The question of whether you can grow weed underwater has been a hotly-debated topic for years.
In some ways, it sounds like a great idea. You don’t have to worry about sunlight, or the weather getting in the way of your crop. You can just sit back and enjoy the fruits (or leaves) of your labor!
But is growing weed underwater really possible?
Let’s find out!
Can A Marijuana Plant Grow Underwater?
It’s a common misconception that you can grow weed underwater.
The truth is, cannabis needs nutrients to exist and thrive, just like all other living things. The only way to get these nutrients is from the soil in which the plant grows.
That’s why growing weed underwater is impossible and cannot be done. Just think about the things that make plant grow: light, water, heat. What do you think will happen if you try to grow them underwater? You get a dead plant! All the elements that make weed grow are air based. Therefore, this process wouldn’t work. Scientists can create plants in technology that could allow them to survive underwater, but not an entire marijuana plant. And even if they did create such a process, growing a weed like that would be more costly than just buying it at a dispensary.
But instead grow your cannabis plant hydroponically and or DWC.
Growing Cannabis In Water
Deep Water Culture (DWC)
Deep Water Culture (DWC) is a method of growing cannabis that allows you to keep your plants in a small space and still get a large yield.
Cannabis plants thrive in water, which can be made to flow through their roots at regular intervals. The nutrient-rich water is pulled from the reservoir at the top of the DWC system, and the roots are submerged in the reservoir at all times.
DWC systems can be set up indoors or outdoors. The size of your grow room will depend on how many plants you want to grow and how much space you have available, but most growers use 1-5 gallon buckets for their DWC setup. You will also need some kind of reservoir for holding your nutrient solution, as well as tubing to deliver it from your reservoir to your plant pots.
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water with added nutrients, rather than soil. In this type of setup, all nutrients are provided in liquid form, which allows you to control the amount and type of nutrients that are given to your plants. This method is preferred by most growers because it uses less space than growing in soil or rock wool, and it can be done indoors without needing natural sunlight.
Hydroponics is an excellent choice for cannabis cultivation because it allows you to maximize your yields from a small space, and it also allows you to grow your plants without having to worry about them getting dirty or being exposed to pests and diseases.
Conclusion, Growing Weed Underwater
Growing underwater might be possible for some plants, but it is not in cannabis plant. When you grow cannabis underwater, it will not get enough oxygen and will die. There are many different methods of growing weed in water, like DWC and hydroponics.