Aug 9, 2017 12:30 PM

Growing Cannabis in a Pot: Simple Recipe for Super Soil

If you are planning to grow organic cannabis at home, the first thing you should think about is the biodiversity of the soil. Rich soil is the key to prospering cannabis. If you are new to gardening, and various combinations of multiple ingredients for your soil seem like rocket science to you, there is good news. Simple recipes for organic soil work as well as the complex ones.

Of course, you may ask, why bother with lots of ingredients if two or three are also fine? Well, it all depends on your goals and your individual situation. But in fact, it is true: simple mixes work well too!

What do we mean by a simple mix? The basic ingredients for organic soil are the following:

  • Moss/coco coir/any other organic base material
  • Compost
  • Perlite/vermiculite/any other aerating agent

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Of course, even these components can have many variations. For example, you can choose vermicompost (it contains worm castings), which is very popular among cannabis growers. This kind of compost is light, friable, and rich—exactly what the cannabis flower requires. At the same time, you can also make compost by yourself or take any other kind you like. Luckily, the modern market offers a wide enough assortment of soil components to please every picky client.

Some cannabis growers prefer much more complicated recipes for growing cannabis. You can find recipes that suggest mixing more than ten different ingredients including the ones that you can barely find. If your budget allows you to get all the ingredients, you can try it. However, there are always simpler recipes that also work well for pot-grown cannabis.

How to make a base mix

The base mix will be about a quarter of the total volume of the final soil mix, so take the amounts of ingredients according to your needs. Mix all three ingredients in equal proportions:

  • Compost
  • Coco coir/peat moss/mix of both of them
  • Perlite

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How to create beneficial conditions for fungi

A healthy fungal population will feed the root system of your plants. They will establish a symbiotic relationship and live a happy life together. And having happy and healthy roots is a great way to make your plants produce a huge yield.

To make fungi develop in your soil, you need to provide them with food before your plant creates its own big root system. You will need:

  • ¼ teaspoon per gallon of mycorrhizal inoculant (endomycorrhizae powder)
  • ¼ cup per 5 gallons of humic acid
  • ¼ cup per 5 gallons of kelp meal

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How to create beneficial conditions for bacteria

While fungi are there to feed the roots of your plants, the bacterial population can help protect them from pests and diseases. It can also help the plant adapt to the changes in the environmental conditions, which can come in handy if you cannot control your plant 24/7.

Apart from this, the right bacterial population in the soil can help cannabis receive more nutrients by breaking down complex sugars and helping plants convert them into the elements that can be absorbed by the roots.

To promote beneficial bacteria in the soil mix, add the following ingredients:

  • Bat guano (about 5 percent of the final amount of the soil mix)
  • Vermicompost (about 20 percent of the total substrate)

How to enrich soil with extra nutrients

In many cases, when the soil resources are close to exhaustion, chemical fertilizers come into play. However, since we want an organic and environmentally friendly product, it is better to think about a substitute for chemicals well in advance.

A super soil that does not require additional fertilizers can be prepared if you find certain organic replacements for them. Here are some of them:

  • Magnesium: epsom salts
  • Phosphorus: rock phosphate
  • Potassium: wood ash, bio char
  • Phosphorus, calcium: bone meal
  • Nitrogen: blood meal
  • Magnesium, pH balance: dolomite lime
  • Nitrogen, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium: crustacean meal
  • Micronutrients: azomite

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There is no need to put everything in your soil, just google what is necessary for the strain you have chosen.

This recipe is not the only one that can help you create super soil, but it works, and it works well. However, you do not have to be afraid of experimenting with soil: after all, whatever makes your flowers happy is only for the best. A quality organic soil can push your cannabis to grow into a real monster plant that will provide you with a huge yield―and that is the main goal of our efforts.

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