There are also a few popular root supplements to help care for your root health: 7.) Keep Humidity Under 40% RH for Last 2-3 Weeks Before Harvest. Indoor growers have a lot of options for controlling humidity in the grow space. Outdoors, it’s best to find a strain that is suitable to growing in your climate, and give plants cover when you know there’s going to be bad weather coming soon. Protect buds from getting too wet in rainy weather.
These supplements focus on enhances plant processes. I personally don’t use these types of supplements so I can’t recommend a particular one, but many growers swear by them. Some popular supplements of this type include… For soil or coco coir (since these supplements contain a lot of organic materials like guano and fishmeal, they are not suitable to hydroponic reservoirs) Suitable for Hydro, Soil or Coco – These supplements Increase Yields/Density with extra Phosphorus (P) & Potassium (K) 9.) Don’t Harvest Early. When you harvest at the right time, you’re giving your buds the time they need to develop to their fullest. Harvesting too early will lower your yields and you’ll usually end up with more airy and less developed buds. An important tool for harvesting at the right time is a magnifier to look closely at buds, like a jeweler’s loupe or (even better) a digital magnifier that displays the trichomes on a screen.
We took the above video using the Carson zOrb hooked up to a laptop. So far this seems to be the easiest accurate way to look at trichomes (and you can make the picture big so you’re not squinting through a tiny jeweler’s loupe 🙂 10.) Drying & Curing. Proper drying and curing after harvest can help buds become slightly more dense, while also adding to better taste, smell, potency and bag appeal. Drying rack (optional) – use this if you live in a very humid climate as these help you dry buds more quickly. Hygrometer (optional) – I like the Caliber IV Hygrometer because it easily fits inside quart mason jars. Humidipaks (optional) – Boveda Medium 62% packs are cheap and specifically formulated for storing cannabis so it does not dry out or get crispy. If your container is too small, your plant won’t be able to support big, dense buds. By choosing the right container size, you’ll help maximize your plant’s potential! Slow Cannabis Plant Growth And What You Can Do About It. When your cannabis plants grow slowly or stop growing altogether, there is always a reason. It could be a problem with nutrients, an environmental factor, or something else entirely. Let's explore the reasons your cannabis plants or seedlings may experience slow or stunted growth. Sometimes, marijuana plant problems occur out of the blue. Your baby may not have shown any signs of an issue, but now you notice that development has halted and have no idea why. Here are some possible factors behind the slowed growth of your cannabis seedling or plant. Old seeds don’t just take longer to germinate (if they germinate at all); plants grown from aged seeds can also sometimes grow at a reduced pace. Likewise, good genetics are essential for healthy and vigorous growth from seed to harvest. A random bagseed will not perform nearly as well as quality seeds obtained from a reputable seedbank. Sometimes cuttings don’t root well, which hampers their growth. To prevent this from happening, apply a little bit of rooting hormone immediately after taking your cuttings. Also, make sure your environment promotes root growth.
The medium should be humid (but not too moist) with a pH level of about 6.0. Keep your cuttings at a temperature of around 22ºC.
If they get too cold, they won’t root at all, and if it’s too hot, the roots will die. When your plant’s roots can’t receive enough oxygen, metabolic functions slow down. In some cases, a lack of oxygen may stop their growth altogether.