Soil Growing 101 – Texture, pH, Makeup – Cannabis Gardening

An explanation of what soil is made of, an introduction to silt,clay,loam and other textures, as well as a brief overview of pH and how to adjust it in soil, today on …


  1. Hey Lex good job on your videos. They are very informative and easy to follow. I have a question for you. I have used a mix of soil, sphagnum peat moss, and pearlite. It is grainy feeling and holds good moisture for about 2-3 days. From the time it popped out of the soil – 2 weeks it has first set of 3 digit leaves, the 5 set of digit leaves, and is growing its set of 7 digit leaves. I guess its on node 4 not counting the cotyledons. Sorry for the long paragraph, but I guess my question is this, is that an extreme amount of growth and would you say its because of the mix I came up with. Showed some pictures to a friend and they thought the plant was 4-6 weeks old. Anyways I'm going threw more of your videos because I like the way you are honest. Keep up the good work.

  2. I've been using compost that I make myself, mixed with coco-coir and perlite.
    I've had nothing but excellent results.
    I use micronutrients and organic nutrients when needed

  3. couple of years ago, i got a few seeds, to test them, i grabbed some coffee cups, filled them with backyard dirt, and planted the seeds after germinating them using the paper towel method. i did that in october no less, on my windowsill. and i had 80% germination rate and they all grew nice and healthy, i gave them to my friends. kept the one that i thought was going to die. it didn't, fast forward till april next year and i harvest a few grams of weed from that tiny plant that grew from october to april. it survived longer through the next winter.
    now i'm trying to grow in the springtime. with proper herbling soil and taking care of it with everything i know. and i'm getting 30% of the seeds turning into seedlings and they never grow the first pair of real leaves. idk wtf is going on right now. been trying 2 months and all failed starts

  4. Best results I’ve seen were with living soil and oyster shell top dressing and water. Came great. Didn’t get any deficiencies finishing either. Organic soil is so problematic though. Competition of the microbes is the problem. Make your own or buy decent medium. Know what’s in it! Buy a microscope and familiarize yourself with what in your soil. Remember in goes on your body.

  5. I know this video is old but do you know much about Fox Farms. Specifically their ocean forest line of soil and if it’s quality or not? Also if you know anything about their nutrients I wouldn’t mind that info as well! Thanks anyone who can help!!!!!

  6. You are one articulate guy. Not a lot of that on YouTube. Especially amongst the Cannabis related fare.
    Additionally, I farmed in the Sandy Loam of the great San Joaquin Valley for years. Unbelievable soils, light, water and air exchange.
    The Fruitbasket of America. Nice Video.

  7. just started growing to help a frend from spending to much growing in a grow bag have a plant but smale forth week had in a cubbord whith normal spots but started smelling so no in window warm and natceral ligt sorry for spelling

  8. 04:20 Silty soil.

    That's awesome to know.

    I saw one interview by a Kenyan tv crew in Malawi, in which one of the growers stated that the best soil there was a sandy loam. My guess is that because of the high humidity near Lake Malawi, drainage is more important.

  9. I know it has been said a million times in the comments but your information and videos are so succinct and to the point. Love it. I always get a clear answer fast that can help me take my skills to the next level. Keep them coming!

  10. Thank you! I've had a two-plant setup and one of my walk-in closets for some time. I found it hard to kill a weed plant. They are indeed very resilient, it grows on the side of roads, and for all our fancy equipment for millions of years is needed nothing but water soil and sunlight. I think the recent uptick on YouTube of people pushing fancy complicated setups in soil mixtures is more about selling products than it is about growing plants. Just my two cents, I like your video, like your channel, one of the more honest ones out there

  11. Lex your the only one with this info. Please do a video on soilless medium Pro mix and the ph and nutes and u will have covered everything. Peace n love bro. You tube soil ph and see what u get and u will know what I mean

  12. Thanks. I had a bad crop this last time and I'm going back to basics. I can at least cross soil off the list of things I did wrong. But like Seneca said, "Even after a poor harvest there must be sowing."

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