How to Grow Hemp at Home

If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or sleep disturbances, you might find relief in the form of hemp and hemp products. The good news is that it is relatively easy to grow your own hemp at home, as long as you ensure that it is legal to do so in your state. Here are some tips to help get you started.

Choose the Right Supplier

You will need to buy hemp seeds from a reputable supplier who has double-checked that the THC level of the hemp seeds complies with the legal limit (0.3%). It is also vital that you find a supplier that is willing to offer you a competitive price.


Decide Whether You Want to Grow Male or Female Hemp Plants

Most people who grow hemp at home will want to grow more female hemp plants than male hemp plants, hence the reason why they seek out feminized seeds. The question is, why is female hemp seen as superior to male counterparts? It is mostly due to the fact that hemp flowers only grow on female plants. Pollinated female plants also produce seeds that allow for continuous growing without needing to invest in more seeds. Generally, the male hemp plants only allow for the harvesting of hemp fibers (which you can get from female plants, too).


Think About Where You Want to Grow Your Hemp

If you want to grow hemp at home, it is worthwhile opting to grow your plants inside rather than outside. Doing so allows you far greater control over the growing environment. You will be able to tailor the environment to ensure that your plants grow and thrive from the initial germination stage all the way through to the flowering stage. Just be sure to use artificial lighting, like high power LEDs, to move the process along.


Focus on Optimal Germination

How you plant and nurture your hemp seeds plays a huge role in the quality of the plant further down the line. The best way to germinate hemp seeds is to soak them for up to 12 hours before planting, keeping the temperature no lower than 65 degrees Fahrenheit and no higher than 75 degrees. Get a good quality seed mix and plant your seeds about one inch deep in the soil.

In order to effectively monitor and manage temperature throughout this important stage, it is also worthwhile to buy a seedling heating mat. Along with temperature, you should strive to control the humidity, too. Most hemp seeds require humidity levels to remain consistent at around 65%-70%. Consider purchasing a humidity dome if you are struggling to keep humidity levels within this range.


Fertilize Your Hemp Seeds

Using the right fertilizer can mean the difference between success and failure when growing hemp seeds. Most experts will recommend that you choose a water-soluble feed that contains plenty of nitrogen and other nutrients.

Keep these tips in mind and you will be well on your way to successfully growing and harvesting hemp at home. As with so many things in life, practice makes perfect.

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