If you've ever picked up a juicy bud and wondered, "What gives weed its flavour…
The importance of cannabis soil can not be overstated. After all, if you’ve purchased feminized seeds you want to ensure that they get the best start to their life.
But what goes into creating and developing the best soil for your crop?
Let’s first establish what constitutes good soil.
What makes soil good?
Soil is an aggregate of four components, these are: mineral solids, water, air, and organic matter. How you mix these ingredients together will determine the quality of the soil and what plants will thrive in it.
For instance, a cactus requires sandy soil with little to no real organic matter in it, and good drainage.
Your cannabis plant will not survive in those same soil conditions. Marijuana soil needs to drain well, hold onto water, as well as be rich in organic matter, and have a light consistency for air to reach the roots.
The general characteristics of heathy soil include:
- Good soil tilth;
- Sufficient depth for the plant;
- Right levels of nutrients;
- Good drainage;
- Healthy population of beneficial organisms;
- And somewhat resistant to weeds and degradation.
Your soil needs to be maintained, which requires an integration of skills involving physical, chemical and biological elements. Good soil is a real mixture of science and art just like growing cannabis.
So, what should you look for when purchasing soil for your cannabis seed?
What does good cannabis soil look like?
In our personal opinion Freedom Farm’s soil is exactly what you’re looking for.
It has the right mixture to ensure that your plant’s roots can access exactly what they need.
What you get in their bag is:
- Coco Coir,
- Worm Castings,
- Perlite (10%),
- Volcanic Rock Dust,
- Bone Meal,
- Fermented Probiotic Bran,
- And Organic nutrients!
Perlite is the white bead substance in the soil, this component holds water. Vermiculite is another element that helps with water retention.
Coco coir is produced from the husk of the coconut, and allows for the soil to be light and fluffy.
Then, to ensure the probiotics in the soil are healthy, there are worm castings as well as fermented bran.
Blend this all together and you have good healthy soil.
At the end of the day, you can honestly feel if soil is healthy.
So, get your hands dirty and feel the texture.