So, you’re ready to start hemp farming. That’s great! Here are a few things to consider whether you are hemp farming in the greenhouse for hemp or the farm field for hemp.
Getting Things in Order Before Planting
You’ll first want to check with you state, city, and county laws to make sure you are allowed to grow you can review our Where to Grow Hemp in 2021. In some cases you may need a permit. It’s also important to get the tools, food, and pots you will need from the beginning.
Buying CBD Hemp Seedlings
Buying from an established grower is most important. While you may be tempted to purchase Feminized Hemp Seeds or CBD Hemp Clones (Cherry Blossom Clones, Cherry Clones or T1 Trump Clones), Hemp Seedlings are the best choice for beginners. You can read more about why here: Why You Should Buy Seedlings Instead of Clones.
Things To Look For
Make sure your grower is reputable and certified by the USDA. Whether you want to start with seeds, seedlings, or clones, look for strains that meet your requirements. Take a look at our hemp products to find out what we offer.
Your planting needs will depend on whether you grow seeds, seedlings, or clones, and whether you want to grow in a greenhouse or a field.
Greenhouses offer more control over your environment and the soil you use.
For growing in a field, you’ll want to check your soil health, consider your climate, and think about wind, frost, and rain potential.
Different strains do better in different climates, and some prefer greenhouses while others really thrive in the field. We recommend speaking with your seed or seedling vendor for the best information on how to keep your plants thriving.
Caring for CBD Hemp Seedlings
Germinated seeds prefer temperatures of 68-77 degrees and with 65-70% humidity.
High output LEDs or fluorescents should be placed a handful of inches above seedlings. Grow lights should stay on 18-24 hours per day. If you are growing in the field, you want to make sure your planting location will get enough light.
A water-soluble, nitrogen-rich fertilizer will do you best, ideally with a target 3:1:2 NPK ratio at ¼ the strength. Use it to water and/or mist your seedlings until transplanting.
When the seedling’s roots reach the bottom of its container, it’s time to transplant to a bigger one. When the roots reach the bottom of the new container, it’s time to transfer them to a final larger container, a fabric grow bag. If you are growing in a field, you will plant the seed or seedling directly in the soil.
If you’re ready to get started, take a look at our CBD hemp products where we share specifics on strains, climate, and growing.