Cannabis Is Not A Vegetable (please Stop Growing It As Such)
This is more for new growers than for old growers. If I’ve found out anything, through educating people about cannabis, old growers already ‘know’ everything and the reality of life seems to just slide past them. lol
Vegetables grow awesomely in organic soils, even when the soil is excessively amended. Vegetables only have the passive ionic uptake path for nutrient absorption, meaning they uptake nutrients only when needed.
Cannabis is a flower which also enjoys additional pathways of absorption, alongside the passive ionic uptake. These additional pathways are responsible for the dark green plants you see in many over amended organic soils. The dark green is an example of excess nitrogen, many excesses do not show so easily through color. The damage to quality from other elements does not show as readily, though the quality drop is definitely noted in the end product.
Interested in the additional pathways of absorption cannabis plants use? Look up hyper accumulator and dynamic accumulator plants. You’ll thank yourself. 😉
Vegetable is a culinary term which generally refers to an edible part of a plant. The definition is traditional rather than scientific and is somewhat arbitrary and subjective. All parts of herbaceous plants eaten as food by humans, whole or in part, are normally considered vegetables.
So marijuana is a vegetable if you eat it, as some people do.
This is more for new growers than for old growers. If I've found out anything, through educating people about cannabis, old growers already 'know'…
Is weed a vegetable or fruit?
Last updated: June 3rd, 2016
Cannabis is a vegetable. Vegetables are typically defined as a “herbaceous plant grown for an edible part, usually eaten as part of a meal.” This typically refers to the leaf, stem, flower, or root of a plant. In 1967, the meaning of vegetables changed to, “any plant cultivated for food, edible herb or root.” Some vegetables may be eaten raw, while others must be cooked in order to be edible. When certain fruits and vegetables are heated, they lose a majority of their beneficial enzymes and nutrients. Cannabis is no different.
Marijuana is a vegetable. Vegetables are typically defined as a “herbaceous plant grown for an edible part, usually eaten as part of a meal.”