Fatten your Buds with Guano

Fatten your buds with Guano; when you flip the lights on your plants to get them to flower, you’ll need to transplant them to their permanent flowerpot and you’ll also need to prepare more substrate for your plants flowering phase.

Fatten your Buds with GuanoPeople generally use chemical fatteners on their plants, such as Monster Bloom, Brutal Buds and the like. When you use organic fertilizers there’s not a very large range of products to choose from that can guarantee fat and heavy buds.

When you grow using organic fertilizers, they are absorbed slower than others and you’ll need to water properly so the plants can drink them up. Growth and flowering fertilizers are usually absorbed in about a week after using it in the irrigation, but there are other fertilizers that take much longer to be absorbed like guano.

Bat guano is extremely slow releasing, and your plants won’t begin absorbing it until after about a month of applying it. If you mix it with the new soil that you’re going to be transplanting too, once your plants begin fattening their buds they will have a high natural PK level that will fatten and harden your buds up just as much as if you were using chemical fatteners. You’ll need to mix two big spoonfuls per 7L of substrate in the flowerpot.

If you’re growing indoors with seasonal strains then you just have to use it once when flipping the light schedule to 12/12 and transplanting. For autoflowering versions, you can apply it to the soil in your plants definitive flowerpot from the start, although for outdoor seasonal plants you’ll need to use it at least twice; once when you’re transplanting, and then again a month later by spreading it on top.

For that second dosage you should really dig a little sort of moat around the trunk, maybe around 10-15cm away from it, and in that moat place two big spoonfuls of guano per 7L of substrate. This is the last time you’ll need to use it on quick flowering strains; if your plants are going to be at it until November-December then you can repeat this process once, even twice more.

We can guarantee that you’ll have extremely similar results to chemical products, and the taste will be exactly the way you want it to be rather than affected by the chemicals and minerals. When growing organically, you’ll always have a much higher quality result than with chemical products and fertilizers.

Remember, never use more guano than is recommended as this fertilizer is quite strong and you might end up burning your plants. Also, never apply it more than the amount stated here or the soil will end up too saturated and your plants might get over-fertilized.

Once the guano is in the soil all you’ll need to use is a flowering stimulant until you see the buds, and then a flowering fertilizer base like BioBloom or Bio Flores, and you should be ready for a spectacular harvest.

Author: Javier Chinesta
Translator: Ciara Murphy