The soils I use for growing the seeds is the same soil mix that I use for the little weed plants, and I keep that same Best Soil Mix For Cannabis and use for the flowering plants as well. Hi this is Joey from the Juiced Cannabis channel on YouTube.
What is the best soil mix for growing new cannabis seedlings?
It’s really simple and it really works.
I take that soil mix and I dump it into a mixing container, and then I mix the soil in a 1:1 ratio with vermiculite.
So – I can pour the water into this container.. and so long as it’s got a drain hole, I know that this is going to have good moisture-to-air ratio inside the soil, and so my roots are going to do very well because they have the correct humidity inside the soil and the correct amount of oxygen in the soil.
And that’s the only reason that Deep Water Hyro Culture (DWC) actually works, because the water has been super-oxygenated with bubbling air, so that the plants’ root system can survive. No very many plants can survive with their roots fully submerged in water – they will drown.
It’s only the super-oxygenation of the water in DWC that lets the plants survive and thrive.
I mix in a lot of vermiculite to make my soils very, very loose and light – even more so than the professional mix.
And this is the soil mix I use for the Cannabis in my medical home weed growing. This lets me flush the plant property – and it assures me that I’m not going to have the soil too wet as I did in the first grow. I had some basic home potting mix that was way too heavy and dense and my roots didn’t form very well.
If you look through my YouTube channel I do have a video on revealing details about how roots are forming inside some of the plant containers. I had a bunch of cannabis seedlings, and after I sexed them, I had to kill several male marijuana plants. After I killed the males, I overturned the plant and looked at the root formation of the cannabis plant… The dryness of the soil mix was critical in determining how well the roots had formed, and this, of course, had a profound effect on how well the plants did in flowering.
Professional Soil Mix with lots of Vermiculite, and then you can water the daylights out of it each wet/dry cycle – and you can be assured that you’re not going to over-water it, so long as it can drain properly, and it dries between waterings.
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