Utilizing the Hydroponic System to grow Cannabis

Utilizing the Hydroponic System

Throughout the years there have been experimentations on how to  grow healthy plants without soil. After many years a  system called hydroponics has been developed. Hydroponics is the art of cultivating plants without the utilization of soil. A Hydroponic medium consists of sand and clay and a nutrient mixture. A plant when grown using this method will prosper. The system comprises of a reservoir, pots, pump, the grow medium and the growth nutrient solution. The system is divided into 2 sections. The upper section contains the growth medium while the lower section contains the nutrient solution. The plants are planted into the medium.

As the plant grows, the roots grow right through the medium and into the  nutrient solution.  Throughout the day the reservoir pumps out the nutrient solution  at timed intervals for the plant to soak up. The plants expend less energy on the root’s quest to find water and  grow faster  since it  can focus on getting bigger. As your plants grow you can practically see a root jungle . Hydroponic growing has gained popularity among cannabis growers across the globe .The hydroponic system can speed up the process of flowering up to about  60% . It’s that fast. Be careful though, you should maintain the system to prevent problems. A mismanaged  system can lead to an early plant death.

Rock wool is a popular growing medium among growers for cutting roots and for the  germination of seeds. This medium can be cut  to  fit the pot. Prior to use, most growers advise that it should be soaked in water having a  5.6 pH . The reason for this is to stabilize  the medium’s pH . The next step to be tackled would be to mix up a nutrient solution. Before doing anything else read the instructions carefully. After  mixing the solution, check the pH . Make the necessary adjustments to achieve the desired pH  ( 5.2 -6.3) using a special pH adjustment solution. If you don’t have the pH adjustment solution discard  the solution. Read the instructions again and make another batch .It’s better to be safe than sorry after all.

Growers must constantly monitor  the nutrient content of their plant. The pH fluctuates rapidly so make sue to keep it within the desired ranges. Checking the pH is  done through the utilization of a PPM meter, seasoned growers are able to determine the pH just by merely looking at the plant.

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