Grow Medical Marijuana Using Hydroponics: An Introduction

An alternative way to grow medical marijuana is through hydroponics. It’s a method of growing medical marijuana using mineral nutrient solutions, in water and without soil. In other words, it’s a way to grow weed without the use of soil. Hydroponics is not specific to the marijuana plant. Almost any type of plant that grows on land (terrestrial plant) will grow with hydroponics. The marijuana plant is grouped under terrestrial plants.

Growing marijuana using hydroponics has its advantages:
1. No soil is needed
2. Soil borne pests are absent
3. No water is wasted because the water stays in the system where it is reused, decreasing water costs
4. In general, there is a degree of control in the amount of nutrients given, meaning you can also decrease the nutrient costs
5. High yields and stable
6. There is less effort because of automation
7. Plants grow faster
8. Pests and diseases are easier to eliminate because the containers can
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Reminders When Growing Your Weed Using Deep Water Culture Method

Deep Water Culture Overview

Deep Water Culture (DWC) is another hydroponic method that can be used to grow marijuana. It’s also known as reservoir method. The marijuana plant roots are suspended in a nutrient rich oxygenated solution. The plants are located in a bucket or module to sit on top of a container filled with nutrient solution.

If you love hydroponics and enjoy visiting your marijuana plants every day, then this is the ideal setup for you. Below are some helpful reminders when growing your weed using this method.

1. Keep light away from the nutrient solution in the reservoir. The light combined with the nutrient solution will favor the growth of algae. Algae attract the larvae of the fly commonly known as fungus gnat. These larvae feed on the roots of your precious marijuana plants! Replace the nutrient solution and wash the affected roots immediately.

2. Make sure your air pump is large and powerful enough to supply oxygen.

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Grow Your Medical Marijuana Garden on the Cheap.

As you all know, we really like running Advanced Nutrients here at MMA for all of our medical marijuana gardens. They are the reason for our extra large success. For the record –We are not endorsed by Advanced or get paid by them in any way.  We just believe in the stuff. We also get a lot of questions about the nutrients and how to use them correctly. To tell the truth, everything we know, we learned from smart people who have been using the products for a long time. Greg and Tim @ Cheap Advanced Nutrients are a couple of those people.  I had a conversation with them the other day and realized they were sharing all kinds of gems with me and it was happening nearly every time I talked to them. I realized then that they go out of their way to make sure their customers are successful.  Which is exactly what we want for our …

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Important Points in Growing Marijuana Using the Nutrient Film Technique

NFT- Nutrient Film Technique Basics

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) is another hydroponic technique popular among marijuana growers. There is a very shallow stream of water that contains all the nutrients essential for the growth of your marijuana plants. This stream of water run over the bare roots in a gully or channel. It is called nutrient film because of the very thin (shallow) film of water with dissolved nutrients. Below are some important points when setting up your own NFT system to grow your marijuana plants.

1. The success of the system depends on the correct slope of the channel, the right flow rate of the water and appropriate length of the channel. A deficiency in one of these factors leads to an imbalance in the supply of nutrient resulting in slow growth.
2. A major disadvantage of NFT is the lack of buffering capacity because it has no medium. The roots are in direct contact with the nutrient film.
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5 Hydroponic Techniques Used in Growing Marijuana

This post is an overview of the six popular hydroponic techniques that are used to grow marijuana. These techniques can be broadly divided into two groups, namely techniques that involve either active or passive systems. Active systems include the flood and drain system and the drip system. They are grouped under active systems because they move or transfer the water using a pump or a similar mechanical device in order to supply it to the marijuana plant. The remaining are passive systems.

1. Wick Technique.

The wick technique is the least complicated of all systems. In this system, there is a wick that is placed and positioned downwards. It reaches the reservoir and absorbs the nutrients via capillary action as they are needed. There are no moving parts in this system and only requires a tray and water reservoir.

2. Aeroponics.

Strictly speaking, aeroponics would not qualify under hydroponics. For purposes of convenience, it’s considered by experts under

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Learn How To Grow Massive Marijuana Buds!

Hi, welcome to Medical Marijuana Advisor where I give you the straight scoop on growing marijuana.  You’ll find growing tips, how to’s, product reviews, great eye candy, and some fun experiments.

I started this blog to document my progress in growing, share great information, and hopefully make some friends.  If you have any questions please post your comments.

The truth is, growing marijuana isn’t always easy.  It can be a ton of hard work and it can get very discouraging when crops don’t come in, plants die, or some other disaster comes your way.  And the learning curve can be intimidating.
Then… tragedy stuck, my entire crop died overnight due to a power outage!

I’ve learned a lot of lessons during this adventure and, as usual, I’ve learned more from my failures than my successes.  I hope to be able to share some of those with you here and help you avoid some of the fatal mistakes I’ve made.

I …

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