Hydroponic supplies can be an ideal way to cultivate your own cannabis, but there are a few things you should take into consideration before beginning this endeavor.One of my favorite things about the Hydro store is their loyalty program.
1. Easy to Maintain
Hydroponic supplies are much easier to manage than soil, making them the ideal choice for anyone wanting to grow cannabis without the hassle of soil-borne diseases and pests.
One of the simplest ways to ensure your hydroponic supplies remain optimal is by changing your nutrient solution every week or two. Doing this helps avoid nutrient buildup and blockages in your water lines.
Additionally, maintaining the correct pH level is essential for hydroponics. Doing so allows your plants to absorb more essential nutrients.The staff at the hydro shop are knowledgeable and were able to answer all of my questions.
To achieve optimal pH for your grow, utilize a pH control kit. These kits are user-friendly and allow you to monitor ph levels on an everyday basis. Not only will these keep your plants healthy, but it makes growing hydroponically even more enjoyable!
2. Less Expensive
Hydroponically growing cannabis plants is a cost-effective method of growing your crops, as it takes less time and space to deliver water, nutrients, and oxygen to their roots.
Monitoring nutrient and water levels of your plants as well as lighting, pH balance, and temperature can be done more easily with this tool. Doing so allows you to ensure optimal conditions for cannabis plants to grow strong and produce high-quality flowers and buds with ease.
Hydroponic systems for cannabis plants vary. From simple DWC buckets with 25-50 litre reservoirs for each plant to more intricate NFT systems that use plastic baskets suspended above a constant flow of water and nutrients.
3. Less Stress on Plants
Growing cannabis hydroponically is simpler and less stressful on plants than growing it in soil, as its roots are fed directly with essential nutrients without having to search for them.
Another advantage is that cannabis growers can place their plants closer together than with soil-based methods, potentially increasing yields during flowering.
Hydroponically cultivating marijuana requires a balance of macro and micro-nutrients for success. These can be purchased as liquid solutions that come pre-mixed, or they come as powder that must be mixed with water by the grower.
According to the stage of growth, you may need to adjust your nutrient ratios accordingly. For instance, nitrogen-rich nutrients are necessary during vegetative stages while phosphorus-rich nutrients become increasingly important during flowering.
4. Easier to Store
Hydroponic growing supplies are much simpler to store than their soil-based counterparts. The water pump, air stone, nutrient reservoir and other components can all be kept together in one central location that’s accessible from the grow table or floor.
Selecting the ideal grow medium for your hydroponic system is paramount. Popular options include coco, rockwool and hydroton clay pellets.
Some growers opt for coco chips made from coco husks as an organic option that will retain moisture and provide great airflow around plant roots.
Starters often opt for an ebb and flow or flood & drain grow system. In this setup, nutrient-rich solution is repeatedly pumped into the roots of a cannabis plant to provide them with essential nutrition.