INDOOR VS OUTDOOR GROWING
If growing indoors, you will have more control over how you manage your plants. You’re going to need to take care of various factors, such as water, air, light, temperature etc. to make sure your plants are growing in the most optimal environment to give you the high-quality yields you’re after. Also, note that optimal conditions vary depending on the growth phase of the plants!
Growing indoors is also an extremely efficient choice as it requires little space, and at the same time results in great yields which can be achieved all-year round since you don’t depend on external (outdoor) conditions. Using this method, you’ll get smaller plants for a fact, but at the same time, the THC content will be higher. And yes, it may be on the more pricy side since you’ll need lights and other equipment, but the results will undoubtedly repay you.
It is up to you to decide which method best suits your needs!
SOIL VS HYDROPONICS
The choice of medium you opt for has a huge impact on the end results!
Soil gives plants a foundation to stand on, as well as provides them with moist and nutrients which they absorb through their roots. Growing weed requires a specific kind of soil. It thrives in soil that drains well, is slightly acidic (6,0 – 6,8) and is of high quality.
Hydroponics, on the other hand, is basically growing plants in water instead of soil. It is possible since the water supplied to the plant has already the essential nutrients that plants need. Vermiculite, Coco-coir, Gravel, Perlite, and Rockwool are some examples of the medium used on Hydroponics in order for the plant to stand firmly. There are few drawbacks when using hydroponics – the taste of the final product may not be as good, and it might be too complicated for some people. But it comes with a lot of advantages. It produces more in lesser time. It saves water as it can be recycled and minimizes space needs. Furthermore, this method gives you full control over the nutrients your plants get and almost completely eliminates the chances of pests and weeds problems.
WHY CROPS NEED PROTECTION?
Rain, cold, heat, wind — the same meteorological factors that assist in crop growth — can also cause harm when they occur in excess. Environmental stress can reduce plant productivity and overall crop production, resulting in economic instability for the farmer. Reactions to stress can range from slightly burned leaves to the death of plant tissue, both below- and above-ground.
Not only are plants experiencing pressure from the environment, but they are also facing biotic stress – one caused by different living organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, arachnids, and weeds. In contrast to abiotic stress caused by environmental factors such as drought and heat, biotic stress agents directly deprive their host of its nutrients leading to reduced plant vigor and, in extreme cases, death of the host plant. In agriculture, biotic stress is a major cause of pre- and postharvest losses.
To some extend plants can protect themselves from these stress factors. But as they are doing so, they are using up energy that can be otherwise utilized for growth and blooming – just the processes farmers are after. So, you see why it is important to support your plants in their fight against biotic and abiotic stresses. You can do this by applying the right nutrients your plants need, in the correct forms that they can assimilate, and of course, in the correct proportions, since excess can turn out to be just as detrimental as absence. Moreover, you can provide your plants with beneficial microbes, that can form symbiotic relationships around the plants’ roots, further supporting them through a variety of mechanisms.
Our product range can guarantee you all of this! – organic and organo-mineral formulas, refined so as to give your plants exactly what they need for optimal growth and development; microbial formulations to restore and replenish the soil microflora; stimulants, to give your plants an additional push towards the desired high-quality yields.