HOW TO GROW HEMP?
Depending on what you are growing, you may choose to grow it as a field crop, a horticultural crop, or indoors.
Fiber & Grain
If you are growing for fiber or grain, you will likely choose a field crop method.
For a grain crop, you are generally looking to plant with a grain drill (no-till is optional), at 7” spacings, at a rate of about 25-30 pounds per acre.
For a fiber crop you want the plants to grow as straight as possible, thus you will use the same planting method as for grain, though planting at between 50-60 pounds per acre.
When growing for flower or the extracts you will likely grow it like a horticultural crop. First starting by propagating the plantings in the greenhouse, then transplanting them to the field at about 2000 plants per acre, then tending to them throughout the growing season.
busting the myth…
Hemp is often touted to be grown in any climate, with no inputs. While there is some truth to this, it is a bit exaggerated.
Yes, hemp varieties can be grown as far north as Russia, or as far south as Argentina. However each individual variety has a climate it is best adapted to.
This is why we suggest you select a variety which has been bred in a climate similar to your own.
Yes, hemp requires less inputs than your average crop. However don’t get fooled by this, it still requires inputs.
You may not need to spray as harsh of chemicals. Though similar to corn, hemp requires inputs such as nitrogen.
The varieties often exaggerated to be able to grow anywhere are feral varieties which are of low quality, not yet suitable for manufacturing.
Though, marijuana breeders have combined the genetics of the feral plants & marijuana plants, producing Auto-flowering genetics. So there are some benefits of the feral varieties.