Creating your own cannabis soil locally and organically

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There are many reasons for creating your own soil mix for your cannabis plants, rather than using soil brought from the store. These include environmental concerns, cost, practicalities and horticultural preferences based on experience. One of the easiest ways to reduce the environmental impact of cannabis growing is to mix your own organic soil. As well as being kind to the planet, mixing your own cannabis soil should ensure that your plants have all the nutrients they need for their life cycle right from the start, with minimum need for extra input later. Creating your own soil mix also enables you to experiment and gain confidence in managing the nutrients your plants will need. There is a real gift in getting your hands as dirty as possible – you will learn a lot. Although it requires more time and physical labour than going to the store, the rewards are many. Quality Good quality soil is rich in macro and micronutrients which means that you won’t need to use as many additional nutrient inputs or chemical fertilisers. This also means you shouldn’t need to flush your plants prior to harvest. Cannabis grown without chemical nutrients provides a tastier natural flavour which many people prefer. It also avoids the environmentally damaging impact of chemical run off associated with certain feeds and fertilisers. Costs If you are collecting soil locally its far cheaper than bought soil. In fact most of it can be free if you are resourceful. It’s just a case of looking around to find out what is available as close to home as possible. Environmental impact Many premixed soils contain ingredients that are either directly harmful to the environment or whose extraction is energy intensive and/or damaging to the environment. For example,  the harvesting of peat moss requires the draining…

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