By way of introduction, for those that do not already know, I am a rather inexperienced cannabis cultivator. However, in my one year of gardening, I have done what I feel is rather extensive research into various topics regarding growing marijuana.
About a week ago, I ran across a topic that I had never seen mentioned. No-Till Gardening. And then, specifically, using this technique to cultivate weed. I could not find any information on this site mentioning this method, so I searched elsewhere. (If by chance I missed a major discussion on ILGM about No-Till Gardening, please let me know!)
While I won’t put a direct link here, if you google search " no-till gardening revisited ", I am confident you can find the base of most of what I have learned.
I am very interested in growing marijuana in this fashion - to the point where I have priced out what it would take to convert my entire grow over to No-Till. I am actively pursuing the components necessary.
If there is sufficient interest - and if no one can convince me of the detractions from this method to the point where I will abandon the project completely - I will post the sum of my research as to the costs, etc.
The paradigm shift that really struck me the most about moving toward No-Till Gardening was this: I have been focusing so far on feeding the plant. Instead, No-Till focuses on feeding the soil.
No-Till Gardening (heretoafter “NTG”) is a method of building a healthy, living soil that in turn will produce healthy, vibrant plant life.
There are never any chemical additives to buy, mix, and pH. Instead the soil is amended naturally and organically.
I do not want to simply rewrite what has already been extensively written on elsewhere (mostly because the edible I ate an hour and a half ago was WAYYYY too strong and my cognitive functions are failing me), nor do I pretend to understand more than the tiniest bit of the science behind this method.
Nevertheless, I am interested to see if anyone else finds this method compelling or appalling. If you do, feel free to follow along. I will use this to journal my adventure into No-Till Gardening.
Tag in anybody that I missed.