Lots of growers are looking to use cruelty-free, environmentally friendly cultivation methods. These two categories are not mutually exclusive, but many strategies don’t cover both of them. For example, diatomaceous earth is a way to prevent winged creatures from laying eggs on your crop and ultimately destroying it; it’s an eco-friendly alternative to chemical insecticides. However, it’s not cruelty-free, as many insects are harmed or killed in the process.
Four Purposes for Companion Plants
Sunflowers are beautiful plants, which is why they’re so good at concealing your cannabis crops. Nobody will be able to take their eyes off these towering beauties long enough to notice your marijuana plants. Sunflowers can grow up to 3m in height, so even a lofty sativa will have trouble competing.
There are lots of plants that could prove beneficial for your crop, but here are WayofLeaf’s top ten suggestions.
Foods and herbs that can be consumed by usually don’t bring as many benefits as the other ones cited above but are a good choice to keep your soil active and maintain the microorganisms alive.
Some companions release chemicals from the roots or leaves that help prevent pests because some of these compounds can influence the growth, survival, and reproduction of some organisms.
Food and herbs
Trap cropping consists of drawing attention away from your cannabis by having trap crops that pests and bugs prefer, even though you’re sacrificing some of them, your cannabis will be secure and bug-free.