Hydroponics and marijuana

Hydroponics is a way to cultivate plants without soil. Instead, a substrate and nutrient solution is used. The solution for growing hemp in hydroponics contains all the minerals necessary for the plant. Unlike growing in soil or soil mixture, the plant does not have to spend energy looking for water and food.

All the growth potential is directed towards the development of its upper part, which positively affects the growth rate of cannabis in hydroponics. It ripens faster, is larger and yields more.

Growing autoflowering cannabis strains hydroponically is almost the same as growing fotik. The difference lies in the time of planting the plant and providing them with certain light modes.

What solution is needed for hydroponic hemp?
The nutrient solution for hemp in hydroponics must contain all the nutrients necessary for a healthy plant to live. The main components for the nutrient substrate: nitrogen (N), sulfur (S), phosphorus (P), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and potassium (K), as well as trace elements: boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and chlorine (Cl).

It is quite simple to make such a solution yourself. Modern fertilizer producers have taken care of this. It is enough to buy special fertilizers for hydroponics, which will contain the above, hemp, nutrients and trace elements are needed. Best of all in the production of such fertilizers have succeeded HESI, GHE and Plagron. They sell special concentrates that are diluted in water. The proportions for creating a solution for growing hemp in hydroponics will be indicated in the instructions that come with the concentrates.

Another important consideration in creating a solution for growing cannabis in hydroponics is the indicators of acidity (pH) and electrical conductivity (EC). The pH level controls the available amount of ionic elements that cannabis needs for healthy growth. Good growth of cannabis in a hydroponic solution will be ensured at a pH level of 5.5-6.5. The ideal value for this indicator is in the range between 5.8-6.0. Fluctuating the pH level by 0.5 will not cause problems. Since the nutrients in the solution are more available to the plant than in the soil, they are absorbed faster. Therefore, the pH level is monitored once or twice a day so that it corresponds to the correct mark.

The EC of a solution is used to determine the concentration of nutrients (salts) in it. This value must also always be maintained at a stable level so that the plant does not suffer from an overabundance of substances. The change in EC is influenced by the rate at which nutrients are absorbed by the roots and the rate at which water evaporates, so it is also constantly changing. This indicator is measured in millisiemens per centimeter (mS / cm). Its best value is in the range from 0.75 to 2.0, and the maximum allowable should not exceed 3.0.

The subtleties of germinating hemp seeds for hydroponics at home

If the germination of hemp seeds occurs before the plant is transferred to hydroponics, then it is necessary that the sprout grows 5-7 cm. Only then can it be transferred to hydroponics. The plant is carefully removed from the soil so that the root system is not damaged. Then the soil remaining on the roots is washed off with water at room temperature so that the plant does not get stressed. It is now ready to be transplanted into the substrate. It is better to place the plant in a dry substrate, pouring it in small portions into a container with a sprout, which is held by hands in a suspended state. The substrate is filled up until the sprout is securely entrenched in it. After transplanting, you can immediately add the first portion of the nutrient solution.

In cases of seed germination in hydroponics, it is best to use coconut fiber as a substrate – an organic substrate. It retains the best nutrients, moisture and trace elements that the sprout needs in the first days of life. As soon as the first roots come out of the seed, it will need to be fixed. For this, it is best to use expanded clay. It just needs to be sprinkled on top. The use of the nutrient solution can be started when the sprout grows up to 5-7 cm.

Hydroponics is a way to cultivate plants without soil. Instead, a substrate and nutrient solution is used. The solution for growing hemp in hydroponics contains all the minerals necessary for the plant. Unlike growing in soil or soil mixture, the plant does not have to spend energy looking for water and food.

All the growth potential is directed towards the development of its upper part, which positively affects the growth rate of cannabis in hydroponics. It ripens faster, is larger and yields more.

Growing autoflowering cannabis strains hydroponically is almost the same as growing fotik. The difference lies in the time of planting the plant and providing them with certain light modes.

What solution is needed for hydroponic hemp?
The nutrient solution for hemp in hydroponics must contain all the nutrients necessary for a healthy plant to live. The main components for the nutrient substrate: nitrogen (N), sulfur (S), phosphorus (P), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and potassium (K), as well as trace elements: boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and chlorine (Cl).

It is quite simple to make such a solution yourself. Modern fertilizer producers have taken care of this. It is enough to buy special fertilizers for hydroponics, which will contain the above, hemp, nutrients and trace elements are needed. Best of all in the production of such fertilizers have succeeded HESI, GHE and Plagron. They sell special concentrates that are diluted in water. The proportions for creating a solution for growing hemp in hydroponics will be indicated in the instructions that come with the concentrates.

Another important consideration in creating a solution for growing cannabis in hydroponics is the indicators of acidity (pH) and electrical conductivity (EC). The pH level controls the available amount of ionic elements that cannabis needs for healthy growth. Good growth of cannabis in a hydroponic solution will be ensured at a pH level of 5.5-6.5. The ideal value for this indicator is in the range between 5.8-6.0. Fluctuating the pH level by 0.5 will not cause problems. Since the nutrients in the solution are more available to the plant than in the soil, they are absorbed faster. Therefore, the pH level is monitored once or twice a day so that it corresponds to the correct mark.

The EC of a solution is used to determine the concentration of nutrients (salts) in it. This value must also always be maintained at a stable level so that the plant does not suffer from an overabundance of substances. The change in EC is influenced by the rate at which nutrients are absorbed by the roots and the rate at which water evaporates, so it is also constantly changing. This indicator is measured in millisiemens per centimeter (mS / cm). Its best value is in the range from 0.75 to 2.0, and the maximum allowable should not exceed 3.0.

The subtleties of germinating hemp seeds for hydroponics at home

If the germination of hemp seeds occurs before the plant is transferred to hydroponics, then it is necessary that the sprout grows 5-7 cm. Only then can it be transferred to hydroponics. The plant is carefully removed from the soil so that the root system is not damaged. Then the soil remaining on the roots is washed off with water at room temperature so that the plant does not get stressed. It is now ready to be transplanted into the substrate. It is better to place the plant in a dry substrate, pouring it in small portions into a container with a sprout, which is held by hands in a suspended state. The substrate is filled up until the sprout is securely entrenched in it. After transplanting, you can immediately add the first portion of the nutrient solution.

In cases of seed germination in hydroponics, it is best to use coconut fiber as a substrate – an organic substrate. It retains the best nutrients, moisture and trace elements that the sprout needs in the first days of life. As soon as the first roots come out of the seed, it will need to be fixed. For this, it is best to use expanded clay. It just needs to be sprinkled on top. The use of the nutrient solution can be started when the sprout grows up to 5-7 cm.