With New York recently legalizing cannabis, with other states soon to follow, and with federal authorities talking serious reform, there has never been a more exciting time for weed enthusiasts. You can even grow your own at home, and really, you should at least try. While growing bud is easy enough, much can go wrong. Marijuana delivery is always an option, so just relax, breathe deep and stress less.
You can grow perfect bud by following a few easy steps. Of course, doing some research on your own and learning as much as you can about cannabis in its different growing cycles will help enormously too. Experiment with techniques. Enlist guidance from more experienced friends. Ask questions. If you maintain your growing environment correctly and remember these tips, harvesting perfect bud is easy:
1. Enough Water
Cannabis is a thirsty plant. It requires water, as all plants do. Water is essential regardless your setup, whether hydroponic, aquaponics, or soil. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, despite needing more water in dry areas like California, cannabis needs less than most other crops, making it more sustainable for the area. Water only when the topsoil feels dry to the touch. Too much is harmful.
2. Correct Feeding
You will need to feed your cannabis plants properly. Nutrients are crucial for their health and wellbeing. During the vegetative phase, which is when they are growing, they will need nitrogen-rich nutrients. Their requirements change during flowering, however. When aiming for big buds, feed potassium and phosphorus. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests an array of nutrients to avoid deficiencies.
3. Proper Space
The best buds have space to grow into their perfect selves. The more space that you give cannabis plants, the bigger, better buds you will get. Provide enough space for them to grow up and across, and especially importantly, make sure their roots are free to expand. The University of Florida gives somber warning of root restriction. Limiting roots prevents the formation of new shoots, halting all growth.
4. Sufficient Light
All plants need light to grow. Light is their main source of energy and cannabis plants are no exception. In fact, they thrive under specific light, which ResearchGate tells us includes the right spectrum of white, blue, and red. Further, you will need to control how much light your plants get, so put them on a light cycle. They grow under more than 12 hours of light and they start to flower under less.
5. Plenty Air
Good airflow is paramount to growing healthy cannabis plants. Not only to breathe. Although they do enjoy some humidity, need it actually, sufficient ventilation will prevent mold and other issues of damp from destroying your plants. According to the National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health, the law requires proper airflow when growing indoors too, as these are especially pungent plants.
6. Consistent Warmth
Although cannabis can grow happily in a wide range of climates, maintaining consistency of temperature is important. Some strains fare better in warmer areas, others in the cold. However, optimal temperature for most cannabis plants is, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, between 22 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius. Plants grow best within this range. Heat or cold extremes can kill.
7. Consider Nurture
A little love goes a long way. Although scientific data is lacking to support the benefits of talking to and spoiling your plants with a little extra attention, true green fingers swear by it, claim it the difference between thriving and barely living plants. Evidence seems to show in their big and perfect buds, and nobody finds any harm in trying. For one, your now-therapist plants can never share any of your secrets.
Providing cannabis plants with what they need is the surest way to encourage optimum growth and ultimately perfect buds. Whether growing indoors or out, always make sure your growing environment can give your plants this. Cater to their needs. Remember, help and advice is always available, from friends, local enthusiasts, and abundantly online. Trial and error. Experiment and learn as you grow.
Although growing weed is a popular hobby now in California, weed delivery still saves the day. If you cannot find the time to grow your own, or the space, money, and other resources required for healthy plants, then order weed online. If something goes wrong with your plants, you can still find perfect buds on Google. Disasters do not occur when growing weed. Only opportunities to learn.