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The Decision Desk — Should I Grow My Own Hemp Plants?

“Should I grow my own hemp plants is a plausible question because you can do it on as small a scale as you wish.”


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In short amount of time, hemp has gone from a criminalized crop to a profitable one with the stroke of the pen on the 2018 Farm Bill. The US industrial hemp cultivation has been valued at around $4 billion nationwide. Financial experts estimate the hemp industry could be worth $25 billion as the dem\’\’and for this versatile crop explodes. This is what farmers on all levels of skill saw as they started converting their farms to grow hemp because that cost was less than the huge profit they expected at harvest. The answer to the question, “Should I grow my own hemp plants?” became simple.



  • Considering the Investment
  • Researching the Rules of Your State
  • Deciding Which Hemp to Grow
  • Considering Best Growing Conditions
  • Looking Hemp’s Enemy in the Eye
  • Today’s Feature Post
  • Strains CBD Weekly Specials “Spotte”


Considering the Investment

The hemp industry is still in its infancy so there is much to yet learn about hemp cultivation. The farmers interested in growing hemp must be willing to experiment \’\’and document different techniques to find what works best for them in their part of the country to consider climate \’\’and soil. One thing remains a strong truth \’\’and that is that hemp on all levels is in high dem\’\’and. Because of these universities continue to pour money into hemp research, research that could help a new hemp farmer.

Should I grow my own hemp plants may look at the discipline, patience, \’\’and a willingness to experiment that you have as a new hemp cultivar. If you’re unsure whether this investment is worth it, consider planting one acre of hemp \’\’and document everything. Just be sure to work with companies or a research university to help you when you get overwhelmed.

Should I Grow My Own Hemp Plants? – Researching the Rules of Your State

The cultivation of hemp is legal on a federal basis since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. States may differ in their rules so do your due diligence, so you know what is legal \’\’and what is not.  Before you start sowing your hemp seeds, find out the applications that you are required to fill out to be legal. This includes also testing you are required to do.

Should I grow my own hemp plants may depend on if you can follow the rules of your state which has one big one. Your CBD hemp must contain no more than 0.3% THC.

Deciding Which Hemp to Grow

The choice is between growing hemp for industrial purposes like fiber, rope, canvas, etc. or CBD extraction. For high-quality CBD hemp, it must be feminized to produce the maximum cannabinoid count to extract. High-CBD content hemp also requires a considerable more h\’\’ands-on tending to.

One of the answers to the question of should I grow my own hemp plants is how to figure plant spacing. If you are going to grow CBD hemp, it is important to space plants out but with industrial hemp that is not necessary.  High-CBD hemp for CBD oil extraction can be planted 1000 plants per acre but industrial hemp farmers should figure on about 300,000 to 350,000 plants per acre.

 Should I Grow My Own Hemp Plants? –Considering Best Growing Conditions

Hemp is fairly forgiving in temperate \’\’and Mediterranean climates but does perform best when there’s plenty of warmth \’\’and sunshine. But on the other h\’\’and, remember that hemp seeds love well-drained soil.

Most farmers recommend a soil pH level in the 6 – 6.5 range for hemp plants along with heavy doses of nitrogen \’\’and moderate doses of phosphorus \’\’and potassium.

Hemp is known for its ability to leach toxic chemicals from the earth so be sure your soil is not contaminated so that the high CBD hemp you grow for human consumption will not be also contaminated.

Looking Hemp’s Enemies in the Eye

Generally speaking, hemp is relatively resistant to pests but there still are some that love munching on your hemp plants. The most common is the European corn borer but there are also some fungi that are attracted to hemp crops.

Should I grow my own hemp plants considers the pests that most target hemp \’\’and the best organic way to protect your crop.


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Sharon has been writing her heart out since she was 10 years of age when she wrote up a story about a 3,000 acre forest fire she and her family witnessed. In 1995 when she found herself divorced with a 3-year-old daughter, Ruth, she decided to try writing for money. You can read more of Sharon's writings at the Contena site and view her daughter, Ruth and husband, Steve doing DIY projects at the YouTube address. She carved a niche in the Continuing Education market and for the next 20 plus years she wrote courses for C.E. providers all over the United States. Blogging is now her new love. Particularly suited to writing about CBD because for two years she was crippled with osteoarthritis in her ankles and feet until someone introduced her to CBD. Today she walks and bikes because of this natural compound of CBD.

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