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When you plant in sunny, hot climates then you should spray in the evening once the sun begins setting; because of the heat the drops will soak in nicely and won’t stick around at night. It will also cool them down after the long hot day, which they appreciate. You’ll need to water in the morning, however, as soon as possible before the sun comes up as during the day is when they need the most sun; if you spray during the morning it might be too hot and it’ll dry up before it can actually have any sort of effect.
What you need to do is adapt to your plants and climate, whether it’s for watering or spraying. If you’re growing outdoors in a humid climate then you shouldn’t spray at night or the plant will most likely begin to rot or at least get some nasty fungi. If it’s super sunny you shouldn’t spray either, as the droplets of water will magnify the sun’s rays and this might burn the leaves. In this article we’re going to talk about the different kind of situations in which you should spray your plants, from our personal experience.
Spay them out of the light and wait for the excess drops to dry up. Once they’re dry place them back in the grow tent and you won’t have to worry about them burning up. If you need to water you should do it when the lights are turning on.
If you have a big grow room or you can’t take them out to spray them all, raise the lights up as much as you can and leave one on so that you can see. Spray them all, leaving the ones under the light until last. When you get there, turn that light off and turn one on where the plants have dried, and then spray the last few.
In outdoor areas where the climate is humid at night time, then the best thing that you can do is spray your plant first thing in the morning, around an hour before the sun hits the plants so it can soak in; this avoids the water sticking around too long during the night and causing fungus. If your plants have dew on them when you wake up then you should shake it off and wait for it to dry a bit before spraying, as it won’t be properly absorbed if the leaves are already wet. You can also spray late in the evening, just as the sun goes down, although around august you’ll need to spray in the morning specifically.
In these kinds of areas you can spray in the morning or in the evening when the sun is about to rise or when it’s setting, and it works in more or less the same way. We don’t recommend watering or spraying your plants at night. Many people seem to believe that it’s better to water outdoor plants at night so the roots don’t heat up in the water; this is silly, as they’ll still burn during the day because there’s leftover water in the pot. The correct way to avoid this is to protect the flowerpot from the sun, use white flowerpots or plant directly in the ground. It’s best to water or spray when the sun’s coming up which is when they most need water, but make sure you don’t water in the heat of the sun as the change in temperature can affect the roots.
Many people struggle with when and how to spray cannabis when it comes to foliar products. Some people say to do it during the day time; others say that it’s supposed to be done at night; with the lights on or with the lights off.
Indoors, every day is however you want that day to be; you control the sun and the climate. Indoors you need to spray with the lights on but not with the plants right under them. You need to take them out of the grow tent or light area when the lights are on.
Wherever it is that you’re growing there will always be a specific time at which you need to spray your plants, as well as water them.
Learn when and how to spray cannabis plants depending on if you’re planting indoors or outdoors and what the climate’s like.
What makes foliar feeding so special and an excellent way to address any type of nutrient deficiency is that spraying is much faster compared to applying nutrients to the soil via irrigation. The majority of the nutrients that you spray directly on your plants’ leaves will be absorbed in a very short time. The plants will also take in a much higher percentage of the nutrients this way. Studies have shown that foliar feeding is as much as 95% effective. This means plants take in almost all nutrients administered by spray, while they uptake a smaller percentage when fed through the soil.
Test your spray first to ensure that your plants won’t get irrevocably damaged. Rather than going full-out and spraying your entire crop with an untested product you just got from the internet, perform a test on one single leaf first. Wait for a day to see whether the application caused any damage before moving forward with a full feeding regimen.
Many other natural ingredients, from cayenne pepper to nettle, cinnamon oil, and even plain milk can help combat powdery mildew and other fungal pathogens naturally, without causing any harm to your plants. If you look around on grower forums and websites, you can find many recipes for such natural foliar spray mixes.
The best is when you get both types of sprayers so you have them handy when you need them. There will always be times where the bigger pump sprayer will be better to use and then there are situations where you want the small hand-sprayer instead.
Foliar sprays are a common and effective way to treat your plants for many cannabis pests and diseases such as mites, powdery mildew and others. One popular substance that acts as both an immediate treatment and preventative measure is neem oil.
A foliar spray made with potassium soap (insecticidal soap) is an excellent option to take on and then take out various harmful insects. It is particularly effective against aphids, which are some of the most common cannabis pests. A mix of neem oil dissolved in potassium soap is doubly effective. The potassium soap gets rid of the pest on contact, and the neem oil helps prevent future attacks while strengthening your plant’s defenses.
Avoid spraying when it is too hot or too cold. In hot temperatures, your plant’s stomata (the pores in the leaves) will be almost closed, making a foliar spray much less effective. On the other hand, when it is too cold, spraying could promote fungal growth. Spraying early in the morning can be best since this allows your plants to dry during the day, reducing the risk of mould.
One type is a simple hand-sprayer that may take 500ml to 1l of spray solution. These small and handy sprayers are great if you only have a few plants or if you require a sprayer for some “precision work;” for instance, when you want to avoid spraying buds.
Don’t spray when you expect bad weather. Rain can make your foliar spray a waste of time by washing away or diluting your spray solution. The same goes for strong winds. When you spray outdoors, wait for rain and stormy weather to pass. When you spray indoors, it can be a good idea to turn off ventilation fans for an hour or two. This allows the solution to be absorbed by the plants without any major disturbances.
Learn about how and why to foliar feed your cannabis plants. What makes foliar spraying so effective and how do you get started?
When you plant in sunny, hot climates then you should spray in the evening once the sun begins setting; because of the heat the drops will soak in nicely