Feeding Cannabis Plants Simply and Easily

Feeding cannabis plants can be a challenging task for novice medicinal growers. As a result, providing too much or too little is among the most common growing mistakes. Fortunately, there are also simple ways to feed cannabis plants, useful for beginners.

Choose soil

Practically the easiest way to feed cannabis plants is to grow them on the soil. Earth has a buffering effect and will often catch feeding errors. If you want to get through a cycle quickly and without many feeding problems, it is best (after the first few weeks) to report to a large pot. 

In a pot of about 15 liters with well-fertilized soil, you may even be able to grow a whole crop without having to add nutrients. The larger the pot, the more nutrition the plant already has at its disposal.

The nutrients in the soil will be depleted quickly in a small pot, which means that you will soon have to add nutrients and run the risk of making nutrition mistakes. So it’s better to choose a slightly larger pot to repot your seedling in after the first few weeks. 

Large pots also mean that you will have to water less often because more soil retains more water. This helps, especially during the hot summer, against dehydration. Small pots may need to be watered almost daily.

Slow Release Plant Food

Buy well-fertilized soil in a grow store. Soil that you buy in garden centers is less suitable for growing cannabis plants. The quality of such soil leaves much to be desired, and the nutrients are not sufficient for the entire cultivation of a cannabis plant. 

A well-fertilized soil from the grow shop usually contains enough nutrients for about six weeks. You can also choose a so-called light mix soil. In that case, the soil has nutrition for about two weeks.

After these six/two weeks, you will probably need to supplement with a unique nutrient for cannabis plants. The easiest way to do this is by using so-called slow-release plant food.

You mix these products through the soil according to the instructions, after which you only need to water. The nutrition is released slowly so that your cannabis plants always get enough food.

If you are using liquid fertilizer, do not give them the amount stated on the bottle immediately but about half of it. You can always provide more nutrients, but flushing nutrients out of the soil is much more difficult. 

Feed about twice a week. This will ensure that your plant has enough nutrition for the entire cultivation period.

Nutritional mistakes

Sooner or later, you will have to deal with a shortage or over-fertilization. That’s why it is essential to take a good look at your plants so that you can catch any issues early. 

Also, remember what you do spot issues: write it down so you know where it went wrong when it goes wrong. If you learn from your mistakes, you won’t have to make them again. 

Five tips for growing Sativa cannabis plants indoors


Beginning home growers don’t usually choose sativas because of their height and more extended flowering period. But what if it’s the medicinal properties of sativas that you’re after? With these 5 tips you can grow medicinal sativas even as a beginner! 

When you stick to a few basic principles, growing a sativa is no more difficult than growing an indica. Of course, sativa-dominant cannabis varieties flower longer and often get bigger, but you can take that into account as a grower. 

In addition, growing sativas also has advantages for growers, and not just in terms of smell, taste and effect.

Sativa’s often have enough with a short growth phase. They grow longer after you put them on a 12/12 regime. In the summer, Sativa’s are better able to withstand the higher temperatures in your growing space. 

Sativa’s also tends to be less prone to bud rot when there is high humidity. Sativa is also a quick to dry weed. Here are five growing tips to keep in mind when growing sativa dominant strains indoors.

1. 12/12 a little earlier

Don’t mistake a sativa’s growth spurt after you set the clock to 12/12. The stretching phase that precedes flowering in all cannabis plants is faster and lasts longer in a sativa. So please don’t wait too long to switch to 12/12, and count on the fact that a sativa dominant strain of weed will grow more than twice its size in many cases.

2. Choose a fast sativa

Sativa dominant hybrids flower shorter but offer the same effects. 

Some sativas flower as long as 20 weeks or more. These types of almost pure sativa weed varieties are therefore not very suitable for the average home grower. It is, therefore, better to choose a sativa dominant hybrid that also has some indica influence.

Good sativa-dominant hybrids are much easier to grow, bloom up to 11 weeks and often have that typical spicy-sweet taste and give a high uplifting effect.

3. Give sativas lots of light

Sativa’s originate from warm areas with long summers. So treat your sativa indoors to something more tropical and give it lots of light. An advantage in the summer is that a sativa, thanks to its origin, can also cope better with the heat.

4. Easy on the nutrition

Sativas may stretch a lot, but they still like a light diet. Again, this has to do with their origins; sativas often grow on infertile soil in nature. In addition, sativas take longer to bloom, and bud development is also slower. So give enough water but go easy on the nutrition.

5. Quicker flowering

Especially in the last period of the flowering phase, a sativa produces most of its flavor compounds. To speed up that ripening phase, you can shorten the day length in the last two weeks to 8 hours instead of 12. The longer nights produce more bloom hormone, which makes for faster ripening.



6 Misconceptions About Cannabis Debunked

Cannabidiol, or Cannabis For short, is trending in the medical world. And for a good reason. Cannabis has many proven health benefits, both in treating and preventing ailments. Because of its increasing popularity, much is being said and written about CBD. 

And in this flow of information, unfortunately, some misconceptions have also emerged. We’ll take a look at six of them, so you know exactly what it’s like.

1. Only Cannabis Gives weed medical value

A lot is being written about Cannabis. Logical, because there’s simply a lot to say about this beneficial substance from the cannabis plant. Because of the overload of reports, some people get the idea that only Cannabis is medicinal. THC is said to be only the ingredient that gets you high. In other words: Cannabis is medicinal, and THC is recreational. Nonsense!

THC also has medicinal properties. Moreover, there are over 100 other cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis plant that are most beneficial. Moreover, more and more is known about the combination of various cannabinoids. The so-called entourage effect.

So yes, Cannabis is hugely beneficial and valuable. But Cannabis is certainly not the only component from which Cannabis derives its medicinal status.

2. Cannabis works best without THC

Considering how many products there are that contain only Cannabis And no THC, you might think that Cannabis is best when it’s on its own. That too is a misconception. The main reason there is no THC in Cannabisproducts is that THC is banned in the Netherlands. 

But even countries with legal Cannabis sell Cannabis products without THC. That’s because many people like to benefit from Cannabiswithout wanting to get high.

More and more studies are showing what experts have suspected for some time: THC, Cannabis and all the other cannabinoids and terpenes work together and reinforce each other; the entourage effect we just talked about briefly. So actually, it’s exactly the other way around, and Cannabis Works best with THC.

3. Cannabis can treat anything

Someone who takes CBD: He should try Cannabis oil. It works so well for me I swear by it. You can vaporize it or eat it yourself.

This joke is about the idea that Cannabis would cure everything. While there are certainly a lot of conditions that Cannabis Helps with, there are many more conditions that it doesn’t help with. 

4. High dose of Cannabisbetter than a low one

Cannabis is healthy and beneficial. So the more you take, the better, right? You would expect that, but this is not necessarily the case. In fact, often lower doses of Cannabisare more effective, especially when combined with THC.

The holy grail, according to more and more patients and doctors, is “micro-dosing. This means that Cannabis and other cannabinoids work just fine if you take just enough of them. Moreover, in most cases, there is no point in taking too much. That’s just a waste of Cannabis and, therefore a waste of your money. 

5. Legal Cannabis Is enough

Cannabis products may be sold in some countries. But the medical cannabis policy is rattled and Cannabis is still illegal. The same is true in a number of U.S. states. There, Cannabis is legal, but medicinal Cannabis is not. Some politicians, doctors, and patients think that Cannabis is enough. But points one and two show just the opposite.

Moreover, everyone should decide for themselves how Cannabis works best. Does Cannabis oil work well for you? Then buy your favorite oil. 

Do you just need more cannabinoids and prefer to vaporize? Then that should be possible. So legal Cannabis is definitely not enough. The whole plant must be legal so that everyone can benefit in their own way.

6. Cannabis the same from any source

Much Cannabis is currently extracted from industrial hemp. That’s because hemp can be grown legally in many countries. To grow industrial hemp legally, it must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. But hemp plants do contain Cannabis and other cannabinoids. So it’s ideal for extracting cannabidiol.

Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. Hemp contains very little Cannabis. A lot of hemp is needed to get enough Cannabis. Moreover, Cannabis is a by-product; the most important thing is the hemp fibers.

Fortunately, there are cannabis strains that are high in Cannabis and low in THC. These strains are also rich in other cannabinoids and terpenes. This creates a full-spectrum oil. Moreover, much less plant material is needed to make a rich oil.

In short, Cannabis is a much better source of Cannabisthan hemp. So pay close attention to this when you purchase a Cannabis product.

Additional info: Weed and hashish withdrawal symptoms, drugs derived from the hemp or cannabis plant, occur when you are addicted to these substances and stop using them. Your body is so used to the weed or hash that it can no longer do without it. 

When you stop using Cannabis, your body starts protesting. These are called withdrawal symptoms. Both weed and hashish can cause these symptoms when you cease using them after intensive use.

How can I stop using Cannabis?

Because hash and weed are considered soft drugs, you might think that their use is harmless. Yet you can also become addicted to soft drugs, especially since the weed and hash of today are powerful. 

Moreover, blowing Cannabis is bad for your health. Your daily life can also suffer if you regularly smoke a joint. Your study or work suffers, just like your social life. Recognizable? Then it is time to stop smoking weed.