Welcome back my fellow THC cultivators; it’s time for week 2 of my marijuana growing journal! This is part of my effort to help show how to grow your own weed by sharing the tools and techniques I use to get my bountiful end yields.
This week my baby greens are looking a little hungry, so I show how you can feed your plants and what nutrients I use. I also discuss what I think is the heart of growing marijuana successfully, and that’s the ability to persevere and overcome challenges rather than let them hold you back.
Feeding Your Hungry Marijuana
Because marijuana seeds have a sizable amount of nutritional value packed inside them, your seedlings can grow on their own without help for at least a couple weeks. For the past few grows, I have waited until week 2 before I start adding nutrients into the tank.
The reason I don’t feed them right away is because in the past I have noticed that feeding too early often ends in an overfeeding, which results in a nutrient burn. Nutrient burns won’t kill your plant, but they will certainly stunt growth and most likely affect end yields. No one wants to start right out of the gate on their grow with an immediate complication.
In week 2, I usually start to notice the green of the leaves get lighter and start to lose a bit of pigment, which tells me that the nutrients from the seed are depleted and they’ll need my support the rest of the way.
The nutrient system I use is called General Hydroponics Flora Series, and I have been using it for 4 grows now. It’s super easy because it comes with a feeding schedule and you just have to add what it tells you each week. It’s also extremely effective as I have consistently gotten 3 or more ounces each of my grows and usually from just 1 marijuana plant.
Big Buds are the Rewards of Problem Solving
One important lesson I always try to stress when I can is the importance of persistence and a willingness to attack any challenge rather than cower from it. The truth is, everyone’s situation is different, so every person who grows weed is going to run into their own unique set of problems. It’s impossible to anticipate every possible hiccup, so that’s why it’s imperative that you must commit to overcoming any obstacle you face ESPECIALLY if it’s in the middle of a grow.
Failure to take action at the start obviously means you won’t get the satisfaction of filling your coffers full of dank treasures, but at least it won’t be costing you anything either (except that you’ll still be paying for overpriced weed). On the other hand, if you are halfway through and a problem arises, the sooner you identify the problem and come up with a solution, the better off you’ll be.
Take it from me — a grower who has made the fatal mistake of hoping a problem would fix itself — that not fixing an issue when you notice it is an excellent way to waste a lot of time, money, and effort.
Fortunately, you have a ton of resources available to you to make sure that any problem you do face is a piece of cake to resolve. Here’s 3 I recommend:
- My free marijuana growing guide (downloadable copy available by signing up at the end of this post!)
- Growing Elite Marijuana – This is the guide I use myself, so if you want to use what I’m using, that’s it right there
- Contact me – I respond to every message I receive, so ask and I’ll do my best to help you!
Next Week’s Marijuana Journal Update
In week 3, I’m going to be talking more about the roots of my plants, how I avoid root rot, and obviously show their progress. They should start growing a few inches a week, so expect to see pretty dramatic changes each week, and feel free to let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see and I’ll see if I can fit it into my journal.
Remember, you can follow along by signing up below and getting a free copy of my growing guide or get any clarification by commenting below or contacting me through whichever means is easiest for you.