Growing cannabis is quite easy. There’s a few different ways to go about it. Would there be something wrong with the right way? Absolutely. Given that we have been trying so many growing environments out there, our favourites are organic permaculture practices, which focus on cutting down on waste and preserving the environment.
With our regenerative approach, we are able to produce some of the most delicious buds you will ever consume, but are also good for the environment in numerous ways! Not to mention, we can grow any species of crop we choose using the principles we are describing, as they can be applied across many different crops!
What’s so wrong with alternative growing methods?
Ok, so it is fair to say you may disagree with us about the cultivation of cannabis. However, we are worried that you may not get the same impression we have and we hope that you will accept our viewpoint.
Water is the means of growing. The best fertilizer for hydroponics mainly consists of bottled nutrients you add to the water. Of course, you may even use compost tea or other natural fertilizer for your plants, just as you would with coco coir.
What about all that water? That’s one of the main issues with it – you spend a lot of money and water that isn’t actually required to grow big, beautiful plants. Additionally, you better hope and pray that nothing breaks because that is one gigantic mess no one wants to deal with.
It involves using coco coir as your substrate and feeding the plants liquid nutrients to maintain plant growth. Others like this setup since they can “flush” the plants near the beginning of their growing cycle. However, just like what some people are saying, you’re just feeding your plants bottled nutrients that were made in a lab setting.
Although you could use Organic Nutrients to make your buds bigger, where in nature do you see that in nature? You don’t, and that’s the problem. Use bottled nutrients to make your buds bigger not to grow the plant as it would be grown in nature natural without specialized nutrients.
In addition, each growing cycle involves the use of plastic bottles, which leads to a massive amount of waste. Plus, your buds probably won’t taste as good. Sure you can flush them out, but it still grew from chemicals, so you’ll probably get crop that tastes like that.
Why is regenerative growing better?
To get started, you won’t be using lots of nutritional supplements made in a lab, instead you’ll be using nutrients that can be found naturally in the food we eat.
Furthermore, you grow cannabis just as it would grow in a forest if left to its own devices, except maybe with a little more assistance than Mother Nature could provide. But, that’s only because you can watch, correct, and add extra nutrients as required to ensure optimal growth. While Mother Nature might not foliar spray plants with compost tea, or tweak the soil environment to increase production, you get to do all these things.
Slow grows aren’t just good for you, they’re good for the environment too!
Soil health improvement
Top of the list is the health of your soil. Without healthy soil, you essentially have useless dirt. Literally, useless, as there are no nutrients or beneficial microbes. When you grow in a sustainable way, you transform your soil into a healthy, regenerative one.
By using natural farming practices, you are creating an environment for regenerative agriculture instead of degrading your soil like modern farming practices. Still not convinced?
Will this help climate change?
By choosing to grow marijuana in a way that actually addresses the effects of climate change, it is possible to make a difference in the world that we live in. When you shift how you grow cannabis to reflect this collaboration with nature to reduce greenhouse gases, you are making the world a better place.
Even though conventional agriculture seems to be the answer to our growing populace, it is actually a contributing factor for global warming. We want to contribute to your success by helping keep your carbon footprint smaller
Essentially, the more carbon you can store in a plot of land, the better. Plants love carbon. Not only does this soil aid help your plants grow bigger and stronger, but it also improves water absorption and retention., improving yield. ‘ Then, there’s also the other added benefit of reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals that we already know are bad for us.
Can regenerative farming reduce costs?
Regenerative methods are a great way to save your growing costs. Without any need to use extra power, pesticides or herbicides, you eliminate your garden’s environmental impact. We don’t like to think of it as just growing marijuana. Instead, we call it growing nutrient dense food. You have the healthiest plants and the tastiest buds, but you also had the healthiest soil.
Regenerative farming is not about mimicking nature. Rather, regenerative farming is a return to nature’s way of working. Thousands of years ago, man was a hunter-gatherer. Everyone lived off and only took what they need from the land. This included what we consume today like plants and meat. As such, there was no need for artificial pH balancing solutions.
What about final product taste?
It’s just the best way to maximize flavor and functionality. That’s why all our strains are grown and cured in a process unlike anything else; not only will you get better tasting buds, but your cannabis will also have higher medicinal qualities by growing cannabis with regenerative methods.
The best way to improve the flavor and taste of your cannabis is to use all organic whole plant living soil. If you have non-organic cannabis, invest in a bottle nutrient and give it a try. You will be pleasantly surprised with how much better your cannabis tastes.
Now that you know what to look for and what your options are, there is no excuse. Grow good cannabis and help spread the word about regenerative methods in our community.
Regenerative means producing something that creates or restores itself. So in this case, regenerative cannabis uses practices to restore and improve the environment they use for their plants. By doing this, they produce a much better product for the consumer.
We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to comment below and we’ll help as much as we can. We know how overwhelming it can be to learn all there is about growing high quality cannabis, so if you think something is missing or could benefit from a change, please let us know.