Growing Marijuana in a Polyculture Environment

Here’s a link to an article excerpted from our book, What’s Wrong With My Marijuana Plant, that was published in Mother Earth News.

Growing Marijuana in a Polyculture Environment

The article explains what a polyculture is, how to create one, and why it’s important to do so.

The photo above is a good example of bringing a lot of different kinds of plants into the same growing space, a polyculture. The opposite condition is a monoculture where all the plants are the same, like a field of corn, an apple orchard, or a cannabis patch. Bringing cannabis into a polyculture garden provides multiple benefits to your plants and to your environment.

You can incorporate flowers and herbs into your cannabis patch, for example, to increase species diversity and structural complexity. A polyculture provides habitat for beneficial critters, it helps to prevent the rapid plant-to-plant spread of pests and diseases, it provides camouflage from herbivores, and it helps to exclude pathogens. Try it, you’ll like it!

 

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