Last year, I asked about companion planting, plants that would benefit cannabis by growing together. Basil was suggested, so I tried that. But basil doesn’t like the acid soils that cannabis craves: mine has a pH of about 5.92. So what other companion plants are there?
In the same pot? You don’t want a plant that is going to get very big and compete with your plant for water and nutrients. Too large a companion plant will risk roots becoming entangled as well.
I’ve heard of growers growing clover in their weed pot, but never anything else.
Growing outdoors in a garden? If so, this may help:
Basil was a suggestion last year…but the basil doesn’t like the acid soils. Clover is a god choice, as it ‘fixes’ nitrogen into the soil - but what type? there are dozens…
@HippieRunner1 mite be a good one to answer this question
Crimson clover. I also rotate with white clover ,alternating seasons.
White micro clover grows 4-6"
Thanx for the tag @dirtydave. Organic is truly the best. When you can grow flowers, herbs, grasses, cannabis ect. together as one it can be a very very beautiful thing.
At our home grow we like to go with a lasagna style gardening as for the cannabis. We start with a good organic soil blend.
Next we plant a cover crop of crimson clover, wild grasses, vetch ect. I like the blend from Top Choice for the soil builder. It’s a good starting mix. I then add some extra clover.
Once the cover crop grows to about 8+ inches tall I cut it down and leave the clipping.
I put about 6 inches of fresh organic straw on top of the cut grasses. You want to choke it out. Creating a fresh green mulch.
*The worms will feed on this mulch and bring it underground. Naturally I hanging the soil from within.
Sorry got on a tangent. Companion plants. Lol.
If you are growing in containers I would suggest to plant some of these in different containers and position them randomly around your garden. The goal is to basically to attract beneficials. (The cover crop builds the soil)
*Maigolds are good to plant the year before you want to plant cannabis in a location. The roots excrete an aromatic chemical that help control nematodes.
*Fennel flowers attract and feed many beneficials.
*Many species in the Lamiaceae (mint family)
Catnip, mountain mint, sage, thyme ect.
Thanks for the replies. I have been an organic gardener since the late '70s, and make a lot of compost every year. I don’t so much cut the grass as harvest the lawn…
But there are times when straight “organic” doesn’t cut it. Like how to combat coffee leaf rust, a global pandemic, or overcome a molybdenum deficiency in the soil.
I’ve got some micro clover seeds coming. Will probably inoculate 'em first with nitrogen-fixing bacteria I use with all legumes.