Before you even get around to choosing the strain of cannabis you want to grow, before you watch any of the “growers tips & tricks” videos online, and well before you go ahead and but the equipment like tents, lights and nutrients, you need to do one very important but often overlooked thing: ask yourself, “Why do I want to grow cannabis?”. Are you a veteran stoner, a true cheeba connoisseur, but you are dissatisfied with the lack of quality and inconsistencies of the products on the market today? Maybe you’re new to the ins-and-outs of this wondrous plant, but you are an experienced greenthumb who has the best gardens and lawns on your street. Whether you want to grow your own cannabis because you want to control the quality, potency and variability of genetics yourself, or if you’re simply looking to add cannabis to your gardening repertoire, you need to understand your motivations.
It is essential to understand the fundamental reasons behind your desire to grow your own cannabis. Why, you might ask? Why indeed – the important question of “Why” is often glazed over, but it forms the basis of everything we do. Do you want to grow a basement-full of high-potency medicine for you, your family and friends? Or are you an introverted, shy cannabis user who only wants to relax with it once in a while? Context is king when it comes to setting up your growing environment. How important cannabis is to you, and how much resources you devote to cultivating it will go a long way in determining what kind of equipment, expertise and investment you’ll need. Someone who requires high-doses of THC for a serious health condition will obviously need a lot more technical know-how and a lot more growing space, tools and training. On the flip side, a green beginner might be okay with a small grow tent, some basic equipment and just enough knowledge to keep the plants growing upwards.
What level of interest you have, or to what degree you rely on marijuana also has a major impact on what kind of growing medium you choose. What is the best soil for growing cannabis? That depends on you – the money you’re willing to spend, the space you have to grow, the amount of plants you’re growing, and what kinds of results you’re expecting.
In order to pinpoint the best soil for weed, let’s look at some of the top choices that many greenthumbs are using today. Before you get growing, take some time to appreciate your motivations, and once you’re ready, it’s time to dig deep into the world of growing mediums and soils.