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.

 

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Finding a Happy Medium: When to Get Involved in Your Cultivation Business—and When Not to

Entrepreneurs do not need to be horticulturists to start a successful cultivation firm.

Owners may handle their grow operation like any other business if they recruit the correct individuals for the job.

Entrepreneurs want to know what’s going on in every part of their firm since they are held accountable to investors and stakeholders. It aids in their understanding of a new industry and can aid in their confidence while interacting with the media, stakeholders, or investors. When the owner, president, or CEO is seen working with their staff, it fosters team spirit.

However, knowing when to intervene might mean the difference between understanding your business and micromanaging it into oblivion.

When this involvement extends beyond the initial process orientation and into controlling day-to-day cultivation decisions, problems can occur. Entrepreneurs begin undertaking the grower’s work in order to assure the business’s success. This engagement may cause production issues and confusion within the cultivation team.

The most successful business owners strike a balance between recruiting for expertise and managing their company. To strike this balance, you must know when to intervene and when not to.

When should you become involved?

Owners of cultivation businesses should get involved if any of the following events occur:

1. Something does not appear to be correct.

You don’t need a horticultural degree to recognise when something isn’t right. “My plants just don’t look like photographs I’ve seen of other operations,” many business owners have told me. If you suspect something is amiss, you are most likely correct. Trust your instincts.

2. Your grower is evasive.

It’s no coincidence if your grower is unavailable when you’re on-site more than a few occasions. There’s a reason they won’t talk to you. Discover what it is.

3. Your grower requests assistance.

This is fantastic news! Whether your grower is overloaded or things aren’t going as planned, be grateful that they came to you early, rather than after an issue had led in a financial loss. They will continue to seek your assistance, support, and resources if they know they can rely on you.

When you’re not on the manufacturing floor, this will serve to put you at rest. You may safely focus on other elements of the business if you trust your grower to warn you to concerns.

When not to participate

If you have a query about a technical growing issue, it is best to leave it to the professionals. These decisions should be taken by someone who has years of commercial cultivation experience. Remember, this is why you hired a great grower in the first place.

On numerous occasions, I have witnessed senior management intervene in cultivation decisions that did not turn out well.

One operations manager chose to water plants at night to reduce the daily strain on the irrigation system. Plants do not require water at night and do not require fertiliser when the sun is not shining. Root disease is promoted by wet soil at night.

Another member of the same operations team had gone online to look up fertiliser recipes and decided to stop supplying iron to the plants. One week later, every plant in the facility displayed iron deficiency symptoms.

These issues arose as a result of unskilled individuals interjecting themselves into situations and making judgments that should have been made by the head grower. This is not only hazardous to the crop, but it can also jeopardise critical job relationships. True growers aren’t patient in these kinds of situations. The greatest of the best leave.

How to Strike a Balance

You don’t want to micromanage your company, but you also don’t want to employ and then walk away. You are ultimately responsible for your company’s profitability (or loss). So, what should a business owner do?

Approach it in the same way you would any other business. Hire slowly and just the best growers you can afford. Within a few weeks, you’ll know if this person is a good fit and if you can trust them to operate your cultivation programme.

It’s safe to be hands-off at this time, but with explicit milestones or check-ins.

All bets are off if milestones are missed or the grower becomes inattentive.

Set concern dates instead of worrying all the time about what might or might not be going on. Get involved if a specific milestone is not met by a certain date. However, you are not permitted to be concerned until that moment.

It is advantageous if the period between check-ins is short. Weekly production meetings are the most effective. It gives your grower enough leeway to run the show, but if the programme starts to wander off course, a week isn’t too lengthy to get things back on track.

Hiring a grower you can trust and letting them do their job is the key to successful management. Maintain vigilance over frequent check-ins, but relax between those dates. Your sanity and health will appreciate it.…

Cannabis : An Introduction Weed, marijuana, dank, dope, ganja, sticky slimy, broccoli, chronic…

Weed, marijuana, dank, dope, ganja, sticky slimy, broccoli, chronic…

These are only a few of the names given to the plant, which is officially recognised as cannabis. It is one of the most contentious plants in the world, and it has been lauded as much as it has been demonised, depending on who you ask.

But how can a single plant be so many different things to so many different people?

Your mileage may vary, as with many things in life, so make sure you know what you’re getting into so you can make the best decision for your requirements and interests.

In this post, we’ll go over the fundamentals of cannabis, including the many forms of cannabis, cannabis products, medical advantages, and much more.

The Various Cannabis Species

Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis are the three primary species of cannabis plant, while there is some controversy about whether the latter two qualify as different species from Cannabis sativa.

In terms of consumption, the two most popular classifications of cannabis are indica and sativa, and they each have various effects.

In general, sativa strains are connected with sensations of alertness and energy, as well as a more cerebral high in the head, making sativas more popular during and throughout the day—a day-time smoke, if you will. Lemon Haze, Green Crack God, Sour Diesel, and Jack Herer are all popular sativa strains.

Indicas, on the other hand, provide more of a ‘body high,’ making them a popular method to unwind and rest after a long day’s work—a there’s reason why some users refer to indicas as “in-da-couch.” Blueberry, Grape Ape, Northern Lights, and Bubba Kush are all popular indica strains.

Terpenes, THC, and CBD

While THC and CBD are the most well-known cannabinoids (chemical substances contained in cannabis), over 100 have been identified.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most well-known cannabinoid because it is the principal psychoactive ingredient present in cannabis, which means it makes you high.

CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive and will not make you high. However, it has numerous medical benefits, making it highly sought after, and it is frequently the first step toward cannabis legalisation. CBD is used to treat severe epilepsy and may have anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic properties. CBD can also aid with pain relief and has showed promise in treating cancer-related side effects such as nausea and vomiting.

Terpenes are aromatic molecules present in the essential oils of many plants and trees, and cannabis is abundant in terpenes, which are responsible for the vast differences in fragrance and odours amongst cannabis strains. Terpenes are responsible for the variety of flavours seen in cannabis strains, ranging from sweet and citrusy to dank and earthy.

Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways.

There are so many ways to consume cannabis that it’s almost certain that with a little experimentation, you’ll find what works best for you.

The three main ways to utilise cannabis are as follows:

Flower

Edibles

Concentrates

Flower

Flower is one of the most well-known and widely used forms of cannabis. The flower comes from the female cannabis plant, and we’re only interested in the buds, not the leaves, stems, or seeds (for more information, please see CLN news or crop king seeds). After the buds have been dried, trimmed, and cured, they are ready to smoke, and you have several alternatives.

Here are some of the most common and popular methods to consume cannabis flower:

Joint

The joint (also known as a doobie and jay, among other things) is a cannabis scene icon and is often many people’s first exposure with cannabis. Simply said, a joint is a rolled cannabis cigarette. There are varieties, such as a spliff, which contains a combination of cannabis and tobacco, and a blunt, which is a hollowed-out cigar packed with cannabis.

Pipe

Pipes are also popular for cannabis, and they are easier to set up than a joint because there is no rolling involved- all you have to do is break up (or “grind”) the cannabis buds, pack them in your bowl, and ignite it.

When smoking cannabis, glass pipes are the most commonly utilised type of pipe.

Bong

While bongs are technically another type of pipe, their water chamber distinguishes them enough to earn their own entry, which is why bongs are also referred to as “water pipes.” The uninformed may mistake a bong for a flower vase, and they are popular because they provide a smoother smoke than other techniques since the water filters the smoke as it bubbles through the water before being swallowed.

There are also several types of bongs, such as bubblers and gravity bongs.

Vaporizer

Vaporizers have a distinct benefit over other methods of smoking cannabis because when you inhale from one, you are not breathing smoke but rather vapour, which is far better for your lungs.

Vaporizers operate by heating the cannabis to the point where the cannabinoids (such as THC) and terpenes (which give cannabis strains their distinct aroma) turn into vapour, rather than burning the weed like you would in a bong, pipe, or joint.

If you peek in the chamber after you’ve finished vaporising, you’ll notice a difference because vaporizers don’t produce the black, charred ash that the other smoking methods stated above do. Instead, the flower in the vaporizer chamber will have gone brownish, resembling dried tobacco.

While there are vaporizers that work with cannabis concentrates, this article focused on vaporizers intended particularly for dried flower.

Start Low and Slow with Edibles

Cannabis edibles are any cannabis-infused food or drink, which is a broad category because almost anything may be transformed into an edible with a few drops of a cannabis tincture or oil.

There are hundreds of edibles makers that create everything from cannabis-infused candies like gummies and lollipops to baked goods like brownies and cookies, making edibles a terrific way to discreetly enjoy your cannabis. However, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to …