For which growth phase of your plant are you looking for a product?
The growth cycle of the plant exists from multiple grow phases, namely: Clone phase, growth phase, ready-to-bloom phase, flowering phase and ripening phase. The entire growth cycle of a plant takes approximately between 8 and 12 weeks. This depends on the personal preferences of the grower.
Once the seed is germinated into a seedling the young plant is ready to be placed into any kind of substrate. Next to seeds it’s also possible to start the growth process with a clone from a mature plant. You can add a root stimulator which will help the roots to grow faster. The choice of substrate determines if it’s necessary to add nutrition to the seed/clone from the start. For example our Janeco-Light-Mix contains enough start nutrition for the first two weeks. Depending on which substrate you are using you can start to provide a basic nutrition of your choice which you can give throughout the entire growth cycle. Note that a clone has been more developed in comparison to a seedling so it will need less time to develop.
The second phase is named the ‘growth phase’. During this phase the plant begins to grow and to expand its root system. Giving nutrition and stimulators like for example a booster now, will help the plant to develop.
Scientifically speaking Nitrogen is the most import need during the growth phase as it provides stem and foliage.
Ready to bloom phase
The ‘ready to bloom phase’ is the transition period from growth to bloom. During this phase you can begin to reduce the booster dosage and start to provide a bloom stimulator.
The second to last phase is called the ‘bloom phase’. This is the moment when the plant starts to bloom and to produce flowers. Now you can for example add a Blossom builder Liquid or Bloombastic till the end of the cycle. During this phase Phosphorous and Potassium are essential elements which helps roots and flowers to grow and develop.
The last week of every growth cycle should be used to rinse the substrate and get rid of needless ballast. At the very end the plant is finally mature and ready to be harvested. The entire growth cycle of a plant takes approximately between the eight to twelve weeks. This depends on the personal preferences and choices of the cultivator.
Are you a beginning grower or are you searching for products that make growing easier? Or are you a more experienced grower and searching for products, which give you the possibility to experiment for the maximum results?
Do you cultivate indoors or outdoors?
As a cultivator you need to make the choice whether you would like to grow indoors or outdoors. The advantage of growing indoors is that you don’t have any influences from the weather. When you don’t have the space to grow indoors, you can grow outdoors e.g. in a vegetable garden. When growing outdoors you’re dependent on the weather conditions, because of this a grow cycle can take longer than when you grow inside.
On what kind of surface do you cultivate?
Each plant starts to grow in a certain kind of cultivation medium or ‘substrate’. There are several substrates which you can use to cultivate. Though the most common ones are (fertilized) Soil, Coco or Hydro. Atami has all of them in its assortment.The choice of which substrate depends on the personal preference of each cultivator. There is no right or wrong.
Growing on this type of substrate is perhaps the most well-known method of cultivation. The elementary components of our soil substrates are white and black peat. Peat has the characteristic to bind trace elements. Despite some disadvantages, the use of soil has a lot of benefits.
Before the Coconut fibres can be used as a substrate they have been properly washed, steamed and buffered to get rid of needless ballast like for example sea salt. Coco has a perfect structure, which retains the nutrient solution easily and is thus quickly absorbed by the roots of the plant. Coco substrate also remains fairly airy, so the roots receive a lot of oxygen.
According to a lot of growers the use of a Hydro substrate is the most professional method of cultivation. Generally this type of substrate is used in combination with recirculation water systems.Hydro substrate is very airy which provides excellent opportunities to develop a strong root system, and has an excellent drainage.
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