Cannabis, such as many plants, can be grown in more than one way. Most people think of the roots grow in soil, hydroponic but offers the possibility to work in smaller spaces with more control over the food source of your green. If you are looking for taste and forgiveness in the occasional mistake, taking the traditional soil methods. Of course, any experienced breeder will have a preference to first hand why they have to stick to their technique. If you’re looking to plant a marijuana seed and help it grow, there are a few things you should consider before planning things out.
Cannabis Plants preferably rich soil that allows for maximum drainage, in fact, many growers switch off the ground for perline in order to increase the drainage. Foods rich materials such as earthworm castings or manure can be added to enhance the health of your greens and make sure the plants get everything it needs. Plants take nutrients from the soil, so during flowering stage it is important to use the correct type and amount of nutrients to maximize your efficiency and prevent nutritional deficiencies. Even with the best soil you will still need to supplement certain nutrients to maximize your results.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Can more forgiving for unwary farmers
- grow in the soil is easier than some forms of hydroponics
- Better taste in the end
- Natural product
- It takes a lot of space
- It is usually more expensive
- Problems take longer to become apparent and are recovered
- Do not produce as high a volume of nutrients than do hydroponics
Hydroponic growing cannabis using a different than the soil growth medium. These alternatives (which are often combined) under gravel, coco coir, sand, mister air, vermiculite, peat moss, perlite, Hydroton, and / or plain water. Throughout the process, you must provide the plant with all the nutrients through the water supply.
Hydroponic systems come in several forms, here are the top five common forms: aeroponics, deep water culture, drip irrigation, nutrient film technique and ebb and flow.
Aeroponics makes use of a growth chamber in order to suspend the roots in the air without a medium inside of a closed system. Water, rich in nutrients, douses the basis of these plants when they hang in the air. By an oxygen-rich environment, the microbes in the plant can digest and process nutrients for circulation.
- Deep Water Culture
Deep Water Culture a growing method a bucket nutrients, also used bubblers. The plants are suspended above the nutrients as roots grow in the nutrient below. Bubblers, the mixture ‘is filled with air by means of an aquarium pump and pays off by accelerating the time grow. The oxygen and fertilizer enriched mixture requires work himself for the final product.
- Drip Irrigation
The drip irrigation system performs each plant individually in his own room. Nutrients are administered by a dropper, whereupon the solution is recycled, just like the already mentioned methods. Each plant itself is fed into separate chambers in which the nutrients to the medium through a small dropper.
- Nutrient Film Technique
The Nutrient Film Technique is a hydroponic method that involves a nutrient solution is pumped onto a tray or a shallow trench into and slow-moving film through which the roots of the plant is moving to be formed. These roots grow in the solution, creating a large root mat in the tray. With round the clock access to water and nutrients with more than enough oxygen to the roots, allows for rapid development with maximum yield.
Ebb and Flow replaces soil with a medium like rock wool to produce very high yields. This type of system stimulates the natural cycle of rain and the time between the, so to give a more natural environment for growth.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- maximize revenues by accurately providing just the right amount of nutrients to your cannabis
- soil born diseases and pests are less likely because of the lack of soil and growth mostly indoors
- Greater efficiency
- Problems are easier to correct because you are more in control
- Does not take much space
- Get a result faster
- Better search product “in the bag”
- Grows can be automated using techniques such as culture and deep water bubbleponics
- Much more maintenance cleaning equipment
- Does not taste as good as soil grown
- Need to pay close attention during the entire process