Choosing the right containers assure optimum growth of the marijuana plant. A fabric breathable pot with six inches across in dimension would be an ideal choice. Pots made out of plastic and clay are the other options available. Make sure pots have enough drainage holes to let out excess water. Bigger the pot size, greater the growth of the plant. Transplanting is a delicate process which involves utmost care and enough planning. Transfer the germinated seed from one container to another large container that is pre-prepared with soil, by tapping it upside down until both the plant and the soil pops out.
An organic potting soil is always an ideal medium to support the growth of the marijuana. Other growing mediums that work well with marijuana are peat, coco or sphagnum. The chosen medium should allow enough oxygen to reach the roots of the plant. It should also contain humus. Organic soils have some amount of added nutrients in it. Such soils provide ample nutrients to the plant until it reaches the flowering stage. The soil has to be sterilized before use to eradicate parasites. An ideal soil medium should contain a balanced pH level. Highly acidic medium fails to thrive the marijuana plants.
Using too many fertilizers and nutrients results in burning of the plants. Nutrient burn in the plant is said to have negative health effects, so it is ideal to avoid them by using required amount of nutrients. Nutrients should be fed minimally to the plant only after three weeks. In the initial stages, dilution of the fertilizer before use prevents nutrient burn in the plants. The soil turns acidic on the addition of fertilizer which can affect the growth of the plant. Continue to monitor the pH level of the soil. Organic worm castings are healthier options for the growth of marijuana plants.