What Is the Best Soil for Your Commercial Cannabis Grow Operation?

living soil for a commercial cannabis grow operation

One of the most critical factors to determining the success of your commercial cannabis grow operation is choosing the right soil. Not every type of soil is ideally suited for growing cannabis and by choosing the wrong soil, you could effectively make growing a quality product significantly more challenging. If you are looking for the best soil for a commercial cannabis grow operation, living soil provides a wide range of benefits compared to the other options available. Below are some of the reasons to consider living soil with your commercial grow.

Living Soil Uses Microbials to Provide Plant Nutrition

Plants are most comparable to humans in the sense that they are what they eat. There are, without a doubt, adverse side effects to the various synthetic chemicals that are used in most commercial cannabis grow operations throughout the country. Living soil provides an organic based foundation for safely and effectively cultivating cannabis by eliminating the need for such chemicals. By simply adding water, living soil will provide your plant all the nutrients it requires to thrive and produce high quality yields with enhanced cannabinoid and terpene profiles.

Cannabis is a bio-accumulator, meaning that any materials in the soil will be absorbed by the plant, including any heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury. When chemicals such as non-organic, salt-based nutrients and fertilizers are added to the soil, those chemicals must be “flushed” before harvest or they will remain in the flower and consumed by the end-user.  Living soil does NOT require flushing due to the simple fact that nothing synthetic has been added to the growing medium.

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Living Soil Helps Lower Human Error and Reduces Your Costs

When using living soil, you are also able to reduce any added costs from buying nutrients to supplement your soil.

By eliminating costly, unhealthy additives, you will also eliminate the need to:

  • Determine which nutrients and mixtures to utilize, which requires time for research
  • Calculate the amounts of each component to add
  • Properly mix nutrients to the recommended formulation
  • Apply the nutrients at the most applicable time of either the veg or bloom cycle

Additionally, all of these steps present an opportunity for human error, which can ultimately jeopardize or even ruin your grow and add to your costs.

Avoiding the use of additional nutrients will save you money in the long run by significantly reducing the cost to grow. With living soil, you can consistently grow for less than $1/gram, which over time, will boost your profitability considerably.

Is Living Soil Scalable for Commercial Outdoor Cultivation?

If you are growing outdoors with living soil, chances are you are most likely not going to use raised beds as there is far too much soil volume for this method to be practical. Ultimately, you will end up wasting a lot of living soil, which can be costly to your grow operation.

However, living soil can be very practical if you grow in small containers or grow bags outdoors, minimizing the amount of living soil you need to use with each plant. This ensures you are primarily using the living soil where it is imperative – within the primary root zone and structure. Through this approach, living soil becomes very scalable and is well suited to the needs of a commercial grow operation.

SoHum Living Soil Can Set Your Operations Up for Success

SoHum Living Soil products have been designed with the needs of commercial growers in mind. When you use SoHum Living Soil, you will be on the forefront of sustainable, greener growing which will pay dividends in the quality of your plants, while consumers will benefit from a healthier product that is free of chemicals.

Use our store locator to find a SoHum distributor near you or contact us directly to place a commercial order for your cannabis grow operations.

SoHum Living Soils®: “Not Just for Cannabis Anymore!”

living soil used in a vegetable garden

There is a reason SoHum has chosen to focus on living soil. It is one of the most versatile solutions for growers of any skill level. However, while the majority of individuals using SoHum Living Soils® are exclusive to the cannabis industry, our products can be used to organically grow many other plants including vegetables as well. If you are considering growing organically in any horticultural or agricultural application, SoHum Living Soil will provide the level of quality  required to achieve the best possible results in your garden.

Cannabis Applications for SoHum Living Soils®

SoHum Living Soils® is a microbial-based super soil that has been scientifically developed to provide the easiest and most cost-efficient means to cultivate premiere cannabis flower. SoHum’s proprietary blend of macro and micronutrients are created to provide plants with the optimal blend of beneficial bacteria and fungi necessary to successfully complete  their entire lifecycle.

In addition, our soil contains a blend of 100% all natural and OMRI Certified Inputs with no added synthetics or salt-based nutrients. It is ideally suited to the needs of any organically grown cannabis application, including:

  • Commercial indoor and greenhouse cultivation operations
  • Commercial outdoor cultivation using grow bags or containers
  • Small scale boutique style craft cannabis grows
  • Home growing for medical market caregiver model or personal adult use

You will experience the following benefits when you use SoHum Living Soils with your cannabis grow operation:

  • Versatile medium ideally suited for commercial organic growers, no-till gardeners and home growers
  • Ultra high quality yields with enhanced cannabinoid and terpene profiles
  • Just Add Water = No additional inputs & NO FLUSHING REQUIRED!
  • Less Labor = Reduced operational expenses for better profit margins
  • Ideal for Clean Green Certified operations

A Great Soil for Your Vegetable Garden

SoHum Living Soils is not just for growing cannabis. This living soil is packed with a dense ecosystem of microbes and inoculated with carefully selected microorganisms to further boost its microbial life. It contains a blend of 100% all natural and OMRI Certified Inputs and as a result, it provides the easiest and most cost-efficient means to cultivate premium vegetables for your dinner table or for sale at the Farmer’s Market.  Growing vegetables in SoHum will give you confidence you are producing the best quality yields, strictly using organic methods. Commercial growers can use this organic living soil growing method as a way to create market segmentation, resulting in a higher price point over vegetables grown using conventional fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.

SoHum Delivers the Premium Grow Results You Need

Besides genetics, the soil medium chosen is one of the most important decisions both commercial and home growers face today.  Regardless of the size of your operation, you need quality soil for your plants.  SoHum Living Soils delivers the quality you need for both cannabis and other more traditional non-cannabis crops.

Our team is focused on helping commercial growers make more money and expand their business. We provide the insights, marketing and product support necessary to establish yourself as an industry leader.

We have partnered with a wide range of retailers across the country to make it easy for you to get the living soil  you need. You can use our store locator to find a retailer near you.

Contact us today to learn more about how SoHum Living Soils® can elevate your grow operation.

Why Should I Use Living Soil in My Cannabis Grow?

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There are many elements that go into producing exceptional quality cannabis plants. Quality genetics is the first “must have” of any top shelf commercial cultivation operation, but one of the most important, yet often overlooked of those factors is the soil medium selected to grow the genetics chosen.  In recent years, the cannabis industry has seen an increased emphasis in producing greener, more sustainable, eco-friendlier products, all of which can be done when growing in living soil.

What is Living Soil?

According to the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the definition of living soil is the community of microbes working together breaking down organic matter which, in turn, provides valuable nutrition to the plants.

Soil microbes are essential for decomposing organic matter and recycling old plant material. Microorganisms are the unseen majority in soil and make up a huge part of soil’s genetic diversity. This means easier absorption of nutrients by plant roots, reduced need for watering, limited erosion, and improved aeration. A combination of organic materials such as compost, coco coir, peat moss, aged tree bark, manure, worm castings, and more can be used to make a base for living soil. Like all living things, soil needs water, and flows water along the path of least resistance to bring hydration and nutrients to plant roots. Water remains in the soil by storing itself in porous minerals for later use.

Living soil embodies a holistic approach to the cultivation of your plants. It contains billions of microorganisms that mimic an outdoor ecosystem and improve the soil’s ability to provide the nutrients each plant needs.

In order to deliver the proper nutrients, living soil contains a curated blend of:

  • Bacteria
  • Protozoa
  • Arthropods
  • Nematodes
  • Fungi

These microorganisms, along with earthworms, beetles and other insects present in the soil, work to decompose dead organic matter supplied by compost, topsoil, peat moss and leaf mold. In addition, the earthworms, arthropods and nematodes help to till the soil as they move through it, ensuring the nutrients produced by the decomposed dead organic matter are more evenly dispersed throughout the soil, allowing the best possible nutrient absorption by each plant’s roots.

While soil alternatives used in hydroponic grow operations are typically discarded  after each harvest, living soil can be supplemented with compost and other natural additives so that it can be reused for additional grows. This gives you the ability to get multiple harvests out of the same soil, making it a more efficient, affordable and sustainable solution.

Benefits of Living Soil

If you are looking to achieve healthy, high quality cannabis plants while using a truly natural organic growing process (also known as TLO or True Living Organics), living soil will deliver the results you desire. You’ll experience the following benefits when you use living soil:

  • Just Add Water: Eliminates the need for additional inputs fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals during the cultivation process
  • Promotes exceptional tap and feeder root growth throughout veg and bloom cycles
  • Elimination of additional inputs reduces labor costs which improves profit margins
  • Improves each plant’s ability to fight off pests and pathogens
  • Improves the quality of your harvest with enhanced cannabinoid and terpene profiles
  • Market segmentation by creating new top shelf “organically grown” cannabis category
  • NO FLUSHING IS REQUIRED – With no harmful synthetic based nutrients added, none have to be flushed out, saving growers time and money while providing peace of mind they grew organically.

SoHum Living Soils® Provides the Nutrients Your Plants Need to Thrive

At SoHum Living Soils®, our team of growers, horticulturalists and soil scientists have invested an enormous amount of time refining the cannabis cultivation process in order to ensure our soil delivers the nutrient-rich environment your plants need to thrive in a true living organic method. Our living soil formula was created specifically for use in cannabis cultivation, and it provides an ideal blend of organic nutrients during the vegetative stage and reproductive/flowering stage of the plant.

Get Started Today

SoHum Living Soils® makes it easy to grow the highest quality cannabis plants. You can use our store locator tool to find a retailer near you.  For a deeper dive into cannabis cultivation using living soil, check out “True Living Organics” 2nd Edition by The Rev.

New SoHum Bulk Totes Cut Labor Costs for Commercial Growers

SoHum Living Soils is proud to announce the arrival of our new custom commercial totes. These bags are geared specifically for commercial growers, and they offer a variety of benefits compared with other bulk totes currently on the market. You’ll save time, labor and money, making this packaging design a must-use with your grow operation.

The Most Effective Way to Deliver Your Product in Bulk

SoHum Living Soils Custom Commercial TotesOur new totes provide a better way for SoHum Living Soil to be delivered in bulk. The design of our totes incorporates three primary features which help to lower annual operating expenses:

  • 2 cubic yard size – This bulk delivery size is equivalent to 39.6 of our standard 1.5 cubic foot bags, allowing your operations to maximize work productivity and efficiency with fewer employees, saving capital on labor and improving your profit margins.
  • Spout bottom – Our new totes are designed with a spout/funnel on the bottom to release the flow of product from the bottom of the totes. This eliminates the need to shovel out soil from the top, which is labor intensive. Most other totes use a flat sewn panel on the bottom, requiring the tote to be cut or the soil to be dipped out with a smaller five-gallon bucket, again creating additional labor costs. Our bottom spout is a 14-inch diameter tube that is 18 inches long on the bottom of the tote. In addition, the spout discharge has a rope drawstring to allow for the flow soil into your grow containers. With the use of a forklift or a tractor with a front-end loader, the tote’s four lift loops can hold the tote above the grow containers that need to be filled with soil. Using the spout and drawstring flow gate, these containers can be quickly filled, and soil can be dispersed in an assembly line manner in order to save valuable time and money.
  • Double stack capability – Most totes on the market cannot be double stacked on a pallet and therefore create unnecessary shipping costs. We purposely designed our totes so they CAN be double stacked ,resulting in twice as many totes on a flatbed semi-trailer and effectively slashing logistics costs in half when compared to traditional totes.

In addition to saving time, labor and money, our custom totes leave a smaller ecological footprint than standard bags. Using our totes will allow you to ensure your grow operation remains on the forefront of sustainable, greener growing.  As an additional benefit, our spout bottom totes can be repurposed for a variety of uses around your operations.

Helping You Grow Your Business

When you work with SoHum Living Soils, you benefit from the expertise of long-time growers who share your passion for the industry. Our products are specifically designed to help you get the most out of your efforts. This includes living soil product that optimizes your plant’s genetic potential organically, and spout bottom totes which streamline your operations and allow you to operate at optimal levels of efficiency.

You’ll also benefit from our Cleaner Green Retail Program™ focused on helping you grow your business. We’ll provide you with the insights, marketing and product support you need to distinguish yourself as an industry leader who prioritizes sustainable, greener growing practices.

Order Your Custom Commercial Totes Today

Our Custom Commercial Totes are exclusively available through SoHum Living Soils. Please contact us today to place your order.

What is Living Soil?

Video Transcript:

I’m Ellis Smith reporting from the SoHum warehouse here in Denver, Colorado.  I want to talk to you today about, “What is Living Soil?”.

Living Soil is a little bit different than your traditional way of growing with salt-based nutrients whether you are using a liquid base or a dry salt base amendment. 

Traditionally, these chelated nutrients are just allowing all of the micro and macronutrients to be readily available to the plant and having it uptake immediately. 

What happens with Living Soil is, we do it a little bit different where we can use the same growing mediums minus rock to use it as our base. We can’t use coconut coir, but we can use peat. But the foundation of it is really using worm castings from a compost. 

You can use other compost mixes. We do a Sohum compost. We use Burma compost, and we use a combination of macro and micronutrients that are coming from all different kinds of plant and animal byproducts, whether it’s kelp meal, bone meal, these types of things. We are using Azomite, these different kinds of minerals.

And what we’re doing is, they’re not chelated, meaning, they’re not readily available to the plant uptake.  So, what we’ve done is, through that Burma compost, as well as some other proprietary beneficial bacterian fungus-like, microbrizin that you guys are aware of, bacillus bc’s, these things. 

We have put this into the soil along with a lot of the nematodes and other great things in the worm castings to really come and chelate food and soil for the plant. 

Meaning, these microbes, these bacteria as well as the fungus, they’re going to eat all this food we put in there from the plant-based and animal byproducts. They’re going to eat all that material up, and when they poop it out, it’s called an “exudate”.

That’s going to make this now chelated, all that food and macro and micronutrients that they’ve chewed up, making that readily available to the plant to uptake.

In a nutshell, that’s what Living Soil is.  We are allowing what Mother Nature has been doing outside for thousands and thousands and millions of years, millennials, and replicating that into the soil. 

So, it’s no different than what we’re doing with the liquid-based fertilizer making that readily available, we’re just using a different approach to get that chelation process to happen by using microbes to chew that stuff up, poop it out, and make it readily available to eat. 

That’s Living Soil.  Stay tuned.  We have more content coming to you.

SoHum Living Soils for Veggies


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Ellis Smith here at SoHum Living Soils here in Denver, Colorado. Thanks for tuning in.

I want to talk to you today about using SoHum in your vegetable gardens. Grows great tomatoes, peppers, whether hot peppers, bell peppers, Poblano peppers.

You can grow great kale and chard with it.

I have a hard time growing leafy greens and these types of things with it. It can grow strawberries, anything that’s fruiting. Give it a whirl, give it a shot. We have seen just tremendous yield improvements from all types of things I’m growing with SoHum in a vegetable garden.

Tomatoes: I’m getting four to six times more yield. The sets are literally four to five times larger as far as the tomatoes themselves.

The seed production coming out of these vegetables will blow your mind when you see what SoHum will do to this.

I promise you won’t regret growing all your veggies in SoHum. The taste and the flavor will stand out, which is why we grow cannabis with it too.

Check it out. Thanks.

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Best Soil for Growing

What is the best soil for growing?


Video Transcript:

Alright. Ellis Smith here, with SoHum Living Soils. I hope y’all are doing well today. I want to reach out to y’all and talk a little bit about what is the best growing medium or growing soil for growing cannabis, or any other vegetables for that matter.

There’s a lot of choices that you can look to use and it can be very confusing. There’s a lot of great products on the shelf as you go into a grow store. It can be very, very overwhelming, as you know, uh, to see all the different products on the shelf. There’s a lot of great reputable ones. I won’t name any brands.

But just when you go in there and look and see, you’ve got to truly understand what type of growing methodology are you doing.

Are you going to be using a liquid-based fertilizer? If that’s the case, you can go in and buy some kind of inert medium, whether it’s coconut core or peat-based. And those will work great, by just using a liquid line off the shelf and using one of those products. And there’s a lot of options out there in the marketplace.

Go ask the guys who work in the grow store who they recommend as far as a great vendor for their growing medium. And depending on how flexible you want to be with that coconut core or that peat-based perlite mix, you also can go in and add worm castings and still add your liquid fertilizers if you want to. You can do top dressings with a bat guano and these things, while still using liquid fertilizers.

Or, you can get away from the liquid fertilizers. Look at those coconut coir based mediums, look at those peat and perlite based mediums, and start to look at some of your alternatives for, obviously, adding the worm castings of Vermont compost, looking at other beneficial bacteria and fungus, and adding this into the soil.

And then also looking at bat guanos, kelp meal, a bone meal — all these different spectrums and you can mix that in and use that as fertilizer.

So depending on what you want to do, there’s plenty of options out there for you to use. It’s just a matter of what makes sense to you. Pouring bottles and getting all these different pH-up and pH-down, checking parts per million — all this is going to require a lot more attention to detail so that you don’t mess this up, but you can be very successful at it.

Or you can go buy some living soil like SoHum Living Soils that are pre-made for you, that all you have to do is just go buy a bag and just out of water. Or for the guys that want to make their own living soils or kind of playing both sides, but using some of these dry amendments and using liquid fertilizers — go for it, knock it out of the park. It’s so flexible. You can have so much fun with this.

So I recommend you go figure out what is your taste, what works for you in your time and your commitment to being able to do it weekly. End of the day, do you enjoy the end product of what you’re smoking?

We know that it is getting very, very expensive to buy a product at dispensaries. And if you are legal in your own state to do this, this is going to save you so much money by doing it at home.

So I highly recommend finding the ability to tinker and play and learn and see what works for you. So, I don’t really have an answer to what’s the best growing medium? There are so many different options, but take advantage of going out there, tinkering, and learning for what’s going to work for you.

Ellis Smith at SoHum Soils. Come back and see us next time.

Super Soil

What Is Super Soil and What Are Its Benefits

What is Super Soil?

Super soil has gained created popularity among growers, with the boom of the legal cannabis industry, a peaceful arms race of sorts has emerged and growers are under pressure to create bigger, better buds that are first to market. With this pressure came high-tech treatments and techniques that have become an industry standard. Most of these techniques come with a downside at the expense of rapid turnover, often sacrificing potency or flavor, and few can be called “green” due to the harsh chemicals used in the cultivation process.

More conscientious growers have gone back to the basics, realizing that the best product isn’t one created by impatient humans over the course of a few decades; it is the one that nature has perfected over millions of years. Soil is a key component of Mother Nature, and the best growers are following suit.


What Is Super Soil?

“Super soil,” is a growing medium that utilizes nature’s processes to cultivate healthier cannabis plants without using artificial ingredients. This soil uses the same microorganisms found in nature to break down organic material and convert it to a full spectrum of micro and macronutrients. Super soils, such as SoHum Living Soils®, are also developed to perfectly maintain moisture, aeration and acidity levels in your cannabis plant’s root system throughout its natural life cycle.


Benefits of Super Soil

The primary benefit of using a living soil like the one formulated by SoHum Living Soils® is that of superior quality! Super Soil yields tastier, ecologically derived, more potent and larger buds than an artificial soil or a hydroponic growing. If growing the best cannabis available isn’t enough for you, super soil is also safer for the environment. You can lower your carbon footprint overnight by switching to super soil as your growing medium, whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors. And you just can’t beat super soil when it comes to ease of use. No fertilizer, no more pH adjustment, flushing, or changing soil between vegging and flowering. Just water, prune, and harvest amazing cannabis!


Tips for Using Super Soil

Through research and good old-fashioned trial and error, we’ve compiled this list of best practices that can help you get premium cannabis flower with less effort using SoHum Living Soils®. The following list contains just a few points, so be sure to follow our blog to learn more cannabis growing tips and keep up to date with the latest trends.

  • Though SoHum Living Soils® can cultivate from seed, it is formulated to best nurture seedlings and clones with developed root systems
  • Keep cannabis transplants in a humid environment (70-80% RH) until they develop new vegetative growth
    When possible, use dechlorinated or reverse osmosis water
  • Don’t skimp on the pot size for your cannabis plant! More soil means more room for root growth and stronger, larger, and healthier plants. SoHum Living Soils® is designed to maintain proper internal humidity content, regardless of the depth of your soil.


Recommended Organic Super Soil

SoHum Living Soils® has been scientifically designed to provide all nutritional requirements of the cannabis plant for its entire life cycle. Our super soil recipe uses absolutely no synthetic chemicals or materials in our living soil and we never will. This soil will initiate and maintain the natural processes that your cannabis plants will require in order to grow big, strong, and healthy. Start growing with a cannabis super soil that brings results, and stop wasting your time with other products.

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Quality super soil that yields high results with minimal effort.

Growing Cannabis: 10 Tips for Success with Growing Your Own Weed

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Growing Cannabis & Where to Start

Ever thought about growing your own cannabis? It’s a great hobby akin to gardening. But, instead of being left with a bunch of tomatoes, you’ll yield a crop that’s a lot more fun.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a green thumb.

Once you learn the proper steps, you’ll realize it’s easier to do than you think. With some patience and THC–sorry, TLC–your pot plants will be thriving in no time.

You’ll find a sense of pride in growing your own pot. Plus, you can cut out the middle man and get high on your own supply.

If any of this piques your interest that you must read these ten tips for growing cannabis. You’ll be sprouting buds in no time.


1. The Better the Cannabis Soil, the Better the Cannabis

It’s no accident we listed this tip at the top of our list. Nothing will affect the quality of your cannabis more than the quality of the soil you choose to grow it in.

You feed children nutritious food to help them grow, right? Well, your cannabis child needs nutritious food too.

The best thing for your plant is living soil.

This specialty soil contains all the nutrients, good bacterias, and friendly fungus your cannabis needs. Growing in living soil ensures that your plant meets its full genetic potential.


2. Say No to Clones

Once you’ve chosen your soil, you need to figure out what to put in it. You have two options: clone plants or seeds.

A clone is cut from a previously grown plant. It would seem like starting with an already developed plant would be a nice head start.

In fact, a clone can actually set you back.

Not only are they difficult to transplant, but they also come with a lot of baggage. Clones carry weaknesses and diseases from their mother plants. You could be setting yourself up for failure.

Growing from seeds may seem intimidating. But you’ll get a stronger, more fertile plant in the long run.


4. It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Soil? Check. Seeds? Check. Now, it’s time to pick an area to put them all.

Cannabis is a very picky plant. Its growing location is paramount to its success. Ideally, you live in a location with eighteen hours of light, slight humidity, and gentle breezes.

If you don’t live in one of those idyllic climates, don’t fret! You can replicate it inside.

The advantage to indoor growing is that you will have complete control of your environment. You’ll need lights, humidifiers, fans, and a closed-off spot in your home.

You can never fully replicate the value of the sun. But, this small, controlled set up is ideal for first-time growers.


5. Be Afraid of the Dark

Like all plants, cannabis needs light to survive. Do you remember Photosynthesis from high school bio? This process gives plants the energy it needs to grow by absorbing energy from the sun.

Your indoor grow lamps will be the sun providing energy for your starving cannabis. The best bulbs are high output fluorescents. They should be positioned no more than four inches away from the sprouting plant.

You also need to replicate nighttime by shutting the lamps off for approximately six hours a day. This will give your plants the rest they need to grow big and strong.


6. Don’t Over-Water When Growing Cannabis!

After nutrients and light, water completes a plant’s healthy diet. But like all things, moderation is key.

Your plant will tell you if it’s being overwatered. Its leaves curl up away from the pot when they’ve had enough.

Too much water will drown your roots and your plant will stop growing. Since there’s no way to give roots CPR, it’s best to under-water rather than over.


8. If You’re Comfortable, Your Cannabis is Comfortable

Your plant is just like you. It prefers a nice temperature of around 74 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re too hot or too cold, then you can be certain your plant is too.

This is very important to be aware of. While you might just feel uncomfortable, your plant could be at risk of death.

To avoid this, place a thermometer in your growing space and checking it regularly.


7. Don’t Be Your Plant’s Only Fan

Cannabis plants need airflow to prosper. If you’re growing indoors, you most likely don’t have a moderate breeze flowing through your home.

That’s why you need fans. Stagnant air can cause unwanted mold and bacteria to grow on your cannabis. Fans, used together with exhaust systems, can ensure quality flow.

Both you and your plant will breath better with adequate air circulation.


9. Be Prudent With Your Pruning

If all the above conditions are met, your cannabis will be prospering in no time. But, there’s still much work to be done.

To get the biggest growth possible, you need to diligently prune your plant. That means cutting off the plant’s lower nodes. Lower nodes won’t receive enough light. By removing them, you’re saving energy for the rest of your plant.


10. Dry and Cure the Buds

Drying and curing your buds is probably the most important part of this whole process. Any moisture left on your buds could result in mold destroying your harvest.

To dry them, you need to place your buds on a rack in a temperature-controlled space with good airflow. Curing is done by storing the dried buds in mason jars.

The more diligent you are with your drying and curing, the better results you’ll have with your cannabis.


Growing Cannabis is Easy with These 10 Tips

Growing cannabis takes commitment and patience. But, if you’re willing to learn and put in the effort, anyone can do it.

Interested in trying this hobby out yourself? Then get started on the right foot by providing your plants with the best soil possible. Check out our living soil now and get on your way to growing!

Start growing cannabis the easy way

Quality super soil that yields high results with minimal effort.

The BEST Soil for A Vegetable Garden

What is the best soil for a vegetable garden?

Vegetable Garden Soil 101:

So, you’re looking for the best vegetable garden soil for your new garden – where to even start, with so many choices? In this article, we look to outline a few different considerations, to guide you in the right direction, and ensure your garden’s success! By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to choose the best soil type for vegetables and for your garden. Let’s get started.


Why Choose a Container Garden?

A container garden is the best way to grow vegetables in soil for those with limited outdoor space. They offer maximum control, allowing you to move plants as necessary according to your vegetable needs.

They can be held indoors or outdoors depending on the season. Essentially, a vegetable garden in a planter can be put just about anywhere, as long as your plants are receiving adequate light.


What Containers Should I Use?

It’s a matter of personal preference as long as you keep a few guidelines in mind.

  • Try to avoid dark-colored containers if your garden will be outdoors. They may be attractive, but they absorb a lot of heat from the sun and can dry out your soil and destroy beneficial microorganisms.
  • Terracotta, ceramic or cloth-based planters are excellent for root aeration. When you are using a high-quality soil, oxygen will also keep helpful microbes thriving and healthy.
  • Select planter(s) as large as your space will allow. More space means more substantial root growth and more vigorous plants.
  • Choose planters that allow for adequate drainage, or modify your pots or planters for this purpose.


What is the Best Soil for a Vegetable Garden?

The best soil for vegetables grown in containers, especially for those who wish to grow them by organic standards, is a living soil like SoHum Living Soils®. Our organic soil was explicitly designed for this type of gardening and contains all requirements for vegetables including micronutrients, macronutrients, natural organic material, beneficial microorganisms and natural pH buffers.

No artificial additives are ever needed with our gardening soil, simply water your plants, give them adequate light and watch them grow.



How To Maintain an Attractive Container Garden

  • Do not overwater! The beneficial microbes in your living soil and your root systems need plenty of oxygen. Water your vegetables when the top inch of your planter is dry.
  • Be on the lookout for pests. If your area is heavily trafficked with deer, rabbits and other rodents, consider elevating your planters or moving it indoors to grow under artificial light
  • Be patient. It can be tempting to harvest as soon as you recognize a vegetable, but waiting a week or two may make a tremendous difference in your yield.


Be Creative with Your Garden

A garden can be a beautiful work of art. Since using our soil means you won’t be spending your time mixing it, fertilizing or maintaining acidity, so you can spend more time making an attractive vegetable garden that reflects your style. Choose a planter or a pot you find attractive and spend time organizing and decorating them to your liking.

Also, experiment with maximizing your available garden space: Cherry tomatoes and herbs grow well in hanging pots, which are more attractive at eye level and can double your grow area. A window box full of snap peas, lettuce or herbs would be lovely outside of a kitchen window

This type of garden can be practical, beautiful and a fun way to grow vegetables indoors or with limited outdoor space. So long as you are patient, attentive and use SoHum Living Soils® as your growing medium, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

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