When growing your cannabis plants, they will require 3 main nutrients to remain healthy throughout the growing process.
- These main nutrients are N-P-K (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium).
Of course there are many other nutrients that help to supplement the plant, but those are the 3 most important of the nutrients. You will find those 3 nutrients in that format on all fertilizers. In the beginning vegatative stage, your plants will need a good amount of Nitrogen. This allows them to thrive and grow fast and remain a lush green color. If your plants are not very green, they probably are lacking nitrogen. Believe it or not, another great source of nitrogen is human urine. If you mix some of that when watering your plants, they will do well. Of course you can always just use fertilizer to provide your plants with what they need. When your cannabis plants reach the flowering stage, they will need a large amount of phosphorus. This allows them to create good sized buds, and that is what you are looking for in a successful harvest. You should also be aware of the PH of your water and your soil. You don’t want the PH to be off by much. Cannabis plants need a PH between 6-7. If the PH happens to be higher or lower, there will be a nutrient lockout. This basically means that even if the nutrients are present in the soil, the plant will not be able to absorb the nutrients. This is why it is so essential to provide the right PH when you are watering and feeding your plants.