Watering Marijuana Plants - How Much Water?
Watering marijuana plants is one of the most important aspects of marijuana growing that new or old marijuana growers alike should put under consideration. Watering amount and frequency of your marijuana plant depends on many factors, such as the temperature and lighting; the age, the size and the stage of growth; and the medium where you are planting your cannabis strain.
Too much or too less water can kill your cannabis plant. It is therefore very important to make sure that you are watering marijuana plants just enough to make them grow well.
There are common questions that new marijuana growers usually ask. Let’s try answering them:
How can you tell if your cannabis plant is under or over-watered?
You will see that the leaves of an under-watered marijuana plants are firm and curling down because there is a lot of water to hold in its leaves. The leaves appear healthy but bent. The firmness of the leaves can be observed by touching it.
The over-watered marijuana plant has a weak, bendy, and unhealthy leaves. You will see that your marijuana leaves look as if they’re drooping.
How frequently should I water my cannabis plant?
Every time you see that the soil where the marijuana plant is planted starts feeling dried up, then that’s the time that you water it. To make sure that you are watering them in the right time, use your hand to feel if the soil is still damp. If it is damp, then wait for the water to dry. If it feels dry already, you better pour in the water to it. Make sure not to flood it because it will make the roots to weaken up. You might also want to spray the plant with water especially if you are growing marijuana Indoor to give the marijuana plant a feel of the rain. Environmental factors such wind, rain, and a lot more can add up to the toughness of your plant that’s why you need to make it feel as if rain is pouring on it.
If your plant is in the flowering stage, make sure that you are administering 20%-30% of extra water at the bottom of your grow box or pot. This way can wash out all the traces of fertilizers and chemicals in your plant. After you’ve stop putting in fertilizer to it or weeks before the harvest time, make sure that you water twice or thrice as much amount of water that you usually pour in. The main purpose of doing this is to purify your cannabis plants from impurities and chemicals. If you want to get a good smoke and not the harsh, full of chemicals one then wash the impurities out with pure water.
What kind of water should I use?
Any water would do but seasoned marijuana growers prefer purified or distilled water because they found amazing results out from using it.
If you want to get the best out of your marijuana harvest, then you better not ignore the importance of water to your marijuana plant.