Best Nutrients for Cannabis | Coco-Coir, Hydroponics and Soil

CHOOSING THE BEST NUTRIENTS FOR CANNABIS

Whether you’re a beginner, hobbyist or a professional grower, looking for the best nutrients for cannabis, you will still want the very best nutrients available for your girls, we cover the basics with in-depth and easy to follow information having researched and compiled the leading brands for all types of nutrients for the three main mediums, soil, coco and hydroponics we are confident that you will find the information you are looking for.

If you’re new to growing cannabis, trying to figure out what types of nutrients to feed your plants can be very confusing, not surprising given that many companies make many different products!

As long as you give your plants the right type of nutrients at the right time, you will always be on the right tracks, but here is the many ways different nutrient brands vary:

  • Ingredients: Ingredients vary wildly between brands.
  • Ratios: Different combinations of organic & chemical compounds are used to create the same NPK value although these different solutions react very differently.
  • Soil, Hydro & Coco: Each growing medium requires different nutrient concentrations.
  • Boosters & Supplements: Don’t confuse Boosters and Supplements!


THE BEST NUTRIENTS FOR COCO COIR:

When growing in coco coir it is important that you choose nutrients that are specifically formulated for use with coco coir, these tend to have a higher Magnesium and Calcium content as these compounds bind to the coir, becoming unavailable for absorption by the plants roots.

Hydroponic nutrients will work in place of coco coir nutrients however a Calcium & Magnesium supplement will be needed. As with all growing mediums, it is important to check the pH levels with every feed. Growing with coco-coir a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5 is recommended.

Take a look at our recommendations for pH readers and pH up & down solutions.


THE BEST NUTRIENTS FOR HYDROPONICS:

When the time comes to choose your Hydroponic nutrients, there are a few things to take into consideration that are quite vital to the growth of your plants.

What to look out for?

  • Make sure the bottle states that they’re made specifially for hydroponics.
  • Avoid organic matter, the nutrients should be delivered through minerals.
  • Mineral nutrients are chelated, meaning they can be absorbed within a wider pH range.
  • Check for rich sources of micro nutrients, these are commonly found in soil and massively benefit your plants.


THE BEST NUTRIENTS FOR SOIL:

What sets soil apart from other growing mediums is the ability to grow an organic product, this is possible due to non-inert organic matter such as humus, compost, worm castings and manure being present in the soil that contains many micro-nutrients, most of this matter can’t be absorbed by the plants directly and first has to be processed by beneficial bacteria and fungus that lives in the soil naturally.

The key to successfully growing with organic soil is to create and cultivate a healthy population of diverse soil microbes and fungus, “feed the soil, not the plants” is often said by seasoned soil growers.

most of this matter can’t be absorbed by the plants directly and first has to be processed by beneficial bacteria and fungus that lives in the soil naturally.

The key to successfully growing with organic soil is to create and cultivate a healthy population of diverse soil microbes and fungus, “feed the soil, not the plants” is often said by seasoned soil growers.

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