How to use leaf spray for cannabis plants
As a cannabis grower, you face many different challenges. Usually, the growing process goes very smoothly, and your little baby plants will grow into beautiful, mature plants, without too many problems. Solving a problem during growth always starts with making the right diagnosis. If you rush to draw conclusions and opt for a solution that turns out to be wrong, then you are even further from home, possibly saddling the plant with an added problem. That would be a waste of time and energy for you and your plant. It would be much nicer if your plant could put all of its energy into producing the largest possible harvest, wouldn't it?
In this article, we will discuss leaf spray. As the name says, it is a solvent that you can spray on the leaves of your plant to solve all kinds of problems. So read on and learn all about it.
Take good care of your cannabis plant
Suppose your weed plant has a nutritional deficiency, then you could consider using leaf spray. It is an effective way to solve a nutrient deficiency, but it does not replace the nutrition that a plant absorbs through its roots. In addition to tackling a food shortage, you can also use plant spray to combat pests such as fungus, or when your plant is attacked by insects. Read on and discover the many possibilities of leaf spray.
Not all cannabis growers use leaf spray. In many cases, it is not necessary. But there are situations in which you can really use the help of this spray to give your weed plant a helping hand and help it through a difficult time. Spraying a plant with leaf spray does not require a special growing experience, but it can still be useful to know more about applying such a spray before you give it to your plants. In which situation do you use leaf spray? And in which situation absolutely not? Read on and discover everything about the positive effects that leaf spray can have on your plants. Likewise, it is also important to know the risks that leaf spray entails.
First, let's share an important fact with you: leaf nutrition is not a substitute for the normal way in which your plant absorbs nutrition, namely through the roots. Normally a plant sucks up food through the roots, which are stuck in the soil or in another growth medium. You should view leaf spray as a supplement to the normal diet, but not as a replacement. It is an effective way to provide your plants with extra calcium or magnesium. It is also a very good way to supplement micronutrients such as iron and zinc. Leaf nutrition is therefore an added benefit.
The advantage of leaf spray
A big advantage of leaf spray is that it works very quickly. You can imagine that the application of a substance to the leaves is absorbed by the plant much faster than when it has to go up through the soil and roots. This makes for a highly effective way to tackle a temporary deficit. The substance that is sprayed on the leaves is absorbed very quickly by the plant. This allows a plant to be supplied with extra nutrients at a rapid pace. Research shows that almost 100% of leaf nutrition has an effect. This means that plants that are sprayed absorb almost 100% of the nutrients. However, more nutrition can be absorbed by the root system than by the leaves. Administering nutrition via the leaves also prevents too many minerals and other nutrients from being deposited in the earth, which can result in a food blockage. The use of foliar nutrition as a supplement partially relieves the root system.
Leaf spray precautions
Be sure not to spray your leaves when your lights are on, as the leaves cannot absorb the spray quickly enough. Leaf spray also increases the humidity in your room, which is fine during the vegging stage, but not during flowering. Lastly, be sure to properly dilute your leaf spray according to the directions.
Leaf spray is not only used to give plants extra nutrition, but it is also an effective means to help your plant with protection against mites, bugs, and other vermin. In addition, it also works against mold, as it often contains antifungal properties. If you use neem oil leaf spray in combination with aloe vera, you can effectively protect your plant against pests. Insects and lice can also be effectively controlled with leaf spray. Pests are removed and thus, the defense mechanism of the plant is improved. It is not without reason that leaf spray is becoming increasingly popular among growers, both as extra plant food and as a way to protect the plant against all kinds of intrusions such as insects and fungi.