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After a thorough rinse, set your soil out in the sun to kill off any diseased spores. Continue to remove plant matter at this point to improve your soil’s consistency. Soil should sit for around 10 days before being used again, more if possible.
Thursday October 17, 2019
After roots are removed and the medium thoroughly rinsed, place in the sun to dry for two to three days. This resting period is necessary to keep the medium sterile. Investing in your own cannabis grow is a big deal. You need lights, pots, ventilation systems, seeds (or clones) and some type of grow media. After gathering your long list of essential growing supplies, cultivating your first crop of cannabis, and harvesting and curing it to perfection, it’s time to reap the benefit of your hard work…and then do it all over again for another harvest in about three to six months.
Y ou’ve put a lot of time and effort into growing the best marijuana in the past and you’re ready to do it again. Besides, now that you have all the supplies (including plants if you take clones or harvest seeds), the monetary investment should be minimal. You can reuse lights, vents, pots – and even your grow medium if you treat it right. Today, we’ll discuss how to reuse different grow mediums to save you time and money, and get you growing your next crop fast.
Grow medium refers to whatever it is a plant grows from. Different types of grow media include soil, coco coir, rock wool, grow stones, clay pebbles and perlite. Though some grow mediums are not recommended for reuse (rock wool cubes, for example, become very compact which makes them hard to clean and sanitize between grows), many others most certainly are.
However, reusing grow media is not as simple as fluffing it and starting anew. If you want your next crop to thrive, you must clean and sanitize your grow medium, and amend as necessary. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Grow stones are made from recycled glass, perlite from volcanic glass, and clay pebbles from, well, clay. Though all of these products are made from different materials, their reuse procedure is the same. Begin by removing all dead plant matter with an enzyme wash and your hands. If old root systems are especially large, soak the medium for 30 minutes, break up the root system, then repeat as necessary.
The first step in reusing coco coir is to remove any excess plant matter from the previous crop. Large roots and stems can be removed by hand but smaller roots are best addressed with a special enzyme solution designed to break down roots and improve their bioavailability for future root systems. Thoroughly removing all old roots further ensures that future systems have the room they need to expand and thrive.
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You’ve put a lot of time and effort into growing the best marijuana and you’re ready to do it again. You can reuse lights, vents, pots – and even your grow medium if you treat it right. We’ll discuss how to reuse different grow mediums and get you growing your next crop fast.