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Should I Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Treat Cannabis Problems?

Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Grow with hydrogen peroxides

Hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as it is commonly known is a product that due to its peculiarities can be used in the marijuana garden to improve its production and improve grow. Its molecules (H2O2) have one more oxygen atom than water (H2O). For this reason, in this guide we are going to discover which are the most frequent uses of this compound in marijuana gardens and also, we will know the benefits that are obtained when using hydrogen peroxide.

Germinating weed seeds with Hydrogen Peroxide

It is very good to germinate seeds with hydrogen peroxide in its proper proportion. Hydrogen, in addition to being important as a source of O2 supply to the nutrient solution, fulfills another non-negligible function, which is to act as a disinfectant or aseptic, this function is closely related to the enzyme Catalase, which is found in tissue cells. both animals and plants and as you will see it has a very important function. During cell metabolism, a toxic molecule is formed, which is hydrogen peroxide H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide). The catalase enzyme, speaking in silver, catalyzes the following reaction: – 2·H2O2 + Catalase >>>> O2 +2·H2O

germination cannabis seeds

As you can see, from something that is toxic at the cellular level, it gives two innocuous and at the same time necessary substances such as H2O2 water and O2 Oxygen, thus solving the problem. Here is the chip of the question, most organisms Pathogens (bacteria) are anaerobic (their metabolism occurs in the absence of O2, they cannot live with oxygen, in short), then, when we add Hydrogen Peroxide, the enzyme catalase in their tissues acts and generates O2, this release of oxygen creates conditions toxic where these bacteria cannot live and die

How to use Hydrogen Peroxide  to germinate seeds?

To 1 liter of fresh water add 3.5 ml h2o2 10 vol./liter water about 35 drops, the seeds are soaked in this solution for no more than 24 hours, faster germination is obtained. In case you do not want to leave the seeds soaking for that long, you can do it for 12 hours and then continue with the marijuana seed germination system that you commonly use.

In addition, we tell you that hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide softens the protective layer of the seeds and kills any pathogen present in said cover, and in this way increases the germination rate, and also helps the marijuana seed to germinate faster, thus obtaining many more possibilities for our seed to grow, and thus ensuring that it can develop, providing a bit of protection to the marijuana seed.

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In case you use clones in your crop, you can do the following: Soak the rockwool cubes in fresh water with a ph adjusted to 5.5, in which the concentration of hydrogen peroxide will be (3.5 ml H2O2 10 vol. / liter of water) a 35 drops per liter, the wetting of the cubes will be done with water at this concentration as well. In addition, you must apply the hormone gel and the root stimulant that you normally use to the cuttings beforehand and continue with the normal rooting process that you use.

What cannabis problems can Hydrogen Peroxide solve?

If we are not very careful with our grow and we cannot have a good drainage, an excess of watering can cause root rot, therefore it controls the rot of the roots of marijuana plants. When we have a lot of water, the roots need oxygen and without it they rot and the plant begins to die after 24 hours. Here watering with hydrogen peroxide or 3% hydrogen peroxide in 1 liter of water can give us a hand to save the plant.

On the other hand, in our marijuana grow, what hydrogen peroxide provides is significant oxygenation, causing an oxidative process of molds and fungi. If we see that some mold or fungus can appear on our marijuana plants, it would be interesting to spray the hydrogen peroxide solution on the plants every day until the fungus disappears, always diluted with water to approximately 3%.

Another of the benefits of using oxygenated water in the grow of marijuana is that this extra oxygen molecule that hydrogen peroxide has helps to strengthen the root system of marijuana plants. What this hydrogen peroxide solution produces is that it facilitates the absorption of nutrients by the roots. We must mix the 3% hydrogen peroxide in 3.5 liters of water, without causing excesses.

But that’s not all, since 3% hydrogen peroxide in 3.5 liters of water can also be used as a pesticide. Spraying the plant thoroughly with hydrogen peroxide kills pests and their eggs, as hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide also kills bacteria that can be found on our marijuana plants. Therefore, hydrogen peroxide is an important ally in our marijuana crop, and we can use it whenever we dissolve it in water.

Very important temperature and salinity

The solubility of oxygen in water increases at cooler temperatures, and decreases at higher temperatures. Salinity also influences the solubility of oxygen: oxygen is more soluble at lower ppm of dissolved salts. Pure water treated by reverse osmosis will contain the highest amount of oxygen compared to standard tap water, which also comes with chlorine. At a certain temperature and salinity there will be a certain maximum amount of oxygen that can be dissolved in the water, which people consider to be the 100% saturation level. Anything above this is supersaturated, while anything below this is undersaturated.

Dissolved oxygen can also be measured in absolute terms, or in milligrams of oxygen (O2) per liter of water. Many portable dissolved oxygen meters will give you both values. When testing for oxygen content in a body of water, be sure to look at both values: percent saturation and absolute concentration. Dissolved oxygen concentration in mg/L generally ranges from 5 mg/L (at the bottom of oxygenation) to 9 mg/L (slightly supersaturated at room temperature)

Why is it important for the roots?

During this text, we have pointed out that dissolved oxygen is important for the roots of cannabis plants for the same reason, at this point we are going to explain it to you. Nearly oxygen-saturated water leads to the most optimal uptake of water, nutrients, and oxygen in the root zone. Since the tiny air bubbles in water carry a slight negative charge, some scientists have proposed that the microbubbles and nanobubbles “may attract positively charged ions that dissolve in the nutrient solution,” thereby increasing the “nutritive value.” of water for the plant as a kind of nutrient carrier.

Without a doubt, this compound is essential because it also promotes the growth of cannabis plants. So things, we tell you that many studies conclude that growth decreases at a lower dissolved oxygen level (lower than in standing tap water) but that it does not follow a completely linear trend, meaning that supersaturation will not lead to more growth than at a 90% saturation. Plant roots need O2 to survive, but some plants have been known to adapt to low oxygen concentrations, even lower than stagnant running water.

Hydrogen peroxide in hydroponic crops?

Perhaps, hydroponic growers wonder if it is possible to use hydrogen peroxide in this growing system. Well, the answer is clearly yes. To use hydrogen peroxide in a good way, you must mix 8.75 ml for every 10 liters of solution. These should be applied before the circulation or movement of the water begins. It is recommended that you mix the amount to be added with a liter of fresh water before adding it to the nutrient solution, thus facilitating the dissolution of the H2O2 and avoiding excessive transformation. quick.

It is also good to point out that the already indicated concentration of 8.75 ml / 10 L is recommended 2 to 3 times a week, if you have oxygenation in the tank then less. In case you want to add hydrogen peroxide daily, then you reduce the concentration by half, that is, you put 4.4 ml/10 L or what is the same 8.75 ml/20 L, it is understood that the volume of water is from the nutrient solution tank . For the most technical, acceptable levels are in the range of 30-50 ppm

Take care of the oxygenated solution of the following factors

There are two physical factors that affect dissolved oxygen content in relation to indoor horticulture: temperature and salinity. Salinity is less crucial than temperature because by the time the salinity level of a medium or nutrient solution is high enough to affect the dissolved oxygen content, the chances are good that the plant has already shown signs of overfertilization or toxic salinity.

Temperature, however, is the most crucial and controllable factor associated with dissolved oxygen. Temperature inversely controls the solubility of oxygen in water — in other words, as the temperature increases the dissolved oxygen content falls and as the temperature decreases the potential dissolved oxygen content. If this wasn’t bad enough, the damage is intensified because this inverse relationship with oxygen and water is exponential, so when temperatures rise in your grow room, the dissolved oxygen content in your hydroponic system or growing medium exponential decreases. This is the number one reason controlling the temperature of the nutrient solution in a hydroponic nutrient tank is so crucial..

As we already pointed out, it is necessary to check the temperature of your room water in your containers as well, of the hydroponic system, and anything else in the grow room, it is eventually essential to take the ambient temperature of the room. This is one of the reasons why you see plants grown outdoors that withstand high temperatures survive, even thrive, while indoor gardens that reach high temperatures usually end up with serious casualties. Plants grown outdoors can withstand 100°f+ temperatures because their roots and the moisture around them are insulated by the soil.

The hydrogen peroxide and beneficial aerobic organisms in the soil are unharmed by the heat and continue to function, allowing the plant to continue to grow. Now check out your houseplants in the same type of heat. When the roots of plants that are grown in some type of container or hydroponic system are completely surrounded by the ambient air in the room and the plants, with their roots, must withstand the same excess temperature.

Once the water in the soil or hydroponic system heats up, the dissolved oxygen content is so low that beneficial aerobic organisms will die off and pathogenic anaerobic organisms will find favorable conditions to thrive and destroy your plants. A little known fact in the indoor gardening industry is that the stress imposed on plants by high temperatures is generally the result of a decrease in dissolved oxygen in the medium or hydroponic system, this damages beneficial microbes and in turn damages the plants. . However, by implementing air conditioners, exhaust and intake fans, and air-cooled reflectors, an indoor marijana grower can effectively control the ambient temperature, which will help maintain sufficient dissolved oxygen in the medium or hydroponics.

Grow with hydrogen peroxide

In summary and to finish, we tell you that hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common ways to increase the dissolved oxygen content in your nutrient solution, but it is also one of the most discussed additives in the hydroponic cannabis growing community. . In other words, hydrogen peroxide occurs naturally in rainwater and has played an integral role in plant and microbial evolution since the beginning of time.

Unfortunately, many growers tend to over-apply hydrogen peroxide, which is counterproductive at high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide because it creates an oxidizing effect, which actually kills beneficial organisms. While hydrogen peroxide is well diluted and used sparingly, it does not, however, do any harm when used as a dissolved oxygen booster. Of all the factors that determine the success of an indoor weed breeder, none is as elusive as the dissolved oxygen molecule, its significance is out of all proportion to its physical size and any gardener who has struggled with weed rot root or experienced diminished yields due to excessive heat will attest to its importance.

Hydrogen peroxide supports the healthy life cycle of beneficial microbes, which are the hidden building blocks of a garden’s success. By implementing temperature control, aggressive aeration, and supplementation with oxygen-boosting additives, indoor growers can maintain high populations of beneficial microbes, avoid potential problems, and maintain optimal conditions in their gardens.

So, don’t wait any longer and add oxygenated water to your grow in order to have stronger and more productive plants. Remember that everything begins at the time when cannabis plants produce their roots since from that moment on, the success of your grow depends . You should always take into account the advice in this guide to avoid problems with the use of hydrogen peroxide and thus not put the crop and subsequent harvest at risk. Keep in mind that you can continue browsing our blog to learn more topics and growing tips, which will surely take you to the next level of crop, until the next Blimburn Blog.

Fruity Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles is a mostly Indica genetics that is astonishing growers and smokers both in the USA and Canada, this strain is born from a cross between Green Ribbon x Granddaddy Purple x Tahoe OG x Alien Kush, therefore it gives off a sweet flavor with notes fruity to Berry, and also a soft citrus and spicy touch. On the other hand, the smell is fruity, quite similar to cereal, which combined with the effects it causes, which make you feel relaxed, but at the same time, creative and somewhat euphoric. Be careful with Fruity Pebbles because it will make you feel a bit hungry.

Fruity Pebbles Marijuana Plant

This genetic is a great producer of buds since outdoors you can get between 24-28 oz/plant for outdoor gardeners and indoor a wonderful 17 oz/ft2 of buds that are usually rock hard and covered in resin, especially in the final phase of flowering which lasts between 8-10 weeks. Now, if we talk about the structure of Fruity Pebble, we can say that the leaves are green, although many phenotypes have vibrant shades of purple and red with contrasting orange pistils, as we already mentioned.

These bright colors, which provide yet another reason for this variety’s name, are the result of anthocyanins, chlorophyll-like compounds in the plant that produce colors when exposed to cold temperatures. Therefore, it goes without saying that if you put your plants at temperatures a few degrees lower than normal, you can get those orange or purple tones that you like so much.

Critical Purple Kush

The Critical x Purple OG cross gives rise to Critical Purple Kush, a mostly Indica variety that combines the best of two continents, such as the OG Kush from the USA and the Critical+ from Europe. This strain is easy to grow and very adaptable to all types of crops. In addition to that, it is a variety with high resistance to pests and during flowering it stands out that the leaves and buds acquire intense purple and almost black colors.On the other hand, the flavor and aroma of Critical Purple Kush is complex, with a strong sweet component mixed with notes of coffee and earth.

Critical Purple kush Marijuana Plant

Critical Purple Kush has heavy yields of 17-21 oz/ft2 indoor and an incredible 24-30 oz/plant when grown outdoor where she shows her full potential. These monster yields are obtained thanks to its Critical parent, which also gives it speed as it is ready to be harvested after 8-10 weeks of flowering. When we talk about very powerful genetics, we cannot fail to mention Critical Purple Kush who has THC levels can reach 16%-18% which causes a high that starts fast in users and has a strong narcotic component, which leaves you completely relaxed.

Black Domina Fast Version

This version of Black Domina Fast Version is perfect for those growers who want good harvests and faster since you can collect between 14-21 oz/ft2 of high potency buds indoor and some, 25-28 oz/plant if you grow it outdoor, where it can reach a good height and a very robust size in the shape of a small tree. In addition, the buds have a compact appearance like a rock and they give you effects that calm and relax, being very positive for medicinal users who suffer from insomnia, migraines or stress, among other pathologies.

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Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is a passionate cannabis cultivator with over a decade of experience in the California cannabis industry. Born and raised in the heart of the West Coast, Mike has dedicated his life to honing his skills as a cultivator, becoming a true master of the plant. His love for cannabis and profound knowledge of its cultivation have led him to explore every facet of this captivating plant, from classic strains to the latest trends in cultivation and advanced techniques.

With a unique perspective on cannabis culture and a focus on sustainability and quality, Mike generously shares his valuable tips and tricks on this platform. Through his posts, he will guide you on the exciting journey of cannabis cultivation, providing expert insights and practical experiences to help you achieve success in your own cultivation endeavors. Join Mike on his journey through the world of cannabis and discover how to cultivate responsibly and achieve exceptional harvests. Become part of his community and unlock the secrets of a true cannabis master!

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