All you do is sprinkle a little on the top of the mulch and/or soil, and water it in! Every time the plant gets watered thereafter, more nutrients from the meals are released. Young plants can get by with less food. Larger plants with more roots and foliage (or flowers) to feed will require more.
Once the malted barley is in the mulch, the worms within our grow bags seriously go crazy! They love to eat malted barley, and move it all around the soil for us. The increased worm activity also helps promote good aeration, even moisture retention, and nutrient cycling – so it is a win-win!
Top-Dressing Application Rates
Fermented plant juices are commonly made with already kick-ass, nutrient-dense plants like comfrey, borage, stinging nettle, yarrow, mugwort, purslane, and even aloe vera. KNF emphasizes utilizing whatever is locally available. The young portions of the plants are harvested, mixed with brown sugar to feed beneficial microbes, and allowed to ferment for about a week. That concoction is then diluted and applied to plants as a soil drench or foliar spray.
If you can get your soil right, and maintain a good watering routine, your plants should be pretty happy just with that! It is the foundation. The other fertilizers and feeds that we’ll go over are like icing on the cake.
How to Feed Cannabis with Teas
There are many other foliar sprays out there! These are simply the ones we are most familiar with.
If you are a new grower, you may find cannabis growing to be something of a riddle. The nutrient concentrations you must feed your plants depend on the strain, growing environment, and the plant’s stage of growth. The latter point is essential because there is a huge difference between nutrient requirements in the vegetative and flowering stages.
There is a huge difference between nutrient requirements in the vegetative and flowering stages.
Reading Feed Charts for Cannabis Gardens
As a feed chart involves weekly analysis, you need to write a daily journal to record every single feeding. It would help if you recorded how much of a nutrient you gave to the plant and the time of the feed. Take notes on how well the crop responded to the feedings. Timing is everything. Did you know that feeding your plants at the beginning of the day will increase the grow room’s humidity?
Now imagine it costs around $200 an ounce. You have just grown $16,800 worth of cannabis. Not a bad return on investment for a few hundred dollars and a maximum of three months.
Feed Chart Adjustment
It is as easy to underfeed your marijuana plants as it is to overfeed. A nutrient lockout occurs when you add too many nutrients to your plants. They build up in the growing medium and prevent your plants from consuming the nutrients. In the end, overfeeding could cause your plants to starve to death.