Ok so after my previuos 2 attempts didnt go to well , both either ended up with p lockout out or n defiency , ive decided to give it a go with some decent soil as the last soil i used was just basic sh!tty soil.
Im going to be growing autos, so and advice on soil and which nutes to use with soil appreciated, and also if nutes are going to be needed in veg as will there be enough nutes in veg for the short veg of an auto or will more needed to be added , please bare in mind im in the uk so fox farm soil isnt available.
The 2 ive been lookin at are bio bizz all mix but ive heard more perlite is needed to be added and another called plagron.
When cannabis growers talk about “super” soil, they’re usually referring to soil that has been amended with slow-releasing organic nutrient sources, and then composted for several months (learn more about super soil).
Note: Don’t worry, there’ll be examples of good and bad soil in just a bit!
Some growers choose an amended and composted “hot” soil that slowly releases nutrients over time. With this type of soil, you typically just add water or natural supplements like worm tea from seed to harvest. Other growers prefer a lighter potting mix so they have more control, and give nutrients in the water once the plant roots have used up the nutrients in the soil. But which brands can you trust?
Good Cannabis Soil
This soil has quite a bit of perlite, which is a good choice if you plan to feed heavily with nutrients and supplements since the extra perlite prevents nutrient buildup in the soil
Kind “Super” Soil (Living Soil)
Espona Organic Potting Mix is found in many stores in the US, and works for growing cannabis!
Good Cannabis Soil
Another light, rich soil mix with great drainage. Although there is a wood chip in this picture, for the most part the mix is completely composted and broken down. It’s normal to see some wood pieces in composted soil, but you don’t want to have to wait for a lot of wood to break down while your plants are growing – you want all that rich nutrient goodness to be readily available to your plant roots
This is what kind of soil to get if you don’t have any “good” soil available, but want something that is known to work for growing cannabis.
Texture, Drainage & Water Retention
Recommended soil nutrients:
Bad Cannabis Soil
Although this seedling is over a month old, it has stayed tiny. Its growth is stunted by the thick heavy soil that holds way too much water and not enough air. Note how some of the soil looks like one solid object.
If you’re after a premium all-purpose soil packed full of nutrients and beneficial microbial life then this super soil by Brut may be the one for you.
Available in the United Kingdom and the United States, alongside being competitively priced, most cultivators should have no problem sourcing BioBizz Soil for their next grow.
This is one of the best potting soil mixes for cannabis, especially for beginners. This is also the best soil for cannabis seedlings because they don’t require a high level of nutrients. If you’ve been looking for a gentle cannabis-specific nutrient mix – this is it.
Because of the above characteristics, CANNA Terra Professional Soil Mix is preferred by many UK growers for growing a wide variety of plants.
Purple Cow IndiCanja Organic Living Soil
Air pockets within your cannabis potting soil mix not only provide oxygen for the roots, but they also allow the root system to expand rapidly.