If you use a microscope and Look closely at your buds and you will notice small mushroom-like, protrusions popping up from the surface. These are trichomes—they are filled with what are referred to as secondary metabolites, this is where your terpenes (smell/taste) and cannabinoids (THC/CBD ETC..) are contained.
These secondary metabolites give marijuana the psychoactive and medicinal traits that make it our favorite plant. Trichomes will begin to form in the early stages of flowering, but it’s not until close to the end when they really get going.
If you want to fill your trichomes with good stuff, you need to understand how"What You Feed Them" affects the trichomes development (or lack thereof) on your marijuana plants.
To Understand What Your Feeding Your Marijuana...
You should read this tutorial
If you already read that tutorial then you know there are 13 major nutrients marijuana uses to grow, Most important being the three primary macro-nutrients: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Without going into great detail about nutrient labels, you should know that less than half the P listed is in a form that is actually available for use by your marijuana plant.
Hows your H2O?
Tap or Well water demands you check and maintain pH levels to provide truly balanced food sources. Contact your City water supplier or get your well-water tested so that you know what your plants are getting besides what you feed them or You could invest in a reverse osmosis water filter.
Things Change As Your Girls Get Older.
When there young, a heavy dose of nitrogen (N) is good because it will encourage the plant to grow bigger. Potassium (K) is needed because as the girls grow, (K) forces water into there tissue causing them to expand. But once you reach the later stages of flowering, your buds aren’t expanding anymore. Now they will collect secondary metabolites which only takes a low to moderate amount of N and some phosphorus (P).
Do you want leaves or Sticky Gooey Trichomes?
Not enough N and trichome production is low, Too much N and production may cease altogether. This is why its important to understand the nutrients required and at what time. Giving just enough N to help the plant stay green toward late flower will keep your grow in the sweet zone of trichome production
You can actually destroy potency with over fertilizing your Marijuana!
Learning what your Marijuana needs and when, how to check PPM/EC and using a good proven nutrient source are the keys to growing the most potent marijuana possible. Too high a PPM/EC especially late in flower will cause Cannabinoid along with terpene production to slow or cease altogether!
This tutorial Below will Give you more info on PPM/EC and how to check it!
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