How to grow on soil


#1

A customer has a question or concerns and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks.

Hey dam I need help I have never grow in soil I have grown in rw my whole life hook me up I need to know I’m getting ready to bleach it all out


#2

@ILGM.Support.Zoe not sure what the actual question is


#3

He wants to be hooked up :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:
Lol , but seriously, I dont know what he wish to do or know, sorry


#4

@ILGM.Support.Zoe is there a way to invite the guest to join the forum and we can help


#5

Plant seed, give light and water right? I seen it on YouTube and I’m pretty sure I can do it lol. Been there, done that.

The good news is that if you watch enough of the right YouTube videos, and have the cash, the weed will practically grow itself!


#6

@dbrn32
:joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:
Anyway, its funny and not fair , but some folks seem to grow it with no effort at all and some cant keep dandelion green :wink::wink::wink:
I could never figured out why ?


#7

You’ve got that right!

It would be easy to say they’re just lucky. But I had a college professor that claimed there was no such thing. He said “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. There’s probably a lot of truth to that. It’s a lot like golf in a sense that a fancy set of clubs won’t make you good. But if you have the resources to practice and can get a little bit of quality instruction, they sky is the limit.


#8

BY ROBERT BERGMAN ON MARCH 24, 2011GROWING MARIJUANA

What Is The Best Soil For Growing Cannabis?

Marijuana growers need to make many different decisions when they are planning out how to grow their plants. Besides deciding whether to grow indoors or outdoors, indoor growers need to choose whether to use soil or a hydroponics system for their indoor setup. In case you haven’t used hydroponics before and are willing to dedicate the money to it, it can be a very practical option to choose.

Generally speaking, newer growers decide to grow their plants in soil at first. Taking this step allows them to get a feel for the undertaking of growing marijuana plants without risking huge amounts of money and extra time spent researching. Either route can be useful, but in this article we will cover information for people who want to grow their marijuana plants in a soil-based system.

Growing marijuana in soil

Marijuana roots extend deeply into the soil as they hunt for the best sources of water and nutrients. This is why indoor growing requires a different technique that will compensate for this lack of space. To put it simply, the root systems of indoor marijuana plants need to be smaller. The water and nutrients come from the grower rather than natural sources in wild soil, so root systems should be able to thrive without extending out too far.

The main thing you need to worry about with root systems is that the temperature stays relatively warm – around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. You will also want to check that there is plenty of water and oxygen throughout the soil. Make sure to download my free marijuana grow bible at this link here for more growing tips.

Pros and cons of soil growing

Irrigation is more easily done in soil because mistakes are more easily made with hydroponic systems. Fertilization is also simpler, if only because people have been growing plants in soil for thousands of years, meaning there is tons of information and advice out there. Soil types can make a big difference in the taste of the resulting marijuana, which is an added bonus.

Soil isn’t perfect, however. It requires lots of space and weighs a lot, making things rather difficult for people growing indoors. Pests and insects are more likely to be found in soil as well, not to mention the fact that some people simply don’t have the “feel” required for growing any plants in soil. Read the article ‘How To Grow Marijuana Hydroponically‘ if you don’t want to grow in soil.

Marijuana soil container size

The size of your plants’ containers will alter the size of your plant’s root system. If the roots have more space, they will fill out their space even more quickly – making growth easier. Problems occur when the plant outgrows its container.

Regular sized marijuana seedlings will do well in a container that is 10x10x10 centimeters until it reaches the height of between 25 and 35 centimeters. At that point, you will need to transplant it to a container that is two times the size of the first one (15x15x20 centimeters). When the plant surpasses the 80-centimeter mark, you will need to transplant it to a container that holds 10-12 liters. The container size keeps increasing as the plant exceeds the 1-meter mark, and so on.

Marijuana soil nutrients

Soil already has lots of nutrients naturally, since it is made up of organic materials. Materials like rotting vegetables and animal manure cannot be placed directly on your plants as fertilizers – they need to be broken down additionally before they are able to be absorbed by the plants’ roots. Worms and insects are useful “tools” when breaking down these materials, as is rain. Water dissolves these and other materials allowing them to be absorbed by the marijuana roots.

While these things happen easily and naturally in the wild, it is not so in indoor growing systems. That is why beginning with soil that is rich in nutrients (as well as sterilizing it before planting) is so important for indoor growers. The best way to sterilize soil is to use heat, which is not 100% effective but will help ensure the safety of your plants nonetheless.

Download my free marijuana grow bible and learn how to increase nutrient absorption

Nutrient-rich potting soil mix can be found at your local garden center, and it can also be made on your own. Oxygen, a lukewarm environment (approximately 20 degrees Celsius), plenty of water, a balanced pH value, and lots of nutrients will create an environment that encourages healthy growth in any marijuana plants.

As an indoor grower, you will have to be especially aware of what your soil needs to contain. The pH value, humidity, and nutrients will make a bigger difference than you might expect, so keep tabs on these things. Additionally, if your soil doesn’t retain water well, plants won’t have time to “drink” as much as they need to. Too much water retention, however, can encourage fungal growth, which would lead to devastating root damage. Use vermiculite, sphagnum moss, turf, or perlite to alter the retention of your soil.

Make marijuana soil yourself

Soil is pretty easy to mix, as long as you pay attention to the ratios. These ratios also will change according to which stage of life your marijuana plants are in. Early stages of life, for instance, require balanced amounts of turf, perlite, and worm meal. Vegetative and flowering stages need balanced amounts of turf, worm meal, and compost instead.

To decrease a too-high level of compost, simply add chalk. You can also use liquid fertilizers as a way to add nutrients to your soil, and they can be made yourself. Just be sure that the liquid is homogenous and has equally balanced nutrients, thus preventing it from “burning” your plants. For nervous beginners, a store-bought option is probably your safest choice.

Watering marijuana soil

Watering in soil can be difficult because it varies according to the soil type and environment. Hot environments need more water while cool environments require less. Water works to move necessary nutrients and minerals to the roots, where they are then transported to the rest of the plant. Water also works to cool down plants when they are too warm and to keep the structure in line. Perhaps most important of all, water is a necessary ingredient for the process of photosynthesis to successfully be carried out. As a general rule of thumb, simply water until the soil is moist but not wet to the touch, unless you want fungi to grow and harm your marijuana plant’s roots.

First I would like to Welcome you to ILGM

Also here are some links that you’ll need to read over
The Grow Bible is a must and it’s to download’

http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/guides/

http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/marijuana-grow-bible

If you have any questions please feel fee to ask and you can tag me like this
@garrigan65

ABOUT AUTHOR

ROBERT BERGMAN

Robert Bergman is a master marijuana grower. Robert Bergman is the author of ‘Marijuana Plant Care’ and ‘The Marijuana Grow Bible’.


#9

@Ragnar that is funny I know someone that used to through a few plants in the woods and every once in a while he would hit them with some nutrients and did very well.


#10

Also I don’t know what you have but here are some things you may want to take a look at.
Hope this helps

Will

Grow Tent:

Lighting:

Fan/filter/ducting:

Nutrients:

Cal-Mag:

PH Kit:

Soil:

Here is my list so far… Might give you ideas…

Lasko 2521 Oscillating Stand Fan, 16-Inch 1 ea

Simple Deluxe HIWKLTCLAMPLIGHTM Clamp Lamp Light w/ 8.5-Inch Reflector, 150-Watt, 6-Foot Cord, UL Listed 2 ea

3 Way ( Straight Shaped ) with Plug Locations On The left, Right, and Middle – Wall Outlet Splitter Triple Prong Wall Plug Adapter– Green Color 1 ea

SPL Horticulture GLRP18 Pair of 1/8" Adjustable Grow Light Rope Hanger w/ Improved Metal Internal Gears 4 2-pk

Ideal-Air 380037 Noise Reduction Clamp, 6" 1 ea

VIVOSUN 6 Inch Noise Reducer Silencer for Inline Duct Fan 1 ea

Covery 3 in 1 Soil Tester Moisture Meter, Light and PH acidity Tester, Plant Tester 1 ea

Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Poly Lawn and Garden Sprayer 2 ea

Philips 433557 23W 100-watt T2 Twister 6500K CFL Light Bulb 1 4-pk

200 Count- Jiffy 7 Peat Soil 42mm Pellets Seeds Starting Plugs 1 200-pk

Stansport Reinforced Multi-Purpose Tarp 2 ea

G-LEAF 5-Gallon 10-Bag Grow Bag, Grow Pot for Plant 1 10-pk

General Hydroponics GH1514 Ph Control Kit 1 each

VIVOSUN 440 CFM 6" Inline Duct Fan with 6" Carbon Filter Odor Control with Australia Virgin Charcoal 1 ech

Growsun 60"x60"x80" Horticulture Grow Tent 5x5 Indoor Growing Tents Mylar Hydroponic Grow Room 1 ea

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower 2 ea

Pack of 3 - 22 Oz Durable Empty Spray Bottles 1 3-pk

Yield Lab 5ft. x 15ft (60 in x 180 in) Soft Mesh Trellis Netting 1 ea

Fox Farm FX14049 Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula: Big Bloom, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom 1 ech

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet 1 ea

10 Plant Growing Trays (No Drain Holes) 1 10-pk

Digital Aid Professional pH Meter with Large Backlit LCD Screen 1 ea

Foxfarm FX14000 Ocean Forest Soil, Smart Naturals, 1.5 cubic feet 3 ea

White Widow Seeds 1 10-pk

My Cozy Home Pruner - Bypass Pruning Shears with Safety Lock 1 ea

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet 1 ea

iPower GLDUCT25C Non-Insulated Ducting Aluminum Foil Vent with 2 Clamps, 25-Feet 6-Inch 1 ea

AcuRite 00613 Indoor Humidity Monitor 1 ea

Lasko 2004W 2-Speed Clip Fan, 6-Inch, White 1 ea

3’ Fixture Chain, Nickel - 2 Pack 1 2-pk

Hydrofarm HGS16P Green Premium Saucer 1 10-pk

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector 1 ea

6 Inch Plastic Flower Seedlings Nursery Supplies Planter Pot/pots Containers 1 40-pk

Farmer in the Glen 10"x20.75" Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Hydroponics, Propogation and Cloning - Mat Only 1 ea

Apex REM 15 15-Foot Connector Hose 1 ea

A1001 Heavy Duty Brass Y 2 Way Garden Hose Connector Brass 2-Way Splitter 1 ea
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#11

Sarcasm is SO unbecoming in one so young hahaha!

We’ve ALL been there.


#12

You got me haha.