There is a farm in upstate New York that produces an all-nature super food for plants and soil that is gaining traction within the organic cannabis farming community. Founded by Chad Currin, BioSoil Farm’s, located in Glenville, NY, converts compost into a line of completely organic liquid and solid nutrient products that feed the soil to in-turn feed the plant.
BioSoil Farms’ Naked Nutes brand relies on the company’s custom bread night crawlers, specially engineered for their excrement. For two weeks, these worms consume an organic, vegan diet sourced from what would otherwise be wasted grain, converting it into premium quality worm castings (i.e. worm poop). Worm castings act as a soil conditioner that helps break down other nutrients in the soil to make nutrients readily available for plant uptake.
Benefits of Organic Nutrients
Organic nutrients offer several benefits over synthetic nutrients for cannabis growing. Organics typically are slower releasing, reducing the risk of overfeeding and nutrient burn. Organic nutrients also have a beneficial effect on microorganisms, which are needed for healthy plant growth. Since organic nutrients are made from natural substances, they provide a more sustainable environment and are overall better for the planet’s carbon footprint.
When compared to synthetic nutrients, organic nutrients improve the growth and health of your plants over time, while reducing nutrient run-off. It also enhances the flavor of the final product, a difference that many organic farmers say you can taste and smell in the finished product. Some growers and medicinal customers also prefer organically grown cannabis, as no chemicals are present to potentially enter your body when consumed.
In terms of drawbacks, organic fertilizers usually take longer to be absorbed by the plant, as the microorganisms that break down nutrients takes some time. In colder climates, these microorganisms work even slower breaking down nutrients, making organic growing less of a precise science and harder to manage…. (read the whole article by clicking on the link below)
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