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Can You Fertilise Cannabis With Coconut Water?

Put your cannabis plants on a vegan diet with coconut water. In this blog, we explore the potential of using coconut water as a fertiliser for cannabis plants throughout their lifecycle. If you are looking for an organic alternative to chemical nutrient solutions, coconut water could be the answer.

WHAT IS COCONUT WATER?

Coconut water is the nutrient-rich water contained within a coconut. Not to be mistaken for coconut milk, which is a preparation derived from the coconut pulp, coconut water is clear liquid found inside green coconuts. This low-calorie, naturally nourishing energy drink for humans is a wonderful fertiliser for plants too.

Although it’s 96% pure water, the magic 4% is rich in cytokinins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other minerals. As a coconut is really a seed, think of it like a shell filled with organic nutrient solution. Coconut water exists to help plants grow. It just so happens to be cannabis rather than coconuts we are concerned with cultivating.

HOW IS COCONUT WATER BENEFICIAL TO CANNABIS?

SEEDLINGS AND CLONES

Coconut water also contains gibberellic acid, which is known to increase seed germination rates and enhance the root development of clones and seedlings. Cytokinins are hormones that signal cell division and trigger root and shoot growth. As an alternative to cloning formulas, a little homemade coconut water solution is worth experimenting with for the next batch of cuttings. Try watering in 15ml/l coconut water diluted in pure water as an organic cloning solution for rooting cubes and rockwool.

CANNABIS PLANTS IN VEGETATIVE GROWTH

Again, the cytokinins in coconut water are an invaluable stimulant during vegetative growth. By diluting 15ml of coconut water per litre, you can create your own coconut water fertiliser. Growers have experimented with various doses and different cannabis strains to give us an idea that between 15–50ml/l is a suitable range for fertilising mature cannabis plants.

CANNABIS PLANTS GROWING IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS

During a heat wave or any prolonged period of high temperatures, cannabis plants can get quite thirsty, and daily watering may become essential. The outdoor grower is then faced with the dilemma of how much fertiliser to use for the increased water volume and frequency.

Coconut water is an elegant solution to this problem. In fact, a daily light coconut water solution is preferable to loading cannabis plants up on chemical fertilisers and flushing the next day with water. A temporary consistent coconut water feeding regime is uncomplicated and unlikely to lead to over-fertilisation or deficiencies. It might just save your cannabis plants in a drought.

CANNABIS PLANTS WITH DEFICIENCIES

Treating a cannabis plant suffering from a deficiency at any stage of the lifecycle usually starts with a flush of pure water. Coconut water contains many of the micronutrients that cannabis plants require. Flushing with a light solution of coconut water has anecdotally been reported by growers as a beneficial natural tonic.

Cal/mag deficiencies late in flowering are common for cannabis growers in all mediums. Some cannabis varieties just need more micronutrients than others. But often, chemical fertilisers building up in the substrate leads to lockouts. This is where coconut water is key. Not to mention, flushing with coconut water prior to harvest could be advantageous for adding a little flavour to the crop. Coconut water is also high in natural sugars, something that helps cannabis plants thrive.

IS COCONUT WATER WORTH USING?

Coconut water has so many potential applications throughout the cannabis lifecycle that we would go as far as to call it an essential super supplement. Would we ditch our bottles of brand name liquid fertilisers? Certainly not. However, incorporating coconut water into the cannabis feeding regime is definitely a good idea.

In our opinion, coconut water is a valuable addition to any cannabis grower’s garden. Coconut water is very versatile. It definitely won’t clog a hydro system and it can just as easily be hand-watered to plants potted in coco or soil. We absolutely endorse coconut water as a cannabis supplement. And we’ve made far worse investments than a few immature green coconuts and a machete to hack them open. Just make sure to buy the fruit before the machete. Getting the order wrong could cause some strange scenes at the supermarket fruit and vegetable aisle.

We’ve heard of more than a few alternative cannabis fertilisers. But coconut water is completely natural and shows promise for all kinds of weed growers.

Coconut Water. Yup.

ThinkSayMakeDo
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Hoy. Haven’t posted in quite a bit for the season was over. But I figure I’ll post some relevant stuff that I found with my indoor growings.

Now, I searched around the forums to see that I was not being redundant in my postings, and I found nothing on this topic that didn’t get disregarded and thrown out, essentially. Minds aren’t open. Or they just don’t know. Or they just don’t have the seeds to kill a plant (Zing!).

Anyway. My plants were suffering a rapid Phosphorus deficiency. I used seabird guano 10-10-2. I tried a little tea brew made from it for I knew it had to be quick. No dice.
So I’m drinking coconut water. Pondering. Then I pour some on. what the hell, these plants are for the sake of knowledge anyway. Buns to doing the same thing the same way all the time. Buns indeed.
Long story short, my plants recovered basically overnight.

Long story. Coconut water has an awesome amount of Phosphorus. Coconut water has sufficient amounts of Magnesium and Calcium. (CalMag anybody?) These are available in salt form. (Not the salt many of you are likely thinking of, but I’m on the Organic section, so you should be aware.) The amount of buildup is likely the same or much less than your average liquid fertilizer. Microbes aren’t an issue, in my experience. (Do you see all sorts of funky shit around the base of Coconut trees? Nope. IN FACT. you usually see grass. Even in their most favored of habitat : desert island. Sandland. I imagine it even helps beneficial fungi. Now I’m not saying go gung-ho and water your plants with coconut water. I used a little bit. A tablespoon or two. Consider that not every coconut breaks and spills into the ground around it. So. Use it as needed for pretty much what I just explained. I really can’t see anything more wrong with it than liquid ferts that are essentially just salts and molasses and all those sugary additives. Can you?

Oh. And you shouldn’t use ones with concentrates or flavors or added sugars. Naked is a good brand, even though they are PepsiCo :/. Really I don’t know. But it does apply to the ones you drink. You are closer to plants than you think.

Maybe I’m just full of shit.

I will try to get some pictorial experiments so we can see the results. I believe my soil is deficient, so hopefully I can soon torture some plants and fix ’em up again.
I do wish I could see the results in the benefits to soil fungi. Cause I really believe it could be true. But I’d have to take it to a lab. And I don’t feel like doin that. So too bad.

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I actually posted on a few different websites about both coconut water and also the naked brand fruit smoothies and haven’t found a dedicated answer yet either. But I use both of them with my organic feedings.

Haven’t had any problems yet. matter of fact my last harvest using both, my buds were full of trichomes, very very tasty and super smooth. and for the high..unbelievable.

I use the Blue Machine Naked smoothie because it has tons of B vitamins which are benificial for the plants.

Also both are full of sugars which stimulate the microbs.

Coconut water contains tons of macro and micro nutrients, and even cytokins which are plant hormones.

Be very careful when adding coconut water. the ppm is over 2000ppm, it wouldnt even read on my hanna primo.

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I actually posted on a few different websites about both coconut water and also the naked brand fruit smoothies and haven’t found a dedicated answer yet either. But I use both of them with my organic feedings.

Haven’t had any problems yet. matter of fact my last harvest using both, my buds were full of trichomes, very very tasty and super smooth. and for the high..unbelievable.

I use the Blue Machine Naked smoothie because it has tons of B vitamins which are benificial for the plants.

Also both are full of sugars which stimulate the microbs.

Coconut water contains tons of macro and micro nutrients, and even cytokins which are plant hormones.

Be very careful when adding coconut water. the ppm is over 2000ppm, it wouldnt even read on my hanna primo.

Well I’m certainly glad you’ve had a hand in this. I don’t do hydro or liquid ferts, so a ppm meter is not in my arsenal. I assumed at least the phosphorus to be high on account of an 11.2 fl oz container having 650mg. But then again, I’ve never looked at what the mg per fl oz of other ferts are.
Anyway. Glad someone else did this. You’ve got seeds.

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Hoy. Haven’t posted in quite a bit for the season was over. But I figure I’ll post some relevant stuff that I found with my indoor growings.

Now, I searched around the forums to see that I was not being redundant in my postings, and I found nothing on this topic that didn’t get disregarded and thrown out, essentially. Minds aren’t open. Or they just don’t know. Or they just don’t have the seeds to kill a plant (Zing!).

Anyway. My plants were suffering a rapid Phosphorus deficiency. I used seabird guano 10-10-2. I tried a little tea brew made from it for I knew it had to be quick. No dice.
So I’m drinking coconut water. Pondering. Then I pour some on. what the hell, these plants are for the sake of knowledge anyway. Buns to doing the same thing the same way all the time. Buns indeed.
Long story short, my plants recovered basically overnight.

Long story. Coconut water has an awesome amount of Phosphorus. Coconut water has sufficient amounts of Magnesium and Calcium. (CalMag anybody?) These are available in salt form. (Not the salt many of you are likely thinking of, but I’m on the Organic section, so you should be aware.) The amount of buildup is likely the same or much less than your average liquid fertilizer. Microbes aren’t an issue, in my experience. (Do you see all sorts of funky shit around the base of Coconut trees? Nope. IN FACT. you usually see grass. Even in their most favored of habitat : desert island. Sandland. I imagine it even helps beneficial fungi. Now I’m not saying go gung-ho and water your plants with coconut water. I used a little bit. A tablespoon or two. Consider that not every coconut breaks and spills into the ground around it. So. Use it as needed for pretty much what I just explained. I really can’t see anything more wrong with it than liquid ferts that are essentially just salts and molasses and all those sugary additives. Can you?

Oh. And you shouldn’t use ones with concentrates or flavors or added sugars. Naked is a good brand, even though they are PepsiCo :/. Really I don’t know. But it does apply to the ones you drink. You are closer to plants than you think.

Maybe I’m just full of shit.

I will try to get some pictorial experiments so we can see the results. I believe my soil is deficient, so hopefully I can soon torture some plants and fix ’em up again.
I do wish I could see the results in the benefits to soil fungi. Cause I really believe it could be true. But I’d have to take it to a lab. And I don’t feel like doin that. So too bad.

coconut water is an extremely good plant nutrient as well as hormone base. It was the basis of early plant physiology experiments to clone carrots from carrot tuber cells. Lots of hormones in it suitable for young plant growth (its like the yolk in an egg to feed the fetus for an animal analogy).

However you probably want to get whole coconuts and harvest the water yourself. Some of the hormonal benefits may have been deactivated by modern food processing in bottled\canned coco water. This might be really good for cloning. Have to try that someday.

If you get a coco grinder you can also grind out fresh coconut milk and use it for cooking. yum spicy curries with coconut milk base.

Hoy. Haven't posted in quite a bit for the season was over. But I figure I'll post some relevant stuff that I found with my indoor growings. Now, I…