Watering Cans and Spray Bottles
Watering is an action that may seem quite simple, however when done incorrectly it can stop plants’ growth entirely or even cause a fungal infection or soil pathogens. Let’s have a look at how to water your plants correctly and which tools you can use to do so.
How to Water Cannabis Plants
Cannabis plants need large amounts of water, but keep in mind that they don’t do well with excess water, so here are a few basic rules:
- Don’t soak the substrate: cannabis roots need water and oxygen; if you fill the substrate up with water, your plants’ roots won’t have any oxygen and they’ll become stressed out. Plus, soaked substrates make it easier for fungal infections to occur such as pythium and fusarium, or insects such as gnats.
- Don’t use too much water at once; it will end up draining down the substrate, and filtering out the bottom which may seem like you’ve done a good job, but in reality it won’t have been properly wet all the way through and your plants won’t be able to properly feed. Make sure to water softly to make sure the water has enough time to spread evenly.
- After a few weeks you may notice that your substrate has hardened and is harder to hydrate. Carefully rake the surface in order to allow the water to properly penetrate the upper layer. You can use products such as Acti Vera and Yuccah in order to make the substrate much easier to water.
- In order to know when you should water your plants we recommend lifting the flowerpot; the weight of the pot should tell you if there’s water left or not. You can test this out by weighing a dry flowerpot first and then one that’s been watered.
- If you grow in soil, don’t use fertilizers every time you water; make sure to use only water ever second feeding. Use enzymes periodically, as well as humic and fulvic acids in order to maintain ideal conditions in your substrate.
The Best Watering Cans and Spray Bottles for Cannabis
In order to choose the right watering can you’re going to need to first think about the amount of plants and size of flowerpot that you have in mind. This will give you an approximate idea; you’ll also need to keep in mind the temperature, if you’re growing indoors or outdoors, and the size of the plants themselves.
During the first growing weeks, we recommend using a small watering can in order to water softly without drowning your seedlings. As they grow, you’ll need to move them to larger flowerpots, which means you should also be using larger watering cans, which can save a lot of time when it comes to prepping nutrient solutions.
When it comes to choosing a spray bottle, you’ll need to know exactly what you plan on using it for before you get it, and the safety requirements. Spraying water on clones isn’t the same as spraying chemical fungicides or insecticides on your plants; the safety requirements are quite different. If you have any questions when it comes to applying products, get in touch with our team of experts.
Check out our watering can and water bottle category; there you’ll be able to find the best products at the best prices.
Watering Cans for Cannabis
- Our 2L Watering Cans are made out of hard plastic. They’re the ideal size for using during the first few growing weeks when your plants are still small. Its long, curved spout is ideal for easily reaching all of your plants.
- When your plants grow a bit more, you’ll need to start using a 5 or 8L watering can. These classic watering cans have a removable head. Plus, it’s easy to use with fertilizers as it has litre markings along the side.
- If you have a large growing room, the most practical and comfiest way to water your plants is to use a watering wand kit. This practical kit contains a 70L water tank, water pump, extendible wand, hose and all of the necessary connectors. This kit allows you to reach each and every one of your flowerpots easily without needing to stick your watering can in among your plants.
Cannabis Spray Bottles
Check out our catalogue if you’re looking for practical spray bottles for spraying water, fertilizers and pesticides on your plants.
- The 1L sprayer is ideal for spraying water on your plants or fertilizers for small grows. It’s also useful when it comes to spraying your paper towels for germinating your seeds; a great way to moisten them without drowning your seeds.
- Our 2L pressure sprayers are ideal for spraying insecticides and fungicides, as well as water and fertilizers for small grows. They’re easy to use and easy to clean. The inside of the nozzle is metal in order to guarantee durability. Ideal for grow tents, balconies and terraces.
- For grows done on terraces, gardens and large indoor grows you can use the 5L pressure sprayer. The nozzle allows you to control the spray and it also comes with a wand which allows you to each all parts of your plants easily. This model is highly recommended if you plan on using pesticides.
- For larger grows the best way to go is to use the professional Aquaking Fogger AKF-1000. This electric sprayer has a 5L tank which can spray from 3 to 8 meters away. This model provides an even spray, and you can choose the size of the droplets from between 10 and 150 microns. It has a 1000w motor which allows it to spin its high-speed fan. The flexible tubing allows you to reach any area; both sides of the leaves, stems etc. This type of spray can also kill insects while they’re flying.
At La Huerta Grow Shop we believe in rational and logical use of pesticides, which is why we recommend using bio products and respecting the environment.
We recommend using a mask, gloves and to follow all safety measures indicated on the products you plan on spraying.
If you have any questions regarding watering your plants or how to use sprayers in your grow, remember that you have a whole team of experts here at La Huerta Grow Shop to help.