Nutrient Levels For Growing Marijuana

Basic Growing Marijuana Seed Information


Cannabis and Marijuana plants use the nutrients surrounding the roots, together with water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to grow. All the nutrients necessary for the correct growth of your Sour Diesel Seeds are available from good quality soil, if however the soil is of a low quality, or has depleted its reserves of these nutrients, the growth of your Marijuana seeds may be rather slow.

To add nutrients to the soil you can use fertilizers and composts. Almost all local garden centers stock a selection of pre-packaged nutrients that will suffice. There are three ingredients that make up fertilizers, N is Nitrogen, P is Phosphorus and K is Potassium. Fertilizers are normally packaged with a ratio that indicates the amount of each in the mix. A balanced general purpose fertilizer has a 20 – 20 – 20 mix that has each ingredient in equal parts.

Throughout the life cycle of any cannabis or Marijuana seed, it needs different types of fertilizer according to its growing requirements. When you plant the seeds you should plant them in a potting mix and that does not require any addition fertilizer as the plant Marijuana seeds begin to grow.

When the plant gets into its growth stage, it will quickly use up the available nutrients as it develops more leaves and grows in size. The best fertilizer to use is a balanced mix such a 20 – 20 – 20 NPK. This makes sure good amounts of each major nutrient is readily available to your growing Marijuana Seeds.

One of the most common problems that indoor Marijuana Seed growers face is that of over fertilizing their young plants. if you are planning to grow your seeds indoors it is important that you reduce the fertilizer levels accordingly. Grown in smaller pots, Marijuana quickly absorbs the surrounding nutrients, so you need to supply them with a lower dosage at regular intervals. Over fertilizing can burn the roots damaging the plant by harming its ability to absorb water and nutrients.

Once you are satisfied with the growth of your Marijuana plants it is time to flower them, at this point the nutrient levels required by the plant change. Where previously the plant was growing and making new leaves, it now begins to use the stored energy and necessary nutrients to produce the flowers and buds.

Phosphorus will be in high demand, and supplying them with additional levels can seriously improve the size and weight of your buds. Improving both the quality and quantity of your Marijuana at harvest is many growers primary goal, so proiding additional Phosphorus is important.

A ratio of 10 – 30 – 10 NPK is best for this part of the Marijuana plant’s life cycle, and most of these types of fertilizers also include many trace elements that are important during flowering. There is a temptation at this stage to give it a little extra to try and boost things a little. Be warned you will have the opposite effect, so do not undo all the hard work you have put in, by using too much fertilizer.

The way to tell if your plant is not getting the nutrients it needs in the growth phase is if you see the leaves are beginning to lose their green appearance and take on a more yellow color. If you have a good eye for color, you may notice that over all green tone of the plant has become lighter.

Closely paying attention to the nutrient needs of your Sour Diesel Seeds is the best way to ensure a good quality and quanity from your matured Marijuana plants. You can learn much more about growing Marijuana, and in particular growing Sour Diesel Seeds by clicking through the link here, read the best Sour Diesel Seeds growing guide.

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