The second half of flowering will last, depending on the variety of the seed, from four to six weeks.
At this point your plant will have stopped its growth in height and the buds will already be formed, so you will wonder how to fatten the buds in flowering.
And it is that yes, in the weeks that follow, and until the moment of harvest, the flowers will sprout to fatten the buds and you will obtain the long-awaited resin.
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HOW TO FATTEN MARIJUANA BUDS
Believe it or not, at that point almost everything is done , and if you have pampered and fertilized your plant regularly, the nutrients will already be in the substrate and you will not have to do much to fatten the marijuana buds.
Actually, now it just takes a little more phosphorus and potassium for the buds to plump up well. Don’t make the mistake of increasing your fertilizer doses. Be patient.
STIMULATORS AND BOOSTERS
A few irrigations with a flowering stimulator are enough to get some buds like stones. About three applications of stimulator, spaced four or five days apart, will be sufficient before starting to water only with water.
MONITOR PH AND EC
Because if the tap water is too calcareous or saline , it can raise the pH of the substrate too much.
If you water your plant with distilled water and you measure the pH and EC of the drain water , you can stay quieter respect. If the EC is close to or greater than 4 ms / cm or the PH is greater than 7, wash the earth. If the pH is less than 5.5, water by adjusting it to 6.5.
It is not true that the lack of water improves production or quality, so water whenever the plant needs it, especially if the weather is hot.
WATCH OUT FOR PESTS
The caterpillars and spider mites are the most common. Spiders feed by sucking plant sap, and spiders appear in hot, dry environments, yet another reason to maintain humidity levels.
Pruning the leaves in indoor crops allows the light to better reach the lower parts of the plant.
If you decide to do it, use weekly sprays of potassium soap to try to avoid the germination of spores, and a good treatment to avoid the appearance of caterpillars.
When the buds get fat they can cause the branch to break due to the weight , so nail stakes to fix the main branches if you see that your plant is going that way.
HOMEMADE BUD FATTENING FERTILIZERS
On the internet you can find recipes such as nettle slurry , which strengthens the immune system of the plant.
Another option can be that of wood ashes, very rich in phosphorus and potassium, as long as they are from forest firewood and do not contain heavy metals.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO FATTEN MARIJUANA BUDS
The more specific products for the fattening of the buds should be applied from the fourth week of flowering and fertilization should be stopped two weeks before harvesting , giving the plant its time to use the minerals that are already in its tissues.
What you can do is add some type of enzymes to the irrigation water , so that the minerals that remain in the substrate are dissolved, or else wash the soil with just water.
REASONS TO FATTEN YOUR BUDS
If you do everything in this way, you will be able to reduce the amount of residual salts in your buds when they are already dry, obtaining a higher quality product, with a less irritating smoke.
Obviously, if your buds are fat, you will get a higher resin production .
In conclusion, a good fertilization and adequate cultivation techniques are the best way to achieve the fattening of the buds, limiting yourself in the last days to the contribution of phosphorus and potassium before watering only with water.