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how to grow organic cannabis indoors

How to grow organic cannabis indoors

Examples of chemically-derived non-organic nutrients are Miracle-Gro, Peter’s and the popular General Hydroponics Flora Series three-part formula. These nutrients will grow plants with nice-looking, sizable flowers. But without implementing a long flush, these buds will burn like charcoal, with a black ash that continuously needs to be relit. I’ve smoked plenty of decent chemically-grown pot (and grown it in the past). But the same strains, grown organically, always win out in the final analysis.

The best cannabis cultivators always seek new ways to improve the quality of the flowers they produce. Some will still debate that there isn’t a difference between marijuana grown with chemicals and flowers grown organically. But savvy connoisseurs and well-informed patients prefer naturally produced pot. That’s why we’ve provided this handy step-by-step guide on how to grow organic weed.

Take one look at some of the results of chemical agribusiness runoff, such as the Salton Sea in Southern California. You’ll see why nonorganic nutrients are never advisable. Rotting fish carcasses float on the salty foam of a dead sea, and the whole area reeks of a foul stench that’s clearly man-made. This isn’t the woodsy, earthy smell of natural decay prevalent in a compost pile; it’s the acrid odor of an early demise caused by overuse of toxic chemicals.

What Does “Organic” Mean?

An organic product can broadly be described as any product that’s derived from a recently living organism. To grow organic weed means that your growing medium and plant foods result from natural sources. Not from synthetic salt compounds conjured up in a lab. Organic particles are capable of decay or are sometimes the product of decay, unlike the concentrated chemical formulas designed to grow commercial crops cheaply.

Pouring salts and chemicals onto a dead medium and then down the drain does unnecessary damage to your local environment. It pollutes rivers, lakes and oceans.

Step 1: Why Grow Organic?

In a natural setting, plants, dead animals and animal waste all collect over time on the forest floor. They decay with the help of bugs, bacteria, worms and fungus to provide nourishment in the topsoil layer that is vital to plant growth. This process, referred to as the “soil food web,” is how recently living organisms feed their future selves and complete the cycle of life and death. Roots thrive, aided by mycorrhizal fungi that help break down nutrients for easy accessibility and uptake. This top humic layer of soil is teeming with beneficial microbes and bacteria. This is what we try to re-create when we grow organic weed.

Cannabis growers should feel an obligation to use a healthy, living soil to produce truly medicinal and connoisseur-quality pot. Now, most nutrient companies provide organic alternatives that won’t clog drippers or stink up reservoirs, so even hydro growers can take advantage of more natural plant foods. Medicinal users who want to grow organic weed should especially take note of organic methods. There’s no longer any legitimate reason to use chemical formulas.

How to grow organic cannabis indoors

Now that you have your super soil mix, you fill the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of your pot with this soil mixture.

Don’t worry about it seriously… Don’t.

The process of adding water initiates the microbial process that will break down all the organic compounds and innoculate the beneficial fungi.

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Step 6: Maintain Organic Super Soil With Compost Teas

Organic Gardening Method 2: “Hands Off” Alternatives

The cons: Growing organic is not cheap. Many products are needed to amend large quantities of soil, or to brew nutrient teas, and this can get expensive. Yet prices are comparable to buying a high-quality nutrient set for regular soil growing.

In organic growing all of plants natural hues come out during flower, making your purples more purple, your blues more blue! Hell, with some soma strains, buds can even turn orange or completely black! This was the case when growing “Somango” and “Soma Lavender.”

Fill the top half with just your base organic soil you bought and did not amend.

Step 3: Allow to “cook” for 30-60 days (keeping soil moist but not soggy)