How to Grow Marijuana with Basic Hydroponics?
Ⅰ. How to grow hydroponic marijuana at home using basic hydroponics?
Hydroponics is all about growing cannabis in an inert medium, providing the plant with all its nutrients directly in the water.
Growing coir can be considered a form of basic hydroponics as it is naturally devoid of nutrients and you have to provide all of them in the water. However, when you mention "hydroponics," most people think of this:
1. The Difference Between Soil and Water Power
(1) The optimum pH value of cocoa and hydroponics is 5.5-6.5, while the optimum pH value of soil is 6-7.
(2) When the hydroponic plants are seedlings, nutrients must be provided (starting from the seedling dosage), otherwise the seedlings will grow more slowly, because it only has the nutrients contained in the seeds themselves. In soil, you don't need to add nutrients for a few weeks because some is already in the soil.
(3) Growing on coir (this growing medium looks a bit like soil but is actually made of coconut shells) gives you results somewhere between growing in soil and growing in a hydroponic tank— — You get a lot of the benefits of both.
2. Advantages of hydroelectric power generation
(1) Plants in hydroponic devices generally grow faster during the vegetative phase than soil-grown plants;
(2) unlikely to be infected with the virus;
(3) Buds will feel more powerful;
(4) If growing in a tank, you don't have to worry about watering the plants when they dry out, over/underwatering, or excluding runoff. Everyone is different, but I find it easier to maintain a tank than moving plants or watering and using a wet vac to clear runoff;
(5) If growing in a tank, you use nutrients very efficiently, because you only mix new water a few times a month, and only dump the old water after the plants have used up a lot of nutrients, which if you use expensive nutrients, which saves a lot and is better for the environment;
(6) You have much better control over nutrient levels, PPM and pH - for the mad scientists among us who want to get as much as possible out of our plants!
Ⅱ. Is basic hydroponics good for growing marijuana?
Have you ever seen a cannabis plant with its roots floating in a tank? This basic hydroponics, known as deep water cultivation (DWC), has been around for over 100 years.
DWC growing cannabis is growing in popularity as more growers gain experience with this medium. A hydroponic setup is really good and has even more benefits than growing in soil!
Benefits of water power to soil:
(1) Plants grown in hydroponic tanks tend to grow faster during the vegetative stage, resulting in greater yields and faster harvests;
(2) Hydroponic sprouts tend to be more effective and more expensive;
(3) Once a hydroponic tank is set up, it doesn't require a lot of work or time to maintain. A hydroponic tank doesn’t require regular watering of the plants and drainage of runoff, it just requires you to set the program, or adjust it as needed.