For beginners or first-timers, to grow a Cannabis Ruderalis might seem to be a difficult task. Because, sometimes people put too much attention to the schedule of fertilizers, pH values, and the quality of soil and outputs of the lumen. Consequently, in doing so, they forget to stick to the basics. However, with time, people do gather expertise and do not repeat mistakes. Some of the beginner’s common mistakes made in growing Ruderalis weeds are as follows.
Trying to be cheap on genetics
Sometimes people spend a lot of money on buying pieces of equipment but end up buying low-quality seeds. The seeds which come for free are great however should not become the basis of Cannabis production. Various grades of superior forms of seeds are available now in the market which ensures better yields. Other than, sometimes people may also opt for clones.
Use of small containers
Irrespective of where the plant is grown, root space is still a requirement. Once root bound, the plants stop growing. Therefore it is advisable to use larger containers with at least a minimum of 10 liters of space. However, the best method is to plant the seeds straight into the soil when grown outdoors.
Be careful and avoid over-pruning the plants as you might damage and kill them. After pruning, the plants are under stress and are put to a temporary halt of their vegetative phase trying to recover from the effects of pruning. Therefore, it is better to trim off only the lowermost branches as they produce tiny buds. Furthermore, avoid trimming during the flowering phase as it might have adverse effects on the plants.
Overwatering the plants might produce poor results as well. Too much soggy nature of the soil might weaken the plant. The type of soil used should be well-drained with the contents of perlite.
When resin starts appearing on top of the buds, it is still not the time for harvesting. Early harvesting results in poor quality and quantity of yields which are not desirable by the breeders or the growers.
Over-fertilizing the plants has its consequences. Adding more fertilizers does not necessarily mean more buds. It is therefore necessary to add the right amount of fertilizers. Therefore, it is always advisable to add 50% of the recommended amount just to be on the safe side ensuring proper growth.