The most common mistakes in cultivation
Many of the mistakes made in cultivation stem from inexperience or misinformation.
The resistance of hemp plants is certainly the greatest ally we can have, despite this, some of the errors that we will expose you could cause damage to your cultivation.
Many errors can be "remedied" but the best results are always obtained with careful and healthy crops in which the general conditions are at least adequate.
Here is a short list of mistakes not to make:
Absence of light
In outdoor cultivation, remember that plants really like light, a common mistake is to expose the plant to direct light for an insufficient number of hours (2/5 hours) which will not allow the plant to "work" correctly.
In indoor cultivation, remember to replace the lamps approximately every 3 cycles so as to always have the right amount of light available, the ballasts/transformers should also be replaced every 3 years in order to have products with maximum efficiency. Keep the reflector clean so you always have 100% performance.
When these conditions are not respected, fertilizers are not assimilated correctly, photosynthesis is much slower and we also witness the phenomenon of internode spacing, the plant elongates in search of light with a consequent decrease in final production.
Absence or poor ventilation
Often, in indoor cultivation, the error consists in the lack or poor ventilation. Ventilation, understood as air exchange, is essential! It is also important that, with the use of fans, correct air circulation is produced in the cultivation room, this will help the plant to be more robust and resistant.
If there is no air supply, the plant suffers from a lack of carbon dioxide, essential for photosynthesis with a consequent slowdown of all development. Also consider that adequate ventilation decreases the probability of the formation of fungi and parasites.
Humidity out of parameter
Controlling the humidity of your grow room is very important, when the humidity level is too high the possibility of fungal formation increases, when it is too low the plants tend to consume too much water and suffocate. the reference parameters for indoor cultivation are:
40/50% in the flowering phase
50/60% in growth phase
It represents a vitally important factor for your cultivation. If too high or too low, it can cause serious problems for the development of plants, slowing down the correct metabolic process. If the temperature is too low, the plants will not develop, while if it is too high, production will decrease and plagues and diseases will appear. The ideal temperature is between 21 and 27 degrees.
Watering plants is not a parameter that can be established, it depends on the plants and the phase they are in as well as on environmental conditions.
Exaggerating with irrigation leads to the reduction of the aeration of the substrate and the defective absorption of nutrients, therefore the plant will present deficiencies and weakness. Among the most serious consequences is root rot -
When watering is too scarce, fertilizers do not reach the root system resulting in weakening and the onset of deficiencies. The leaves are in poor condition and limp and the roots may dry out.
Keeping the lighting system at the correct distance avoids the serious problem of burns. Burnt leaves expose the plant to diseases and pest attacks. Place the lamps at an appropriate distance from the top of the plant.
As a reference, consider that:
If you grow with a 400W about 35/40cm
If you grow with a 600W about 50/55cm
The roots of the plants must be kept in the dark. If the roots are exposed to light, their ability to absorb nutrients will significantly decrease, with imaginable consequences for the plant.
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