Let’s talk about nutrients!
Choosing the proper nutrients for your cannabis grow is a BIG decision. Nutrients play a vital role in the growth process and are critical to building the structure of a plant, from its roots to its flowers.
If you use the right combination of nutrients you will enjoy vigorous, healthy plants. On the other hand, if you don’t use the proper nutrients, you could end up with yellow leaves, a low harvest yield, or even worse, no harvest at all.
So as you can see, dialing in the proper nutrients to use for your plants is crucial for a healthy harvest.
This blog will give you a basic overview of critical nutrients your plants require to sustain and grow, along with a few recommendations for nutrient products from one of our favorite brands, Fox Farm.
Here are five nutrients that are crucial for producing a successful harvest.
Nitrogen is the number one and most important nutrient of the cannabis plant. Nitrogen is part of the chlorophyll molecule that produces the green color in plants and creates food for the plant through photosynthesis. When a plant doesn’t receive enough nitrogen, you will see signs of deficiency, such as yellowing of the plant.
Phosphorus is another essential nutrient that helps to stimulate growth within the plant by supporting photosynthesis, metabolism, and nutrient uptake. The cannabis plant uses this vital nutrient during every phase of the growing process.
Potassium is a macronutrient that provides proteins and amino acids to the plant, which helps to support and develop a robust and durable crop. Potassium also works closely with phosphorus to improve the plant’s root structure.
Calcium assists with the healthy growth of your plants. Calcium is used in all phases of the growth process and helps the plant properly absorb other nutrients. In addition, calcium strengthens and supports the plant’s cell walls, which in turn benefits the plant’s overall health.
Last but not least, you have Magnesium. This secondary macronutrient is one of the most important and present in all stages of plants life. This nutrient is present in the leaves and assists with elements such as helping the plant absorb light and creating sugars and carbohydrates.
Here are a few recommendations from one of our favorite nutrients brands, Fox Farm. Fox Farm is known for its specially formulated nutrients and soil and has organic options.
Take a look at a few of our favorite picks.
Beastie Bloomz® is perfect for gardeners and growers who are ready to take their plants to the next level. This is a high-phosphorus soluble fertilizer formulated to support blossom development during the middle to late weeks of the flowering cycle.
Every stage of the growing cycle demands optimal nutrition. Cha Ching® is a high-phosphorus fertilizer that is designed to help support late stage fruiting processes. Even better, FoxFarm included the micronutrient package that they are known for.
FoxFarm Tiger Bloom® is a phosphorus fertilizer that contains nitrogen to support vigorous growth. It is formulated with a low pH to maintain stability in storage and keep micronutrients available. Tiger Bloom® can be used for both hydroponic and soil applications. Tiger Bloom® is designed to encourage abundant fruit, flower, and multiple bud development. Use Tiger Bloom® at the first signs of flowering through harvest.
Grow Big® Hydroponic contains earthworm castings, Norwegian kelp and essential micronutrients to support vigorous vegetative growth. FoxFarm’s special brew is designed to enhance plant size and structure, allowing for more abundant fruit, flower and bud development.
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