Understanding Living Soil
Living soil, also known as “living organic soil” or “no-till soil,” is a substrate that aims to mimic natural ecosystems.
It is typically composed of organic matter, compost, beneficial bacteria, fungi, algae, and other microorganisms, creating a diverse and dynamic environment for plant roots.
Nutrient-rich and Balanced Soil
Living soil contains a wealth of organic matter and microorganisms, resulting in a nutrient-rich environment. This natural abundance provides plants with a constant supply of vital nutrients, including macronutrients, micronutrients, and trace elements.
Enhanced Plant and Terpene Profile
Organic cultivation in living soil encourages the development of robust and healthy plants. This holistic approach can also enhance the plant’s terpene profile, resulting in improved aroma, flavor, and potential therapeutic benefits.
Water Retention and Conservation
Living soil has excellent water retention properties. The organic matter and microorganisms present in the soil create a sponge-like structure, allowing for optimal water absorption and storage. This not only conserves water but also promotes healthier root systems.
Natural Pest and Disease Resistance
Microorganisms and fungi act as natural defenders against pests and diseases. When the soil is rich in beneficial microbes, they can outcompete harmful pathogens and pests, reducing the need for chemical interventions.