The basics of growing plants: tips for beginners

The basics of growing plants: tips for beginners

If you're new to growing plants, it can be difficult to know where to start. But don't worry, this guide will help you understand the basics and put you on the road to successful growing.

One of the first steps is to decide which plants you want to grow and make sure they are suitable for your climate and location. In addition, it is important to understand the soil you will be planting in, as different plants have different soil requirements. Just think of soil, coco or (R)DWC, these are all different soils/substrates in which your plant can grow. Each soil/substrate has its own advantages and disadvantages, but also has its own type of nutrition.

Another important consideration is the light level . Some plants need a lot of sunlight, while others thrive in the shade. It is therefore important to understand each plant's light requirements before planting them. Just think of LED and HPS, LED has been preferred by many in recent years because of its higher performance, much lower hazard level and the more economical alternative. In many cases, HPS gives off too much heat, which can be dangerous for people and nature, not to mention when these lamps burst open and the hazardous substances are released. Therefore, choose your light source carefully.

Watering is one of the most important parts of growing plants. Overwatering can cause root rot, while underwatering leads to dehydration and wilting of the plant. It is important to understand each plant's water needs and maintain a consistent watering routine. Unfortunately, you can never make a clear estimate from the outside how much water you need. Try to learn what the plant is doing every time you water, have you watered 250ml and is the soil still moist the next day? Then your plant has not drunk 250 ml of water, if the soil is dry, you can assume that it has absorbed the water. You learn and understand the plant through play.

Finally, it is important to regularly check the plants for pests and diseases. Prevention is key here and using natural methods to combat these issues is often the best approach. Pests can cause you to lose your harvest so make sure you understand how you get pests and how to fix them.

By understanding and following these basic principles, you will be on your way to successful plant cultivation. It may take some time to develop a green thumb, but with patience, dedication, and these tips, you'll be growing beautiful, healthy plants in no time. You don't learn cultivation in one day, become a student of the plant and in no time you will be Professor Breeding.

Note: Growing cannabis may be illegal in your country or region. Make sure you are aware of the laws and regulations before you start growing. The information in this blog is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Always comply with applicable laws and regulations and contact local authorities if you have any questions.