Cannabis Nutrient Deficiencies

Cannabis growers understand the importance of pH in maintaining healthy plants. pH refers to the measure of how acidic or alkaline a substance is, rated on a scale of 1-14. A pH of 7 is neutral, while a slightly acidic pH is what cannabis plants prefer to thrive in the wild. A proper pH level at the roots allows for proper absorption of nutrients, which leads to healthy plants.

Measuring the pH of water is simple using special pH tester drops or a digital pH pen. Monitoring pH levels is crucial to prevent nutrient deficiencies. Some growers may have a natural pH environment that is perfect for their plants, but most growers have to maintain the pH level themselves.

Maintaining the proper pH level offers several benefits. Healthy cannabis leaves are less likely to suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Proper pH levels can lead to faster plant growth and bigger yields. Regular pH monitoring also allows growers to detect issues before they become problems. If pH levels are too high or low, growers can fix them before their plants suffer from nutrient deficiencies.

The pH level at the roots is crucial to the absorption of nutrients. Nutrients take different forms depending on the pH levels around them. When pH levels are too high or low, plants can show signs of nutrient deficiency even when the nutrients are physically present at the roots. pH levels are especially important for growers using liquid nutrients, which are highly available to plant roots only in the right pH range.

The ideal pH range for soil is between 6.0-7.0, while hydro/soilless/coco should be between 5.5-6.5. Maintaining the proper pH levels is easy and takes only seconds once you get the hang of it. By monitoring and maintaining pH levels, growers can ensure healthy plants and bigger yields.


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