With the wide acceptance of cannabis across the nation, more and more individuals are considering growing it at home or starting their own growing facility.
As with any sort of plant, it’s important to have an irrigation plan in mind. When it comes to growing cannabis, here are some necessary things you should consider when erecting your irrigation plan.
Evaluate What You Bring to the Table
There are many different ways to create an irrigation plan for cannabis plants. What you choose will highly depending on your individual budget, the amount of time you have available to invest in the project and your level of experience with growing this plant.
If you have a small budget, then you may want to consider hand irrigation or drip irrigation. If you’re experienced in growing cannabis, then you may want to test out various irrigation systems to see what works to get the best plant possible.
Know Your Options
When it comes to watering your cannabis plants, there are many different ways you can do so. These include manual watering, rotation irrigation, flood irrigation, automatic watering, and drip irrigation.
Each type of irrigation will come along with its own set of components. This also means that different types of repairs may need to be performed throughout the growing cycle, such as pump repairs or line repairs.
Determine If You’re Growing Indoors or Outside
Where you choose to grow your plants will play a role in the type of irrigation system that you utilize.
Rainwater irrigation via flood irrigation is solely intended for outdoor culture. Rotation irrigation tends to be utilized more for indoor growing and allows more flexibility for the grower to alter watering habits for each individual plant.
You should know from the start whether or not you plan on growing your cannabis inside or outside before choosing the best irrigation plan to fit your needs.
Know How You’re Testing Your Water
You can’t just feed your plants any ole water and expect them to grow to their optimal state. Rather, you’ll need to regularly test the temperature and pH levels of your water to ensure they’re in the right range.
Warm water should always be used as many strains don’t respond well to cold water. When it comes to pH levels, you should aim for between 5.8 and 6.5 for optimal cannabis cultivation.
Planning out your irrigation system is a necessity to ensure the wealth of your cannabis harvest. As with any sort of plant, you have many different irrigation options to choose from. Picking the right one comes down to knowing yourself and what your plants need to thrive.
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