• Peat moss
• Rock dust
• Coco fiber
• Natural fertilisers (like K-Mag)
• Pine castings
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.
• Preparing your own soil takes time, which is a luxury not all growers have.
Some things to add to your soil include:
Like many aspects of growing, there are a number of pros and cons to creating your own cannabis soil. The pros, however, far outweigh the cons, and we encourage every grower to try preparing their own soil at least once.
• Nitrogen is one of the main components of chlorophyll, and an essential building block of important amino acids.
Store-bought soil works fine for growing cannabis, but it’ll only get you so far. To grow the best cannabis at home, we recommend always preparing your own soil. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your own cannabis soil mix.
In the pots you plan to grow in, combine:
Some other ingredients to look for in organic soils include:
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.
• pH value
Aside from these factors, there are some common traits among all cannabis soils. Let’s take a look at them:
On the other hand, there may come a time when you want to make your own soil. After all, why spend good money on soil if your homemade version is even better? Here is a recipe for a basic homemade cannabis soil.
If you’ve just started growing cannabis, it may be best to simply get ready-made soil from the grow store. The reason for this is that good-quality cannabis soil normally contains everything your plants need for healthy growth, in the optimal ratios. If you want, you can further improve your store-bought soil with a handful of perlite for increased drainage, but otherwise you should be good.
Plant autoflowers in their final growing container in a cup-sized hole in the centre of the soil. Fill the hole with seedling/starter soil with no nutrients and place your seed in it. This way, your seedling can grow without being surrounded by the hot soil, which would otherwise burn it.
• Fine particle size
• High pH
• Pros: Rich in nutrients, retains water
• Cons: Poor drainage, heavy and compact, hard to work with
pH is a chemical scale that indicates how acidic or alkaline something is. This is important, as cannabis only does well within a small pH range. A good soil for weed has a pH of about 6.0. A pH of 5.8–6.3 will be fine, but if it fluctuates too far outside of this range, you will get diminished yields. If the pH is seriously off, your plants will die.
Worm castings are normally seen more as a nutritional soil amendment as they contain a plethora of useful microorganisms that benefit growth. But worm castings will also improve the texture, drainage, and water retention of your soil. When amending your soil with worm castings, use about 25–30%.
Home grower’s guide to the best soil for cannabis.
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