Taking a look at some great tips and advice for growing hemp plants at home. How to become your own source for CBD flower and oil extracts.
With home gardening on the rise, you might be considering what you can grow in your home to feel a little more productive and potentially cut down your costs a bit. If you consume products that grow right from the ground, wouldn’t it be cool to produce them yourself?
With a little bit of know-how and some preparation, you totally can. You might not have abundant crops (especially if you live in a normal house or apartment) but you can have yourself a happy little home hemp garden in no time.
Growing hemp plants doesn’t have to be complicated, but if you need some tips, continue reading.
What’s the Point of Growing Hemp Plants?
Hemp is a great little plant with a lot of important uses. Not only that, but it’s incredibly easy to grow, and it’s low maintenance. This makes it perfect for people who may not be used to gardening just yet.
From hemp, you can make your own hemp products, like soaps. You can also make CBD oil, like the ones seen here.
Hemp also produces hemp seeds, which are incredibly nutritious. This can save you money in the long run if you use CBD or hemp products frequently. It’s also just fun to learn how to do things on your own.
But how do you do it?
You Need Light
Hemp can be grown indoors or outdoors, but either way, you’re going to need some kind of strong light to help support the growth. When outside, you have the light from the sun. If you’re growing inside, you’re going to need something like a grow lamp.
For best results, you’re looking for LED lights with a wattage of about 50 per plant. The lights need to emit full-spectrum light, and they should rest roughly a foot and a half away from the plant for optimal growth.
Where to Plant It
If you’re growing hemp plants inside, you’re still going to need a pretty good amount of space for a full-grown plant. A 10-gallon pot should allow you enough room for a plant to grow. Multiple plants will require multiple pots.
You’re also going to want to get alkaline soil in quantities large enough to fill the pot.
Feed Your New Seedlings
If you want super healthy plants, it’s a great idea to buy a little something extra for them in the form of fertilizer. There are certain nutrients that plants need in order to thrive, and while some of them will be available via the soil or the environment, if you want the best hemp, it doesn’t hurt to supplement.
Are You Starting Your Garden?
Hemp is an incredibly easy plant to grow, and it’s great for beginners. Being able to extract useful materials from plants that you grow yourself can be incredibly fulfilling, and you’ll potentially save some money over time and learn some things along the way.
Make sure to check if growing hemp plants is legal in your area before getting started.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.