Five Common Mistakes Growers Make When Producing Cannabis
Medical cannabis is increasingly finding favor across Europe as an alternative healing method. Many patiens have found reflief using cannabis for a variety of medical issues including epilepsy, depression, anxiety, glaucoma, and chronic pain. However, with increasing competition and lower prices of dry flower, many suppliers looking to cut costs and the quality of medical cannabis being produced is subsequently compromised.
If you are planning on growing medical cannabis for health purposes, its best to cultivate, produce and test it rigorously, so it meets government standards. Constant care must be administered to ensure healthy plants and excellent yields.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Pharmadrug Inc. has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when producing medical cannabis.
1. Wrong water temperature
Water that is too cold can shock the root system of the cannabis plant, while water that is too warm can cause harmful bacteria build-up and reduce the amount of oxygen in the water.
We ensure that the exact water temperature gets maintained for perfect medical cannabis growing conditions.
2. No water aeration
When using municipal water, cultivators often start the growing process too quickly without any aeration, which doesn’t allow chemicals to evaporate completely.
Our medical cannabis growing technique includes sufficient time for aeration of water supplies to ensure that all necessary chemicals have had time to evaporate.
3. Adverse water pH levels
Every grower has a preferred pH level, but it is vital to consider that levels too low or too high can be detrimental to the quality of the end product of medical cannabis.
Our growers always prefer to stay in the safe zone, with a pH level of 5.8 at the lower end and 6.5 at the high end. Tightly regulating the figure at this scale allows for optimum results, according to our clinical research.
4. Poorly mixed water & nutrients
We regularly come across growers that do not thoroughly mix water and nutrients appropriately, which does not produce favorable results. When mixing isn’t optimal, there is a significant concern that analytics will not be accurate, and damage can occur to the marijuana plants.
We have protocols to ensure that proper mixing always occurs, resulting in a high-quality medical cannabis product.
5. Unfavorable watering techniques
We often see the process of watering crops taken too lightly by growers. Overwatering can be a concern and underwatering can also be detrimental to cannabis plants.
We make sure that plants are given water at regular intervals, and also ensure that the soil is dry before the same area gets watered again.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Pharmadrug. We are medical cannabis experts dedicated to cultivating safe and affordable marijuana across Israel and Europe.