The benefits of using living soil

Living soil, aka soil as Mother Nature intended, is filled with helpful microorganisms. As it turns out, cannabis loves growing in it. From worms to microscopic bacteria, this cannabis soil is teeming with life. It may be the reason Long Beach, California-based No Till Kings have dedicated their brand to preaching the gospel of Living Soil. Their spokesman? A humble worm.
Founded by Jake Taylor and Marco S., No Till Kings cultivates out of a 5,000-square-foot specialty indoor canopy. Hailing from San Diego originally, the duo met in 5th grade. They began growing in 2017 during the medical days of Proposition 215 and sacrificed everything to enter the legal market in 2020.

The soil begins with around 40,000 worms per room. Then, by adding positive bacteria to the environment, the roots, stems, and leaves of the previous cycle will be decomposed. In a matter of weeks, the soil is ready for the next harvest, undisturbed, and left to its own microbiome to break the old plant matter down. The finished product is cured for about 14 to 16 days and then dry-trimmed.

This living, breathing ecosystem helps the cannabis. Growing in living soil gifts the buds more terpenes than most indoor flower, hovering off the charts in terpene profiles. It’s similar to what’s been seen with outdoor, regenerative cannabis (which is also, of course, grown in living soil). But for indoor cultivators, living soil demands more of the growers. They get only four harvests per year, as opposed to 5, which is the norm for many indoor cultivators.

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