How to Efficiently Grow Cannabis
Cannabis farming has been undertaken for many years the world over. There were however issues with legality when it came to growing cannabis in the past. Things are however different now since growing of cannabis is legal in most countries nowadays. Farmers even smallholder ones can grow the plant for own use. Without the necessary skill set, you will find it difficult to grow cannabis. The skills are however easy to acquire.
Let us understand the benefits of growing cannabis at home before venturing into the farming process. First, you will be very sure of the chemical components in the cannabis. By knowing the fertilizers and pesticides you used, you know the components of the final product. Having your own produce therefore gives you confidence. Secondly, you are in-charge hence you can select the strain to grow. You can therefore grow the strain that particularly suits your needs.
Since cannabis is a plant just like many others, most of the conditions required for its growth also apply to other plants. Traditional methods entail planting the cannabis plant on soil. The soil you use should have enough nutrients. The preferred soil type for cannabis growth is loam soil. The loam soil can retain water for a long time. This way, your plants will always have water.
Organic matter is important especially when growing cannabis in the traditional way. Organic matter are remains of plants or even animals that are rich in nutrients. Manure is formed from organic matter. This ensures that the cannabis plants grow to be very healthy. Mulching can also be formed from organic matter. Mulching forms a protective layer for the soil against direct sunlight. The cannabis plants therefore consume lots of water that is retained by the soil.
For those with limited space for growing cannabis, you can use the hydroponic gardening method. This means that you will not use soil as the growing medium. Instead, you will use other media such as coco coir, hydroton, vermiculite and perlite. The level of sophistication for this method is quite high. The plants absorb nutrients that is introduced regularly into the medium. Pests cannot destroy crops in this method.
Cannabis kits also exist in the market. This has simplified the growing process especially for those trying it out for the first time. With the kit, you are well guided on how to proceed. It is easy to use the kits since they are already set. You might incur high costs in setting up the initial farm but the benefits will eventually outweigh the costs. Therefore, be a cannabis farmer and reap the many benefits of growing cannabis at home!