Giving a plant the proper amount of water may be more difficult than you think.
There isn’t an exact science for watering a cannabis plant—you can’t observe the roots (in most cases) and don’t have a way of knowing exactly what’s happening in the soil. Also, a plant is constantly growing and the climate it’s in may fluctuate, so the amount of water it needs will constantly change.
Despite this, here are some tried-and-true tips and strategies to help keep your plants healthy and properly hydrated.
How Often Should You Water Cannabis Plants?
When you think your cannabis plants might be thirsty, take time to observe:
Do the leaves look dark green or are they yellowing?
Are they vibrant, rigid and strong?
How does the soil feel?
A common mistake first-time growers make is to overwater a plant. A healthy cycle of wet and dry is necessary for the roots of a plant to grow out and reach deeper into the pot.
To see if a plant needs watering, stick a finger down a couple inches into the soil. If it’s dry, it’s time to water.