The global market has been more competitive than ever. Most of the products being sold everywhere in our world today were already crafted with the use of advanced technology, especially to those related to medicines and chemicals. One of which is our very own Marijuana Plants.
Due to this higher demand, the pressure in producing better products has also increased, pressing you to take care of your plants more diligently than what the other growers have done in the yesteryears to create more potential strains. And if you’re struggling to do so, don’t worry! We have some tips for you to make this problem easier to be solved.
What’s with Marijuana Plants?
Marijuana is a part of a bigger Plant Family Cannabaceae. The plant is known to help the world shape its history with its extensive properties for Industrial, Medicinal and Recreational Usage then and now.
Primarily, this plant is divided into three major types- Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis. These 3 strains revolutionized human history through their remarkable and immeasurable contributions- whether good or bad- in our epoch that shaped our past and define our future.
Its powerful terpenes, THC and CBD- are known to make its users healed after some series of usage of the plant.
THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the compounds found in resin produced by glands of the Cannabis Plants. THC acts as a reactive chemical with our Endocannabinoid System and triggers to release pain-relieving hormones throughout our body. On the other hand, the CBD or Cannabidiol is known to suppress the activities of its user, the moment this chemical reacts in our bloodstreams.
Contrary to THC, CBD slows down its users, giving them a sense of relaxation and sedation, especially to those who combat sicknesses that involves involuntary muscle movements and neurological impairments. It also has a pain-killing property which is very helpful to its patient users. Cannabis Indica plants have the richest deposits of CBD chemicals, contrary to what do Sativa and Hybrid plants have.
Most of the people belittle and stigmatized these herbs as reckless, evil-bearer, and dull, but little do they know, the Ancient Empires will not prosper because of their silent growth in the meadows, parcels of tundra, mountain ranges, even in river deltas and plateaus.
Besides, these plants are extensively known to heal sicknesses of different people, regardless of the depth and damage that the illness has been done with the user’s mental, physiological and emotional health.
Things to Consider for Planting
Whether it will be big or medium or small, the very first consideration in planting at home is your space. You have to create that room for the plants to grow, just like us humans. When we’re younger, our parents often tell us that to develop, our hearts and minds should have empty rooms for us to grow.
There are specifications with the space needed, however, if you have this limited capacity to give a satisfactory space, then you have to decrease qualities of other considerations. Take note that it is highly recommended for the new growers to start with a smaller scale of planting.
Due to stricter conditions, some users that live within the apartments or flats, opt to use Smell-Proof Grow Box to protect it is their strains against the possible foreign bodies and the complaints from neighbors which may call the police and ultimately leads to the detection of your weeds.
Using a Smell-Proof Marijuana Grow Box may boost your abilities in growing your strains in a controlled environment. You have the power to dictate how will they grow and what will they become after a few months. It also protects you from deterrents that may affect you and your plant.
What matters in this method of cultivation is the suppression of the odor that your strains produce, considering that you will practice this gardening indoors. Aside from your convenience, you should also consider other’s safety once they experienced inconveniences with the smell of your strains.
Consider it this way. A premature baby needs an incubator to be developed and grow stronger for the next several weeks.
The same situation applies to your baby plants. They need light and warmth at the same time, especially at night, when the sun hides. The maturity process of your strains will depend on the luminous intensity you will shine upon your babies.
During the photosynthesis, your strains produce their food needed for their growth and development. The lower THC Content could be due to the poor photosynthesis and photoperiod that your strain has experienced during the vegetation cycle.
In case that you have to grow your plants indoors, you can choose those who can offer effective artificial lighting for your seedlings, just like the LED lights.
Your LED Lights should match with that type of Cannabis Strain are you going to cultivate and how big is space for you to use. Some strains grow in darker places or in regions where the sun does not shine for a long period. On the other hand, some strains prefer illuminated brightly like those wild sunflowers facing the sun every morning.
This means that as you choose your LED Lights, you should have done researches related to this concern. Your LED light should adapt with your plant and not your plant will adapt with your given light, or else, it will simply wither and die.
Your babies need air to breathe in and out. The air they will breathe is a catalyst for their growth and development, just like we use the air for fueling our overall physiological operations, considering that we need oxygen to move, think, eat and live.
Consider that you are making a big aquarium without water and the pets here are not fishes but the plants themselves. If these creatures lack of Carbon Dioxide, they will surely die. That’s why, each garden should have adequate sources of air, equipped with effective ventilation.
With this, you have to create an effective ventilation system for them. The Carbon Dioxide that they absorb will react upon photosynthesis and turns to sucrose, the sugar primarily converted into energy.
Failure to give the quality fresh air can make your poor plants being suffocated in the room and wither in no time.
Whether you will place your strains on soil or expose it inside your hydroponic nets, your water supply matters. Water is life, as they acclaim, and water keeps your plants growing, evolving and enriching.
Abundance or simply sufficiency in water supply assures your plant of a step closer to successful growth and reproduction. The water acts as a vehicle that transports the nutrients from the soil to the innermost parts of it. Apart from transporting, water helps the plant to stand firmly from the surface while keeping its systems well-hydrated.
Fortunately, there are available liquid formulas out in the market. All of these may surely help your plant to grow better, but before buying the necessary formula, you always have to consider the age and condition of your plant. Feeding formulas correspond to the age of your plants, just like our babies who need to take the appropriate milk formula depending on their age.
Remember that a plant must regularly take 6 minerals and 13 other micronutrients to keep your plant in great shape and trigger it to create excellent qualities of buds. The six of which are Calcium, Nitrate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur.
To make it more efficient, you can add a hydroponic pump to make the water quality maintained, together with its dissolved nutrients.
Your water needs nutrition so that your plants can easily acquire the needed ‘vitamins’ that they have to consume during their vegetation and flowering times. Water alone may not help your plants to grow well, that’s why water-soluble nutrients are greatly needed.
There are thirteen nutrients required to create effective plant growth. Six of these are greatly absorbed in huge amounts.
This is the form of Nitrogen that your plants need. This is the mineral which gives your plants the vibrant colors they grow in the future- from green, red, violet or other ecological colors through the chlorophyll production. Nitrate also helps your plant to develop strong and enduring foliage.
This mineral is the main factor that helps your plants develop good roots and flowers. It helps your plants endure the changing environmental concerns, such as drought and winter.
It contributes to your plants’ early growth and development, as well as its water retention until it matures further for a few more weeks. It also helps them to fight diseases and harmful insect intervention.
Like the Nitrate, Magnesium is also responsible for the color development of your plants, especially your leaves.
It helps your plants to fight many diseases that it may acquire through the air or water. Sometimes, it may acquire through human intervention. It also assists your plant to develop other important minerals like Amino Acids, Vitamins, Proteins, and Enzymes.
This mineral is the one responsible for the growth and development of cell walls of our strains. If well-developed, the cell walls of your plants will effectively combat the diseases it has to suppress and is necessary for the biological metabolism and nitrate uptake of your plant.
Last but not least, you have to create another series of electrical circuits for your light and ventilation (if needed). For those who will plant indoors, your artificial sunlight and air will not work without a sufficient amount of electricity.
In ancient times, farmers and users purely depend on sunlight to nourish their Marijuana Strains throughout a given period. As the field of Science continues to progress and impress the world, people started to use electricity and even used it to revolutionize the way of farming and gardening in different ways.
For Indoor gardening, the electric currents provide effective lighting for the photosynthesis of your plants. The process of photosynthesis will not trigger if the plant lives in a dark room and may cause its untimely death. Depending on your chosen lights, your power supply will have its significant increase in time which translates to a higher household power bill.
Fortunately, for those who have opted to go with the Outdoor Gardening, you will not use the same amount of electricity which is required for the Indoor Gardening, considering that you have your organic sources for the growth of your plants- sun for the needed light, open breeze for ventilation, the gardening soil which is abundant everywhere, water from the rain or man-made activities, and the food from its surroundings
After all, you should have anticipated that when you are growing plants inside your house, your electric bill surges up because of the electric-dependent materials applied with this type of gardening.
Give your plant a VIP treatment!
If you demand high, you must give high. This must retain as your policy in growing your Marijuana Strains to make them be considered as high-quality plants in the time of harvesting. At the end of the day, all of your sacrifices will depend on the THC content that your plants will have.
Your plant needs a five-star treatment because creating a THC volume, even in low amounts, is hard and struggling to do. Tremendous energy and processes are needed just to produce that chemical. Apart from it, your plant can almost lose its stability in the process because of the chemical reactions it endures during its vegetation cycle and upon changing to the flowering cycles.
So before seeking for a high-grade Marijuana product, check on your performance if you are giving your best in taking good care of your plant. This commitment needed is tough, but the best fruits in a farm came from the harshest production done in town.
Now, take your part! Plant your seeds and keep on gardening!