Do you know the Micronutrients and Macronutrients of Marijuana?
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 28 April, 2020
If you are a beginner in terms of cultivation and everything related to the famous Mary Jane, you are in the ideal place to learn about the famous and desired plant day by day. In today’s post we detail what are the micro and macronutrients present in it.
The Nutrients of Cannabis
The terms “macronutrient” and “micronutrient” describe the amount of a compound that plants consume, not the size of the molecules themselves. These words refer to the specific amount of nutrients that plants need to grow well. Nitrogen is considered a macronutrient because it is needed in large amounts. Molybdenum is a micronutrient because it is needed in tiny amounts.
A good balance between micro and macronutrients ensures vigorous growth and maximum yields. Misalignments can cause plants to become weak and slow-growing, or to show clear signs of poor health.
Although micronutrients are used in much smaller amounts, they are also essential for the health of the plant. Marijuana needs more than 20 micronutrients to grow vigorously. It seems that the scarcer an element is in nature, the less the plant needs it to grow.
– Iron: Helps with the production of chlorophyll and is also responsible for functions with some enzymes.
– Zinc: Acts in the production of enzymes and in the internodal stretching of our plants.
– Sulfur: Plays a vital role in the creation of amino acids.
– Calcium and Magnesium: They are indispensable during the flowering period. They transport the photosynthetic electrons.
Macronutrients are essential nutrients for good plant development and health. Every gardener and marijuana grower knows the importance of the holy trinity: the N-P-K. They are essential at all stages of cannabis cultivation, although the different stages require different combinations.
– Nitrogen: This inert gas is the main component of chlorophyll and an essential element of amino acids. During photosynthesis, plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into sugars.
– Phosphorus: This element is essential for all forms of life. Phosphates are a major component of animal DNA and RNA. They are vital for the production of ATP and phospholipids, which form all cell membranes.
– Potassium: This alkali metal performs several functions during plant growth. It helps to enable photosynthesis and maintains the integrity of the cell walls. It regulates the opening and closing of the leaf stomata, which manage the absorption of CO₂.
You know the nutrients needed for the proper development of Mary Jane. So, start giving her the care she needs.