Why you should use mulch in your marijuana plantation
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 12 November, 2022
Mulch is a great ally for growing various plants, and cannabis is no exception, well, do you know what it is? No? Well then don’t worry, here we tell you what it is.
Mulch is a layer of organic materials for growing, which is applied on the surface of the soil. These materials can be shredded wood, organic household debris, straw and even stems, branches and leaves left over from old marijuana harvests.
This mulching can bring several advantages to your plantation as it contributes to the growing of healthier plants and better harvests. If you are interested in knowing other reasons why you should choose this alternative, follow us.
Why use mulch in your growing
1- Contributes to a more stable substrate temperature
Mulch helps to insulate the soil, keeping it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This will greatly favor the roots.
In both cold and hot climates to ensure greater thermal protection, it is ideal to apply a thick layer of mulching (as it is also known) on the substrate.
2- Improves soil quality
As the mulch decomposes, it provides nutrients to the soil and favors the development of microbes, fungi, bacteria, etc., which are very beneficial to the growing as it will further improve the quality of the soil, and protect the plants from pathogens and pests. With a good layer of mulch you can, a certain extent, forget about suffering from nutrient deficiencies.
3- Increased Water Retention
In hot weather, the incidence of the sun can cause the substrate to dry out. A layer of mulch on your cannabis plantation will prevent the water in the substrate below from evaporating quickly from the soil.