Jan 222014
 January 22, 2014

silvertip marijuana strainBy Robert Bergman

Whether you’re growing marijuana for personal use or you’re looking to make a little extra money on the side, you always want to have the biggest buds. The buds are where you get the most “meat” on the marijuana plant, and you’ll certainly be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor for much longer with bigger buds. But, achieving big buds isn’t always a matter of plant genetics or complete luck. You have to put in a lot of effort, and you have to understand exactly what the plant needs at each stage of its life.

For starters, you have to understand the basics of nutrient uptake within the plant. Nutrients act like food for the plant to thrive and grow tall. Of course, nutrients are also largely responsible for the size of the buds by the time the harvest comes around. Nutrients aren’t the only variable, but they’re wildly important. The main triplet of nutrients that you’ll often come across in most fertilizers consists of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). On most fertilizers, there is a little “NPK” value that indicates how much of each nutrient is in the fertilizer.

For the most part, you’ll want a fertilizer with a higher concentration of nitrogen during vegetative state. Nitrogen is primarily responsible for the overall growth and healthy function of the plant. It helps the plant thrive during vegetative state and it also sets the stage for success once your plants enter the flowering stage. When a plant reaches flowering stage, they require a different kind of fertilizer concentration—one that is higher in phosphorus and potassium than nitrogen. At that point, it’s a good idea to switch to a “bloom fertilizer” to help out with bud growth.

The Benefits of high quality nutrients

This is really the traditional way to grow larger buds, and it has worked to a certain degree for years. But, there are a lot more than just three nutrients at play in fertilizers and inside the living marijuana plant. It can be hard to hit the right balance of nutrients during vegetative state and flowering state. If you could find a fertilizer product that would take the nutrient guesswork out of your hands, then you’d probably jump at that opportunity. One such product is Marijuana Booster, a revolutionary growth program that can guarantee you a good return on your investment. If you want bigger buds from your harvest, then Marijuana Booster can certainly help out.

It does so by providing a large mix of nutrients that are best suited to growing large, healthy plants with large, healthy buds. You won’t just find the standard “NPK” nutrients in Marijuana Booster. You’ll encounter plenty of micronutrients like boron, manganese, calcium, and more. Marijuana Booster is essentially the perfect mixture of nutrients to help marijuana grow to its fullest capacity with huge buds dripping with THC. It also comes with a feeding and watering schedule to help you along the way. If you want to get ahead of the game, then Marijuana Booster gives you the best option.

Want to know more about growing marijuana? Get a free guide about growing marijuana at this link here.

Order some high quality marijuana seeds at this link here.

About Johnny Green

Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • painkills2

    Mr. Bergman: While I try to read all of your articles on growing, I admit I don’t understand them all — but I’m trying. :D
    Just a couple questions on this one.

    What happens when you use too much nitrogen? Also, does giving the plant potassium nutrients while growing transfer into thinking that during the consumption of said nutrient-rich plant, one would achieve a benefit from additional potassium?

    Gracias.

    • Choom Gang

      Over fertilization can kill your plants. Following the directions that come with your fertilizer, is always a good rule of thumb. And if you are going to just buy off the shelf fertilizers, you must understand NPK ratios. High N ratios for veg; high PK ratios for when you switch to 12/12 flowering. All fertilizers are required by law to have NPK ratios printed on the packaging.

      • painkills2

        I was wondering if growers over-used nitrogen to achieve faster and better results. It seems I read a thread on this, like on cannabis.com or somewhere similar.

  • Aaron

    What if one wants to grow organically without chemical fertilizers?

  • robert

    can you mix a banana in your soil for the potasium

  • Chris

    I heated some water in a pot and put in 8 bannana skins. Had the water at about 45 degrees with stirring for 10 minutes. Added skins and water to a 20 litre bottle. Added more plain water to tank and there we have a fertiliser full of potassium.