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Seeds represent the beginning of life, and with the right environment plus a little TLC, they’re destined to bloom. Growing cannabis is no exception to this, and Sasquatch Soil Co. is all about helping their consumers grow in the right environment.
Sasquatch Soil Co.’s Story
Sasquatch Soil Co., based out of Auburn, California, is not just any soil that one can pick up at the local garden store or nursery. It is one that has been nurtured and tested to better help the growth of any plant — cannabis included.
The detail of each ingredient in the soil helps create quality plants, especially cannabis. Specifically, the nutrients in the soil help increase the density of the nugs and terpenes in the plant.
The idea behind the name of the company is that Sasquatch alone is his own mystery. And farming, especially cannabis cultivation, can be as well. Sasquatch Soil Co. brings products from farm to table, adding insight into the growing process.
“Sasquatch and a farmer, nobody ever sees them […]. So, we’re trying to bring that to the forefront so everyone sees what’s happening,” says Brandon Jenkins, founder of Sasquatch Soil Co.
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Full of rich, plant-based ingredients, the soil contains specific elements that help cannabis flourish. For one, Sasquatch Soil is optimal in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium — the three main elements of good soil, and great plants.
A balance of these nutrients promotes healthy plants. For example, nitrogen alone is very important to the process of growing cannabis. “As more nitrogen enters cannabis, cannabis proportionally grows more, up to its genetic capacity,” reports GreenHouse Grower. With this, nitrogen makes plants like cannabis grow at a faster rate and to their fullest potential.
Equally as important, phosphorus is essential in cannabis production. “Phosphorus nutrition has long been a focus in cannabis cultivation,” reports Frontiers in Plant Science. Farmers use it to boost up the plant’s pH during the flowering stage, which hopes to promote flower development.
Potassium, rich in its own enzymes, is also another great component to growing cannabis successfully. According to The Marijuana Times, “potassium is the third of the macronutrients and plays multiple roles in the well -being of your cannabis, including stimulating early growth, early growth, promoting disease resistance, and improving the efficacy of water use.”
What’s more is that combined together, phosphorus and potassium work on strengthening the plant’s roots, adds Wikileaf.
Packed Full of Elements and More
Luckily Sasquatch Soil has a balance of all of those key components for growing cannabis efficiently and correctly. Additionally, it contains a balance of limestone and gypsum, both of which play an unique role in cannabis.
Most cannabis plants should remain at a pH between six and seven; both of these elements help maintain that.
Additionally, “the reason for adding limestone to a container media, besides pH control, is to supply calcium and, depending on the limestone, magnesium,” says GreenHouse Grower.
Besides the ingredients, Sasquatch Soil holds water for a longer period of time. In turn, this helps hydrate the plants, pushing for dense nugs and better terpenes. Its water-retention properties also make it great for drought prone regions.
All of these elements together help produce healthy, aromatic plants that are rich in terpenes. “Whether you’re growing cannabis inside or outside, raising cannabis in quality soil is known to produce a more flavorful product,” reports Leafly. And Sasquatch Soil stands on its quality.
Elevating the Growing Process
Jenkins is no stranger to the cannabis industry. According to our own The Emerald Magazine, Jenkins was introduced to medical cannabis and started growing it himself. As this happened, he started to see that the growing process was the root of the industry. As such, he wanted to make it a successful one. By accounting for factors like properly balanced nutrients and water retention, Sasquatch Soil saves time and energy for the farmer.
“We’ve done all the work in the soil so you can spend less time in the farm, so you can spend time doing things that you need with your plants and your family,” says Jenkins.
There is more to the soil, for example, microbial baths.
The microbial baths(feeding microbes with every watering, foliars microbes) with the soil are worth noting, as they elevate the balance of the growing process that much more. These “ Microbe baths,” as Jenkins calls them, means the soil is drenched in microbes, microscopic life forms of bacteria, and bacillus, a beneficial bacteria.
“Basically the bio life in the soil gets activated when you use microbes and compost teas with it, it just turns the soil spectrum of our living soil alive and the plant takes up more of everything,” Jenkins explains.
With all of this and a mix of compost, the soil starts to come to life, in turn making the plant do the same. This complex, well-grounded mixture affects everything from the taste to the smell of the plant to the Shelf life, says Jenkins.
Split Down the Middle
While many cannabis gardeners appreciate Sasquatch Soil Co.’s products, one can use them for a variety of different plants. In terms of sales, Jenkins says there is a split down the middle. Half of their consumers buy Sasquatch Soil for any plant or growing needs, and others buy it specifically for cannabis production.
Supporting farmers everywhere, Jenkins says, “I supply a lot of farmers in California for orchards, strawberry farms, bamboo farms, and of course cannabis farms, which I started doing first.”
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The company serves its home state of California. Sasquatch Soil Co. has also opened up a storefront in Auburn — Totem Organic Supply — where buyers can get their soil needs in person. However Sasquatch Soil Co. is national, shipping out to all 50 states in the U.S.
Quality is something that we all strive for, and quality cannabis is the biggest aspect in the industry. From seed to Soil to the Grow, Sasquatch Soil Co. aims to increase anyone’s cannabis growing experience.
Written by Emma Richter