Medicinal cannabis usually has a fairly short production cycle. This means growers are able to go through 3-4 production cycles a year with smaller plants or do one annual cycle with larger plants. This also means the cannabis plant goes through different stages of growth rather quickly. During the different stages the plants have different needs. Let’s have a look at the nutrient needs of medicinal cannabis plants during the different phases of the plant’s growth cycle.
One of the important factors to take into account when growing medicinal cannabis, is safety. Your product will be used by people to effectively manage their illness and improve their quality of life. They typically tend to have a weakened immune system, which makes it even more relevant your medicinal cannabis does not burden it.
The composition of growing media determines which properties it brings to your greenhouse and how it supports your plants. In this article we’d like to go deeper into one of the important properties of growing media: Easily (or Readily) Available Water (EAW).
Growing media containing European peat offer an excellent moisture and nutrients buffer. In addition they also provide a buffer for pH. With this short article we'll focus on the perks of a stable pH level.