So there are five major parts to getting set up. You need….
Differences Between Soil & Hydro
When it comes to hydroponic cannabis…
Hydroponics is when you grow your cannabis plant in an inert medium like coco or a reservoir of water, and provide all the nutrients to the plant directly in the water.
Pros of Hydro
Growing in coco coir can be considered a type of hydroponics since it naturally contains no nutrients and you must provide all the nutrients in the water. However, when you say “hydroponics” most people think of this:
Cons of Hydro
Benefits of Hydro Over Soil
Today I’ll teach you how to set up your hydroponic reservoir for growing cannabis, and I’ll show you what you need to do each day for optimum growth
First we will start with the supplies needed. Keep in mind this is just an example, and depending on your space and desired results, many things can be tweaked in a hydroponic system to make it most beneficial to you. This list specifically outlines equipment needed to install your hydroponic system and does not include lights, fans, filters, and other basic needs for any grow room.
Growing hydroponically does require that you invest a good amount of time and money into developing your system prior to actually starting your garden. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure your system works effectively and your nutrients are high quality so that your plants will flourish. Once you gain a knack for hydroponics, you’ll be on your way to producing world-class cannabis that is well worth the effort.
Set Up Your Hydroponic Cannabis Growing System
Once you have gathered your materials you can begin to construct your hydroponic setup.
When growing hydroponically, you are responsible for providing all of the nutrients necessary for plants to survive. Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) are the three essential nutrients for plant growth known as macronutrients. Additionally, there are secondary and micronutrients that will help the plant develop as well. These include Boron, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Sulfur, and Zinc.
Explore Nutrients for Your Hydroponic Cannabis
Hydroponic Cannabis Supplies:
Because they really do protect you from some common mistakes like:
5. Pots & Buckets
When you’re just starting out, I highly recommend you start out with soil, because:
When you mix water with nutrients, that’s what’s called your nutrient solution. And you will feed your plants with your nutrient solution.
With a PPM-meter, you can actually measure the nutrient strength of your soil or nutrient solution, and keep the nutrient strength at the optimal level.