Growing cannabis is both time consuming and hectic task. They require patience, attention, care, and resources. Since the growers put in many efforts for their growth, it is advisable to follow all the steps correctly and take the precautions so that the efforts will yield a good result. Many people grow cannabis in Indoor Garden and this is possible only if there is enough lighting. Check This Post, on the tips and tricks that maximize the growth of healthy cannabis.
Here are the ten tips that play a significant role in shaping the crop of cannabis:
Drying and Curing:
This is the most crucial stage that can affect the entire process of growth. The buds of the cannabis should be dried and cured to remove the moisture content. Mold grows the most under moist conditions. The buds have to be spread upon wired drying racks with sufficient air flow. For curing, the buds should be placed in mason jars that have a wide mouth ensuring a good flow of air.
The water vapor present in the atmosphere can be monitored with a hygrometer. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers help in maintaining the levels of humidity required. High humidity should be provided to the cannabis during vegetative state, and during the flowering stage, cannabis refers less humidity, that is around 40%. Mold grows less under lower humid conditions.
Maintaining optimal temperature:
The factor of temperature is vital as the flowering cannabis need 18-26 degrees Celsius temperature during daytime and 20-24 degrees Celsius during the nights. Too low temperature is fatal. Heaters and air conditioners can be used to maintain the temperature levels.
The airflow determines the quality of the crop. Damp and stagnant conditions encourage the growth of Mould. Fans and exhaust systems should be used alternatively to maintain the ambient air flow conditions.
In the process of photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. Starch is converted to energy in the leaves. Sugar is the food of plants, and the chlorophyll requires light for the conversion process. In case of indoor cannabis, bright lights such as LED’s must be used to facilitate the steady growth of plants.
Use of fertilizers:
More than the use of synthetic products to promote growth, it is better to choose the best quality soil. More artificial products cause weakening of rots and leaves. Organic supplements can be used.
Good quality soil:
Soil loaded with nutrients ensure the robust growth of plans. Depleted soil will give deficiencies to the plants and reduce the flower quality. Poor quality soil also damages the root system of the plants.
Role of genetics:
Seed selection is the most vital step in determining the quality of the crop.
For indoor gardens- Autoflowering strains.
For outdoor spaces- Huge massive bushing strains.
For dominant species- Cerebral Sativa strains.
For calmer ones- Stoney Indica strains.
High CBD concentration- Medicinal strains.
Clones of the original mother plant include weaknesses and diseases. Using clones of original seeds is indeed risky.
Use of feminized seeds:
These seeds in the absence of male chromosomes, produce flowers required for medical and recreational marijuana. This process saves the effort of removing and identifying male plants. Male plants release pollen that harms the buds of female plants.