growing marijuana upside down

Growing marijuana upside down

  • Lighting

A major fear in these setups is “what if it drops?” Well, I’ll be frank with you; if it drops from a moderate height, say bye to that plant.

As for the lighting, it’s entirely reliant on how you set it up, but you’re not going to need huge changes to the layout. Moving and readjusting your reflectors should be enough.

The plants are pretty much stationary, so you shouldn’t be too afraid. So, does it give a better yield or not? Well, that demands an entirely new study.

Now, you’re going to place it upside-down, and you’re going to stuff your coco fiber (or desired soil) in the lower end, which should be the mouth.

Plant your seedlings or starter plant. Take care of it as normal, water and fertilize, and allow it to stand for two weeks or so, until the roots take a tight hold. It’s super important that you don’t turn the pot upside down right away.

When you feel that the roots have taken a hold, invert the pot (making the plant face downward) and hang it by the wires of the pot.

Growing marijuana upside down

The only time I would consider to grow weed upside down would is when space is limited, and you are wanting to keep your growing operation a secret.

The CR review does have a few weaknesses, with the biggest weakness being that their review and experiment were based upon tomatoes and not weed. Another weakness is that consumer reports used a Topsy planter and not a DIY, upside down, system. So, it is possible, that any problems encountered could be the Topsy product, and not specifically the upside-down gardening method. Additionally, another difference is that the plants were grown outdoors.

At first, glance, growing weed upside down using either a DIY or an official Topsy planter seems tempting. An upside-down cannabis plant does have a few advantages. For example, more growing space and reduced chances of pest infestation. The disadvantages though vastly outweigh the advantages.

2. Fill the bag with regular potting soil

The Pros and Cons of Growing Cannabis Upside Down

CR’s study consisted of 12 tomato plants using the Topsy Turvy planter and 12 tomato plants using traditional, gardening, on the ground methods. CR Study made the following conclusions.

Whether it works just as well, or better, as the traditional planting is debatable. As I said earlier, it has been around for over 16 years and the upside-down growing technique has been used since 1998. So, Topsy Turvy and upside-down plant growing must be, at least, somewhat beneficial. One, an indication of the benefits of the Topsy and upside-down growing is a Consumer Reports Review/Study on this specialized planter.


Why Is Consumer Reports Study Applicable to Cannabis ?

Based upon the topsy turvy planter being around for over 16 years and its high ratings on Amazon, it is not a brash assumption that growing a tomato plant upside down might have some benefits. A tomato plant is also similar to a cannabis plant. I.e., requires comparable soil, lighting, and care. So, the question that needs to be asked is:

Kathi (Lael) Morris, who grew peppers and tomatoes upside down, was one of the first people known who grow plants upside down. Upside down growing did not become popular till around 2005 with the Topsy Turvy Planter. The Topsy Planter was designed for the urban growers with limited or no space to grow who wanted to grow tomatoes. A few advertised advantages of this planter are that it was a space saver, and its design works well for controlling pest infestation.