Vegan Weed, The Cleanest Green

Liz Filmer
05 Oct 2021

Vegan weed is grown using a plant nutrition range containing no synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, or ingredients derived from animals. This includes bone meal; fish hydrolyse, blood meal or guano. It is pure plant on plant action. It is taking Organic to the next level and has begun appearing on the shelves of many dispensaries in Canada and the USA.

 In nature, plants are exposed to very little animal matter, mostly limited to the decaying insects in the soil. They are not exposed to the levels of animal products contained within generic organic fertilisers in any way. Your plants will not be missing out on anything by using Veganic nutrients.

Veganic growing methods require no pH management, naturally maintaining a balance between pH5.5-7.0. You may only need to adjust pH slightly during the flowering phase at the mid waypoint. When feeding is at its heaviest, and you may see the pH dip toward the lower end of the accepted scale (5.5) 

Just like with Organics, it's best to use a soil or soil mix. Soil holds a lot of moisture, drains well and has a certain level of naturally occurring nutrients allowing it to provide some of the nutrients needed for the first few weeks.  A "potting mix" rich in the result of decaying matter such as leaves and grass clippings etc., is a good choice. It is packed full of beneficial microbes, helping the soil's bioavailability to reach as close to 100% as possible.

Vegan growing aims to create a densely packed thriving hotbed of bacteria and fungi, creating a bustling environment where all nutrients are quickly converted into a soluble form. After the plant has metabolised the nutrients, the only thing left is complex carbohydrates, which are then used to feed the microbes in the soil, continuing the cycle! 

There is a vegan version of all nutrient feeds from your basic "grow", "bloom", and "flower" to additives, boosters and flushes. The plant's needs are fully considered at all stages, with nitrogen-rich plant matter such as alfalfa cottonseed and soya meal for vegetating plants and plentiful amounts of phosphorous and potassium in the form of potash, rock phosphate and wood ash made available for the flowering phase. Other vegan-friendly additives include Humic acid to assist with nutrient uptake, Cal-Mag for high yields, enzymes for conditioning and regeneration of new roots and recycling of dead roots. 

Veganic weed is rich in THC and terpene content due to how easily the plant metabolises the nutrients. This gives more time and energy for creating oils, cannabinoids, and terpenes. Hence, it is not uncommon to see vegan strains with over 20% THC and over 10% CBD. 

Non-vegan weed can contain heavy metal contaminants of around 2-5 parts per million. On the other hand, Veganic weed comes in at more like 200-600 parts per billion, over 100 times less! Vegan cannabis is the perfect product to be used medicinally as it is so clean. 

Vegan weed has everything going for it—healthier plants, healthier you, bigger yields, more flavourful, more potent effects. 

Liz Filmer