Like most growers, we’re always on the quest for the most effective technique or method to guarantee success with our Ocean Grown
crop. All our cannabis growers at the door are always seeking newer, faster, more effective techniques of cultivation because the cannabis industry is a highly competitive scene and if you’re not well informed on the best and the latest available, the game will swallow you up before you can even blink.
Several effective techniques of cultivation litter the cannabis scene however not all growers can effectively utilize some new ideas because of several factors like technical stuff, complicated cost and so on. This, among many others have made the majority of growers switch to more organic and natural methods of cultivation. One of such ways is the use of coconut water to fertilize cannabis.
Coconut water is not just a refreshing natural beverage. It has always been known to be very beneficial to the overall health of humans and has always proven to be a useful hydrant in times of need. Coconut water also has antioxidant properties and is a useful source of an energy boost. All of these make coconut water a gem in numerous ways that it can be of benefit to humans. However, what most don’t realize is that coconut water also has immense benefits that it can bring to the world of plants.
Lets have A look at Coconut Water
Coconut water is rich in numerous micronutrients that play a very big part in the growth and development of the plant, including the seed germination stage. Coconut water contains important nutrients, vitamins, sugars, proteins, and amino acids. Some of the important minerals in coconut water include calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and beneficial enzymes such as cytokinin and gibberellic acid. This makes coconut water a very useful organic source of nutrients that will be beneficial to the growth and development of the cannabis plant.
Coconut water, not coconut milk plays many roles as an organic alternative that can be easily used to sustain cannabis growth, improve yield, promote clones and seedlings, cater for deficiencies of nutrients, and sustain during extreme conditions such as drought. A look into each of these roles shows just how beneficial coconut water can be.
Promoting Canopy Growth
Each constituent of coconut water has a special characteristic it brings to the table to promote growth.
Calcium plays an important role in the development and strength of the plant. It also serves to increase water permeation.
Magnesium is an important component in the production of chlorophyll which the plant uses in photosynthesis to manufacture food.
Potassium is required by the plant to facilitate internal development within the plant.
The residential complex of vitamins in coconut water vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and other essential elements which boosts and improves the overall growth of the plant.
Seedlings and Clones
Coconut water is a very beneficial organic solution for the germination of seeds and root development of clones.
Coconut water contains gibberellic acid and cytokinin which play very important roles in this aspect. Cytokinin is concerned with the growth and development of the root and shoot. It also enhances cell division in the plant and allows for the expansion of the leaves of the plant. Gibberellic acid on the other hand improves seed germination and promotes root formation in clones and seedling.
The roles of cytokinin and gibberellic acid found in coconut water makes it the ideal organic fertilizer to facilitate the development of seedlings and clones of cannabis and this can be done with 15ml of coconut water per liter. This volume of coconut water can serve as the ideal organic solution for cloning and serve as an alternative to common cloning formulas. This can also apply to seed germination for many of the old-school varieties which are more resistant to pest and disease but harder to sprout using the basic Average Joe paper towel on a plate and water bottle method that which so many of the newer strains are bred to appease today’s new generation of home grown consumers.
Growing in Drought Conditions
Coconut water can be used to hydrate and fertilize your plants and sprout your seeds.
Cannabis plants faced with extreme weather conditions such as high temperatures, heatwaves or droughts never develop properly. Such conditions give rise to thirsty and depleted plants which will require a substantial amount of water to ensure their sustainability. The use of watering cycles and chemical fertilizers is sure to produce a washing off effect which will be detrimental to the plant. This is where coconut water comes in.
Treating Plant Nutrient Deficiencies
We have noticed that when seeds are produced naturally, they can be much larger than mass produced varieties offered by the big seed companies that load fertilizers and hormones on the seed producing crop. However, organic seed producers can face problems with root production of the seed kernel. Coconut water serves as a reservoir for numerous amounts of nutrients that are important to the growth and development of the plant root in the seed stage. For plants that show signs of stunted growth on the account of deficiencies of important nutrients such as calcium and magnesium in the seed kernel, coconut water can be used as a natural tonic that can serve to replenish the deficient nutrient from its bank.
Coconut water is an organic supplement that can be used alongside other supplements, it imparts a unique flavor on cannabis which further shows its versatility. It can be easily applied provided it is gotten from young, green, and mature coconuts.