Updated on April 1, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Hydroponic gardening is a novel method of growing cannabis plants wherein the roots are kept suspending in the air. The nutrients and water are supplied to the roots through a system that mists the roots. This form of hydroponic gardening has become a beneficial way to grow cannabis plants.
To achieve this root suspension system, the hydroponic gardening comprises of two main features, namely the reservoir and the planter bed. A reservoir is a place where water is stored and nutrient quality is assessed. The planter bed is the area where the plant grows. Pumps are used as a bridge to connect these two systems.
Though not an easy method of growing cannabis, hydroponic gardening accords a number of benefits to the growing cannabis plant. The roots are able to soak in all the available oxygen. Also, water dissolved nutrients are in direct contact with the roots. This makes them readily available for the plant’s uptake. No competing for soil territory leads to ease of harvests. This method of gardening also helps to keep the pests commonly invading the soil away. This method uses very little water and water that is not used can be again recycled.
This system leads to the quality production of large healthy buds. The flower trichomes blossom ripe and give a higher yield.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out MarijuanaDoctors.com‘s directory of marijuana strains.