DutchFem cultivates all of her seeds on biological earth without using any artificial fertilizers to get the purest end result. Because a lot of beginning growers fall for the promises of fertilizer brands, we think it’s important to emphasize that you can also get a nice yield using our seeds, without any fertilizers, so that the original taste and smell of the strain is kept intact.
The only thing you need is a proper soil, a pot for growing of 11 litres and a pot for the bloom of 18 litres. We have tested all these kinds of soils and preferably use airy, rough and biological soil without perlite. This soil contains every nutrients needed for a plant to grow well for growing and blooming. The most important part is that you take good care of the soil for 2.5 months and the pH value in particular.
Because of potting from an 11 to an 18 litres pot you give your plants 7 litres fresh soil, which means they get fresh nutrition for a fertile bloomingperiod. Should you have access to a source of rainwater, then it’s better you use that then tapwater because tapwater doesn’t have the ideal pH value of 6.0 to 6.5.
After germinating your seed [ https://www.dutchfem.com/how-to-germinate-cannabis-seeds/ ] on 7x7x8 or 10x10x11 pots, your plants could be replaced after having grown for 2 weeks to your 11 litres pots. The only thing you have to watch out for while potting is that the soil isn’t too wet and only a little dry so that the plant with soil will easily come out of your pot without the soil falling apart. Don’t forget to give some water to your plant after potting to an 11 litres pot to moisten the soil around the roots again.
Now it’s important you don’t give your plants too much water. If your soil is too wet the plant will grow much less roots because she doesn’t have to look for water. If you keep the soil a bit dry, you’ll stimulate the plant to grow more roots as a result of it looking for water. Because you can’t see how moist the soil is, you can check this is by feeling how heavy the pot is after you just filled it with fresh soil. The fresh soil will have the ideal moist percentage, so remember this weight! By lifting the pot every now and again you can immediately feel if you have to water the plant, after some time. The amount of water is of course dependant of temperature, used lightsource, humidity of the air and the size of your plant and thus, you’ll have to be able to water the plant accordingly to these factors. Generally speaking a newborn plant will need about 100ml per day and an adult plant will need 200-400ml a day. If the soil is too dry, the plant will let her leaves hang weakly so that they catch less light, thus reducing evaporation, and will survive for a longer period of time. It’s pretty interesting to expiriment with that so that you know where the border is. The plants won’t die because of it (if your expiriment doesn’t drag on of course) and after only one wash, all of their leaves will be upright again, to catch as much light as possible.
The roots of the plant will shoot out quickly in the new soil of the 11 litre pot, your plants will also grow very fast in this phase. The plants grows best at 18 to 24 hours of light per day. As soon as the plant gets 12 hours of darkness they will bloom so make sure they get a minimal of 18 hours light a day. The size of your pot is a factor in how large and strong your plants will become. The more space the plants has beneath the soil for roots and handhold, the larger it will get above the ground. Now the plants can stay in the 11 litre pot for 4 to 6 weeks and they can grow (dependant of the used lightsource) 50 cm after 2 to 4 weeks and then they can be put in bloom. You can put them in bloom by putting plants in the complete dark for 12 hours a day. And with complete dark we mean one hundred percent darkness! Every form of light in the dark period can slow the blooming process increddibly and will give the plants lots of stress. Due to this they will be a lot less productive and will yield a lot less thick buds. From the moment on you give them 12 hours of darkness a day it will still take 2 weeks before the plants stop with growing and the first signs of flowering show up, which will later become the buds. This is also the moment to pot to the 18 litres (or larger). Again, it’s important that the soil is a little dry so that you can easily lift the plant out of the pot. Take the plant at the trunk and lift this up 5 cm. If the pot clings to the soil then you can easily remove it by hitting the side of the pot. If the soil is dry enough, the pot will let go easily and you can lift out the plant and clump of soil without losing it too much, now put it in the half-filled 18 litres pot and fill the sides with fresh soil. Now water it and your plant is ready to bloom. Dependant of the strain it will now take 7 to 9 weeks before the plant is ready for harvest. The new soil has fresh nutrients again for blooming and will make sure that your plants will be fresh for as long as possible, meaning they’ll produce more buds. At the end of the blooming period, the plant dies off and thus it’s normal that your plants change color or become yellow. Make sure that you control your big buds for bud rot in this phase because that can still ruin the party by the cold or air humidity. As soon as the white hairs on the tops have changed colors for 75%, then your plants are ready for harvest.
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