Over the last decade we have worked toward being as regenerative as possible while creating the least amount of waste possible. This enables us to produce some of the best flower and concentrates we can without spending much money or going to the grow store very often. We have experimented and learned quite a few closed loop systems to accomplish this, many of which come from permaculture principles.
The easiest ways to create closed loops is with plants. We plant lots of other types of plants with our cannabis to create a Polyculture. Our favorite and most utilized plant in our polyculture gardens would have to be comfrey. We line the edges between our beds and aisles with comfrey plants on both sides of the aisles and beds. To do this we dig up a single comfrey plant root ball which can be the size of a basketball, and chop/break it into small chunks about 2-4 inches long. (Comfrey is much easier to start from root than from seed). We then plant each root chunk about every 3-4 feet down the edges of the rows. One root ball can make about 25 new comfrey plants. BE AWARE once you plant a comfrey plant somewhere it will be there forever. You can never dig it out or remove it. When you dig out a root ball that one plant becomes multiple plants in the same area.
As the comfrey grows throughout the season you can chop n drop it back onto your beds every month or two. Comfrey roots can be 10-12 feet deep, and they mine insoluble nutrients that other plants would never be able to reach. They pull those nutrients from deep down up to the top of its leaves that we then harvest. This process allows us to build soil and add macro and micro nutrients sequestered by the comfrey.
Comfrey has many other benefits as well. Not only do it’s purple flowers attract pollinators and keep beneficial insects happy in our garden, but they are the biggest habitat plant for spiders which are also very beneficial.
Our other favorite way to utilize comfrey is to harvest and chop a bucket or barrel full of the leaves, as many as we can fit. We then fill the bucket/barrel with water and throw in a handful of leaf mold from under a madrone tree (this introduced diverse native microbes). Keep the bucket covered in the shade but not sealed. This creates an amazing plant tonic that your cash crop plants will love. It should have close to all major micro and macro nutrients needed. The solution can sit for a week at minimum up to months long. Dilute it 1:100 with water, and bubble/aerate it for 24 hours before feeding if possible. Makes a great foliar spray or root drench.
WARNING! Germination of Cannabis seeds is illegal in Many states and countries.
StaeFli Farms sells Cannabis seeds to such Places as collectable adult genetic preservation souvenir only. We reserve the right to refuse to sell cannabis seeds to anyone we have reason to believe is going to cultivate them in a Place where it is illegal to cultivate them.
We dispatch our seeds on the condition they will not be used by others in conflict with applicable local law.
Unfortunately, regulation and implementation in respect of cannabis seeds often differ from country to country and State to State.