flowering. It is good practice to allow plants to grow for four weeks. Furthermore, this ensures the plant has reached maturity before entering its flowering stage. Cannabis plants are prone to disease when entering the flowering stage. Thus at an early stage, will not fight off disease and pests.
As for the rule, a 400 watt can be used in growing and up it to a 600 watt for flowering. Best practice will be the grower that uses the same lighting for growing as he does for flowering. This ensures the nodes are even, and each growing head is of the same proportion.
- Cannabis Grow Room Climate and Environment Management
Temperature and moisture control ensuring the air in the grow room even in a cheap indoor grow setup, needs to be modified. At least twelve times per hour in the Winter and 24 times for Summertime. This is due to the air being wetter in the Winter and dry in Summer. As a rule, the grower should set the grow room to reach temperatures of 26 degrees for growth and 28 degrees for flowering.
Climate control is critical and the most overlooked factor than that of any other element to cannabis indoor growing. The correct climate will ensure the plants are healthy with much-needed oxygen, moisture, and heat.
The only secret a grower should keep is feeding schedules; each strain of cannabis plant requires its own formed program that can take years to plan. The rest is common sense.