A Step by Step Guide on Cultivating Organic Marijuana
For decades, the cultivation of marijuana has focused on obtaining the highest production possible, in the fastest and most effective way. For a long time, most marijuana growers thought that to obtain this they had to use chemical fertilizers.
Fortunately, as the cannabis industry evolves and takes shape, this cultivation paradigm also transforms. There are more and more growers who are betting on organic farming, because not only does it produce higher quality crops, it is also healthier for consumption and more environmentally friendly.
They all seem to be advantages! Participate in the wave of organic farming by following some simple steps that we explain below.
A step by step guide on how to make your cultivation of organic marijuana, a simple and very useful method that will increase the quality of your cannabis flowers.
Cultivation of Organic Marijuana - Preparations are paramount.
Why cultivate in an organic manner way?
The advantages of growing marijuana in organic mode compared to growing with chemical fertilizers are many, but we could reduce them to a rule of three: it is better for the plant, it is better for the final consumer of marijuana and is better for the environment
For your health
It must be remembered that everything you give to the plant will end up in your body when you will consume the flowers, and certainly you will not want to introduce into your system many chemicals that you do not know how they can affect your health in the long term. Without considering the fact that the taste of marijuana grown with organic products is far better than the sour taste that often stings in the throat, typical of marijuana grown with chemicals.
For the environment and for Ecology
Although it is not among the most damaging things, it is not good for the environment to leave traces of chemicals in the soil or in the waste water.
For your plants
Your cannabis plants will like a cultivation in which the nutrients are of marijuana origin. This will result in increased resistance to pests and diseases and an increase in crop quality. The ultimate goal of the organic farming method that we propose is to promote and activate the SAR (Systemic acquired resistance).
What is SAR and how does it affect your marijuana cultivation?
Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) is a plant resistance response that occurs after exposure to a pathogen. One could say that the SAR system is analogous to the immune system that animals have. When we talk about SAR, we are referring to a sort of "immune system" of plants.
If we use an inert substrate with which we need to feed the plant through chemical fertilizers, what happens is that the SAR of that cannabis plant will be weaker and will have less "defenses", if one may say so, against possible attacks by of pests and diseases. Let's make a simple comparison to better understand this concept: if we feed a person feeding it with the "fast food", that person will increase in size, probably will become even obese, however this is not equivalent to being in good health, it will rather mean the opposite, surely will have a weakened immune system and will be more likely to get sick than those who follow a balanced diet.
Likewise, plants fed with chemical fertilizers will be more vulnerable than those grown in a biological system, and it is that, after all, nature can not be deceived.
How to grow Marijuana in an Organic Manner?
To grow your plants with a biological method is not enough to feed them with organic products, it is to understand the cycles of nature, to create a small ecosystem in which all factors are related and contribute to the functioning of a chain of processes. Perhaps this seems very complicated, but in reality it is not. We proceed!
Step number 1: Logistics Forecast
To find out what size the vase should be or what size the space should be in your closet, the first thing you will have to decide is which genetics you will cultivate and what features it has. Depending on this, you will make your own assessments on how to organize indoor growing.
Step number 2: How to Prepare the Vehicle
The soil is, in fact, the vital means for many micro-organisms useful for the vital development of plants. Cultivation with chemical fertilizers and pesticides was based on destroying and eliminating microbiological life and providing only those nutrients that were considered essential for the plant. We believe this is a mistake. In this chapter we will explain how to prepare the Super Soil, an appropriate means to activate the microbiological life of the soil and to provide the plant with the nutrients it needs through the substrate and naturally.
Step number 3: how to activate the vehicle
Once we have created the medium in which we will grow it, that is the substratum, the next step will be to activate the microbiological life that will benefit the cannabis plants. This phase consists of two elements:
- Manufacture and application of compost tea
- Application of preventive methods (for pests and diseases)
Step number 4: irrigation and humidity control
In a soil with microbiological life, it is necessary to maintain a certain degree of humidity, about 60% of constant humidity.
Step number 5: soil recycling
Once the collection is finished, there are techniques like Bokashi that will help you recycle the substrate to be able to reuse it, and in this way complete the cycle.