If you’re interested in learning how to grow hemp or cannabis, rest assured it’s one of the easiest plants to grow. Seriously, it will grow almost anywhere. That said, if you’re growing hemp to extract CBD, you want to ensure you’re growing the highest quality hemp possible.
Each plant is tended to individually and given the love and care it needs to thrive.
Best Soil for Growing Hemp and Cannabis
Before you plant your crop, you’re going to want get your soil tested. Understanding the state of your soil is critical to knowing how to amend it for growing hemp and cannabis.
Hemp, like most crops, does better in well-drained soil rich in organic material with high fertility. hemp does not like “wet feet”.
Hemp prefers soil with a pH of 6-7.5 Rogue Valley Soil Testing will give complete and easy instructions to condition the soil to this level, if necessary.
Well-aerated, loamy soil is best and should contain rich organic matter, be extremely fertile, and supplemented with the recommended minerals if necessary to ensure plants will have exactly what they need through the growing season. If the soil your are working with does not meet these conditions, Rogue Valley Soil Testing will offer all the information needed to condition your soil to the level best for hemp or cannabis.
Hemp plants should be planted where they will receive the most sunlight possible. While hemp will grow with as little as six hours of sunlight per day, if you want your plants to thrive, full sun is idea (think 12+ hours/day). Seeds should be planted after the last danger of frost has passed, which is typically in early to mid-spring in most parts of North America.
Hemp needs at least 20-30 inches of rainfall during its growth cycle. If rainfall doesn’t meet these requirements, it will be necessary to employ proper irrigation. Ample amounts of moisture are needed during germination. It’s important to also keep in mind that water absorption will increase each day until the beginning of the flowering stage.