When it comes to cultivating cannabis (or any plant life for that matter), it’s important to understand how certain micro- and macronutrients affect the growth in a plant’s lifecycle.
Most micro- and macronutrients execute several functions throughout the different stages of your garden’s growth cycle.
We’ve listed multiple examples of the nutrients that are key to gardening successfully and their function during the blooming stage of a cannabis plant’s lifespan.
- Nitrogen: (Macronutrient) Elevates the production of fruit (buds) and seeds (for those of you that breed.)
- Phosphorus: (Macronutrient) Encourages blooming/flowering and helps form carbohydrates and sugars (trichomes).
- Potassium: (Macronutrient) Boosts trichome (sugar) production, overall yields, aroma (terpenoids), taste (flavonoids) and density.
- Boron: (Micronutrient) Helps with the development of seeds, flower size and the creation of trichomes.
- Calcium: (Secondary Macronutrient) Helps further improve the quality of cell strength.
- Sulfur: (Secondary Macronutrient) Stimulates the production of seeds.
- Magnesium: (Secondary Macronutrient) Activates enzymes that are necessary for successful plant development.
- Zinc: (Micronutrient) Helps control the production of plant sugars and plays a vital role in the production of the enzyme auxin.
- Silica: (Micronutrient) Improves a plant’s ability to make use of nutrients.
- Molybdenum: (Micronutrient) Helps a plant make use of any available Nitrogen.
- Copper: (Micronutrient) Plays a key role in helping develop enzymes that are crucial to plant growth and helps your garden make use of proteins.
- Chloride: (Micronutrient) Aids plant metabolism.
Grow on and keep it green!
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