Fertilizer is one of the most important elements for the proper nourishment of a plant. While growing the marijuana plant, you need to be careful of the fact that you are feeding the plant properly. There are multiple factors involved in this entire process but fertilizer is one of the most important one. But the proportion that you use in this process is going to define the health of your plant. Too much fertilization of your plant can cause your plant to die. So it is best suggested to use the right fertilizer in the right way to avoid any kind of mishap! The following article is going to help you understand the best kinds of fertilizers for your marijuana plant.
Elements: The elements that you should be looking for in your fertilizer are essentially Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorous. The label of the mineral proportion on the fertilizer is going to help understand in what percentage are the minerals found in the fertilizer.
Nitrogen is the most important mineral for the growth of the plant. It fastens the growth, facilitates the photosynthesis process to create chlorophyll and also increases the foliage volume. It can be found in manure and guano.
Potassium is the other important mineral. While buying potassium for your marijuana plant, make sure it does not have potassium oxide (K2O) because it harms the plant. Potash with K2Mg2 (SO4), K2SO4 will not only increase the growth of the plant but will also contribute to the immunity of the plant.
Phosphorous works wonders when the plant reaches the flowering stage. The process of blooming is enhanced and it contributes to density, volume and health of the bud.
Homemade Fertilizer: There has always been a debate on whether home grown fertilizer or inorganic fertilizer should be used. Experts believe that farmers make the mistake of mixing organic fertilizer with inorganic fertilizer and that is where they are going wrong. It is believed that organic process of growing a plant is slow but is one of the safest ways. It reduces the risk of killing your plant. In the organic fertilizer that nutrients are released gradually.
Avoid overbuy: There are countless instances of people making the poor choice of overbuying fertilizers in their pursuit of giving a faster and healthier growth to the cannabis plant. But it is best advised to first gain proper knowledge about the plant, the minerals you are using and the effect that they are going to have on your plant. To have consistent productivity, it is best suggested to test your soil before planting or purchase soil which has been specially made for productivity of cannabis plant.
Knowledge: It is necessary to understand your plant and have adequate knowledge about it. Make sure you study the strains that you are planting, understanding the level of climatic tolerance and consequently also the growth cycle. Often volume is considered to be the sole parameter for understand the productivity of a plant, which is a misconception. It is only through time and experience that you will be able to understand the different parameters involved.
There is no single best fertilizer out there in the market. There are a lot of fertilizers offering a lot of good things, you require good amount of knowledge and flexibility to understand which one is going to work the best for you. Happy growing!
February 12, 2018
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