Colloidal Silver

Last updated: November 18, 2021

What Does Colloidal Silver Mean?

Colloidal silver is made up of a mixture of distilled water and pure (0.9999) silver. It is created by flowing an electrical current through water mixed with silver electrodes. The current causes the microscopic particles of the silver to break away from each other. Once they break off, they become suspended in the water mixture.

Many cannabis growers use colloidal silver on a marijuana plant to force the plant to produce feminized seeds. After applying the colloidal silver to the cannabis plant, the pollen collected will contain no Y chromosomes. The pollen will only have double X chromosomes, which help ensure female seed production.

Colloidal silver is also used to target various types of plant pathogens, including parasites and bacteria.


Maximum Yield Explains Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is misted onto a marijuana plant's foliage to force the plant to start pollen production. The grower usually mists the plants daily with colloidal silver for 10-14 days.

Typically, when growing marijuana plants there is a 50 percent chance of the plant creating male seeds. However, with the use of colloidal silver, the chance of a plant developing all female seeds becomes almost a guarantee. The silver colloidal forces the weed plant to develop male pollen sacs instead of the female buds that it would normally grow. The pollen from the male pollen sacs can then be collected and used to pollinate female flowers to develop feminized seeds.

Colloidal silver has also been shown to encourage healthier crops while killing different types of fungi. According to a study published in the journal Mycobiology in March 2010, colloidal silver completely eliminated fungal infections such as Sclerotium Cepivorum in green onions. According to the study, this substance did not alter the soil’s composition or chemistry in any way. Additionally, gardeners sometimes soak the seeds in this substance prior to burying them in the soil in order to reduce the risk of mold growth. Pre-soaking the seeds can also increase germination.

Adding colloidal silver product to your plants can also boost the plant’s nutrient content. In some cases, planters can also substitute chemical fertilizers for colloidal silver. While chemical substances can hinder the absorption of minerals, vitamins and other trace elements, colloidal silver eliminates parasites without obstructing the plant’s mineral intake.

Colloidal silver is also commonly used as an ethylene inhibitor. Spraying a small amount of colloidal silver on fresh produce has also been shown to be safe for human consumption.


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