How to Use Coco Coir in Growing Weed?
Before anything else, you might be wondering what is coco coir in growing weed. It is a natural fiber that is found from the husk of a coconut fruit. It is wonderful as growing agent and is used abundantly for hydroponics and indoor planting. It is used the way soil is used in planting which is the planting medium. It is advantageous since it gives the benefit of a mix of hydroponics and soil when used.
More expert weed growers have now switched to using coco coir due to its benefits. However there is only very limited information on exactly how to use coco coir in growing weed. So that is what we’re going to talk about here.
Coco coir is usually sold in dehydrated bricks that are why others get confused as to what to do with them. Coco coir can be used as a supplement for soil or it can be used on its own. Here are some benefits of using coco coir in growing weed:
- Just like growing in soil
This growing medium gives the same exact experience to weed as if they are growing in soil. You can plant weed in the same pots as when you use soil and basically treat it like regular old soil.
- Beneficial for roots
Since coco coirs are experts in holding on to moisture, they are very beneficial to the roots of your weed plants. Aside from water, it is also capable of holding on to more oxygen so it makes the roots healthier. Using coco coir is also a great way to manage watering practices as it helps in making sure that your plants are not overwatered.
Since coco coir is organic and natural, it can decompose perfectly fine when you dispose them. Plus they don’t cause any harm to your plants as they are very environmentally friendly.
- Bug/Pest repellant
What makes them an even better growing medium is that they do not attract pests and bugs.
So now we are interested and ready to grow weed using coco coir! Below are steps to doing exactly this.
- Preparing the mixture
Before you do anything else, prepare the coco coir mixture that you are going to use. You are going to mix this with water and some perlite so look for the proper quantity that you prefer. Or if you want to save yourself the trouble, you can buy pre-made coco coir mix so you are ready to plant in a jiffy.
Next you are going to save yourself the trouble, you can buy pre-made coco coir mix so you are ready to plant in a jiffy.
onditions ro germinate your marijuana seeds in a small amount of coco coir, say in a solo cup.
When you finally grow a seedling with real leaves, it is now ready to be watered with nutrient infused water. Make sure to infuse it with calcium and magnesium as well. Take care not to overwater.
Once your seedlings have already grown three sets of leaves, your weed is now ready to be transplanted. Transplant it to a regular pot and make sure your water is in a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5.
Once you’ve transplanted the weed, you could now proceed as normal when you are using soil.