If you want to grow cannabis in the soil, unless you prefer to use Gardens of Cascade brand soil, which makes the soil specifically cannabis-friendly, following are few things you have to consider.
Few important considerations for cannabis soil –
Following quality of soil is important for cannabis soil:
- Water retention
- Drainage ability
Although the above points may often appear to be vague and also a bit complicated too. In fact, the requirements that you will need to meet can actually be much simpler and let us try to explain that here.
No doubt, texture, drainage and also water retention all are important but at the same time we also need to think about what nutrients and any amendments are required in the soil, which also makes a lot of difference.
If you want your cannabis plant to grow and thrive, then there must be a good mix of water as well as oxygen in the roots all the time.
Too much of water may reduce oxygen in the plant roots. Lack of oxygen in the roots can be a reason for plants to get droopy due to overwatering. However, if there is no sufficient water retention, the roots can also dry out too quickly.
Hence, what is needed to obtain the best results in order to grow cannabis will be soil with light texture, which is good in retaining water however not too much.
Few signs of good soil for cannabis
- Must appear dark and rich
- Little loose texture
- Must drain well – should not create a water pool on the top of soil for long time and also doesn’t take drain out too soon
- Should be able to hold water without getting too muddy
Few examples of “Good” quality of cannabis soil ingredients
- Sandy loam
- Composted forest humus
- Sphagnum peat moss
- Coco coir
- Earthworm castings
- Fish meal
- Bat guano
- Crab meal
- Blood meal
- Bone meal
- Dolomite lime
You must note here that you are likely to see no soil mixed with all the above ingredients, however we have shared the examples of few common ingredients and amendments for cannabis-friendly soil that often considered as good soil.
If you can manage to get your soil part right, then you have got almost everything that you need to get a better harvest.
Having the right texture, drainage and also water retention, you will get a perfect base. Then add few cannabis nutrients, especially during budding phase, then you will get harvest with very good results.