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Using Hydroponics for Marijuana Cultivation

It is possible to produce weed a lot of ways- hydroponically, aeroponically or in dirt. You can find positives and negatives to each method. Hydroponics is definitely an notion that can happen to most new growers relatively quickly within the method due to the fact it is really frequent.

Hydroponic marijuana cultivation functions by supporting the plant in some type of medium and then water is poured over the root system. The water is manipulated to include a particular mix of chemicals. PH can also be managed, as is oxygen content.

Hydroponics needs something to support the plant for it to work. We call this thing the medium, or growing medium. Hydroton is the best answer. It is a special product that lets water drain through it easily. It’s easy to find in stores and online.

Next you require something to hold the medium. A pot or container will work, but it needs to allow the water to flow through freely while being diffused. Normal pots won’t work – they’ll jut overflow. You can buy special pots or fill regular pots with holes.

Next, you need something to hold the plant, hydroton and pot combination. This is a container that must be water tight, and that will allow you to add small plumbing fixtures to it. There are many custom containers made of plastic that hold multiple plants, or you can use a single plant container, like a 5 gallon plastic bucket. The top of the bucket has a hole that the pot sits in and the bottom has a hole for a plumbing fitting to return the solution.

The last big item that you need is a container to hold the water solution. This reservoir has to be big enough to hold a pump and enough solution that the pump always stays submerged. Size is dictated by the whole project. A multi plant site needs a bigger reservoir. A small project can have a tupperware tote box.

You can now connect everything. The slution reservoir gets a pump in it. That pumps solution to the plant pots and over the plants. Gravity drains it through the root system and out of the plant pot, into the combo holding container. From there it exits at the bottom through a plumbing fitting and makes its way back to the reservoir, usually by gravity.

So, you need, in addition to the containers, hydroton, nutrients and water, a pump and some hose, as well as a power source. These need to be put together in a place where a water leak, should it occur, won’t be disastrous. The system also has to be dependable enough that it won’t break down and stop pumping, or get plugged somewhere along the way while it keeps pumping.

It isn’t hard. It’s been done a million times by others. Size, location, complexity – there is lots of room for inventiveness. Have fun with it.

The drawback is that it takes some thought, some monitoring and more initial input that plain dirt farming. However, the results are generally outstanding. Additionally, since a lot of the inputs are controlled it’s easier to avoid some of the dirt related problems that can hurt the grower.

Hydroponics is one of the most effective ways to cultivate cannabis. The yields will blow you away. The supplies required are easy to get and are legal. It’s widespread adoption by commercial growers proves its effectiveness.

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