Reducing the amount of pieces needed to take a dab, and saving precious wax by having more control of your heat source, these dabbing innovations deserve their reputation. They’re in the same price range as a bong too, so it’s not an unreasonable amount to add one of these to your collection. Watering Your Cannabis: How To Fix Over And Underwatering. Overwatering and under watering your cannabis plants can cause multiple symptoms and may even slow down growth. It's all about understanding your plants and finding a sweet spot.
We explore how to recognize and fix these issues, as well as take a look at the importance of water quality in general. There are many contributing factors involved when it comes to a successful and bountiful cannabis grow. Lighting, nutrients, airflow, and humidity all play important roles in optimal growth and vibrancy of a crop. Water, however, is one of the most important aspects of keeping cannabis plants healthy and strong. Many growers are under the impression that completely saturating their crop with water each day is all it takes to help plants obtain their aquatic requirements. The truth is, there is much more to the watering process. Watering cannabis plants is a balancing act that takes some time and experimentation to perfect. Too much water can lead to some serious problems for plants and may obstruct oxygen intake.
On the other end of the spectrum, too little water can lead to extremely dry conditions that will leave cannabis plants thirsty, eventually causing them to wilt. We take a look how to recognise if you are over or under watering, and how to fix it. Overwatering is an easy mistake to make when growing cannabis, and is most likely caused by worrying that plants need constant doses of water. Cannabis plants actually use their root systems to breath air, in addition to uptaking water, and if their roots are constantly swamped in water, they will begin to drown. One primary symptom of overwatering is drooping leaves. However, it is not the same kind of droop you see when underwatered - where leaves look wilted. Leaves are so full of water, that they are being forced to curl in on themselves. Additionally, the rate of growth of overwatered plants will slow down dramatically or may even come to almost a complete halt. This is due to the anaerobic conditions that arise due to the lack of oxygen accessible to the root system. Another symptom of overwatering a cannabis plant is yellowing of the leaves. This is a sign of a nutrient problem, that is a side-effect of overwatering. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms within your plants and believe the root cause is overwatering, the best thing to do is water less often. Wait for the top layer of soil to look and feel dry before watering again. A good test is to put your index finger in the soil up to the knuckle. Also, make sure each plant has adequate drainage and that water isn’t building up too much in the bottom of the pots or containers that they are housed within. You want excess water to drain out of the containers, leaving soil moist but not waterlogged. Underwatered cannabis plants will look very weak, lifeless, and will show signs of wilting. Its no wonder they begin to look this way considering the vital role of water in plant physiology. The wilting of underwatered cannabis is different from the plump curling of overwatering - even if only subtly. Another sign of an under watered cannabis plant an extremely dry growing medium, such as crispy soil. Underwatering occurs when growers simply aren’t meeting their plant's demands. Without adequate water, the root system will dry up and growth and yield may be reduced.
Be sure to water your plant when the top inch of soil has dried out. Leaving it any longer than this may start to have detrimental effects. One aspect that may cause underwatering is not using the correct pot size at certain stages of growth. For example, growing a small seedling in a large pot may reduce the plant's chances of uptaking enough water, as the small root system doesn’t have a chance to uptake water before it drains away. As well as watering frequency, the quality of the water used to supply a cannabis crop is also a highly important consideration. Cannabis plants consist of approximately 90% water, and the substance is required during various vital physiological process such as photosynthesis and transpiration. When using a poor quality water source to supply cannabis plants, these processes may be less efficient than they can be, or in worst case scenarios, disruptive. When these disruptions occur, symptoms may manifest that appear almost identical to an array of other conditions such as over or under fertilisation, under-watering, and possibly even heat stress. This is a perfect example of why to always double and triple check the root cause of the problem when troubleshooting health issue of cannabis plants.
This question actually has many different answers, as many different variables are at play. For example, temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors can all change how often water will be required. However, there are telltale signs that will display it's time to once again water your plants.