What nutrients do I need to grow Cannabis?
Both micro and macro-nutrients are essential to growing cannabis.
What nutrients are essential?
Technically there are 15 essential plant nutrients and fertilizing with them will help to optimize growth; however, three of these nutrients come from the air and water: oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. Because of this, they generally aren't taken into account in the area of plant nutrition.
Because they come from water and air, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen are often not listed as macro-nutrients.
The remaining 12 nutrients are broken up into Macro-nutrients and Micro-nutrients:
The three macro-nutrients essential to plant growth are:
There are three more nutrients considered to be secondary macro-nutrients, which are:
Micro-nutrients are also essential. The 6 essential micro-nutrients are:
What nutrients are not essential but may help?
Can I force my plants to flower with nutrients?
Do I need to worry about pH levels?
pH is the measure of the alkalinity or acidity of your soil or water. It is important to monitor pH levels while growing, especially with cannabis. Cannabis plants generally thrive with a pH of 6-7 in soil and between 5.5 and 6 when growing hydroponically.
We offer pH adjusters to aid you in this. Try our Silica Up or Citric Down to help you maintain healthy levels.
Do nutrients affect growth?
Yes! By controlling nutrients and sticking to a feed schedule, growers can control how large or how small their plant gets. For example, we sell bud enhancers that use phosphorus and potassium to pack on bulk in the flowering stage.
How do I give my plants nutrients?
Nutrients come in both powdered form and liquid. Nutrients are mixed with water and mixed with your growing medium. For example, when growing with soil or coco, your nutrient solution will be what you water your plants with. When growing hydroponically, your plants will grow inside your nutrient solution.
For a beginners guide to Future Harvest's Nutrients CLICK HERE
For a beginners guide to Future Harvest's Additives CLICK HERE
Future Harvest offers up to date and downloadable feeding charts on our website.
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