Originally Posted by Switcher56
That quote came from the late John Naka!
I read the snipped section, mother nature KNOWS what she is doing. We only mimic her!
Thats why next cicle I am making a media which contains 30% (v/v) of Oxidic clays and 1:1 silicated clay and 20% (v/v) of 2:1 silicated clay (expanded vermiculite) that works chemically as 2:1 silicated clay and physically as both 2:1 and sand because at the same time it has affinity with the water, the particles has the size of silt and sand.
In the nature soil has clays (also silt and sand), in Brazil the average amount of organic matter in the soil is around 4%, what is main responsable for retaing charges (Na, Ca, K, Mg, Cu, etc etc) on the brazilian latossolos.
Sure I should try to mimic the original ganja soil that is the ???? one (i would take by chance the afghani soil).
Bottom line, since I started studying soils I started to believe that growing organic ganja is not growing ganja in a mix of organic matter (either decomposed or not) and intert media.
To try mimicking the nature, we must rely on clay. This idea of growing only on organic matter (even pure premix) is one that the organic and inert media producers benefit of people to believe since they want to sell them they products.
Stay high, stay wise!