Strengthen Your Outdoor Medical Marijuana Crop With Silica
Posted by Lee G. Leissett | May 29 2012 | 6641 views | Comments ↓
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Rhino Skin by Advanced Nutrients is the only high quality silica formula I have seen on the market.
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Most outdoor medical marijuana growers prepare their plants for outdoor growing conditions by hardening them off. By incrementally placing the seedings or clones in direct sunlight the plants build up strength to withstand the intensity of the sun. Hardening off plants also prepares them for the winds they will encounter outdoors. Wind will strengthen cell walls and help give the structural foundation to hold the enormous buds a grower hopes to produce. Hardening off is a very important process in the transition to outdoor growing. Did you know that after you harden off your outdoor medical marijuana plants you can continue to build strength in the cell walls by using silica?
Medical marijuana growers have, as of recently, been implementing silica in their formulas as a way to help strengthen the cellular structure of the plant. When a plant takes in silica it becomes part of the cell’s wall and any excess silica absorbed will be stored between the cell walls. Medical marijuana with a supplemented regiment of silica has stronger resistance to diseases, pathogens and pest insects. The use of silica will also reduce stresses common with drought, excessive heat and nutrient imbalances.
Finding The Best Silica Supplement To Strengthen Medical Marijuana
Unfortunately, not all silica formulas available are the same. In fact, most silica formulas are derived from the cheapest forms of potassium silicate and sodium silicate. These cheap derivatives are not only detrimental to the pH of a nutrient solution (causing a significant rise in pH) but are not easily absorbed by plants. Rhino Skin by Advanced Nutrients is the only high quality silica formula I have seen on the market. Advanced Nutrients took the time to sample multiple silica sources, test them specifically on medical marijuana plants to see which could be easily absorbed, and then combined them in a pH balanced formulation.
It is not necessary to feed outdoor medical marijuana gardens silica with every watering. Instead, try to feed a silica solution to your plants once every week or two. It can be fed with plain water or combined with any nutrient regiment. Rhino Skin is highly concentrated and a little goes a long way. I recommend using 1 tsp per gallon weekly or bi-weekly until a month before harvest time.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Article by Lee G. Leissett, on May. 29th 2012