Growing medicinal marijuana using organic cultivation practices doesn't have to be messy or complicated. While outdoors, nature's elements are stacked in the grower's favor when it comes to things like composting and soil fertility, indoor bud farmers have to create the cropping environment and supply all the elements needed if there is to be a successful harvest of sticky nugs.
Fortunately, organic gardening practices are growing in popularity in both home gardening and industrial agriculture. Coupled with the collective organic knowledge that the world's pot farmers have accumulated and shared, it means that you can reap respectable yields of a high standard with relative ease using readily available materials and productse.
There are limitations to “how funky” you want to get for the sake of health and practicality in terms of the materials you intend to use indoors. For example, even very well composted poultry or other types of manure is not recommended. While it may help to grow great crops outside, the smells and other drawbacks tell us to leave these types of ingredients outside your door.
Even vegan-based composts that are in a “raw” state are not always recommended. When growing indoors with organics, the more refined the products and ingredients you apply the better.
Not only does using organic minerals and prepared liquid solutions of organic nutrients cut down on the funk factor, it helps to ensure that nutrients are available for your plants to consume.
If you are serious about organics, it pays to learn about things like the Nitrogen Cycle, which can tell you if the nitrogen in your synthetic hydroponic fertilizer can be taken up right away by your plants. It also lets you know how long organic sources will take to break down and become available to the plant.
When you use organic nutrients that are being supplied in a higher percentage of available forms, you are in better control of very-important aspects of your cultivation endeavors: fertility and nutrition.
Humates, beneficial bacteria, plant friendly fungi and enzymes are also very important to keep nutrients cycling through the soil. These naturally occurring substances are what we find in a healthy compost outdoors.
Aerobic compost tea brews are a great way to use naturally occurring organic materials like earth worm castings, kelp meal, alfalfa meals and glacial rock dust to create healthy living preparations that nourish organic cannabis crops.
The kind of growing media you choose if you grow totally organic is a very important consideration.
Typically, organic bud cultivators find they have their greatest successes with raised beds or containers filled with materials like coco coir, sphagnum moss, perlite, earth worm castings, etc versus mediums more associated with hydroponic growing methods.
When done right, it's tough to argue that a well-flushed, all-organic bud might not be some of the smoothest and tastiest medicine you ever sampled!