What do I do when my feminized pots get sick with Calcium Deficiency?
It would be very disappointing if after all your hard work and all your effort will go sour when your weeds get sick. This is very true and very common to weeds that are improperly nourished and fertilized. Deficiencies occur either in soil or in water so you have to really be critical on following a regimen that will best suit your pots need and that is mostly indicated in the label. Don’t overdo it or under do it.
What can Calcium deficiency do?
Like us humans, we have our own set of nutrients in order to grow and whatever specific functions that our body needs. Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body that gives us a rigid structure with our bones and quiet surprisingly, does the same for marijuana. Calcium deficiency can cause the stems to weaken and its low tolerance here within. Crinkling, curled tips, brown spots, dark green leaves, leaves die off and spotting are just a few symptoms of calcium deficiency.
What can I do to stop the deficiency?
pH is the best growth parameter that you can adjust to stop the symptoms in ruining your crops. pH affects the absorptive capacity of nutrients in the body, simply put- how fast will they be absorbed. For weed growing hydroponically, you should maintain the pH at least 6.2-7.0 while for those pots that are soil grown an optimum level from 6.2-7.0 is also advisable. If you can notice, the fore said ranges both starts with 6.2; it is because that calcium is best absorbed by the plant if it’s in a solution of 6.2 above.
Can I provide nutrient supplement to my sick weed?
Yes, you can. In fact there’s a lot of people who are doing that nowadays, though for addict marijuana growers, then you can try some variants of synthetic vitamins if it really works. Supplement became more famous than ever because of its usage by the high family ranks. Calcium- Magnesium, also known as Cal-Mag, can be purchased under different names like Botanicare Cal-Mag Plus or even using Dolomite Lime, especially for soil growers. Dolomite lime is an organic compound that can help with your calcium deficiency by supplying both your calcium and magnesium as they support and enhances the absorptive capacity of one another.
There are other techniques that you can depend on when any type of sickness happen but you can always try to prevent them with your cannabis plants by simply giving their sunlight, water and fertilizer in comfortable surroundings. Good luck!