If you are unfamiliar with the marijuana growing process, you might have some misconceptions about the whole process. To get the most potent marijuana possible, you have to follow some strict growing guidelines. Many of people make crucial mistakes when trying to grow their cannabis seeds, which could ruin the whole batch. In this article, I’m going to lay out some of the most common mistakes medicinal marijuana growers make.
First of all, many people who first start growing marijuana falsely believe that they can grow it like any other plant and get results. Putting your plant next to a window like you would do any other plant will not yield any results. For the marijuana to be as potent as possible, it’s better to go with powerful compact fluorescent or led me lights. The more light your plant gets, the more buds it will produce.
Another mistake people make is using any kind of soil for their plants. Just any dirt from your backyard won’t do. You have to find soil with the proper acidic/alkaline balance to get the best results. If you were thinking of growing your plants outside, then you should use the right set of fertilizers and make sure the pH of the potting mix is a close to 7.0 as possible.
Talking of fertilizer, it is very important to choose the right kind of fertilizer for your plant. Some people falsely believe again that cannabis plants are like any other plants and that any fertilizer will do. However, the nitrate content of the fertilizer has to be adjusted to the grow period. For instance, during the grow period, you have to choose fertilizer that contains more nitrogen. During the flowering period, you have to choose a fertilizer that is rich in phosphorous. You can check the fertilizer’s content by looking at its NPK ratio (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium). It should be displayed somewhere on the bag or the packaging.
It is also important to be prepared for anything that might affect your plant during its growth. Marijuana growing is not a set it and forget it process. You have to be on guard for bug infestations, low or bad nutrient quality or inadequate co2 levels. You have to have a clear plan in place if any of these three things happen.
While you have to be active and properly care for your plants, a lot of new growers prune their plants too much. While some pruning can be beneficial, too much pruning could kill the plant. It is also very important that you do not use a pot that is too small; marijuana plants have very long roots and the plant might get rootbound if you choose a pot that is too small.
Growing medicinal marijuana is no simple affair. So before you decide to grow your own set of marijuana seeds, make sure that you educate yourself so that you don’t end up with unpleasant surprises or an under producing plant.