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Keep checking the weight of the pots, if you can lift it easily, water them. If you can’t, and it feels like there is weight to it, do not water them.
If your leaves constantly seem plump, and full of moisture, you’re probably over watering. The leaves are absorbing more water than they can sweat out. They become heavy, and will droop and curl under.
To avoid over watering a cannabis plant in soil, you have to let the medium dry out in between watering/ feeding. There a 2 things you should check before you water you weed plants in soil. Firstly, the top 2 inches of the medium should feel dry when you put your finger in there. Secondly, pot should feel light, and the medium should look dry.
If your plants show the symptoms of over watering, then you are most likely letting your plants sit in run off. This will also prevent air getting to the roots. Water you coco everyday, but always make sure you remove run off to prevent salt build up, and root rot.
The symptoms of over watering a cannabis plant will display for a number of reasons. The roots of a marijuana need water and air in order to uptake nutrients. If you water the plants too much, your plants will not be able to absorb these things effectively.
Most cases of over watering, will be with weed plants grown in soil. Soil retains water for a lot longer than coco, so less air can get to the roots. If you do not let the soil dry out between watering, the roots can’t breathe.
If you over water your cannabis plant, the bacteria in the root zone will also not be able to breathe. This will cause a rise in bad bacteria, which will bring on root rot.
Over watering your cannabis plants will have an effect on their whole nutrient uptake. Your plants growth will be diminished, and your plants are prone to getting mould and rot.
The symptoms of over watering a cannabis plant will display for a number of reasons. Find out if you are over watering your plants here.
Being aware of the PPM within water allows growers to avoid giving their plants too many or too little minerals. A lack of minerals may lead to deficiencies, whereas too many may cause burning to occur. Cannabis plants prefer a ppm of around 500 when in the vegetative phase, and favour a ppm of around 1000 during the flowering stage of the grow cycle.
With the above in mind, you should be well on your way to understanding how over and underwatering affects your plants – as well as overall water quality in general.
Monitoring ppm is quite advanced, and while useful, is not essential for novices finding their feet. Just bear it in mind as you look to expand your knowledge and skill.
Reverse osmosis filters are capable of removing between 95-99% of dissolved salts within a water sample and is therefore a standard method of cleaning water on an industrial scale.
Although the total dissolved solids within your water profile might be adequate, not all substances within a water source are beneficial for your cannabis crop. Water might be contaminated with other factors such as pollutants and bacteria. Reverse osmosis filters are a great option to almost completely remove everything within a water source, allowing growers to add back only what they want their plants to come into contact with.
Overwatering is an easy mistake to make when growing cannabis, and is most likely caused by worrying that plants need constant doses of water. It is a pitfall novice often fall into.
We take a look how to recognise if you are over or under watering, and how to fix it.
1. Underwatered cannabis plants will look very weak, lifeless, and will show signs of wilting. Its no wonder they begin to look this way considering the vital role of water in plant physiology. The wilting of underwatered cannabis is different from the plump curling of overwatering – even if only subtly. Leaves will be fragile, brittle and even papery. They will look lifeless and drab. Another sign of an under watered cannabis plant an extremely dry growing medium, such as crispy soil.
Watering isn’t always as simple as it may seem. Many growers are under the impression that completely saturating their crop with water each day is all it takes to help plants obtain their aquatic requirements.
We explore how to recognise and fix cannabis over and underwatering, as well as the importance of good quality water.