How to water Marijuana plants?

One of the important aspects about watering marijuana plants is to check if the pot or container has holes for draining excessive water. If there is no drainage, excess water will remain in the base of the pot and cause rotting of roots of the marijuana plant. Water should be given in fine mist to maintain constant moisture in the soil without making it very hard or very loose. For beginners, one of the tips to know when the soil requires moisture is to touch the soil with fingers. If one feels some moisture in the soil, watering could be skipped for a day or two. Usually the upper surface of the soil is always dry in comparison to the soil below.
Watering marijuana plants is one of the most important aspects of marijuana growing that new or old marijuana growers alike should put under consideration. Watering amount and frequency of your marijuana plant depends on many factors, such as the temperature and lighting; the age, the size and the stage of growth; and the medium where you are planting your cannabis strain. Too much or too less water can kill your cannabis plant. It is therefore very important to make sure that you are watering marijuana plants just enough to make them grow well.

There are common questions that new marijuana growers usually ask. Let’s try answering them:

How can you tell if your cannabis plant is under or over-watered?
You will see that the leaves of an under-watered marijuana plants are firm and curling down because there is a lot of water to hold in its leaves. The leaves appear healthy but bent. The firmness of the leaves can be observed by touching it.
The over-watered marijuana plant has a weak, bendy, and unhealthy leaves. You will see that your marijuana leaves look as if they’re drooping.

How frequently should I water my cannabis plant?
Every time you see that the soil where the marijuana plant is planted starts feeling dried up, then that’s the time that you water it. To make sure that you are watering them in the right time, use your hand to feel if the soil is still damp. If it is damp, then wait for the water to dry. If it feels dry already, you better pour in the water to it. Make sure not to flood it because it will make the roots to weaken up. You might also want to spray the plant with water especially if you are growing marijuana Indoor to give the marijuana plant a feel of the rain. Environmental factors such wind, rain, and a lot more can add up to the toughness of your plant that’s why you need to make it feel as if rain is pouring on it.
If your plant is in the flowering stage, make sure that you are administering 20%-30% of extra water at the bottom of your grow box or pot. This way can wash out all the traces of fertilizers and chemicals in your plant. After you’ve stop putting in fertilizer to it or weeks before the harvest time, make sure that you water twice or thrice as much amount of water that you usually pour in. The main purpose of doing this is to purify your cannabis plants from impurities and chemicals. If you want to get a good smoke and not the harsh, full of chemicals one then wash the impurities out with pure water.

How to provide water to the marijuana plants grown outdoors?
The cannabis plant loves watering in the developmental stage but too much watering destroys the roots of the plant. Water providers the hydrogen which is required for the growth of cannabis plant. One of the best ways for watering outdoor cannabis is done by installing sprinkler system. One should keep in mind that the bigger the plant is the more moisture it will require. Some plants which are very larger need almost one gallon of water daily. One of the methods to measure the requirement of outdoor plants is their appearance. If the plants of marijuana are wilted, it means they require water. However some of the cannabis plants wilt for some time due to hot weather conditions as in summers, therefore you should not be worried as it is normal.

What kind of water should I use?
Any water would do but seasoned marijuana growers prefer purified or distilled water because they found amazing results out from using it.
If you want to get the best out of your marijuana harvest, then you better not ignore the importance of water to your marijuana plant.
While watering marijuana plants, it is always better to use water at room temperature. Using warm or cold water for watering may cause ‘shocking’ the roots of cannabis. If the tap water has too much chlorine content, it can turn the soil a bit acidic which may have some harmful effect on the marijuana plant. The soil can be balanced with the use of calcium in such cases. The water should be tested for the presence of chemicals. Even though distilled water or boiled water is used by some growers, it does not contain some minerals which promote good plant growth. The ideal water for marijuana plant should have a balanced Ph and should be free from chlorine and other harmful chemical substances. Rain water can also be used for watering marijuana plants as it is a rich source of nitrogen.

What are some of the useful tips for watering marijuana?
Watering in marijuana is an important aspect for getting the high yield. Many factors such as the amount of water in the soil, type of water, frequency of watering determine the overall growth of the marijuana plant. Some of the tips which can be followed while watering marijuana are:

  • After the seeds have been sowed and soil watered, you must not water again for some days.

  • The amount of water and how often it has to be given vary with the size of the plant and pot and the amount of lights.

  • When the marijuana plants are small they transpire less, so they don’t require too much water.

  • When the seedlings have just emerged, you should water carefully so as to prevent the water from knocking over the seedlings.

  • Never allow the soil to become too wet or too dry.