Growing cannabis is rewarding and can be very enjoyable. For beginners, growing cannabis can be difficult. Growing cannabis can be complex and lead to low yields or even failure. Here are the top five things cannabis growers should avoid.
Overwatering & Underwatering
Growing cannabis plants can make the fatal mistake of overwatering or submerging them. To thrive, cannabis plants must have the right amount of water. Root rot can also occur when you overwater. Plants can wilt if they are underwatered. However, eventually they will die. It is essential that you only water your plants when the soil is dry.
The Wrong Land
It is a common error to use the wrong soil type. Cannabis plants require well-drained soil that’s nutrient rich and pH balanced. Too dense, compacted soil can result in poor root growth or nutrient deficiency. Before purchasing soil that is suitable for cannabis cultivation, it is essential to do your research.
Too little light
Cannabis plants require plenty of sunlight to thrive. Without enough light, cannabis plants can become spindly with small buds and grow taller. If your plants are given enough light, they will thrive. You can invest in good quality lighting or place them in an area that gets plenty of sunlight.
Overfeeding and Subfeeding
Common mistakes include overfeeding your cannabis plants or underfeeding them. It is vital to ensure that your plants are receiving the correct nutrients at every stage. Nutrient burning can be caused by feeding your plants too much. Overfeeding plants can result in stunted or reduced growth. Make sure you research the stage of your plants before you choose a feeding regimen.
You cannot control the temperature and humidity.
Both humidity and temperature can have a major impact on the growth of cannabis flowers. Too high or low temperatures can harm the plants, and make them grow slower. High humidity is not only good for their health, but can also cause mildew or mold. You need to maintain the proper temperature and humidity in your grow area to promote healthy growth.
Neglecting Pest control
These pests include aphids, spider mites, and others that can quickly infest cannabis plants. This can cause severe injury to the buds as well as the leaves. Neglecting the management of pests could result in a drop in yield or even total destruction. Pest signs should be checked regularly and you must take steps to eliminate them.
Although growing cannabis can be very rewarding, it is important to avoid common mistakes which can result in lower yields. The key to a successful harvest is proper watering, the correct soil, sufficient light, adequate nutrition, and regular monitoring and controlling of pests.