Best Soil for Growing Marijuana

how-to-grow-weedFertilizers are widely used by many growers in order to enhance the growth of their marijuana plants. But you can’t just put any kind of fertilizer. In order to yield the best grown marijuana plant, you need to also have the best fertilizers that can supply the right amount of nutrients that the marijuana plant needs to grow.

Nutrients in Fertilizers

Even in other plants, fertilizers are helpful. The nutrients found in fertilizers are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). These are the three main nutrients needed by plants to grow. Fertilizers are sold according to the ratio of these three nutrients. The N-P-K fertilizer ratio could be in the form of 15-30-15 which means that there is 15% Nitrogen, 30% Phosphorus, 15% Potassium and the rest is inert material. Fertilizers are sold with different NPK ratio. So if you need certain amount of nutrients, check the ratio so that it will best suit your needs.

What are the best fertilizers?

Marijuana Booster

Marijuana plants needs a lot of nutrients to grow with high quality buds and flowers. The necessary nutrients that the marijuana plant needs are carbon dioxide, oxygen and sunlight to assimilate to make their food for them to grow. But giving them more of these nutrients may not be good to them. Give the marijuana plants the sufficient amount of nutrients that is only enough for them to feed themselves and make them grow. You can adjust the amount of nutrients that your marijuana plants are taking in by setting a feeding schedule for your plants. In this way, you are able to give them time to process the nutrients and feed them at the right time just enough that they already need it to further assimilate food.

Vermiculite and Perlite

These are pellet-type fertilizers that are made by subjecting mica to 1,400 °F (Vermiculite) to 1,800 °F (Perlite). Heating at these temperatures can lead to the expansion of the minerals and makes the material porous. This process will obtain white pellets which can absorb water four times more than its normal weight in water. These types of fertilizers can hold air and keep potting soils from hardening when they dry. The minerals in the soil provides potassium, calcium and magnesium which penetrates the soil to nourish it of nutrients over time. Mix your vermiculite and perlite in your soil with a ratio of 1:1:10 respectively. Vermiculite and perlite are usually sold in 0.4 ft3 bags.

Compost

One of the oldest kinds of fertilizers are manure and other organic wastes mixed together with the soil. Composting is the method wherein you add nutrient-rich humus that would enhance the growth of the plant and also revitalize the soil. It can also be considered as a soil conditioner for it conditions the soil and makes it healthier. Since composting utilizes organic wastes such as fruit peelings, you are actually reducing the amount of waste that is thrown to landfills. To make a compost you can gather your yard wastes, organic kitchen wastes and animal manure if you have any pets or animals and mix them with your soil. Gather them in your compost pit and frequently mix the mixture.