Soil might not seem like the most exciting thing in the world, but we’re going to try and change that today.
Ask any great cannabis grower and they will tell you about the importance of soil. One viable option for beginner growers is getting a pre-mixed bag from your local hardware store, though we prefer making our own soil.
Why you ask?
Well, it’s economical and it makes you feel like you’ve been apart of the process from start to finish. You will learn a lot about the science of soil and how the components interact with one another to create your finished product.
In all, it will make you a much better grower.
The Importance of Soil
Soil life is one of the keys to making great organic super soil. There are tons of living organisms within great soil. In fact, one shot glass contains more living organisms than there are people alive today!
These organisms provide the soil with sustainability thanks to the nutrients they create. When your soil is good, all you need to do is add water!
Bo more synthetic nutrients!
The Importance of ORGANIC Soil
When cannabis is grown in an organic fashion, the product is of higher quality. While chemicals can sometimes be helpful, they can also kill your premium clones for sale over time. Plus, there are tons of great recipes for organic super soil out there, giving you plenty to work with!
What Goes In
So what is in soil?
You can typically find the nutrients included in soil on the plastic pre-mix bags that we were talking about earlier. Of course, when you take soil from your own yard, you can’t see those ingredients. This is why we recommend submitting your soil for testing.
Make sure to dig around and get your hands dirty too. Is your soil full of sand or clay? Is it fluffy? Is it compact? Does it have worms or insects living in it? How well does it hold moisture?
Getting the Right Materials
Once you have a better understanding of your soil, you will need to add the necessary amendments to compensate for anything it is lacking. The best way to think about this is
“N” stands for Nitrogen, “P” stands for Phosphorus, and “K” stands for Potassium. You need plenty of these in your soil to get it to work optimally.
Some nitrogen-rich materials include crustacean meal, worm castings, and bat guano. Some phosphorus-rich materials include chicken manure, rock dust, and bone meal. Finally, some potassium-rich materials include compost, wood ash, and kelp meal!
You may also want to consider adding in a bit of kelp meal, gypsum, or azomite, as these can help to strengthen your soil even more! Plus, you’ll be able to create a more nuanced product in the end.
Building soil is a wonderful investment and it brings you closer to your growing process. Make sure to get in touch with us here at Big Daddy Clones if you have any other questions regarding soil or clone purchases!