There are solutions to nutrient deficiency for the marijuana plant. With so many organic products coming to the forefront in the cannabis market, growers should be aware of these products so as to get a better harvest. Let us take a look at each of them.
Alfalfa and Cottonseed Meal
If you are a marijuana grower and you notice any deficiency in nitrogen inside your cannabis garden, it is time to use alfalfa and cottonwood meal on the soil. The soil will get enough protein to handle the deficiency. Alfalfa is a fertilizer used to get more organic matter inside the soil. It simulates growth as well. Cottonseed meal has a lot of nitrogen and will also provide the solution for nitrogen deficiency.
If your marijuana plant experiences any deficiency in calcium, it is important to use calcium nitrate. You will find calcium nitrate in any local garden center. It comes as a fertilizer and has about 15 percent of nitrogen. It will increase the pH level in your soil. Be careful when using it during the flowering stage or your marijuana plant could get damaged.
You can amend your soil using compost tea. This is a preventative method of preparing your soil, especially for outdoor marijuana growing. Compost is rich in micronutrients and microbes. It strengthens the immune system of your marijuana plant or crop. It makes the soil much healthier for growth. You cannot add compost to a hydroponic system, though. However, compost tea can add a lot of benefit to a hydroponic setting. You have to take extra care when doing so. You can buy compost tea at any hydroponic retail shop. You can buy it fresh or pre-prepared or you can make it yourself.
Fish meal is the inedible parts that come from the fish. It comes in powdery form. Fish emulsion comes in liquid form after it is pressed to get the oil. Both are quite effective to be used on the marijuana plant. They help to correct the nitrogen deficiency.
If your marijuana plant needs more potassium, try granite dust. It will slowly release into the soil and also provide other micronutrients, subsequently stabilizing the levels of alkaline in the soil. For the most effective results, combine the granite dust with half compost mixture. You would put this into the soil as you are getting your marijuana bed ready. When you add the mixture to the soil, it is stimulated to grow organically.
Greensand is made from crumbling sandstone and it has a lot of iron and potassium. It is green in color and rich in marine fossils and clay minerals. When applied to your marijuana plant, it slowly releases into the soil and provides a lot of benefit to the plant during its flowering stage, especially when you combine it with compost.
Guano is a fertilizer with a high level of nitrogen, earth salts and phosphorous. It is made from seabird or bat urine and feces. The guano that comes from the seabird is more beneficial in comparison to the bat guano. Pay attention to the label for too high a level of nutrient concentration.
Gypsum is a natural mineral that will help your marijuana plant to correct its level of sodium. When gypsum is added to the soil, it lowers the aluminum toxicity and increases sulfur and calcium. It is an excellent fertilizer that repairs and breaks up soil crusting.
A marijuana plant does well when a booster is added. It grows bigger marijuana buds and keeps a balanced level of THC. The booster is filled with the right amount of nutrients your marijuana plant wants. Learn more about the marijuana plant at the Cannabis Training University.
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