Homegrown cannabis hydroponics enable us to grow plants indoors with great results. Homegrown cannabis will grow with ease with just water as the feed however these will not produce large flowers or thickened foliage. By simply adding a quality feeding schedule will spurn the cannabis on no end with just daylight from outdoors as the light signal. 

You can not regulate this plant cycle though because you can not change our weather and lighting times, this is where artificial light came into hydroponics in the first instance. To supply a constant light signal at timed intervals, regardless of the time of year. It was soon noted that cannabis beneath ‘hydroponics lighting’ reacted to their natural growth pattern by the lights being on for 16 to 18 hours a day. If switched to 10-12 hours a day there flowering cycle was ignited. 

Homegrown Cannabis

And so the growing of marijuana seeds began. Followed by the odd Hydroponics retailer, to serve the community of course. However, these retailers never wanted to share the science behind hydroponics. As the harder it is for you to achieve what your mate can, (or the retailer), the more money you will spend trying. 

Then the internet was discovered and hydroponics retailers fell out of the sky and growing cannabis indoors became commonplace. However the more complex strain of marijuana being the choice for many a youth bringing hydroponics into disrepute. Yet, what was discovered was that one of the fastest growing plants in the world could be grown indoors. With ease, resulting in unheard of yields along with the sheer fact that cannabis contain certain properties that help the medically sick. 

So How Do We Decide What Hydroponics To Use?

There are many methods firstly to ponder over, all done correctly will result the same but different methods can speed up the growth or vise versa the flowering, mastering which one works best for yourself is the answer but firstly understanding the methods science will make a better grower out of you resulting in untold yields. Once your method is chosen to suit yourself and your grow room the choice of system or Pot if using pot culture.

To decide how many homegrown cannabis your going to grow you must first decide what strength of light you are going to use. One too strong for the grow room will result in too much heat and again vise versa too small may be too cold, one thing for sure is your room will change the amount of heat it uses and produces if it is hot or cold outside. This is where fan speed controllers, fans and carbon filters are required to maintain fresh Co2 is sourced and the old removed along with heat and moisture. 

marijuana plant in grow light
marijuana plant in grow light

Choosing Lighting for Homegrown Cannabis

Before choosing your light ensure you are buying one to meet the targeted yield. It is a known fact that cannabis can be flowered to match the light, gram per watt. i.e. 600 watt lamp produces 600 grams of dry, cured buds. A choice of timed feeding is now simplified with the ever increasing range of cycle timers appearing on the market.

With a good model bearing variations of timings from 15 seconds to 6 hours of feeding at intervals from 6 hourly to every 15 minutes the correct feeding schedule can be maintained with great ease and satisfaction you know the cannabis are getting the feed without having to manually feed each plant, which could take you a long time if you had a large crop or two.

Main factors

The main factors left and the most important is the choice of fertilizer, minerals and nutrients you are to use. Of course, not only do they have to be suited for the chosen method you are incorporating they have to suit ultra violet og cannabis  you are growing and the cycle.

  • Root protection

Cannabis will require root protection in their early days to encourage roots to grow then secondly to keep these new roots healthy. Root nutrients and additives should be given until flowering. Many root additives can be added to the foliar feeding and used until flowering or fruiting starts.

  • Vegetation Foliage

This is to be encouraged to flourish as the foliage is the plants main air intake routes. For this Nitrozymes are pre-added to the Vega feeds but also adding a separate additive will boost the foliage and growth rates immensely. 

  • Grow feed 

Next you have to take into account each main stage of the plants life from start to finish with additives.

Continued Use Of Root Additives Is Highly Beneficial.

Flowering feeds are more complex in that each one has to be at critical timings to enable full yielding. Firstly, feed is required which will tell cannabis receptacles to switch into flowering mode along with the change in lighting timings. All floral feeds contain the basics required to feed your plants the necessary minerals to flower successfully however cannabis really do need that extra push to reach high yields.Flower boosters are recommended and can be used from day one of flowering along with your floral feed to flourish growing cannabis indoors.

Side notes

By pure accident fighting with the elements from the cold outside was it discovered that the stronger this light source the greater these plants growth rate was spoke volumes when it came to flowering. Of course light alone will not produce growth or flowering at high rates unless the air is full of Co2 and the feeding is of quality minerals and nutrients