Considering Kangen for your cannabis growth
For decades now, the tide of opinion regarding the use of marijuana for either medicinal or recreational purposes has been steadily shifting towards the pro-legalization stance. As of today, thirty states, as well as Washington D.C., have some form of marijuana legalization on the books. In California, what many residents do not realize is that they are now legally allowed to grow persona Cannabis plants. Adults over the age of 21 may now lawfully grow up to six marijuana plants within their homes at any given time. Now that it is legal, one might reasonably expect a broad swath of people to consider growing their own cannabis crops.
While there are countless “how to grow” articles and videos online, one aspect of cannabis cultivation that often goes unnoticed or discussed is how important water quality and pH levels are for a healthy yield. As you likely already know, altering your pH levels can have positive health repercussions, however, what many forget is that pH levels can tremendously impact other living things as well, including plants! So, below we will briefly discuss the benefits of using Kangen ionized water for your cannabis crops.
Cannabis Plant Health and Soil pH
As any gardener worth their salt will tell you, the success or failure of a crop begins with soil conditions. While some soils are naturally more acidic or alkaline, plants depend heavily on proper pH levels of their soil in order to grow optimally. When pH levels are off, plants may undergo leaf chlorosis, a plant’s version of anemia, which can lead to discoloration or even death of the plant. Now, not every plant operates at the same pH levels, so it is important to know what that optimal pH is, since soil that is too heavily alkaline is just as bad for a plant as soil that is too acidic.
The pH scale runs from 1 to 14, with lower numbers being acidic, 7 being neutral, and higher numbers being alkaline. The cannabis plant prefers a pH environment ranging from 5.5 to 6.5; anything above a 7 pH means the roots cannot absorb manganese, copper, iron and boron ions, anything below a 5 pH leads to dangers of fungal diseases threatening the plant. So, before you ever begin, it would be wise to conduct a pH test to determine the soils pH identity.
Regularly watering your plants is one of the most critical aspects of any grower’s task. On any given cannabis plant, billions of microorganisms and bacteria exist to benefit the plant by helping it produce high nutrient fertilizer, which in turn affects stems, leaves, intracellular fluid, flowers, and buds. As you likely know, tap water contains large deposits of chlorine, as well as other chemicals. While these may not be deadly to you, they can wreak havoc on the micro-organism colonies of a given plant, creating an acidic environment, and strip away vital nutrients. Denying these trace minerals reduces your cannabis plant’s enzymatic capabilities. This is important since various metabolic processes within the plant cells can only be activated when specific trace minerals are present. So, if a plant is deficient in a certain nutrient, that plant will sit dormant until it receives an adequate amount of nutrients. The Kangen machine allows you to use 9 different pH water levels. So, after testing your soil, you can set your machine to the ideal level that will either balance out pH levels or maintain ideal pH.
Hypochlorous Acid and Cannabis Growth
As mentioned, the Kangen Machine allows you to produce 9 different pH water levels. This includes 2.5 pH Hypochlorous Acid (HCIO). HCIO, while completely non-toxic to you or your plants, can be utilized to kill viruses, mold, bacteria, and funguses and is often used in hospitals for sanitization purposes. It is commonly used as a non-toxic, environmentally friendly way of oxidizing, and thus killing, bugs such as mites, ants, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, and slugs. All of these critters can cause irreparable harm to your cannabis plant.
Hydroponic experts agree that by spraying your plants with an atomizer of Kangen water three times a day, alternating between 2.5 and 11.5 pH, you will thwart and or terminate any fungus, mildew, pests, or mold that might threaten your plant’s long-term health. Kangen water does not leave a residue and is harmless, so do not wait for signs to appear, spray daily throughout the entirety of the growing and flowering stages.
You were likely already aware of the tremendous health benefits of utilizing a Kangen machine for your daily water intake. However, you may have been unaware of just how vital pH levels are for the growth of any plant, let alone the Cannabis plant. So, if you are looking to grow your own crop, be sure to test and balance the pH levels of your soil and to regularly spray your plants in order to prevent or destroy outside forces that may be harmful to its long-term health and harvest.