Ways to grow marijuana without using soil
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 17 June, 2022
Growing marijuana in the soil is undoubtedly one of the most used growing techniques by both novice and expert growers.
You have also opted for planting your weed traditionally, but get out of the rut! It’s time that you try different ways to grow marijuana at home, discover the methods that exist to do it without using soil.
1- Hydroponic growing
Hydroponic growing or hydroponics is a fascinating and effective way to grow cannabis. With this method, plants are grown in a nutrient-rich water solution instead of using soil.
In a hydroponic system, flowers are grown in buckets or baskets with an inert growing medium and suspended over a reservoir of water.
It is a growing method that offers many attractive advantages to the cannabis grower, including fast plant growth, high yields, and this medium is less susceptible to pest attack.
The disadvantage is that the equipment and elements needed to install this type of growth can initially be a bit expensive, and correcting mistakes can be complicated.
Aeroponics is one of the ways of growing marijuana that does not require the use of any substrate for it to develop.
This technique consists of suspending the roots of cannabis plants in the air, and nutrients are applied directly to the roots through spraying.
One of the advantages of this method is so much easier for the roots to absorb the nutrients. There is no substrate to get in the way of the fertilizer.
The negative side is that setting up an aeroponic system can be a costly investment and requires some knowledge, so it is not ideal for beginners.
Aquaponics is a technique that combines in perfect harmony the breeding of fish and the use of a hydroponic growing method in a self-sufficient ecosystem.
This system forms a continuous cycle, where fish waste (excrement) becomes fertilizer for the plants, which absorb nutrients through the roots and, in doing so, clean the water for the fish, thus creating a symbiotic relationship.
It can be carried out both indoors and outdoors. One of the main advantages of this growing method is that you get fast harvests, and it is ecological and natural, working without chemical fertilizers.
To carry it out is ideal to have some experience, especially, know hydroponic growing and master fish farming. This method is not the easiest and requires a lot of attention.