What we smoke? The buds. And this is why we think about buds when trying to analyse the quality of future harvest of (hopefully) marvellous pot. We check buds, we apply actions to the buds, sharing photos of buds to friends, but wait… Where it starts from? The roots of course!
We often forget (yet it is very logical) that we must take care about roots all the time. And it may save you hundred potential dangers to the buds in future. Keep in mind that it is quite late to worry about the roots when your buds are already bad-looking. Start from the beginning: Roots are the reason for buds, and the buds mirror perfectly of what is happening to roots.
Attention given to roots is always worthy
1) Cannabis is originating as a desert plant, and it cannot apply too much moisture. Do not over-water it. From the other hand, keep an eye on the plant condition, not to make it dry. Having 1 inch of dry soil from top is considered to be a good environment.
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2) Give proper nutrients. It’s all up to your personal choice whether it’ll be chemical ones or organic ones or your own poo, but just try following the NPK conception. In this “formula” the K (Potassium, or KALIUM in Latin) stands for the strength of the roots and consequently required from the start till the end.
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3) Give it enough space to the roots. Cannabis is “weed” not only in slang wording, but it is also a weed by its nature. It has wide “network” of roots comparing to home indoor plants. And it’s better not to have few plants in one pot, to prevent their competition to each other.
You know how to grow and you’re sure you are good at it. Then you grow a nice clone-plant of nice sativa family full of positive genetics from the proper mother, containing proper number of trichomes and you know for 100% that you cut it right in time.
Well done! What’s next?
Marijuana Drying Techniques
It’s obvious that a true professional grower develops the relation with the every single cannabis plant. And it’s quite well-expected that the most active part of this development happens on the growing stage. Say, when the plant is alive, and it is kind-of very logical, but here we have another pot of puzzles to solve: the very professional cannabis growers all know that in the moment of cutting yet another extremely important period only starts — drying and then storing the cannabis product to have the best glorious pot out of it.
There is a certain misbelief that drying a plant in one piece may allow more THC come up from the stem to leaves and buds. A total untrue. And a complete total untrue for those couple of plants of indoor cannabis that you grow at home in personal-consumption volumes. Significantly longer drying is the only thing that may happen and you definitely do not want it. If you still feel explorer then try it and make your own conclusions.
Best Drying Conditions for Weed
From 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (65 to 75 Fahrenheit). Humidity 45-50 percent. Darkness is essential for marijuana buds through all drying process. If all is done correctly then in 6-10 days the plant starts being dry. Check how far it is dry by tactile check and apply for the ultimate phase — curing.