If you have never grown weed plants, you will miss crucial growing knowledge. It sounds probable that you could fatten a weed plant with food or that it is a good sign that seedlings are getting long. If you had learned these 10 lessons you know that is not the case.
10 lessons that every home grower should learn.
Weed plants are not the same as pets. Indulgence with lots of water and lots of plant food does not lead to thicker buds or a tastier harvest. It is also not a good sign if weed plants go up very fast and hanging weed leaves do not always mean that weed plants need more water. After a few breeding rounds you usually find out yourself, but you don’t necessarily have to learn such lessons by trial and error.
Lesson 1. It is better not to germinate in the soil
It sounds logical because in nature weed seeds simply germinate in the earth, don’t they? True, but it is certainly not the best method for sprouting weed seeds. The moisture content in soil is difficult to maintain and you do not see what happens to your weed seed underground. Your seedling has to struggle up through the earth, which often fails. Mother Nature has solved this by providing weed plants with many seeds, the majority of which do not come from. However, if you have paid 5 euros for a seed, you naturally want the chance of success to be maximal, so germinate your weed seeds vertically in a wet coffee filter . Super fast, easy and 100% success guarantee!
Lesson 2. Seedlings do not need high humidity
Many starting (and experienced weed growers too) use small greenhouses (propagators) to grow their seedlings in the first weeks. They think that high humidity is necessary to prevent their seedlings from drying out. This is not true; seedlings, unlike freshly cut cuttings, have a beautiful root right from the start so they can absorb moisture from the soil. So get your weed plant out of the propagator as soon as your weed seed has come out and is above the ground.
Lesson 3. Growing weed plants do better with blue light
Many home growers who grow weed for their own use nowadays do so with safe LED grow lights. These types of lamps often have a position for growing weed plants and a position for the flowering phase. With the growth position, only a part of the LEDs is lit, and the entire lamp is lit with the bloom position. You may be inclined to think that the last position is also better for the growth phase because it means that your plants get a total of more light. Do not do this because the red light of the flowering position is often far too much for growing weed plants that can cause leaves to burn. The red light also ensures that weed plants stretch too much during the growth phase.
Lesson 4. Weed plants do not like wet soil
Weed plants may like to drink a sip of water but stop growing if you give them too much water. This is because in addition to water and nutrition, the roots of weed plants also require a good dose of oxygen. If you give too much water, the roots will not get enough oxygen. The result? Yellowed leaves and stagnation. Water when the upper 2 to 3 centimeters of the earth has dried up and not before. You know that your weed plant has too wet soil when the leaves curl down but feel firm.
Lesson 5. More nutrition does not make buds thicker
A persistent misunderstanding among beginning growers is that weed plants need all kinds of food, boosters and additives to be able to make thick buds. Not true, it’s better not to compare plant food with human food but with vitamins and minerals. They are absolutely essential for a healthy weed plant, but you cannot pump buds with it. The best diet is a tailor-made diet, in which weed plants receive exactly enough nutrition, but not a drop too much. Pay close attention to the color of the leaves, they must be deep green. If the leaf tips wither then you give too much, yellowing the leaves gives you too little nutrition.
Lesson 6. Light is weight
Unlike plant food, you can compare light for plants with human food. The more light a weed plant can absorb, the more weed it will produce. There is a maximum of around 600 watts of artificial light per square meter of foliage. If you are not yet at that limit, you can best improve your harvest by providing more growing light.
Lesson 7. The flowering phase only starts when you see flowering hairs
When you are going to buy weed seeds you will see in the description of the species, always a flowering time in weeks or days. As long as the flowering phase it takes for the plants to be ready for harvesting, only that period only starts when you see the first flowering hairs. So don’t count from the moment that you put the plants on a 12/12 light scheme , but only start counting down when you see flowering signs. Also switch to the flowering position with LED grow lights at that time and also start giving flowering nourishment when you see that your weed plant really blooms.
Lesson 8. Soil alone does not make cultivation organic
Many growers think that cultivation on earth is automatically organic, but this is not the case. A cultivation is officially only organic or organic when it takes place outside under the sun, and the plant only receives organic fertilizers. Now you can also best grow in organic, but then it may not be officially called that. In an organic culture, bacteria in the soil ensure that the organic particles from the food are converted into absorbable fertilizers. If you grow in soil with mineral nutrition, you degrade the soil to a lifeless medium with the main function of giving roots to the roots. If you grow in soil, give organic food and use useful bacteria , your weed will be so much better!
Lesson 9. The thickest tops grow at the top
With weed plants, nature has arranged it so that the thickest buds grow at the top. Because they capture the most light and run the greatest chance of catching pollen grains through the wind so that they can be fertilized. Inside it is therefore important to grow as many tops as possible at the same height at the top. You can do this by training your weed plants or growing a beautiful sea or green , and thieving the lower tops in time .
Lesson 10. Your weed plant is not yet ready for harvest
Most growers harvest their weed plants too early. weed guru Soma therefore states that weed plants are only ready one or two weeks later than you think. So always wait at least a week before harvesting, or look with a small microscope to see if your weed is really ready for harvest. You can see that by looking at the color of the trichomes ; the majority must be white and a small portion must be brown .