So you have decided to grow a weed plant yourself. That in itself is fantastic news! Growing a cannabis plant yourself is a very nice experience. Hey, and it has been proven that plants make you happy! And believe us if we tell you that ... if you have weed plants around you then you will be extra happy! Anyway, first raise that plant. So bring on that green thumb.
Watering weed plants
One of the first things that novice growers encounter is watering. Suppose you have let your seeds germinate, and a beautiful little baby plant pops up above the ground. What then? You know that a plant needs water to survive. But how much? And how often should you water the plant? See, the problem with watering plants is that no precise amounts have been determined. Moreover, as it grows larger, a plant naturally needs more water (and nutrients). So in addition to knowing how much a plant needs, you also need to know how much more the plant needs as it gets older. Watering is simply not a science, the quantities are not exact.
Yet with a little gut feeling, common sense and a overall watering schedule, not a lot can go wrong. There are just a number of factors that you should take into account. You understand that the bigger a plant grows, the more water it needs to stay healthy and thrive. An adult plant needs more water (and nutrition) than a baby plant. We won't tell you anything new with that. But there are even more variables that you have to take into account. For example, it is very important that you do not give your weed plant too much water. If you soak a plant with water, it is very bad for the plant and it will die. Water is important, it is even vital for a plant. But it is even better to keep the earth (or the growing medium that you use) a little too dry than to completely soak it. In this article we deal with a number of issues that you encounter when watering your plant. So read on and take advantage of it.
The medium in which your plant grows
When you grow a marijuana plant, you choose a certain growing medium. Some growers use soil and put their plants in separate pots / containers. But there are many more options. All these different 'growth mediums' influence the amount of water you have to give your plant. The amount of moisture that can drain or retain the soil depends on the type of growing medium that you use. You can assume that cannabis plants love soil that is a bit airy. Airy, but also well-drained. They can grow best in those circumstances. If you put your plants in separate pots, and many people do that, keep in mind that there are holes in the bottom of your pot. The excess water cannot escape otherwise. Suppose there are no holes at the bottom of your pot, then too much moisture will accumulate there and the roots of your plant can start to mold and rot. Ultimately, your plant can die from this. If there are no holes in your pot / container (usually they are already there), make them yourself. With a plastic container you can easily poke small holes in it with a knife or a pair of scissors or screwdriver. Depending on how large the container is, you drill a number of holes in the bottom. You will find that the earth is much better able to drain water, and your earth will stay way less wet. This is very good for the cannabis plant. Too much water is really a risk, you won't notice it immediately, but if too much water stays in your pot for too long, you will get problems at a good time and your weed plant can get sick. It is even better to keep the soil a little too dry than too wet.
The size of the setup
The way you grow your plants has a major impact on the amount of water you need to give. A large planter has a different method of water storage and drainage than 1 small pot. Suppose you put a small plant in a huge pot, and put the entire pot under water, the small plant will drown. In this way, a baby plant does not even have the chance to develop. Look, a plant is pretty strong of itself. It needs a bit of everything to grow. Cannabis can never have enough of light, but that is a completely different story. Water can cause a hazard. You can cause damage with too much water.
The opposite is also not good either. Suppose you have put a huge plant in a pot that is too small, then the roots have no room to develop. That's why growers often start with a small pot. And if the seedling is large enough (starts to get too big for the pot it is in) then it is repotted. The smaller pot also forms a natural barrier. You don't automatically give too much water to a delicate plant in a small pot. If the pot were large, it would be more tempting to add more water, and that is precisely the risk, that you give too much water. Just keep a close eye on your plants and take action if something seems wrong.
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AMS Supreme is a fairly thirsty strain, so give it plenty of water and you will have a beautiful cannabis plant in no time!