growing weed without dirt

Answer: Possible? Yes.

With marijuana plants, you get what you put into it. If you don’t put a lot of effort into your grow, most of the time your plant won’t reward you with a lot of yield.

Question: Is it possible to grow marijuana without nutrients? Or to grow without proper soil, for example using dirt you dig up outside?

The best thing you can do at this stage is to arm yourself with lots of knowledge. As you learn more about what works and doesn’t work, you’ll learn about all the ways you can save money while growing and still get outstanding yields.

While shopping for soil, you might be overwhelmed by the options available at your local garden store. The soil type is the basic structure of your soil. From there, look at nutrients, microorganisms, and other amendments that improve the soil. Your choices will be flooded with words like:

In hot climates, sandy soil should be mulched to help with water retention and to keep roots from getting too hot.

Growing marijuana outdoors is great because you won’t need to spend a ton of money on it and you can rely on the power of the sun. If you have access to a sunny spot in a private yard or even a balcony, terrace, or rooftop, you can grow weed outside. You will be tied to the sun and the seasons and local weather, but you won’t have to spend a bunch of money on equipment and utilities like indoor growers.

These are just some examples of amendments commonly used in different types of soils. Heavily amended soils will have long lists that break down all organic nutrients they contain. Some companies create soils that offer a great structure with base nutrients, but allow you to fill in the gaps as you desire.

Loam soils

Indoor grows can be wasteful, using a ton of electricity to power all those lights, fans, and other equipment. The sun and the wind are free!

You also want to consider privacy and security. A lot of people want to conceal their gardens from judgmental neighbors and potential thieves. Tall fences and large shrubs or trees are your best bet, unless you live in a secluded area. Also, most state laws require that you keep cannabis plants concealed from the street.

Soil has three basic consistencies, in various ratios:

Silt soils

Sandy soil is easy to work, drains well, and warms quickly, but it doesn’t hold nutrients well, especially in rainy environments. You’ll want to dig large holes for your plants and add compost, peat moss, or coco coir, which will help bind the soil together.

Soil also varies in:

Growing weed without dirt

Hydroponics is on the rise; mostly because it gives growers greater control over how their plants develop. Instead of growing your weed plants in soil, you grow them directly in water containing all necessary nutrients. That comes with some distinct advantages, making this technique an interesting option for advanced and amateur growers alike.

Liquid Lunch: Nutrients Straight From The Water

2: Cover preventing evaporation and contamination of the substrate. This is usually a floating lid with holes providing a snug fit for suspended plants;

(R)DWC: (Recirculating) Deep Water Culture

Basically, any plant can be grown using hydroponics. Cannabis thrives on it, but these days, you’ll find entire farms growing lettuce and leeks on water alone. Fun fact: the increasing popularity of growing cannabis at home has been one of the driving forces behind the development of new hydroponics systems used in regular agriculture!