Whether new to growing cannabis or a seasoned grower, we get asked a lot of questions about a variety of things. These are questioned we’re most frequently asked about growing cannabis and cannabis strains.
What is the best way to germinate seeds?
Many people want to know the best way to germinate cannabis seeds. There are few methods that are fairly simple, and all have high successful germination rates. The method you choose is subjective to your preference. You can germinate seeds either with the:
- Paper towel method
- Soak in water method
- Plant in soil method
Learn more in this full guide on How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds, and you’ll soon find that starting your plants from seedlings is quite rewarding. Learn more about the benefits of using seeds over clones, how to prepare for germination and tips from the experts for success with each popular method.
Is it ok to cut my cannabis plants back?
Cutting back your cannabis plants, or pruning, can help your plants to produce larger buds to maximize your yield and to produce buds with more potency. There are a few different reasons why growers would cut their cannabis plants such as to make a parent plant or make a clone, but the most common reason to prune cannabis is to have more distributed production or to have a more discreet plant.
What are the best LED grow lights?
LED grow lights are a smart investment into your indoor grow room, they provide vibrant lighting that are healthy for your plants and cost-efficient for your budget. With the many options out there it is easy to wonder what the best LED grow lights are for your indoor garden. Mosca Seeds uses only NextLight LED lights for Optimum growth.
When do you start to feed seedlings?
Cannabis seedlings get most of the nutrients they need from the seed while absorbing water through their first leaves as the root system develops, which is why it is important to grow them in a warm, humid environment. You will not have to start feeding cannabis seedlings until they reach about 2 to 4 weeks old and have developed a few true leaves, entering the vegetative stage. We recommend a mild nutrient solution such as Clonex.
Cannabis plants require macronutrients which are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), which are typically listed on fertilizer products as an NPK ratio. Cannabis plants also require secondary nutrients including calcium, magnesium, and sulfur for plant health and growth. Additional micronutrients include manganese, zinc, molybdenum, iron, copper, chlorine and boron. We recommend Greene Aminos from GreenGro Biologicals. Fertilizer products can vary greatly with the ingredients used to achieve their NPK ratio, ranging from highly chemical to natural, organic products.
Some growers prefer to start their plants off on a 2:1:2 ratio early in the vegetative growth phase which can introduce your plants to fertilizer without causing chemical burn. Others start with a higher ratio of 4:2:3 to jumpstart growth and see great results.
By mid-vegetative stage, you can get more aggressive with a mix closer to 10:5:7, with a heightened nitrogen level helping your plants to produce green, luscious foliage and bud sites. You’ll want to reduce this to something closer to a 7:7:7 ration during the last week of the vegetative stage. With some TLC and attention to your plant’s needs, you will learn what ratio and fertilizer works best for your cannabis crop.