Steps to prepare the perfect compost for your marijuana growing

Written by on 18 July, 2022

Composting is a very good alternative to have an excellent quality organic fertilizer to feed your marijuana plants.

Making your own compost at home is ideal for your plantation because in addition to being an excellent way to use organic waste from the kitchen, garden or orchard, it will help you improve the soil structure.

If your girls grow in a healthy soil with the nutrients they need, believe us that the results you will get in your harvest will be fantastic.

Steps to prepare the compost

1- Assemble the compost bin

To begin with, the first step you must take is to have a compost garbage can (compost container) you can build it yourself using wooden boards or other materials or in any case buy it.

2- Get the right place

It is advisable to place the compost bin in an area of your garden or patio where it receives shade most of the day, and also make sure it is protected from storms and strong winds. This will provide optimal working conditions for the microorganisms that decompose organic matter.

3- Collect the material to be composted

It is ideal that you make sure you have enough material to compost. To make your life easier, you can choose to place a container in your kitchen to collect all the organic waste you will need.

Ideally, some cannagrowers recommend that the compost pile should consist of approximately 25-50% “green” materials (fruit scraps, grass clippings, etc.), and 50-75% “brown” materials (wood chips, dry leaves, old cardboard, etc.).

4- Layer it

When adding all the organic material to the composter, it is advisable to create layers. It is advisable to place a layer of organic material and on top of it another layer of soil, and so on. Once you have finished be sure to cover the compost pile.

5- Maintaining the compost pile

The compost pile should be turned or turned over from time to time to speed up the decomposition process. Also, regularly aerate the compost by stirring it with a rake or other utensil.

To have a ready compost, this process can take from 6 months to 2 years. So, you must be patient.

Final Considerations

You will know that your compost is ready when you notice that the substrate has an earthy smell, is brown in color, is soft to the touch and generally the different elements are not distinguishable but have become a homogeneous pile.




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