Cannabis Living Soil

Whether you’re dragging on a perfectly rolled joint or munching away at your favourite edibles, it’s easy to forget about the myriad of components that go into creating the final cannabis products you get to enjoy. From the way your favourite strains are harvested to the conditions under which they’re cultivated, creating the best quality cannabis is largely dependent on the processes that take place before you light up – in particular, the soil your bud is grown in.

In this article, we’ll be discussing the secret to creating the best weed in Canada! Keep reading to learn how organic soil has been the difference maker between the weed you get from your cousin’s friend and the best weed strains in Canada!

The Importance Of Living Soil To Grow Weed

Though it may seem counterproductive to add pests, bacteria and fungus to your cannabis grow, it most certainly is not. In fact, some of the best cannabis on the market is grown using living soil as an easy solution to organic cannabis cultivation. When the soil itself works to both feed and protect the plant, there is little need for additional pesticides, fungicides, or harsh fertilizers. That’s the difference between living soil and any other unspecified soil used to grow your crops – the difference between our AAAA strains and the schoolyard weed you used to smoke!

Know the difference and stop putting harmful toxins into your body.

What Makes Organic Soil Special?

From the top cannabis concentrates to your favourite hash products, all cannabis-based products start from the same plant (strain types aside). What starts as a tiny seed will eventually blossom into the dank goodness we all love. But to truly cultivate the best quality weed possible, it’s imperative to use living soil.

Though the specific soil recipe may vary depending on the grower, all living soil includes the following:

#1: Minerals

The minerals that makeup soil can be broken down into three categories: clay, sand and silt. Different ratios of minerals can affect the soil’s density and other characteristics making it more or less appealing for gardening purposes, but can always be modified by adding organic matter to the mix.

#2: Water

Like all living things, the soil needs water to live. Soil utilizes the water in one of three ways: by flowing along the path of least resistance to bringing water and nutrients to the plant’s roots, by storing itself in porous minerals for later use, and by providing water to microbes so they can thrive and contribute to the health of the soil.

#3: Air

When storing your weed, exposure to oxygen is one of your worst enemies. But when it comes to growing your bud, it’s nearly the opposite! Most beneficial life requires oxygen to survive. Due to the complex cycle of no-till soil, air and moisture are constantly being cycled through the soil to keep roots oxygenated allowing for respiration and the creation of carbon dioxide.

#4: Organic Matter

Organic matter is the basis for all nutrition that your plants will require, so its importance cannot be understated. Comprised of any decaying plant or animal matter, organic soil additives must be broken down by microorganisms if plants are to utilize them. Common organic soil additives include compost, trim and grass clippings, manure, earthworm castings, or bone meal. So if you’ve been vaporizing your dried flower or CBD cartridges as a “healthier alternative,” take an extra second to think about what you’re really putting in your body.

#5: Microorganisms

Self-care is essential to leading a healthy and powerful lifestyle, and the same goes for your soil! Within the soil that your favourite weed strains grow exist an entire world of hundreds of bacteria, protozoa, algae, and fungi; an entire ecosystem of microorganisms devoted to making or breaking your flower.

Microorganisms are the key to converting organic matter into usable nutrition for your plants, but not all microorganisms are created equal. The only microorganisms that should be introduced to your soil are aerobic (oxygen-breathing) microbes. 

Anaerobic microorganisms like clostridium, for example, kill off beneficial bacteria while fostering pathogenic bacterial growth. Aerobic bacteria, on the other hand, fully digest organic compounds through their respiration process thus improving metabolic efficiency. Common aerobic bacteria used in cannabis grows may include selenium, boron, and nitrogen-secreting bacteria which can be added to the soil using compost tea.

You Should Enjoy Nothing But The Best

Now that you’re a cultivation expert, it’s time you kick back, relax, and roll up with nothing but the best. At Bud Lab, we’ve got you covered with our expansive selection of Canada’s highest quality flower and most popular cannabis products – all at amazing prices. Discover a “higher” standard today!

 

 

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