Through our many years of helping curious growers, we have naturally encountered a few common questions we would like to share:
SoHum Living Soils® are naturally sourced and handcrafted to help plants grow and thrive in containers in both indoor and outdoor settings. There’s no mixing, you need only add water.
To help you better understand SoHum Living Soils®, please read through these Frequently Asked Questions and our answers. Should you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Yes! The SoHum Living Soils® product is a fully amended living soil. It has everything it needs for its entire grow cycle. This soil is like a fully-stocked kitchen and the living microbes are these chefs that deliver meals to the cannabis plant when its hungry.
Once fully propagated, the plant will start growing. Main Ingredients include: Worm Castings, Peat Moss, Perlite, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Langbeinite, Bone Meal, Feather Meal and Crab Meal.
The SoHum Living Soils® product is designed not to require any additional amendments. Adding some nutrients can hurt your plant (especially nitrogen)! If you add more nutrients you will take away the plant’s ability to choose the nutrients it needs when it needs them. In other words, you are force feeding the plant and reducing the benefits of the soil.
If you cannot stop yourself from adding amendments (we know it is a tough habit to break!), then do it on a very small scale and be sure to test your results regularly to avoid an overabundance of nutrients that will hurt the plant’s growth. Just add water.
While top-watering can be effective, we recommend watering from the bottom of the tray. Consider utilizing a gravity-fed Geoponics irrigation system for optimal results.
Yes, our diverse ingredients provide for a full spectrum of fruiting plants.
No. You can flush, but you do not need to. All you need to do is add water to SoHum Living Soils®. Flushing is most common when adding nutrients manually, but with this soil, the nutrients are already in there, so you do not need to flush!
Be sure to maintain best practices for integrated pest management (IPM).
We do not recommend starting seeds in our soil. Use a well rooted plant for best results.
We have taken all the work out of growing plants by pre-amending SoHum Living Soils® with all the macro and micro nutrients your plants need. Seriously, just add water.
For outdoor grows, the most common practice is to use a post hole digger to make a hole 3 1⁄2 feet deep. Some growers also dig a few satellite holes 12-18 inches apart on center to hold additional soil, but it is not required.
For indoor grows, it is best to use SoHum Living Soils® with at least a 6-7 gallon pot, and water from the bottom. The best practices is to lay an inch to an inch and a half of perlite at the bottom below the soil.
Yes, it is a fully amended all natural soil with all the bioavailable nutrients necessary for any strain of Cannabis. It is important to note that SoHum Living Soils® was developed by growers for growers, but it was never intended to take away the creativity of growers. This soil also works well with tomatoes and other vegetables, too!
All of our ingredients are permitted substances under the National Organic Program (NOP) of the USDA. That being said, we look into the companies that are sourcing our products to learn more about their commitment to environmental sustainability.
In sourcing some of naturally-mined substances like glacial rock dust and langbeinite or products like Norwegian sea kelp, perlite, and sphagnum peat moss, we ensure that our suppliers are adopting practices that acknowledge that resources are depleting and must be managed responsibly.
SoHum Living Soils® has not sought organic status under the NOP, but many of the ingredients used are OMRI listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) and all are acceptable inputs on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.
Hopefully for the better! Our goal in designing this super-soil was to create a nutrient dense, organic, living soil that would ensure that the life in the soil would have its needs met so that it could meet the needs of the plant. Through testimonials from both cannabis and vegetable growers, plants grown with SoHum Living Soils® will have a greater intensity of flavor (i.e., increased flavonoids) and stronger smell (i.e., increased terpenes).
Although, not yet tested, the same logic should translate into greater potency whether that means higher or a more robust cannabinoid profile or higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants.
The potency of your existing cannabis strain is genetically determined. To best achieve that genetic potential, your growing practices (e.g., lighting, climate, nutrients) will have a great impact.
SoHum Living Soils® has been designed to deliver nutrients for the entire life cycle of a cannabis plant. Consider replenishing the soil with additional nutrients if you wish to re-use the soil for future crops.
The amount of SoHum Living Soils® required to grow the desired cannabis plant has as much to do about your management (i.e., strain selection, pruning, watering, etc.) as it does with the amount of soil. In general, we recommend that under seven gallons of SoHum Living Soils® can support a 3-foot cannabis plant in an indoor setting.
SoHum Living Soils® have been designed, ideally, for a bottom watering (i.e., reservoir) system in which the soil draws up water through capillary action as the plant draws water out of the soil. That being said, it is important to recognize that a good soil is 50% air and water, and so SoHum Living Soils® has been designed to hold pockets of water with its high organic matter content. If plants wilt excessively, you will impact their ability to reach their genetic potential.
SoHum Living Soils® are alive! It is important to note that SoHum Living Soils® come in perforated bags which allow for air exchange, so as long as the bags are being stored in an area where there is some flow of air. Store SoHum Living Soils® in a cool, dry environment. SoHum Living Soils® bags should be kept at temperatures above freezing and should not get waterlogged. Each bag comes with an expiration date and after that date the expected numbers of beneficial microbes may be reduced.
SoHum Living Soils® are pH balanced for cannabis. The high organic matter levels serve as a buffer and help compensate for watering that may increase or decrease the pH of the soil.
Call us at 1-866-308-0750 and we would be happy to help with a bulk order.
Yes. SoHum Living Soils® is manufactured in both Canada and the US. The ingredients used in SoHum Living Soils® may require a veterinary certificate to be permitted in some countries.