If you search online for information regarding clone soil, you’ll find plenty of recipes and amendments. Of course, many people don’t understand the basics of soil and why it is so important for your weed clones.
Why Nutrition Is So Important
How healthy your harvest is completely depends on the balance of both organic and inorganic matter in your soil. Microorganisms break down organic matter to release it as nutrients. These nutrients then feed the soil that eventually feeds your clones.
On the other hand, inorganic matter is there to increase your plant’s quality of life by increasing the quality of the soil texture using improved water retention, aeration, drainage, and more.
Many people start with basic gardening soil. There’s nothing wrong with this if you are just starting out this way, though the problem is that many garden soils are quite low in quality. Unfortunately, they don’t provide plants with the entire spectrum of nutrients necessary for the optimal health of your cannabis.
More often than not, you’ll find that cheap potting soil has tons of byproducts in it from the lumber industry, such as mulched bark. Because of these byproducts, these types of soils don’t drain as well. In the end, this lack of drainage can lead to waterlogged roots, stopping your clones from reaching their peak.
If you grow indoors, you’ll greatly benefit from using soil amendments. The great thing about soil amendments is that they don’t have natural organic matter build-up that you would likely find in your garden. You’ll get much better potency and a much larger yield by replenishing all of your nutrients with soil amendments.
Prior to picking out the amendments, you will have to decide what you want your base soil to be.
Here are some of the most popular components found in base soil:
● Peat Moss – this form of Spahmum moss has been dried and decayed. It’s great to mix up with your soli, as it regulates the air surrounding your roots, all while increasing nutrient retention and moisture.
● Coco Coir – this unique base soil comes from coconuts, as you might have guessed, and is composed of the fibrous layer in-between the soft internal coat and the hard external coat.
● Compost – there is no better potassium source for your base soil than compost. Compost typically includes plenty of food scraps. However, there are things that you will want to avoid, including dairy, meat, fish, branches, and twigs. When your harvest is ready, it is best practice to take the stalks and roots from your harvest plants and add them into the compost.
If you’re looking for the best way to grow your plants, then finding the right soil is crucial. Of course, having the right clones is of equal importance.
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