• Bud grown without chemical nutrients delivers a big, natural flavour like no other. A tastier, smoother smoke can be expected.
Simply add these ingredients to your soil and use your graip to combine everything properly.
• Preparing your own soil requires a larger initial investment than if you simply bought regular soil and a few nutrient solutions. Keep that in mind if you’re growing on a budget, but also remember that the results are definitely worth it.
Your buds are only going to be as good as the plants that bear them. And the best way to grow big, healthy cannabis plants is to use homemade super soil rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other vital nutrients.
Some of these micronutrients include calcium, iron, sulfur, zinc, boron, manganese, and copper, which you’ll find naturally in things like bat guano, worm castings, molasses, kelp, coffee grounds, and more.
• Growing with homemade soil gives you complete control over where your plants get their nutrients from. If you’re looking to grow organically, this is the way to go.
• The chemicals found in nutrient solutions create harsh runoff that can have a devastating effect on the local environment. On the other hand, using your own, homemade soil is completely sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The “correct” amount of each ingredient you use in your super soil will depend on the quality of your starter soil and how much time you have before planting. If possible, prepare your soil at least six months before you plant. That way, you’ll be able to use more of the ingredients listed above as they’ll have time to break down properly.
• Peat moss
• Rock dust
• Coco fiber
• Natural fertilisers (like K-Mag)
• Pine castings
Stop growing weed with crummy store-bought soil. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to easily prepare your own cannabis soil at home.
How long can grower be away? It’s important for a grower to always remain close by for their first grow, especially for inexperienced growers. Experienced growers can safely spend more time away from the garden.
The most common mistake made by beginners growing cannabis in soil is they water their plants too often. Overwatering is almost never a case of giving your plants too much water at once. Instead, overwatering cannabis in soil is almost always caused by giving the plant water too often.
How to water cannabis plants in soil
Don’t want to use nutrients? Learn how to mix up your own super soil so it has all the nutrients your cannabis plants will need! Bonus: With composted super soil made using the recipe in the link above, you don’t need to worry about maintaining your pH! your super soil will automatically manage the pH for you.
How long until harvest? Soil has relatively slower growth rates than hydroponic methods, but a tuned-in soil grow can achieve impressive growth rates if given a great environment and plenty of bright light. Most soil grows require 1-3 months of vegetative time (depending on how big you want your plants) plus 2-3 months of flowering/budding (depending on your strain).
Say “No” to Miracle-Gro soil for growing cannabis!
Many Already Have Soil Experience – Growing cannabis in soil is similar to growing plants like tomatoes or corn – soil growing may be the most intuitive option for you, especially if you already have gardening experience.
Note: Some growers believe growing in organic composted super soil with a rich microbial life can actually improve the taste and smell of cannabis by causing a plant to produce higher levels of terpenes and terpenoids.
For new nutrients you haven’t grown with before, always start at half-strength and raise the amount slowly. Do not use nutrients with every watering! Most growers will add nutrients every other watering or even less frequently. Remember, a little bit goes a long way. You can always add more nutrients later, but it’s a lot more difficult to take them back from the soil.
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