Growing Weed with Cannabis nutrition from Advanced Nutrients

You can grow weed on all sorts of levels. Also with the plant nutrition of Advanced Nutrients. With exciting names such as Bud Candy and Voodoo Juice, it can be difficult to make the right choice. And to be honest, we have also spent some time trying to figure out which nutrient is for what purpose. To help you find your way around Advanced Nutrients' plant foods and supplements, we have written this article for you. Think of it as a help guide and reference book for growing your weed with nutrition from this top producer.

Weed nutrition from Advanced Nutrients

What you need to know about Advanced Nutrients' nutrition is that a bunch of bright minds (PhD's) under the leadership of "Big" Mike Straumietis have spent a long time figuring out how to get the most out of the weed plant. They have reinvented the wheel several times. First on the run from the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and later legally. Advanced Nutrients is now the best-selling brand of (weed) plant nutrition in the world. The products are sold in more than 90 countries.

The reason there are several product lines is that there are several types of growers. At Advanced Nutrients they categorize their products according to different levels or expertise of the grower. There is a line for beginners called "Hobbyist" and one for advanced growers called "Expert". Advanced Nutrients also has two levels above that with the cheeky names "Professional" and "Grand Masters". These expertise levels distinguish themselves on two fronts. Whereas the weed nutrition for beginners is the most forgiving, the "Grand Master" line gives the highest yields. On the other hand, you really have to take care of everything down to the last detail. From the basic needs of your weed plant to the perfect EC value and pH value.

pH Perfect

One of the inventions of Advanced Nutrients is the basic nutrition that allows you to not have to worry about the pH value (acidity) of the soil. This technology is proving its worth mainly in traditional growing in garden soil or potting soil, although it was actually developed as an aid in hydroponics. However, if you you grow on coco coir or with advanced hydroponic technology, then always measure the acidity with a pH meter. The pH value is of vital importance for the absorption of the nutrients.

Organic OIM

Advanced Nutrients also has a line of organic plant food called Organic OIM. OIM stands for Organic Input Material and is a strict Californian quality mark for organic products. Bud Candy flowering stimulator is a good example of this.

Components Basic Nutrition

Besides the almost countless supplements from Advanced Nutrients, we forget the most important thing for a moment: the basic nutrition. One of the most important features of this brand of weed nutrient is that it uses multi-component basic nutrients. Something you also see in Plagron's  or , for example.

As long as you use just as much of component A as of component B, everything is fine. However, you cannot separate the two. If you have ever used two-component glue with the wrong mixing ratio, then you know that the glue will either never harden properly, or will not have the adhesive strength you expect.

With Plagron, it is immediately clear from the name what this feed is for. With Advanced Nutrients it is not only the formula that is advanced, but also the naming. There are several types of basic plant nutrition from Advanced Nutrients: 

  • Sensi and Connoisseur from the pH Perfect range,
  • Iguana Juice with the Organic OIM certificate,
  • and Base Nutrients.

Sensi vs. Connoisseur

From pH Perfect Sensi and pH Perfect Connoisseur you have a 'normal' and a Coco version. The difference between Sensi and Connoisseur is again ease of growing versus potential yield. Sensi is easier to use than the more complicated Connoisseur. The grow schedule we share below is therefore suitable for  and .

Grow vs. Bloom

All the basic nutrition products mentioned have a Grow variant for the vegetative phase of your weed and a Bloom variant for the flowering phase. This difference is very important, because the needs of a weed plant change as soon as it begins to flower.

Choose your basic weed nutrition

When choosing your basic nutrition you look at your wishes, experience and type of soil/growth medium. Advanced Nutrients recommended pH Perfect Sensi Grow & Bloom to us because you can use it on all growth media and it is certainly not difficult to use. 

Plant nutrition and Supplements - What are the differences?

Plant nutrition keeps the plant alive. With supplements you ensure that you, as a demanding grower, grow a strong plant that gives a lot of yield in a shorter time, tastes better and is stronger. 

Buying Advanced Nutrients – Do you really need supplements?

We see plant nutrition as essential. Imagine that wild weed plants in nature receive plant nutrition through a balanced ecosystem of minerals, fungi, bacteria and other plants that continuously enrich the soil. These weed plants do not have to report to growers who are constantly looking at the clock to see if it is time for harvest.

When you start growing weed in the garden, your plant has a reasonable chance of survival, provided the soil is rich and healthy enough. But the "ecosystem" is small and so the soil gets used up. In a pot the system is even smaller. The nutrient buffer is then more quickly depleted, which means that your plant lacks the building blocks it needs to be able to develop. Are you growing in coco or another form of hydroponics? Then there is no nutrition in the soil at all. No plant can live on light and water alone. Nutrition is therefore of vital importance.

Getting these roots without supplements in hydroponics? Forget about it!

Supplements like a bloom or root stimulator are different from the vitamin pill we sometimes take, unless you are a professional athlete. Then the supplements you take will help you get higher on the podium. Therefore, buying Advanced Nutrients such as Big Bud, Piranha or Overdrive is definitely of added value. These products provide additional substances that enable the weed plant to grow faster and bigger. They stimulate different aspects in various phases of the weed plant.

Growing Schedule Advanced Nutrients

If you are going to use these nutrients and supplements, it is important to know when to use them. When a seed is germinating, for example, you don't need to add any nutrients. However, you can increase the chances of germination by using Plagron Seedbooster Plus or BAC X-Seed. Once your seed has germinated and the seedling phase of your weed plant has begun, you can start with a low dose of Voodoo Juice. This stimulates the microbes in the soil that make the roots grow faster and stronger. Also very handy for cuttings!

Voodoo Juice, Piranha and Tarantula for the root system and micro-organisms.

During the vegetativephase, the real work begins. Now you start giving basic nutrition, often in combination with a root stimulator such as Voodoo Juice or Piranha and a B-vitamin complex especially for plants. This will create a weed plant that can take a beating. Handy if you are going to use advanced growing techniques!

In the blooming phase, it is all about increasing the yield with nutrition, while keeping the foundation strong and healthy. By also adding a root stimulator in early flowering, you keep the roots healthy and the soil airy. At Advanced Nutrients, they then know various stages of flowering. And that becomes too complex to write about. That is why we offer a clear overview for every grower below. Whether you are growing your first plant or are growing weed on a large scale for the government or pharmacy.

The last step you need to know is flushing. With the Advanced Nutrients nutrition you also stop feeding and supplementing in the last week before the harvest, with the exception of Flawless Finish. This special supplement is added to your flushing water to flush out excess nutrients before the harvest. With Flawless Finish you will get clean, healthy and sweeter weed.

Nutrition Schedule Growing Phase Advanced Nutrients

You can use this growth schedule regardless of your expertise, together with a choice of the flowering schedules further on.

Vegetative phase in milliliter nutrition per liter of water

Seedling Phase Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
Voodoo Juice / Piranha / Tarantula 1 2 2
B-52* 2 2 2 2

Does the growing phase last longer than 4 weeks? Then use the last noted week for every week that the vegetative period lasts longer.

* B-52 also works well to reduce stress in clones and cuttings. Keep the concentration low: 1 ml/liter is enough.

Nutrition Schedule Blooming Phase Advanced Nutrients for Beginners

For beginners there are 4 supplements you can use during flowering. The root stimulator and soil improver Voodoo Juice and bloom stimulators Big Bud and Overdrive. Big Bud is suitable for early flowering and Overdrive for late flowering.

Blooming phase in milliliter nutrition per liter water

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6+ Flushing
4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4
Voodoo Juice 2 2
Big Bud 2 2 2
B-52 2 2 2 2
Overdrive 2 2

Nutrition Schedule Blooming Phase Advanced Nutrients for Advanced Growers

If you have some experience growing weed, it is well worth investing in the advanced supplements. These promise you even higher yields with root stimulator and soil conditioner Piranha and bloom stimulator Bud Candy. Use Flawless Finish for flushing.

Blooming phase in milliliter nutrition per liter water

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6+ Flushing
4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4
Piranha 2 2
Bud Candy 2 2 2 2 2 2
Flawless Finish 2

Nutrition Schedule Blooming Phase Advanced Nutrients for Pro's

By pro's we actually mean the professional growers. "Official" growers for coffee shops for example or who have an agreement with the government. With a lot of attention and more effort, these supplements promise monstrous yields. The combo of root stimulator and soil improver Tarantula, flowering stimulator Nirvana and enzyme enhancer Sensizym is definitely not for beginners.

Blooming phase in milliliter nutrition per liter water

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6+ Flushing
4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4
Tarantula 2 2
Nirvana 2 2 2 2
Sensizym 2 2 2 2 2 2

Nutrition Schedule Blooming Phase Advanced Nutrients for Grand Masters

And last but not least, we have the supplements for the grandmasters. A separately chosen term that would describe the master breeders of seed suppliers, or of legal American companies with several hectares of cultivation area.

Blooming phase in milliliter nutrition per liter water

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6+ Flushing
4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4
Bud Ignitor 2 2
Rhino Skin 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bud Factor X 2 2 2 2 2 2

Growing weed in soil, coconut or hydroponics with Advanced Nutrients

No problem. Most Advanced Nutrients products are suitable for all growth mediums. For all types of weed plants as well! Look carefully at the product pages of the supplements for specific information. We always write detailed product descriptions to inform you as accurately as possible about our range. Click on the heading "INFORMATION" under the order button on your mobile phone if you want to know more before you buy. This way you will know exactly whether buying Advanced Nutrients is a good idea for you too.