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Applying Organic Fertilizers to Your Cannabis Garden

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There are two common ways of applying it: dry and liquid.

Dry organic fertilizer for your cannabis garden

This can be spread all over the ground and then raked until it becomes an even 4 or 5-inch layer. You can also add small quantities of it to the holes you’re planting in for your cannabis garden or even all across the rows already planted. Luckily enough, they will not burn the roots or the leaves of young plants and saplings.

You can also add some more during the rest of the season, should you feel the need. Be careful not to overdo it, which means not to apply the same quantity as in the beginning, but only an inch or so of dry organic fertilizer more.

Liquid organic fertilizers

These can be used as “snacks” that you can give to your plants every month or so, for a boost. You can use some of the recipes shared above, prepare the liquid emulsions, put them in spray containers or even in tanks and either spray, hose or spread them around by hand using a bucket. In case you are a farmer with a big piece of land, you can always add liquid organic fertilizers to your irrigation system and let the water sprinklers do all the work.

In the dry vs. liquid battle, the good thing about liquid fertilizer is that they work really fast. While the dry type needs some time to get mixed in with the soil and get absorbed by the plants, the liquid type is taken in almost immediately, via the roots and the foliage, so you will begin to see the changes in almost no time. Always remember not to over-fertilize your plants. Even if you are using organic fertilizer, just like the chemical one, it could lead to serious damage, like root, stem or leaf burn.

Why Use a Nitrogen-based Fertilizer for Your Cannabis Plants?

After you have found the best place to buy marijuana seeds, you must know that the cannabis plant requires a lot of care to produce better yield from your cannabis seeds. There are three important and primary nutrients that aid a healthy cannabis plant and root system: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Scientists and marijuana influencers like Megan Elizabeth have taken advantage of nitrogen’s properties to learn to build healthy, lush cannabis plants.

Nitrogen is chief among these nutrients. This is due to the fact that the plant’s tissue is made of over three percent nitrogen. Nitrogen is also predominant in chlorophyll, and you may remember for science class that chlorophyll is used in photosynthesis for plants to make their food. At some point, you learned that plants need soil, water, and sunlight, but none of these things actually feed plants. Plants convert sunlight, water, and certain gases to make glucose, which is a plant’s sugary food.

This is photosynthesis, and nitrogen is critical to the process. It is also a component of amino acids, which form the basis for proteins. Plants need proteins in order to stay strong, just like humans need proteins. Without enough proteins, plants will wither and eventually die. Nitrogen also allows cells to use and store energy. It is also found in the DNA that allows cells to grow. Nitrogen is a life-sustaining nutrient for plants as well as people. Slow-release fertilizers do not act as immediately as the quick releases, and often, they cost more.


In the end, if you have planned to take up cannabis cultivation, you will have to make a choice between organic and chemical fertilizers. Remember that they both have their pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages. Choose the one that best suits the needs of your cannabis garden. 

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