I am a major hemp advocate and soil enthusiast. With many people coming to grow hemp from different industries, what are some important things to keep in mind regarding soil? Has anyone had experience/success with live soil, or soil amendments such as Cinderite?
Great question. I know there are a growing community of businesses offering a variety of soil enhancement products but I have seen very little evidence as to their ability to significantly boost yields.
One important factor is since hemp is so good at removing unwanted compounds from soil (phytoremediation) if a farmer has pesticides or heavy metals in their soil, chances are very high that their hemp crop will pull them out and incorporate them into themselves. Great for the soil not so good for extracted products from the hemp.
First Phyto Remediation can open up huge paths to re claim land which has had toxic spills so Awesome comment by the other person, the other is soil is loam, we want to make the Microbes healthy in the soil, Jeff Lowenfels wrote in his book Teaming with Microbes, if the soil is teaming with life’s energy so will what you are growing. If however in this day of Hydro and Aero, we may not even have soil, the concept of Photosynthesis is the same, so we have to feed the plant, it have to process the light/energy into the product, we desire. Should the soil not be able to uptake nutrients, then soil work for one season must be done. Again Phyto Remediation is the option, then the 2nd, 3rd etc, crops will have your soil work. Go prep that soil, feed the soil the elements the plant will need and add, BioChar, a friend of mine, Mahesh Talwar, innovated “Bio Char” for retaining water and helping uptake of the nutrients. So I use this and endorse, KARR Group of Companies, thank you again. Soil, is the Most Important consideration, I also use BAMFX, from the Zero Gravity Solutions, for uptake.