Nutrient Levels For Growing Marijuana

Basic Growing Marijuana Seed Information


Both Cannabis and Marijuana Seeds rely on nutrients within the soil for growth, together with the necessary water, carbon dioxide and sunlight, they form the building blocks for your plants. 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.

There are several ways that you can introduce nutrients into the soil, including compost mixes and fertilizers. Almost all local garden centers stock a selection of pre-packaged nutrients that will suffice. It is important that you make sure the three vital ingredients necessary for good Marijuana plant development are included; 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 standard mix will supply an even 20-20-20 mix of each essential nutrient in equal parts.

As your Marijuana Seeds grow they will require all of these three vital nutrients in varying quantities. 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. During this stage of development it is best to feed your Marijuana seeds a balanced fertilizer with equal measures of all three vital nutrients. Your growing Marijuana seeds will require easily accessible quantities of each to achieve optimum growth.

If you are growing your Cannabis or Marijuana plants inside, in a grow room then you will want to make sure that you dilute the fertilizer so that you do not over fertilize the plants. 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.

As the life cycle of your Marijuana seeds change from growth to flowering, then the nutritional needs of the Marijuana plant change. Until this time your Marijuana Seeds have spent their whole life growing new shoots and leaves, now it is building its reproductive parts and converting the stored energy into buds and flowers.

During this stage your plants will require higher levels of Phosphorus, 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 adding this vital nutrient at this time can prove vital to increasing yields.

During this flowering stage lower levels of Nitrogen are required, and many of the flowering fertilizers account for this, as well as supplying the necessary trace elements that your Marijuana plants also require during this time. Many growers make the mistake of believing that more nutrients during flowering will produce larger buds. 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.

Keeping a close watch on your nutrient levels is the best way to achieve maximum growth and yield from your Marijuana Seeds. You can learn much more about growing Marijuana, especially the Sour Diesel Seeds and strains, read the best Sour Diesel Seeds growing guide.

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