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Irrigation of CBD hemp plants part 2

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The choice of the right attachment vessel is crucial
The selection of the right size of your growing container is central to the cultivation of CBD hemp plants, because the size of the pot/vessel plays a decisive role in the correct ratio of water storage and water drainage. If you grow your young CBD hemp plants in a too large container at the beginning and water it too much, this can lead to overwatering and finally to the death of your CBD hemp plants. Ideally, you should sow your CBD hemp seeds in a small pot and later repot the young CBD hemp plants in a larger container. This minimizes the risk of overwatering the sensitive seeds.

Diseases have an influence on water absorption
A strong, healthy growing CBD hemp plant needs more water than a sick, pest- or disease-infested one. Unhealthy specimens are no longer able to absorb all required nutrients and the necessary amount of water due to their weakened condition.

How to recognize water shortage correctly
The simplest and at the same time clearest sign of an acute lack of water are limp, strongly hanging leaves. Generally, your CBD hemp plant looks very lifeless and sickly in such a case. If you know what a healthy and sufficiently watered specimen normally looks like, you will not overlook this obvious sign of drought.

However, you must be careful not to confuse a CBD hemp plant that lacks water with one that suffers from overwatering. In both cases the leaves of the plant are limp and very droopy. The only difference is that a CBD hemp plant that suffers from overwatering is usually dark green and its leaves curl up into a “claw” and bend down.

Basically you should keep your CBD hemp plants a little bit too dry. If you discover a slight lack of water in an otherwise healthy specimen, it will usually recover completely within a few hours after watering. Overwatering, however, often leads to a slow death of your CBD hemp plant. Especially if you do not recognize the signs of too much water at the right moment, the damage often cannot be repaired and the plant must be disposed of.

Also yellow or brown colored leaves indicate in many cases a lack of water. These discolorations are especially in the growth phase a sign that your CBD hemp plant urgently needs water. Towards the end of its life cycle it is normal that many leaves (and also the flowers) of your plant turn slightly yellowish.

Very briefly:
Make sure that you use the correct size for your growing vessel. This is the only way to achieve the optimum ratio of water storage and water drainage. Also make sure that you recognize the signs of dryness and overwatering in good time. This is the only way to prevent your CBD hemp plants from being permanently damaged and in the worst case even from dying.

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