You read the Grow Bibles and examined the Grow Journals and How-To Guides of the experts. Now it is time we use their knowledge in our own Grows! Using the experiences of our forerunners, let us discuss the top 5 common mistakes a new grower will make and avoid the pitfalls that befell them.
New experiences comes apprehension of the unknown. Yet with the knowledge and experience you continue to gather your confidence will grow along with your plant. So, relax! When you first start out you will make mistakes. That’s okay! You learn and grow in knowledge and experience by what occurs. Besides, you are already ahead of the curve: you came here to continue learning!
The lack thereof, remember this entire process takes 4-5 months depending on the strain. In our haste, we overextend ourselves by doing too much to solve a problem or seeking problems where none exist. You will experience the joy of watching your plant every step of the way. You will learn how she builds herself up from seedling into a flowering bounty and how she reacts to the environment you provide her. Enjoy the journey!
Making It Up As You Go
There are numerous ways to grow but when first starting out it is best to follow the proven paths. There is purpose behind every instruction given – with intended goal being your own success. So, follow the basics, learn the theory and science behind the practices, then be like Bruce Lee and blend them all into your own!
Overwater and her roots will be starving for oxygen – causing slow growth and possible root rot. Underwater and she will be dehydrated – causing slow growth or killing newer growth not deemed essential for her survival. These are mistakes every grower makes and learns from. Nothing to be afraid of! As she grows you will learn her cycle. Until then, follow the simple methods to know when to water and feed.
Balancing pH and Nutrients
The first question growers ask when troubleshooting a problem: “What is the pH?” After all, the pH controls the absorption rate of the roots. This is the most essential part of growing that will destroy plants and reduce yield if not dealt with. Think of the plants roots as straws sucking up the moisture and nutrients. The right size straw draws up nutrient rich moisture, like drinking a thick milkshake in a wide-bore straw. Too thin a straw and the plant cannot get enough nutrients in – locking them out. Whether you use pH drops or a pH Pen: pH between 6.0 t0 6.5 for best results!
We stand upon the shoulders of great men and women who have come before and taught us their successful practices. By focusing on the basics and building upon that foundation we will match their own success and possibly discover better ways along the way. Every master starts out as a beginner. Relax, enjoy the process of growing. Avoid these top 5 common mistakes and you got this!
Top 5 Common mistakes new growers will make was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by CJ Cummings