Cannabis growers around the world pride themselves on their ability to grow healthy plants with plenty of large sticky buds. For many people in the home growing community the goal is maximum bud quality and maximum harvest quantity. But what goes on below the ground is just as important as plant growth above the ground. Healthy and extensive cannabis roots below the ground allow a large and productive harvest above the ground.
Cultivating a healthy root mass is essential, but just a few basic mistakes will severely limit the ability of your plant to produce the large root network which will support a top quality plant. The most common mistake with indoor cannabis growing is over-fertilisation caused by the use of nutrients which are too strong. The excess minerals damage the roots (‘root burn’) which limits root growth. In soil-grown plants the most common error is over-watering, this reduces essential root aeration. If the roots don’t get enough air they are not able to develop, and this restricts plant growth above ground. Carry on reading to understand the basics for healthy cannabis roots
Q. Which insects can attack the cannabis root system?
Q. Can the cannabis root system become diseased?
Q. Roots would normally rot if left in water - why?
Q. What is the cannabis tap root and why is it so important
Q. Why is pH of water so important?
One of the benefits of hydroponics over soil is that hydro often produces faster and larger root growth which allows larger plants and harvests. However, hydroponics can be more technically demanding and complicated than growing in soil. Find out which grow system suits you best, and remember that healthy roots are essential to the health and productivity of the cannabis plant.December 24th 2015