Cannabis Cultivation: The Importance Of Water Balance

This article was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.

When it comes to plant empowerment, balance is essential for getting the most out of growth.

While assimilates balance is important that’s hardly the only factor when it comes to stimulating growth.

Water balance is also a major part of the process, as seen with evaporation and substrate systems.

Let’s take a look at some of the key facts behind water balance and how to get the most out of your H2O.

What is Water Balance?

A plant’s water balance represents the equilibrium between evaporation and water uptake.

This balance is vital to growth as, if the evaporation surpasses the water uptake, the internal water tension (also known as plant turgor) decreases.

In this case, water is often diverted from fruits and leaves, resulting in shrinkage.

This tends not to be an issue, as rehydration occurs once there is a restoration of water availability.

However, if this imbalance occurs for too long, stomata may close to …

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