Beginner Growers are usually unsure what to feed their cannabis plants. Hydroponics growers have much faster control over their plants nutrients, but a well prepared soil mixture will be more forgiving for beginner growers. The main reason many growers prefer to make their soil is that they know the ingredients that are in it. Organic buds are some of the best out there, and these are grown by using all organic and natural ingredients. In this article I will discuss the best way to make soil for cannabis plants.
First I like to start with a base mixture. Many cannabis growers will usually choose coco coir or peat moss as a base. Some growers will start their bases with a mixture of both. It all just depends on the preferences of the grower, and the conditions that best suit their needs.
It is important to remember that these growing mediums retain moisture. So many growers will add perlite, vermiculite, or rice hulls to space out their mixture and help drain their growing mediums. Too much moisture will promote root rot. It is important to find a good mixture that works for you and your watering practices. I usually choose around 1/3 of my total mixture as perlite to promote drainage. Sourcing good ingredients is important for mixing a good soil.
Below I included some of the best ingredients to add to your mixture. There are many ways to make good soil and grow good cannabis, but these are some of my favorite ingredients to use. I recommend amending your soil to your strain and growing needs.
- Bat Guano
- Blood Meal, Neem Meal, or Karanja Meal
- Bone Meal
- Soft Rock Phosphate
- Fish Meal
- Crab Meal
- Shrimp Meal
- Kelp Meal
- Alfalfa Meal
- Worm Castings
- Chicken Manure
- Gypsum Salt
- Green Sand
- Humic Matter/Compost
- Perlite (About 1/3 of Total Amount)
Down to Earth Organic Neem Seed Meal Fertilizer Mix 6-1-2, 5 lbDown to Earth Organic Shrimp Meal Fertilizer Mix 6-6-0, 2 lbDown to Earth Organic Langbeinite Fertilizer Mix 0-0-22, 5 lbDown to Earth Organic Crab Meal Fertilizer Mix 4-3-0, 5 lbDown to Earth Organic Alfalfa Meal Fertilizer Mix 2.5-0.5-2.5, 5 lbDown To Earth Organic Bio-Live Fertilizer Mix 5-4-2, 5 lbDown To Earth All Natural Organic Rock Phosphate Ferilizer 0-3-0, 5 lb
- If your plants start to look malnutrition. I recommend adding a liquid nutrient product to the water you feed your plants.
- I also recommend top dressing the soil around the top next to the plant’s base. I like to use the Roots Organics Uprising line of products for this.