Your cannabis buds are as good as the plants that bear them. And to grow big, healthy cannabis plants, you must use homemade super soil rich in nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and other essential nutrients. A lot of growers prefer to make organic soil at home and use it for making a super soil mix.
Homemade soil is rich in both macro and micronutrients which eliminate the need to depend on chemical fertilizers. Also, growing cannabis in homemade soil provides you with complete control over where your plants get their nutrients from. Buds grown without chemical nutrients produce tastier and smoother smoke.
Soil and Cannabis Nutrition
In cultivating cannabis, soil plays two major roles. First, soil weighs down the cannabis plants, keeping them rooted and protected against the wind. Second, it serves as a medium for transporting nutrients and water to the roots of the plant. You can better understand oil and how to use a homemade mix for fertilizing and nurturing cannabis plants by understanding the basic nutrients that the plant needs to survive and thrive.
Apart from water, cannabis needs nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Commercial fertilizers have varying concentrations of these nutrients designed to be used during various stages of the growth cycle. But, other nutrients called micronutrients also play a role in keeping our cannabis plant healthy and helping them producer the best buds possible. These include calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, boron, and iron. You can naturally find these micronutrients in bat guano, kelp, worm castings, coffee grounds, molasses, and more. By preparing your own soil for cannabis, you can prepare a rich medium for the plants ahead of time, instead of feeding them based on the need, using chemical fertilizers.
Preparing your Own Cannabis Super Soil Mix
To prepare your own super soil mix for cannabis, you will begin with some good-quality organic soil and enrich it with natural ingredients ahead of time. When it is time to sow the seeds, you will need a rich growing medium to offer the plants everything they need to produce beautiful, aromatic buds.
To make your super soil mix, you need to have the right base oil. Keep in mind that cannabis likes well-aerated, permeable, and slightly acidic soil. Try to choose organic soil with natural ingredients such as worm castings, coco coir, compost, sand, vermiculite, perlite, and more. If you cannot find good-quality organic soil with these ingredients, visit your local nursery or gardening center and purchase a neutral potting soil.