A Guide to Cannabis Nutrients & Fertilizers

A Guide to Cannabis Nutrients & Fertilizers
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Over the years, there has been an explosion of companies manufacturing different ways to feed your plants. Many of these companies have started to focus their products on cannabis plants. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since cannabis, even when illegal, has been a high-profit crop. Cannabis cultivation is big business. Depending on your cannabis growing style, the two most utilised forms of fertiliser are liquid nutrients (most are derived from different salts, though liquid nutrient companies use a natural extraction process) or the organics version with amendments. To make choosing nutrients even harder, hundreds of companies out there make these fertilisers. So, which ones should you use? Why Does Your Plant Need Nutrients? When it comes to all living organisms, we need things to survive. Food, water, air, carbon, and many different things keep all living organisms alive. So, how can you plant a rose into the ground, water it, and it will grow just fine but not a plant you produced in coco? It all comes down to what that plant needs. When you plant a marijuana plant in your backyard, that soil you are planting into isn’t just a blank slab of ground. That soil has bacteria, fungus, and living organisms, all breaking down the material in the soil, making it available for the plant to take up. These are organic nutrients. Microorganisms that provide baseline nutrient levels. Your plants will take up those nutrients and have a “meal” of sorts, from the germination seedling stage to harvest. Like in any living organism, if something is missing, there will be signs, such as rust spots or extremely light-coloured leaves. For liquid nutrients, these are usually set aside for cultivators who grow via hydroponic systems, a soilless media, or coco-coir. Some liquid fertilisers are made exclusively for soil…

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