What your cannabis plant needs

Some crazy news for all my Oregon readers! Last Friday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that from now, “kid-friendly” strain names will be outlawed in the recreational market.

So for example, ”Girl Scout Cookies” is not allowed anymore… I still don’t see how my kids would find, open and eat my Girl Scout Cookies weed but oh well.  I suggest to just grow my Girl Scout Cookies and just label it whatever you want.

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Now let’s get into this week’s subject: the basic needs for your marijuana plants.

Whether your setup is indoors or outdoors, your marijuana plants will still require certain amounts of sunlight, water, and nutrients.

Water, light and CO2

All living things have basic requirements for life, and thankfully plants are fairly simple in the things they require. Cannabis is no exception.

To make sure your plant can live and thrive in its environment, you need to make sure you are providing proper lighting, enough water, a mild and stable temperature, and a well-sifted substrate for the plant to take root in.

Beyond that, you need to make sure you are providing nutrients: hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon, as well as a whole host of other macro- and micro- nutrients. If you are missing any of these key ingredients, you will be cheating your plants (and yourself!). In addition to making sure they’re provided, you also need to be sure that you are providing all of these things in the proper proportions.

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The perfect environment

First, if you’re growing indoors, you’re going to need a good source of light. You can’t just use your old living room lamp to replace the life-giving light of the sun.

If you’re an indoor grower, consider using a HPS. This will give you a more accurate spectrum of light, which is very important for plants.

Next you need to consider your air. Your plant needs a supply of carbon dioxide and oxygen in order for photosynthesis to work. Fortunately for you, these gasses are already present in our air! However, you will need to make sure that the environment you’re growing your plant in is very well-ventilated. Indoors, you’ll want to invest in some input and output ventilators, as well as a fan.

Water is also extremely important to the health of your plant. This means both the humidity of the surrounding environment, and the soil from which the roots will be drawing water to distribute nutrients to the rest of the plant. You have a number of choices for different substrates to grow your plants in (soil, rockwool, etc.) but you’ll want to make sure it’s getting water regardless.

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Feeding your marijuana plants

Next up, you need to be sure you have plenty of nutrients. There are a lot of ways for you to add nutrients to the soil.

You can either do it gradually with fertilizers and other additives in the soil itself or add the nutrients directly into the water, which will make your nutrient delivery faster and more accurate.

You’ll want to measure the pH of your plant substrate, making sure that it falls somewhere between 5.5 and 6.5. This is very important for the speed and efficiency at which different nutrients are absorbed by the plant.

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