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Is plant nutrition necessary when growing weed?

All plants need nutrients to grow and thrive. Without them we cannot grow any plants commercially.
You may wonder; how all that trees and wild plants growing in the nature without any fertilizers? There is a perfect balanced cycle in the nature. Plants produce flowers, fruits, vegetables, leaves, stems. After a while, when these plants finish their life cycle, they break down on their own and turn into really good soil full of nutrients. This whole process makes sure that the soil stays healthy and fertile over time so it can feed the new plants.

When we started to harvest them, important nutrients are removed from the soil, because they end up at the dinner table. If the soil is not replenished with nutrients through fertilizing, crop yields will deteriorate over time.

Growing good quality cannabis requires careful attention to nutrients. It’s crucial to give the right balance and amounts to ensure the plants are healthy, grow well, and produce high-quality buds. By providing precise nutrients at each growth stage, you help the plants develop strongly, produce potent cannabinoids, and achieve the best yields. Being thoughtful and careful in how you give nutrients plays a big role in successfully growing top-quality cannabis.

What happens if i try growing cannabis without plant nutrients?

You can plant cannabis seeds in soil and possibly grow a plant without any fertilizers or special nutrients. Cannabis plants are resistant and can grow in a lot of conditions.

While cannabis plants will grow in a lot of conditions, as a farmer, you are looking to optimize the size, weight, density, potency, and overall quality of your buds. In order to do that, you will need to fertilize your cannabis plants in such a way that they can produce at their best.

Without fertilizers your cannabis will survive, but it won’t be a good product for commercial use.

What's the difference between foundation and additives?

In nature there are 17 nutrients necessary for plants to thrive. Some are really important and we call them Major Elements (essential), while the others are called Trace Elements (premium). You can totally grow cannabis with just the important ones, but if you want to make sure your plants are super healthy and your crop is awesome, it’s a good idea to use all including the Trace Elements. They’re like extra boosts that help your cannabis plants grow even better!
Major elements
Nitrogen (N)
Nitrogen is a key element in plant growth. It is found in all plant cells, in plant proteins and hormones, and in chlorophyll.
Phosphorus (P)
Phosphorus helps transfer energy from sunlight to plants, stimulates early root and plant growth, and hastens maturity.
Potassium (K)
Potassium increases vigour and disease resistance of plants, helps form and move starches, sugars and oils in plants, and can improve fruit quality.
Calcium (Ca)
Calcium is essential for root health, growth of new roots and root hairs, and the development of leaves
Magnesium (Mg)
Magnesium is a key component of chlorophyll, the green colouring material of plants, and is vital for photosynthesis.
Sulfur (S)
Sulfur is a constituent of amino acids in plant proteins and is involved in energy-producing processes in plants. It is responsible for many flavour and odour compounds in plants.

Trace Elements
Iron (Fe)
Iron is a constituent of many compounds that regulate and promote growth.
Manganese (Mn)
Manganese helps with photosynthesis.
Copper (Cu)
Copper is an essential constituent of enzymes in plants.
Zinc (Zn)
Zinc helps in the production of a plant hormone responsible for stem elongation and leaf expansion.
Boron (B)
Boron helps with the formation of cell walls in rapidly growing tissue.
Molybdenum (Mo)
Molybdenum helps bacteria and soil organisms convert nitrogen in the air to soluble nitrogen compounds in the soil, so is particularly needed by legumes. It is also essential in the formation of proteins from soluble nitrogen compounds.