What you should know about cannabis leafy fertilization
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 6 April, 2022
As you may know, leafy spraying is one of the various alternatives you can carry out to provide nutrients to your marijuana flowers.
This technique consists of spraying the leaves with a mixture of water and fertilizer, usually using a sprayer. Well, applying this method is very simple; however, it is ideal to do it correctly to ensure the success of your plantation.
If you are interested in learning more about this alternative, here are some things you should know.
Spray during the vegetative phase
Your cannabis plants go through different stages during their life cycle: germination, seedling, vegetative phase and flowering phase. It is recommended to apply leafy fertilizers only during the vegetative phase and not during flowering.
You see, spraying your plants in the flowering stage can cause residues to build up on your buds, and when you smoke them, the smoke could be harsh and unpleasant. In addition, spraying the buds can also lead to mold formation.
Choose the best time of day
Cannabis growers generally recommend not spraying flowers full sunlight. When the lamps are on full power as it can cause damage to your girls.
When growing your Mary Jane in your garden or on your balcony, the best time to apply leafy fertilizers is early in the morning or in the evening. Moreover, indoors some people advise to do it at the beginning or end of the dark period.
Use this method as a supplement
Foliar spraying is a quick and effective way to remedy a nutrient deficiency. However, this method should not replace the traditional fertilization of watering the roots with water and fertilizer.
When you notice that your plants are showing symptoms of nutrient deficiency, such as leaf spotting or wilting, you can use this method as a temporary solution.
Helps fight pests
Every cannabis grower tries to offer the best conditions to their flowers so that they grow without problems, however, despite their efforts, cannabis plants are not exempt from being attacked by pests.
If your flowers are invaded by intruders or have mold, one way to help them quickly is through leafy spraying, as this method is also ideal for applying ecological pesticides.