Marijuana Fertilizer Guide

Fertilizer for Hungry Marijuana Plants

Fertilizer is a crucial matter when it comes to growing marijuana. However, organic fertilizer is still the most preferred today because it is affordable and due to its high yield. Let’s begin with why you should use organic (homemade) fertilizer and why it is best for the marijuana plant.

There are varieties of fertilizers out there, which may need to be clarified to pick the right fertilizer. In this industry, some newer fertilizer products are inferior to some traditional fertilizer products, so it is difficult to determine the fertilizer suitable for your plants. This post will enlighten you on things you should look out for.

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What are Organic and Synthetic Fertilizers?

Synthetic fertilizer, most time is derived by subjecting petrochemical to stringent conditions alongside direct metric manipulation to boost production. A synthetic fertilizer must also have an adequate NPK ratio to sustain plant growth.

Natural, homemade, or organic fertilizers are the type by which petrochemical or metric manipulations are not needed for their production. You will enjoy a high yield if the organic fertilizer is added in proportion.

How To Fertilize Cloned Plants

Growers believe there are three primary rooting mediums; they are (1) Use Rockwool cubes or a related non-soil medium (2) Transfer cloned plants to the soil (3) Water Medium.

  1. Use Rockwool cubes or a related non-soil medium: This is sold in different marijuana marts or stores both offline and online. Rockwool cubes are different because they retain moisture from the cloned plant and offer excellent free flow of air.
  2. Transfer cloned plant to the soil: If you plan to clone and plant it in soil, you don’t need to add too much soil to the cloned plant because it can hinder breathing when it is overwatered or underwatered.
  3. Water Medium: This medium does not need the addition of rooting hormones. All you need to do is to place the cloned plant in water (distilled water, preferably), the roots and other parts of the cloned plant will start growing.

All the above methods have their distinct pros and cons; choose the one that will work best based on your environment. Please note, allow cloned plants to stay at least eighteen hours of access to light and humidity.

Learn more: Grow Room Temperature & Humidity Tips

Though there is a grow room machinery called auto-cloner, it automatically supplies oxygen, water, and light. Still, the only drawback of this machinery is it’s not affordable.

Are Fertilizers Sold In Stores Good?

Most growers complain that bottled fertilizer sold in shops is expensive, low quality, and sometimes causes more risk to your plant instead of supporting them. Remember that both organic and synthetic fertilizers are stored in bottles, but they lose their effectiveness because of too much water content and preservatives.

Another aspect is, you can’t place chemicals in a can and expect it to give a large yield, you need to check the label properly before using it.

Elements Needed In Fertilizer

Those that produce their fertilizer rarely purchase packaged fertilizers from stores because they have seen the immense quality difference. Producing your fertilizer gives you the knowledge about what your plant exactly needs, and you are sure of getting a high yield with excellent taste.

NPK is a macronutrient; you can’t make your fertilizer without considering this. N stands for Nitrogen, P stands for phosphorus while K stands for potassium.

We also have micronutrients that are needed by marijuana plants in small quantities but are also essential like the NPK. Micronutrients are manganese, molybdenum, calcium, copper, magnesium, cobalt, iodine, selenium, vitamins, and organic compounds.

1. Nitrogen; is essential to all plants, including marijuana. It provides protein and enzymes that are needed for photosynthesis to occur. Every plant needs the green pigments photosynthesis to provide. During the vegetative stage of your marijuana, if the room temperature is not up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, then you need to add more Nitrogen, but if the temperature in the marijuana room is more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, then Nitrogen is not required anymore.

2. Phosphorus: To those that smoke marijuana or love the smell, this is the most crucial element they look forward to. Phosphorus primarily converts solar/light energy to chemical energy required for growths. Without the presence of adequate phosphorus in your plant, then growth will not occur. They are the source of plant wax, oil, terpenes, plant sugar, and more. In a nutshell, phosphorus gives marijuana its flavor. If you encounter marijuana with awful flavor, there is a shortage of phosphorus in it.

3. Potassium: If you desire plant growth at the nursery stage, then get more nutrients that contain potassium for your marijuana. Potassium helps cannabis in the early stage to grow and sprout flowers, which is essential to all growers. Plants also need potassium to support their growth while they are aging.

4. Calcium: We all know calcium is a source of strength, even to humans. This element strengthens the cell walls of cannabis and enables plants to increase their rate of water retention.

5. Magnesium; There is no photosynthesis without magnesium. These elements are part of the components that make photosynthesis occur in plants. Magnesium also supports the activation of some useful enzymes to hasten the growth of marijuana.

6. Sulfur: is another element needed for plant growth. The presence of sulfur determines how well your seed and root will develop. Enzymes and vitamins also need sulfur to function. Other plants need a high concentration of trace elements, but the marijuana plant is different. Marijuana comes out well whenever the trace elements are low. These are few trace elements needed to get a high yield in marijuana are Iron (Fe), Chlorine (Cl), Molybdenum (Mo), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Boron (B), and Manganese (Mn).

In conclusion, adding fertilizer in the right proportion to your soil is still the most effective way to get a high yield. It is inadvisable to pour a bunch of fertilizers into your soil just because you want high yield and do everything in the right manner.

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