Most people probably know, or can guess, that growing cannabis can be tricky, requires effort, and definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. This is because the plant, like all living things, is susceptible to stress – and this can have serious effects on its final yield. Here are a few tips to help you protect your plants from damage caused by heat stress.
can endure a lot of things, though they are particularly sensitive to too much heat and light. They can handle slight changes in temperature, but at some point, your plants will probably indicate to you that they’re much too hot. Your plants leaves will, at this point, curl up and transform from green to yellow and likely have brown patches. Heat and light damage can seriously hurt your cannabis and will massively reduce your plants yield, which is why it’s incredibly important to know how to protect them.
The best way to regulate growing conditions is by growing your plants indoors, rather than outside. Although, if you aren’t careful, plants can still suffer from heat damage if exposed to temperatures of over thirty degrees Celsius. One preventative measure you can take to protect your plants is to provide them with supplements, such as seaweed. Seaweed is one of the most effective ways to inoculate your weed against harm from heat. Another supplement that can help your plants survive – and perhaps even do better – when exposed to environmental stressors is to expose them to silica supplements. This nutrient will help to increase leaf abrasiveness which acts as an insect repellent.
Another way to stop your grow
From getting too hot is to add more co2 to its climate – this can also make your plants grow quicker. Adding air conditioners to the area can also help to bring down the heat, though this method is pretty costly and so fans are a cheaper way to do the same thing. Furthermore, changing your lighting is another fantastic way to influence the temperature of your grow as LED lighting is the most effective way to turn down the heat.
All of this being said, some strains can handle the heat better than others and so your solution may be as easy as switching to a variety that is more heat resistant – these are usually sativas. Hopefully this advice has been enough to get you started in saving your own plants from the wrath of hot temperatures, or at the very least has peaked your curiosity about growing.