Marijuana Seeds and Nutrients

Basic Growing Marijuana Seed Information


Cannabis and Marijuana plants use the nutrients surrounding the roots, together with water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to grow. These nutrients come from the natural breakdown in the soil, but if the soil is of a poor quality, or if the nutrients have been exhausted from the soil, then you will need to replenish them to get the best growth from your Sour Diesel Seeds .

To add nutrients to the soil you can use fertilizers and composts. Most people are familiar with the packaged fertilizers that are available in garden centers. It is important that you make sure the three vital ingredients necessary for good Marijuana plant development are included; These are Nitrogen (N), Phosporus (P), and Potassium (P). Fertilizers are normally packaged with a ratio that indicates the amount of each in the mix. A balanced general purpose fertilizer has a 20 – 20 – 20 mix that has each ingredient in equal parts.

As your Marijuana Seeds grow they will require all of these three vital nutrients in varying quantities. When you plant the seeds you should plant them in a potting mix and that does not require any addition fertilizer as the plant Marijuana seeds begin to grow.

When the plant gets into its growth stage, then it will rapidly take up nutrients as it increases in size and produces more leaves. The best fertilizer to use is a balanced mix such a 20 – 20 – 20 NPK. Your growing Marijuana seeds will require easily accessible quantities of each to achieve optimum growth.

If you are growing your Cannabis or Marijuana plants inside, in a grow room then you will want to make sure that you dilute the fertilizer so that you do not over fertilize the plants. Grown in smaller pots, Marijuana quickly absorbs the surrounding nutrients, so you need to supply them with a lower dosage at regular intervals. Over fertilizing can burn the roots damaging the plant by harming its ability to absorb water and nutrients.

Once you are satisfied with the growth of your Marijuana plants it is time to flower them, at this point the nutrient levels required by the plant change. Where previously the plant was growing and making new leaves, now it is building its reproductive parts and converting the stored energy into buds and flowers.

During this stage your plants will require higher levels of Phosphorus, and having a higher amount available can significantly boost the production of buds and their size. This increases the amount of marijuana that you will be able to harvest, so adding this vital nutrient at this time can prove vital to increasing yields.

During this flowering stage lower levels of Nitrogen are required, and most of these types of fertilizers also include many trace elements that are important during flowering. Many growers make the mistake of believing that more nutrients during flowering will produce larger buds. Be warned you will have the opposite effect, so do not undo all the hard work you have put in, by using too much fertilizer.

The way to tell if your plant is not getting the nutrients it needs in the growth phase is if you see the leaves are beginning to lose their green appearance and take on a more yellow color. Watching the overall color of your plants can tell you a lot about their health.

Closely paying attention to the nutrient needs of your Sour Diesel Seeds is the best way to ensure a good quality and quanity from your matured Marijuana plants. If you would like to learn more about growing Marijuana, and in particular growing Sour Diesel Seeds by clicking through the link here, why not click the link and read the complete growing Sour Diesel Seeds guide.