5 Common Cannabis Cultivation Questions
Starting a new business is never a simple proposition, and it only gets more complicated when you’re dipping your toe into a relatively new industry such as cannabis cultivation. Knowing which questions to ask and how to obtain expert 420 banking help can make all the difference when it comes to getting your new business off the ground.
In previous articles, we discussed some of the main challenges cannabis cultivators face and provided some tips on how they can ensure compliance for their business. Now we’ll help you take your cultivation efforts to the next level by answering 5 key questions. Read on.
What do you need to know about cannabis cultivation?
When you come right down to it, cannabis cultivation is farming, and farming has always been fraught with uncertainty. Understanding the ins and outs of the cultivation process is essential in order to ensure long-term profitability.
Here are 5 common questions every cannabis cultivator should ask:
1. Inside or outside?
Both approaches have their pros and cons. Interior cultivation gives you control over nearly every aspect of the process and may allow you to reap multiple harvests despite the annual nature of cannabis.
Outdoor growing tends to be less expensive and helps plants produce a greater number of buds. However, these operations are at the mercy of inclement weather.
2. How do you germinate cannabis seeds?
Put each seed into a Jiffy 7 style peat disk that has previously been moistened with warm water (77-86 degrees fahrenheit, or 25-30 degrees celsius) and store it in a dark, warm cupboard (same temperature as the water). Germination usually takes between 1-7 days. If you store your seeds in a fridge, be sure to take them out at least a day in advance.
3. What is plant gender and why is it important?
Although most hemp plants are male or female, some are hermaphroditic. Since CBD is mostly found in unpollinated female flowers, cannabis cultivators who are growing for CBD need to minimize the possibility of pollination in an all-female field.
To do this, you need to make sure there are no hermaphrodites in your all-female field and that there are no male plants within 3 miles of your all-female field. Inspect the plants at the pre-flowering stage, identify any males (these have round flowers that lack white hairs and typically occur in dense clusters), and burn, bury, or carefully store them away to keep them from pollinating the females.
4. Clones or seeds?
Both have their advantages. Clones (mostly) eliminate the risk of male or hermaphroditic plants appearing in your field, and they also develop a more fibrous root system. Plants grown from seed require extensive inspection to remove males and hermaphrodites to prevent pollination, but may produce a stronger taproot when sown directly into the field.
5. What’s the best type of manure?
There’s no such thing as “best” manure for cannabis cultivation. It’s up to the cultivator to pick their preferred type and apply it in accordance with manufacturer guidelines. It’s also recommended to stick to one brand of manure, as this prevents compatibility issues that may negatively impact the plants.
How do cannabis cultivators get professional 420 banking help
Confia supplies cannabis cultivators and other 420 businesses with reliable financial solutions that include a comprehensive range of banking and advisory services. We offer multiple membership options and specialize in helping cannabis operators obtain the support they need.
Whether you require assistance in navigating issues such as ensuring your business is compliant with the federal and local laws and regulations, setting up efficient and secure payment systems, or obtaining access to funding, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.