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Cannabis, the well-known drug is known to be highly flexible. It can be grown in a wide variety, in various formations and in almost every climate all around the world. It grows very similar to that of the weed and requires very little maintenance, thus justifying why is it named as ‘weed’.

However, cannabis earlier and the quality of cannabis now are quite different. It is rectified, strong and flavorful with dense, flavorful buds. So while growing cannabis, growers commit certain mistakes from time to time. We have enlisted 5 common mistakes that you can refrain from via regular monitoring and keeping a check.

1. Unsuitable climatic conditions:

It doesn’t matter whether you are growing the herb inside, outside or even in a greenhouse. You just need to ensure that the climate is suitable enough. Two chief factors which are responsible for the growth of the quality of cannabis are humidity and temperature.

Extremely hot or extremely cold temperature is not good for the plant. If the temperature is terribly cold, it may block the plant’s growth or even lead to its death. On the other hand, in very hot temperatures, the plant may lose its strength and become tired by constantly curling up its leaves to hide from the sun. Due to this, the plant may get exhausted and consequently die or yield unhealthy buds. Cannabis grows best when the temperature is nearly 75°F.

It is also necessary to ensure that the humidity level of the garden is less. Higher the humidity, more will the plants decompose. Though high humidity is suitable for the seedlings, it should be lower in the case of plants. For plants, humidity should be around 40%.

You can also try using marijuana growing tents to make a great indoor environment for growing a healthy and balanced marijuana plant.

2. Overwatering the plants:

Cultivators are often cautious about the growth of their plants, especially in the case of new growers. But in such cases, while they are considering good for their plant, they often end up over-watering their plants just like overfeeding. Needless to add, that it is not a good practice.

Watering the plants too much may lead to the damage of the roots of the herb due to suffocation. Once the root gets settled in the ground, it's really hard to pull it off. To refrain from any such ruin, ensure that the top layer of the soil is dry. If you’re still unsure, check that the plant is not very droopy and water it accordingly.

If you feel that the plant is not incurring any of these problems, you can water it and increase giving it water bit by bit until it is fine.

 3. Faulty installed electrical systems:

Ensure that the electrical system installed in your garden is correctly done. Now a days, many of the growers do the electrical systems on their own due to the security and legality purpose. But it is advisable to consult with an electrician while doing so.

It will help refrain from the hassle and will save time. Faulty electrical systems or fires can potentially damage and risk your property as well as your life.

4. Overfeeding the plants:

It is a very common mistake made by the gardeners. They get a little worried if they do not get immediate results. Though food is necessarily important, overeating is certainly not going to do any good for the plants. Overfeeding may actually stunt plant growth or even kill it.

Nutrients are generally of two types: organic and non-organic. Organic nutrients seep into the soil at a slow pace and plants consume them in excess. Thus, organic nutrients are safer to use as it does not cause overfeeding. On the other hand, the non-organic nutrients are packed with a lot of supplements and require an accurate measurement. Since the plants can readily take them up, using too much of it may cause the plants to die or burn.

So, start feeding your plant bit by bit according to the plants need. Start using less than what is prescribed, and increase the intake depending on the behavior of the plants. So, pay notice to it.

5. Wrong pH level:

If the water that is being utilized is extremely acidic or basic, it can actually pose several problems. The ideal pH level of the water should be somewhere between 6.0 and 7.0. It allows the plants to seep in the right nutrients. If this is not maintained, the plant may suffer lack of nutrients as there are very fewer nutrients due to too much acid or it is too acidic for the nutrients to become readily available.

Keep the check on the pH level of the water on a daily basis. Several filters are also available to retain the pH level, to increase or decrease the acidity. 

So, keep a check on these common mistakes that the growers usually make to grow some healthy cannabis.

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