Mistakes To Avoid When Growing Cannabis



When you are growing your cannabis plants at your home or anywhere, you want to make sure that they grow successfully and you end up with robust and high-quality yield. To achieve that, you need to make sure that you do everything right from planting to harvesting. You also need to avoid some mistakes that may affect your growing process and affect your harvest.

In this article, we are exploring some of the most common mistakes you should avoid when growing your cannabis plant. So without wasting time, let’s delve into them.

  1. Choosing low-quality seeds

Of course, if you want to end up with high-quality yield, you must make sure that you plant high-quality seeds. Usually, many growers tend to go for low-quality genes just to save some coins. But this is a mistake that can cost you a lot in the long run. High-quality strain such as apple fritter cannabis strain can make you have massive yield. It is recommended that you get your seeds from reputable source.

  1. Using the wrong soil and fertilizer

Many beginner growers will just get any soil and choose any fertilizer and start their growing process. But this may fail terribly. You need to ensure that the soil has the correct pH. That’s why it is good to test the pH value if it is not known. As for the fertilizer, it is good to use fertilizer that is specifically made for cannabis. That’s because fertilizers generally have a NPK ratio displayed on the bags. The N is for Nitrogen, P is for phosphorous, and K for potassium. Cannabis plants usually need a different ratio during flowering than at other times. So you are not supposed to use the same fertilizer throughout their growth.

  1. Failing to manage the pH

When it comes to growing cannabis plants, one of the vital things you need to pay attention to is the pH. If the PH is not within the normal range [5.5 to 7.7], your plants will get sick and produce terrible yields. They will die eventually. pH generally affects the cannabis plant’s ability to consume nutrients. To effectively manage the pH, you need to get yourself a pH control kit.

  1. Not giving your plants adequate light

If you want your cannabis plants to thrive and give you high-quality yield, you need to give them adequate light. If you are growing your plants indoors, you can use artificial lighting. If you are on a tight budget, you can use fluorescent lights or incandescent bulbs. Using too much nutrients is not good for the plant.

While nutrients are vital for the growth of your cannabis plants, too much of it is not good for plants. Too much nutrient will lead to burned leaves. To avoid over-feeding your cannabis plant with nutrients, use the nutrient schedule provided by the nutrient company. 

  1. Harvesting the buds too soon

If you want to end up with massive harvest and highly potent buds, you need to harvest the buds at the right time. Harvesting them too early means that the buds haven’t yet reached their full potency. Of course, you wouldn’t want to have low potent buds. The best time to harvest is when 70% of the white “hairs” have darkened.


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