As the cannabis industry continues to grow and more products are developed—including all types of fertilizers, snake oil salesmen are on the rise. With claims that their cannabis additives are top notch, they sell substandard products with no concern for  growers sincere and committed desire to grow a healthy, productive plant. Not only is this frustrating for growers, it can be dangerous for their plants, especially when the growers purchase a product that they have no idea what type of nutrients are, or are not, included.

When it comes to cannabis additives, each nutrient should be understood for exactly what it does to support plant growth or an imbalance could result. An imbalance could cause a plant to experience root burn or worse. In other words, when it comes to dealing with fertilizers, what you don’t know could hurt you.

Let’s face it, growing cannabis takes time and money. And the last thing you want to experience is going to all the trouble to set up your garden, prepare your soil with what you believe are the right additives, and then have your plants struggle or die.

Snake oil salesmen do not care if a plant is exposed to the deadly mold or pests that often try to attack plants. Another fact is that because cannabis is not recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the term “organic” cannot be used. So, any salesperson who tells you their product is organic is not being upfront with you. Know who you are trusting with your investment by doing your homework.  

Those new to cannabis growth tend to want to use “grow boosters” or other “interesting” additives to encourage plant growth. However, the results can be more negative than positive.   

At 13E, we pride ourselves in knowing every cannabis additive in our fertilizer, as well as what each nutrient contributes to the overall health and productivity of your plant.

To guarantee you are working with an expert, and not a snake oil salesman, when it comes to adding nutrients to your plants, the following questions should be asked:

  • How long have you been in the cannabis-growing industry?
  • How much success have you had when it comes to the cannabis additives you sell?
  • Do you have any testimonials from customers who have used your products?
  • Do you have a specific list of each nutrient in your cannabis additive and what each nutrient does to the overall growth of a plant?

At 13E, we have answers to all these questions.

For all the effort you give, make sure your plants are placed in the care of a reputable, transparent, helpful salesperson who knows what he or she is doing and has you and your plant’s best interests at heart.

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