No-Till’s Next Battleground

No-Till’s Next Battleground

Enclosed within a small garage in Walnut Creek, California, rows of cannabis plants appear to be sleeping in the darkness. Joseph Snow uses a small, green-hued light to show me the grow setup inside. The plants have barely entered their first blushes of flowering, but the room is positively perfumed with uplifting fresh botanical bursts of cannabis. When Snow pulls off the fan leaves from some of the strains — Mirage, Gelato, GoTime — to view the leaves outside in better light, he encourages me to inspect the vibrant green hues and differencing jagged edges and leaf shapes. The base of each sugary fan leaf is already coated in resin and it’s wafting off fresh terps. While modest in scale, this cannabis consultant’s grow has one thing about it that makes it very unique. Snow is cultivating indoor cannabis with a method of growing you’re far more likely to associate with an outdoor grow: no-till farming. Under the name Snowtill, he’s growing indoor cannabis in the same soil, year after year. In his homegrow setup, Snow’s using 4-feet-by-4-feet Grassroots fabric pots filled with soil, worms and a clover cover crop. After he harvests one pot, he leaves the stems and roots of the old plant in place and sows another cannabis plant by the old one’s side. I didn’t know what to picture when I heard about the concept of a no-till indoor cannabis grow. After all, I thought, aren’t part of the benefits associated with improving the soil through not disturbing or…

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