Picking The Right Nutrients
When you are putting together your grow strategy, you have to make a few crucial decisions before you get started. Many decisions you make will affect the methods and techniques you utilize to achieve your cultivation goals.
The choice to grow indoors or out will have a great impact on the types of nutrients you use as well as other factors. When it comes to nutrients, understanding what differentiates them from each other and how to properly apply them will help your grow process in the long run.
Organic Cannabis Nutrients Take Advantage of Nature’s Bounty
When a plant grows in the wild, it is fed through the soil by the nutrients supplied by decaying plant and animal matter. It embraces natural processes that we as humans have done our best to recreate. Organic nutrients are made from animal waste and plant matter.
The results you get from organic cultivation have some distinct advantages, not necessarily because of the nutrients themselves, but by how the nutrients are absorbed by the plant.
Organic soil is rich with fungi and bacteria, otherwise known as beneficial microbes. Organic cultivation takes advantage of these microbes which breakdown the organic nutrients they are fed into a form more readily absorbed by the plant’s root system. The importance of these beneficial microbes in organic cultivation cannot be understated. They are the lynchpin of the entire organic methodology. There are many brands of organic nutrients available or you can make your own at home.
GRO Nutrients® series are the single most beneficial nutrient feeds you can give your plants. Our formulations are manufactured in concert with nature and processed to enhance the natural science progression of composting. We use ancient Amazonian Organic plant matter and powerful Humic extracts, fortified with natural Amino acids to bring you the best, nutrient-rich feed you can give your organic garden.
Hydroponic Cannabis Nutrients Bypass the Soil
Hydroponics typically involves a soil-less method of growing. This can be accomplished by using aquaponics, which require no medium other than water, or through the use of soil replacements like coco coir.
As there is no soil present to contribute to the nutrient levels, you have to supply everything that your plants need to grow. GRO Nutrients® deliver a powerful variety of raw nutrient solutions that are broken up into several parts to ensure that you don’t develop clumping through ionization of molecules.
Unlike most manufacturers who choose to separate their hydroponic nutrients in barrels, A, B, and Bloom, etc., GRO Nutrients® series are designed to be used by the grower throughout each unique grow phase, as needed.
Note that it is important to balance your pH and EC (or electrical conductivity) before you start to feed. Most people already know about pH - but EC is a concept new to beginning growers. It measures the ratio of nutrients to water in the mix with most cannabis strains falling between 1.5 and 2.3 on the EC scale. In the end, the method of cultivation you choose will determine the type of nutrients you use.