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best store bought soil for cannabis

Reusing soil mixes is good.

Flushing in rain water is a very cool idea , it would save me a ton of money on water bills!
You know what you are doing Grassdaddy.
I also reuse the soil at least once, to save money primarily.
I slide the whole thing out of the pot intact and set it out to dry, unless it already is. Then I just pull out the roots. I just sift tiny roots out with my fingers when I refill a pot. Sifting would be better.
They are stored in a basement.
I have multiple bags on rotation and will use new stuff unless it has sat for about 2-3 months.
Have been marking the pots with a big X, but so far, no noticeable difference.
I always have used fresh for cuttings and seedlings, but I am trying that at the moment to see if it works.
I like your idea of leaving outside to compost, but not really doable with my situation.
What do you think about me adding some compost that has been there for over five years, in one of those black plastic units?
I thought it might be too rich or introduce problems?
Would appreciate it.

I’m going to make a confession here. I “recycle” my growing medium. Around December 1st each year, I pull the “stump” from the 5 gallon grow bags, screen the medium to remove old root systems, and store in 25 gallon tubs with drainage.
I usually end up with 6 of these stored behind my mobile, to catch rain all winter. A good 4 months of natural winter “flush” seems to clear all the old “salts” & contaminents away. March 1st we re-amend with Garden-Tone by Espoma, this is an organic 3-4-4 mix that I use until bloom. I buy approximately 20 quarts of “new” potting soil to start my seeds each Spring. This method has worked well for many years now, any and all comment are welcome. Grass
I’m going to make a confession here. I “recycle” my growing medium. Around December 1st each year, I pull the “stump” from the 5 gallon grow bags, screen the medium to remove old root systems, and store in 25 gallon tubs with drainage.
I usually end up with 6 of these stored behind my mobile, to catch rain all winter. A good 4 months of natural winter “flush” seems to clear all the old “salts” & contaminents away. March 1st we re-amend with Garden-Tone by Espoma, this is an organic 3-4-4 mix that I use until bloom. I buy approximately 20 quarts of “new” potting soil to start my seeds each Spring. This method has worked well for many years now, any and all comment are welcome. Grass
I have heard that screening it when its dry helps to remove unwanted additions such as perlite can help. (you can just use a kitchen sieve). Also the larger parts of the soil such as not full decomposed twigs and branches will be easier to take out and add back into the compost heap.
The only problem I see with re-using old mixes is the nutrient deficiencies that can occur, but as long as you put in a little organic fertilizer to cover the micro nutrients, it should be fine.
Really interesting info, Thank You 🙂

Mixing into some old compost and leaving to cure for a while will revitalize it and you will need less shop bought soil when it comes to filling up new pots.

Ok I am looking for a good soil that I can get at he depot or somewhere like that. This is my second grow. Foxfarm is the soil I used the first go around but shipping to much. I am going to be using foxfarm nuts.

Best store bought soil for cannabis

Cannabis plants spring up like a literal weed. But growing weed optimally — in a way that allows it to express its best traits and produce trichome-rich flowers — demands care, attention to detail and a bit of trial-and-error. At the same time, there’s no better way to develop a closer, more connected and more rewarding relationship with cannabis than growing some yourself. To get you started, here’s our list of the five best soils for healthy weed.

But just as important as what’s in this soil is what’s not: less perlite, less pumice, and fewer amendments. This makes Formula 707 a highly customizable soil, allowing you to add your topsoil and liquid nutrients at various growth stages depending on your cannabis plants’ needs.
If growing cannabis is an art, then the soil is the canvas, paint and even a little bit of the brush. As your “grow medium” (the material that your plants grow in), the balance of nutrients your soil contains shapes how your plants grow, how fast and abundantly they flower and how many buds they yield.

Fox Farm’s specialized line of soils for cannabis are some of the most widely acclaimed grow mediums available. If you’re beginning your grow journey from the ground up, Happy Frog is an excellent soil to nurture seeds and seedlings.
Red’s Premium is another all-in-one, ready-to-use soil blend. But what makes it one of the best soils for weed is its stand-out feature: biochar. Biochar is an amendment that excels at protecting and promoting the growth of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that are essential for root development and strengthening your plant’s immune system.
The best soils for weed don’t always have to be products specialized for cultivating cannabis. Sometimes, a good organic potting soil is all you need, and Sungro’s Black Gold all-organic potting soil is an excellent case in point.
At a price point that won’t put a hole in your pocket, Black Gold boasts all of the essential traits of a strong soil for growing weed. Its loamy mixture contains an optimal blend of pumice and perlite for hydration and microorganism development, and its balanced nutrient blend won’t burn young cannabis plants. Those features have won this soil praise from gardeners of all stripes, cannabis growers included.
If you’re planning on planting a large container cannabis garden outdoors, Roots Organics Formula 707 is a versatile and capable option. An organic soil designed with greater water-holding capacity, Formula 707 contains ingredients and beneficial microbes specific to using larger containers.

From planting seeds to harvesting buds, Nature’s Living Soil’s Organic Super Soil has you covered through cannabis’ entire grow cycle. Reviewers love the ready-to-use simplicity this soil provides: just plant, water and wait. For those growing on their own for the first time, this is one of the best soils you can buy.

The balance of nutrients your soil contains shapes how your plants grow, how fast and abundantly they flower and how many buds they yield.