Perhaps one of the most challenging elements of growing cannabis is pest control and management. Many small creatures have an appetite for the nutrients within the cannabis plant and can do a great deal of damage to a crop when attacking in numbers. If spotted early, many invasions can be dealt with, although preventative measures are much more effective than curative ones. Coffee grounds offer multiple benefits when it comes to preventing pests from obtaining a foothold.
Every time you remove the grounds from your coffee machine, they can be added directly to your compost bin. This waste material contains nutrients that will keep your cannabis plants healthy and vibrant. When added to a compost bin, as opposed to being dropped directly into the soil, coffee grounds serve as a green waste, which can then be mixed with carbon-rich brown waste such as straw and wood ashes. Such a mix is excellent to generate the heat needed to break down the materials into a good-quality compost.
Coffee grounds are easily accessible and may appeal to a wide variety of growers, especially those who are environmentally minded. Coffee grounds are entirely vegan, and using your own grounds or those sourced from the local economy means minimising the transportation involved. Organic coffee grounds can also be used for those who are especially concerned about pesticide use and aim to keep their garden completely organic.
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Here are some of the main reasons why using coffee grounds in your cannabis grow is a fantastic idea.
Coffee grounds are an often overlooked, all-natural, and practically free fertiliser. Here’s how to use them in your cannabis garden.
Firstly, the acidity of the material is reported to help stave off parasite infestations. Secondly, the small and sharp grounds have a micro-abrasive property. This means that insects making their way towards your plants via the soil may be put off due to the sharp minefield of coffee grounds that obstruct their path.
As well has offering defence against critters, coffee grounds are also said to assist against fungal invaders too, such as Fusarium, Pythium, and Sclerotinia.
There are many ways to germinate seeds. One of these is the famous eggshell seedlings. Eggshells can be perfect for growing seedlings!
You break the eggs
If you want it not to be a difficult task, some care must be taken in exactness so that the shell is preserved in the form of the two best vessels.
Why grow seedlings in eggshells?
Clean the eggshells
In any case, if you bought the eggs at a grocery store or have homemade eggs, it may be safer to wash the eggs under warm water. This causes the risks of salmonella, etc. You pierce the bottom of an eggshell with a sharp object like a needle. That the easiest thing to do from the inside out. To help drain water, divide the eggshells back into the egg carton.
Plant in moisten
You can look for any seeds to grow seedlings in eggshells. This way is suitable for herbs, spices, flowers or vegetables. Also, follow the instructions for sowing, as the seeds need to be soaked before planting. If not, you can place it in the middle of the eggshells. Add a very thin layer of soil on it. Moisten again with a few drops of water. You can moisten it with a water spray or just with a teaspoon.
The implementation itself was truly straightforward, so it is, even more, a pity to not use the techniques. All we need is:
6.) Put Seedling in its New Home
Get your containers ready before you start germinating
Seeds often germinate at different rates even if they get the exact same conditions
2.) Prepare Your Soil or Coco Containers
How to Water Seedlings in the Beginning
Make sure to always keep the Rapid Rooter moist but not soaking wet and give plain water.
Give 2 cups (500 ml) water in a circle around the seedling. If the grow medium is already wet, give just 1 cup (250 ml)
This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to germinate seeds and provide basic seedling care