Without light, weed plants die extremely quickly. They depend on light to create vital carbohydrates, which are required as an energy source. As photons hit their leaves, small organelles known as chloroplasts convert light into energy-rich sugars.
People love their weed plants, so they think giving them more must be a good thing. But alas, it’s not. Overfeeding can lead to nutrient burn, or worse, nutrient lockout caused by accumulated minerals in the soil. In this case, you’ll need to flush your soil with water and start again with your feedings to return the pH to an ideal window. In short: don’t overdo it on the nutes!
Ensure a high relative humidity of around 65–70% (use a humidity dome for germination and seedlings) and keep the soil moist, but not wet.
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By using pH up and pH down products, you can adjust your water for the optimal pH level. Make sure you have a pH meter or pH measuring drops!
Are you growing cannabis for the first time? Or maybe you’re more experienced but keep encountering growing issues? Let us help you! Before you put seeds in the soil, check out the points below. Once you learn the 11 biggest mistakes you can make when growing cannabis, you’ll be more than ready to grow healthy and successful plants.
Cannabis is generally an easy plant to grow, but this doesn’t mean that mistakes don’t happen. As a matter of fact, even experienced growers get things wrong from time to time. But, by learning about common growing mistakes and how to avoid them, you can look forward to plenty of fat buds waiting for you at harvest time.
If you’re growing outdoors, air circulation shouldn’t be a problem; but then, there are other things to watch out for. For one, you’ll want to protect your plants from thieves. You can do so by planting companion species to hide your crop and mask the smell. You can also select cannabis strains that naturally remain short and hidden from view. Find out more about stealthy outdoor grows in our blog on how to protect your cannabis plants from thieves.
Most often, seed banks will ship worldwide. However, if that makes you nervous about seeds flying through customs, there should be plenty of local options. In Canada, the Vancouver Seed Bank is an excellent resource, and in the US, try Grower’s Choice. Do a bit of googling to find one in your neck of the woods.
Next, squeeze the seed. If it’s healthy, it should be almost impossible to crack with the human hand. Dead or old seeds, once pressed, will easily break apart.
Does it look healthy? If it’s withered, wrinkled, or rotten, you’ll want to toss it out. Examine the color, because that’s also important. Bright green, dark green, light browns are all good signs. If you see little veins or stripes, that is also a good sign.
Want to Plant Your Seeds? A Quick Guide to Getting Started
There are 101 different ways to germinate weed seeds, full details here. That said, you might want to start your baggy seeds off with the paper towel option. Because these free seeds will likely have a lower germination rate than purchased ones, testing them before planting is a safe bet. As soon as you see sprouts, you can move them to soil or jiffy pots.
Good news! You just found a bunch of seeds in your baggy of weed!
Now, you are dreaming about growing big beautiful plants of your own with these free weed seeds. Free seeds mean free weed, right?
Even before this recent wave of legalization, there were plenty of businesses selling cannabis seeds. This was because, in most places, it was easy, maybe even legal to sell cannabis seeds.