Which Nutrients To Use For Marijuana Seeds
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. Most people are familiar with the packaged fertilizers that are available in garden centers. There are three ingredients that make up fertilizers, N is Nitrogen, P is Phosphorus and K is Potassium. Most fertilizers will display the ratio of nutrients in relation to each other. 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. depending on the growth stage they are in. To begin with when first germinating Marijuana Seeds, it is important to use good quality soil that will not require any additional nutrients.
When the plant gets into its growth stage, then it will rapidly take up nutrients as it increases in size and produces more leaves. The best fertilizer to use is a balanced mix such a 20 – 20 – 20 NPK. Your growing Marijuana seeds will require easily accessible quantities of each to achieve optimum growth.
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 feeding your plants during this stage will damage the roots, leaves and growing tips of the plants, reducing the speed at which it will grow.
Once you are satisfied with the growth of your Marijuana plants it is time to flower them, then the nutritional needs of the Marijuana 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.
During this stage your plants will require higher levels of Phosphorus, and having a higher amount available can significantly boost the production of buds and their size. This increases the amount of marijuana that you will be able to harvest, 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. There is a temptation at this stage to give it a little extra to try and boost things a little. This is often damaging to your plants and results in the opposite effect, stick to a balanced ratio to achieve optimum growth levels.
The way to tell if your plant is not getting the nutrients it needs in the growth phase is if you may notice that the plant has seemed to stop growing and the tips of the leaves will turn yellow. 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.