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Nutrients and Fertilizers Needed for Vegetative Growth

Cartier April 3, 2023

During the vegetative growth stage, cannabis plants require specific nutrients and fertilizers to support their growth and development. Here are the essential nutrients and fertilizers needed for vegetative growth:

Nitrogen (N): Nitrogen is an essential macronutrient that plays a vital role in vegetative growth. It helps plants produce chlorophyll, which is necessary for photosynthesis. Nitrogen also supports the growth of leaves, stems, and branches. During vegetative growth, cannabis plants require a higher nitrogen-to-phosphorus and potassium ratio.

Phosphorus (P): Phosphorus is another macronutrient essential for vegetative growth. It helps plants produce healthy roots, flowers, and fruits. Phosphorus is also necessary for photosynthesis and energy transfer within the plant.

Potassium (K): Potassium is a macronutrient that helps plants regulate water balance, produce strong stems and branches, and improve overall plant health. It also plays a role in photosynthesis and energy production.

Calcium (Ca): Calcium is a secondary macronutrient essential for cell wall development and plant structure. It also helps plants resist stress and disease.

Magnesium (Mg): Magnesium is a secondary macronutrient for photosynthesis and chlorophyll production. It also helps plants produce enzymes that are necessary for growth and development.

Trace Minerals: Besides the macronutrients, cannabis plants require trace minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, and manganese. These minerals are necessary for enzyme production and overall plant health.

Silicon (Si): Silicon is a beneficial nutrient for cannabis plants during vegetative growth. It helps improve plant structure and resistance to environmental stressors such as heat, drought, and pests.

Humic Acid: Humic acid is a natural organic compound that can be added to the growing medium to improve soil health and nutrient uptake. It helps improve soil structure, water retention, and nutrient availability.

Mycorrhizae: Mycorrhizae are beneficial fungi that form a symbiotic relationship with cannabis plants. They help improve nutrient uptake, water absorption, and overall plant health. Adding mycorrhizae to the growing medium can improve plant growth and yield.

Silicon (Si): Silicon is a beneficial nutrient for cannabis plants during vegetative growth. It helps improve plant structure and resistance to environmental stressors such as heat, drought, and pests.

Humic Acid: Humic acid is a natural organic compound that can be added to the growing medium to improve soil health and nutrient uptake. It helps improve soil structure, water retention, and nutrient availability.
Mycorrhizae: Mycorrhizae are beneficial fungi that form a symbiotic relationship with cannabis plants. They help improve nutrient uptake, water absorption, and overall plant health. Adding mycorrhizae to the growing medium can improve plant growth and yield.

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