Apr 28, 2017 12:40 PM

5 Tips on Growing Earth-Friendly Weed

Growing earth-friendly cannabis can not only help the planet but also save your time and money. Eco-cultivation is also aimed to create delicious, high-quality herb. Although it may require additional resources in the beginning, it is much cheaper in the long run. As the planting time is coming, here are five tips on how to grow earth-friendly weed.

1. Use Companion Planting

Planting companions is a great way to eliminate pesticides and give your herb plenty of vital nutrients. Many plants can fix nitrogen, while others are able to protect your plants from harmful insects.

Here are the perfect cannabis companions to be grown with your herb:

  • Garlic: natural fungicide and pesticide;
  • rosemary or basil: repel slugs;
  • clover: easily fixes nitrogen;
  • borage: uproots trace minerals, and
  • foxglove: is attractive for different kinds of insects that kill white flies.

Companion Planting: How to Improve Your Cannabis Yield With Help of Other Plants
Companion Planting: How to Improve Your Cannabis Yield With Help of Other Plants
Traditionally, cannabis is grown as a sole crop. It may end up growing near other plants accidentally, or because a grower lacks proper space, or because taking care of different types of crops is difficult for them, or it can be that a grower simply does not know anything about companion planting.

2. Avoid Commercial Animal Products

Industrial animal agriculture is known to have a negative impact on climate change. The easiest way to go veganic is to avoid using such products as blood meal, fish meal, and bone meal. You can replace these fertilizers with plenty of other harmless products:

  • Compost
  • Trace minerals
  • Kelp and seaweed
  • Humic acid
  • Mycorrhizal fungi

Making Compost Tea for Cannabis Plants
Making Compost Tea for Cannabis Plants
Compost is an essential component of growing plants. The substance is full of useful nutrients and microorganisms that are beneficial for growing cannabis. To make the process even more useful, you can make compost tea. If you do not know how to make this nutritious tea, we are ready to provide you with all the necessary information to make you a pro grower.

3. Attract Beneficial Insects

Introducing beneficial insects is extremely useful for both indoor and outdoor gardens. Earthworms, nematodes, praying mantis, and ladybugs can reduce pesticides and decrease the chances of various infections.

Organic Cannabis With No Pests: Natural Predator's Help
Organic Cannabis With No Pests: Natural Predator's Help
Not only do the pesticides in cannabis taste horrible, they may also damage your health, and that is definitely not what we want.

4. Start Using Vermicompost

Vermicompost, also known as worm composting, is a perfect solution for creating nutrient-rich soil. Although the entire process of making it will take you about 3-4 months, you will get more phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium in your weed garden. To create vermicompost, you will need worms, bedding, a container, some kitchen scraps, and water. The process is easy, while its results are miraculous.

5. Attract Birds

Bug-eating birds can easily help you fight caterpillars, slugs, and other harmful insects. Just arrange some bird feeders or nesting boxes in your outdoor garden to welcome the winged creatures.

How to Grow Organic Cannabis
How to Grow Organic Cannabis
For many cannabis users, consuming organic marijuana is essential. Regardless of whether you use it for medicinal or recreational purposes, it is not fun to risk your health buying the product from an untrusted source. That is why it can be so important to have a reliable seller who can give you organic weed or to get the skills necessary for growing cannabis organically at home.

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Companion Planting: How to Improve Your Cannabis Yield With Help of Other Plants
Traditionally, cannabis is grown as a sole crop. It may end up growing near other plants accidentally, or because a grower lacks proper space, or because taking care of different types of crops is difficult for them, or it can be that a grower simply does not know anything about companion planting.
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