Did you know that soil microbes are essential for decomposing organic matter and recycling old plant material? They make up a huge part of soil’s genetic diversity and contribute to easier nutrient absorption by plant roots, reduced watering needs, limited erosion, and improved aeration. To create a base for living soil, organic materials such as compost, coco coir, peat moss, aged tree bark, manure, and worm castings can be combined.
Living soil requires water, air, and moisture to keep roots oxygenated and to allow plants to breathe. Three essential microorganisms for living soil are bacteria, actinomycetes, and fungi, each playing a unique role in soil productivity and crop yields. Bacteria is the most dominant group in soil, actinomycetes helps prevent molds and other soil pathogens, and fungi aid in soil aggregation and nutrient uptake in the root zone.
Growing with organic inputs and methods not only provides healthier plants, but it also contributes to a healthier planet by building carbon and reducing waste. With living soil, growers can reuse soil for many years, saving on labor, fertilizer, and growing media. Experience consistently higher yields and organic purity with living soil for sustainable plant growth.”
Living soil leads to easier absorption of nutrients by plant roots, reduced need for watering, limited erosion, and improved aeration. With cannabis, in particular, establishing roots becomes much less challenging when mycorrhizal fungi are introduced. This expands the surface area of the plant root allowing for increased access to nutrients, water, and oxygen. Growing with organic living soil not only provides healthier plants but it also contributes to a healthier planet, all while saving money on labor, fertilizer, and growing media.