As a follow-up to our article Chronicology 101: Making Your Pot Turn Purple we thought it would be wise to mention several things that every ganja farmer should consider. While these tips primarily pertain to indoor growing operations, these are all talking points for outdoor grows as well.
The first thing is that you want to make sure your plants have plenty of humidity. Marijuana is no cactus. Nature, Jah, or whoever did not design it to grow in the desert. All plants absorb water and nutrients through their leaves. If there is no humidity in the air, then you can understand why your plant will dry out. With this considered, misting the leaves of your plant with a mild dose of nutrients in water can be a wise way of giving them some additional fertilizer and needed nutrients.
Also, the temperature that your plant is subjected to can greatly affect its growth. High temperatures will cause the stems to elongate, while cooler temperatures will cause the stems to be shorter. Most strains will practically halt growing under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while some are frost resistant. The ideal temperature for growing is 70 degrees F, but anything within the range of 60 to 85 degrees should be fine. Seeing as plants’ metabolisms slow down with colder temperatures, it is also true that higher yields can be obtained at higher growing temperatures. Growing at higher temperatures will only produce higher yields if more light is provided, which if you know much about growing marijuana makes a descent amount of sense.
Now, in our last article we mentioned dropping night time temperatures in order to make your pot turn purple, a.k.a. to get that purp. The plant should only be subjected to these conditions during the flowering cycle, since you want to maximize the growth that will occur during the vegetative stage of growth. However, since the plant grows a considerable amount during the flowering cycle you will be sacrificing yield for color. The color of your weed is pretty much irrelevant compared to quality, which should be the concern of amateur, professional, and commercial growers. But, stressing your plant into turning purple through temperature manipulation won’t really effect the quality negatively or positively.
Beyond that, remember to provide plenty of air flow and ventilation for indoor grows. Use an oscillating fan, an exhaust fan, an air conditioner, a humidifier, a tower fan, one of those new fangled no blade Dyson fans, or whatever you have to. As you know plants need CO2 to grow, which we will focus on in an upcoming article, so maintaining good air flow is necessary for indoor grows.
Other considerations you might want to make, are filters for exhaust fans, an air conditioner for intake fans, and as we just brought up CO2. If you have any questions feel free to contact us, and we will forward your request to our correspondents in the marijuana cultivation industry out in Colorado. Thank you to all our fans for your continued support in our campaign to bust marijuana myths. We hope you found this informative.