3 Things Every New Grower Should Be Mindful Of
If you’re a new grower, chances are you’re a little overwhelmed with how much actually goes into producing a successful crop.
That isn’t to say you should get discouraged. Plenty of growers, even those who have been at it for years, run into problems every now and again. There’s no perfect system and the best way to figure it out is by trial and error.
With that said, you don’t have to go it alone. There are other growers and forums available that can help you through any problems that arise. If you’re just starting out, there are a few things that every grower will tell you.
It can be an anxious process, waiting for your plants to grow. Often it leads to new growers giving up or making even more mistakes that further any progress. It’s important to remember that plants don’t grow overnight. They take time. Just because you have a hydroponic system doesn’t mean that you’re pumping your plants with grow juice. Not only that, you should also realize that growing is a complex process that requires a lot of learning. This takes time, and you’ll spend countless hours setting up your grow room and learning the best ways to get your plants to flourish.
Speaking of grow room, many newbies make the mistake of not fully understanding the right size or type of space they’ll need. Trying to set up an operation in your broom closet will severely hinder your plants’ ability to flourish and produce the colas that you want. If you’re a serious grower, then take the time to set up a properly sized garden either indoors or out.
Those that have been disheartened by a poor yield or small plant can often attribute it to a lack of attention in their indoor setup. If you choose to set up a hydroponic system, you will have to make sure you’re equipped to handle irrigation and drainage. You’ll also want to make sure your grow lights are right for the operation. Too many or too few grow lights will damper your plant growth as well as incorrect light color. You should also consider ventilation, humidity, temperature, plant support, nutrients, and cloners. A humidity of 75% or more can hinder plant growth due to reduced evapotranspiration and increase the plant’s susceptibility to disease, and improper grow lights can actually singe your plant. These are all things that will need to be considered and monitored during operation.
Growing isn’t as easy as you might think, and if after this article you’re beginning to agree with that, then you should invest the time to learn the proper methods and techniques. If you do, you’ll end up growing high-quality plants with impressive yields.
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