Cannabis Additives For Growing
Cannabis additives contain a blend of elements that are mixed in with soil and soilless growing mediums. Many types of additives work quickly, however; when flowering plants that take eight (8) to ten (10) week crops, then cannabis additives do not always have time to work properly.
Some cannabis additives need to be mixed in with soils weeks to months beforehand to be able to break down and be properly utilized. The following additive list will give you an idea of what additives are out there and how to properly use them:
Abscisic Acid (ABA)
Abscisic acid is a naturally occurring hormone that assists plants in adjusting to environmental stresses. This cannabis additive helps plants to better resist drought and abnormal conditions and can improve productivity, strength, and performance of your plants.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C is believed to build tighter and heavier buds as well as acts as an antioxidant. Many times vitamin C is blended with sugar, fructose, or molasses within nutrient solutions that are applied during the last few weeks of growth.
Asprin (Salicylic Acid)
Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring plant hormone associated with the Willow and using these cannabis additives is effective in speeding up the natural ‘systemic acquired resistance’ (SAR) within plants.
This reduces the need for pesticides be applied to your plants, though will block Abscisic acid (ABA) that allows your plants to return to normal after a stressful event. If you are going to be using salicylic acid, it can be used as a spray, a soak, or even added to compost and rooting hormones.
Auxins represent a group of plant hormones that regulate growth and phototropism so by ‘Pinching off’ branch tips this will reduce auxin levels and encourage the bushy lateral growth of your plants. Synthetic auxins are better at staying stable and last longer than natural auxins.
Bacteria are extremely beneficial in organic gardening and using bacteria as one of your cannabis additives will allow plants to produce stronger, healthier growth. Bacteria that are commonly used in growing are mycorrhizal fungi and rhizobacteria so many commercial soil blends can contain beneficial bacteria for your plants.
B-9 Folic Acid
Little is known of B-9 and their effects on plants, though it appears to serve in energy transfer and results in a bushier plant without the need for pruning. It can be applied by both mixings with water and watering or by spraying plants.
A cellulase is a group of enzymes that act within the root zone that breaks down organic materials that may cause root rot and diseases. Cellulase helps to break down dead matter and convert it into usable glucose and returned to the soil.
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