HEMP (CANNABIS SATIVA) IS A ONE-YEAR CYCLE PLANT ORIGINALLY FROM ASIA. LONG BEFORE ITS USE AS A DRUG, HEMP WAS CULTIVATED IN MANY COUNTRIES FOR THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY. IN THE 18TH CENTURY THIS CULTURE WAS AT ITS PEAK, BECAUSE THE FIBER WAS THEN USED TO MAKE ROPES, SAILS, BUT ALSO CANVAS OR CLOTHING.
Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is an annual plant endemic to Asia. Long before its use as a drug, hemp was cultivated in many countries for the textile industry. In the 18th century this culture was at its peak, because the fiber was then used to make ropes, sails, but also canvas or clothing. In the middle of the 20th century, production became increasingly rare due to the drastic legislation in this area. Indeed, hemp is considered a psychotropic drug because it contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN). These three substances are the most commonly found in different species with psychotropic properties, but more than 60 cannabinoids are found in different cannabis strains.
Nowadays, a new sector is emerging in the construction industry, where hemp is used for insulation materials, chipboard or mortar. In horticulture, hemp mulch is in vogue because it is a good pest repellent. The seeds known as hemp seeds are used to produce oil, but also to feed certain animals when not used for fishing. You can also cultivate hemp plants in your garden. More and more gardeners decide to plant hemp in their beds.
WHAT ARE HEMP PLANTS IN MY GARDEN SUITABLE FOR?
Many gardeners who decide to grow hemp plants do so for ornamental purposes. Because the plant is a real eye-catcher! But there is an even more important reason why you should consider having a hemp plant in your garden: The hemp plants act as a biological alternative to conventional insecticides and pesticides. Furthermore, hemp as such does not contain insecticides and pesticides. Since hemp is a domestic raw material that grows again, it always manages without herbicides or other pesticides.
HOW DO I GROW HEMP PLANTS IN MY GARDEN?
To grow hemp in your garden, it is of course necessary to obtain seeds from registered varieties that contain very little THC. In our store you can get hemp with a THC content of less than 1%.
A note: Once the seeds have been obtained, the bags should be stored well so that they can be presented to the police if necessary to prove their legality.
GROWING HEMP PLANTS EXPLAINED IN SEVEN STEPS
Growing hemp requires warmth and sunshine.
Sow the seeds in spring as soon as the soil is warmed and the temperatures are constantly above 15°C day and night.
Prepare the environment of the hemp plant by removing all wild herbs before.
Add a little compost to the soil and aerate it with a soil loosener, then rake it off.
Sow in the field or in rows. Cover the seeds lightly with soil and water in fine rain.
When the seedlings are fully grown, thin out to 20 cm.