Health

/

ArcaMax

What Is Rockwool And Why Is It A New Buzzword In The Marijuana Industry?

By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Aside from the fact that it prevents the multiplication of pathogens, it also helps the seeds germinate, thus facilitating good drainage.

Rockwool is a fantastic method for growing marijuana. With Rockwool, you can have the strain you choose through the cannabis cycle as growers of all levels utilize different hydroponics for harvesting heavier yields. If you haven’t tried Rockwool, it is time to hop on the trend.

Rockwool uses the power of natural stone to produce an aerated and fluffy growing means for cannabis. It is a material that drains well and supports the development of the plant’s roots. This article will provide insight into why you should use Rockwool in hydroponics and soil systems and how it works at every stage of the growing cycle.

What is Rockwool?

Rockwool is a form of mineral wool, a material used as acoustic insulation in constructing hospitals, stadiums, and homes. The product was created by Danish founders who aimed to develop stone wool in Germany, Scandinavia, and New Jersey. For over a century, the company has made an effective product.

Aside from being an important building material, Rockwool also aids the growth of millions of cannabis plants. The substance in Rockwool brings many benefits to the cannabis grower: it doesn’t contain organic material making it immune to decomposition from fungi and molds.

 

Rockwool doesn’t contain heavy metals; these are metals that contain chromium and lead, which are toxic to plants. These heavy metals also make the plant have yellow leaves because it prevents photosynthesis and kills the plants.

Why Rockwool is utilized to grow cannabis

Rockwool provides numerous benefits for a cannabis grower. Aside from the fact that it prevents the multiplication of pathogens, it also helps the seeds germinate, thus facilitating good drainage.

Its cubes are sterile and inorganic which means it arrives at the grower’s place clean and ready to use. It also doesn’t protect the root of your plants against damage from microbes. Although Rockwool takes a longer time to break down, growers can shred used blocks to matter and throw them into the compost pile finely. Over time, the basalt rock in Rockwool will leach into the compost, providing an added nutritional benefit to your soil. Hydroponic cannabis growing is called “dro weed”.

...continued

swipe to next page