|10 weeks after sowing the seeds the plants will
be 30-40 centimeter (10-15 inches) high. During the months May
an June we can move the seedlings into the ground outside.
In the other months of the year it is best to do the growing
inside. For inside growing we will have to move the seedlings to
When you take your youngsters outside please keep in mind they
still have to get used to the sun, give them some shade the
You can improve the soil in your garden to get better results from
your hemp plants. It just depends on how rich the ground is. If
other plants are doing well in your garden you won`t even have to
do a thing. But in some areas the soil can be poor.
Improving the soil
Buy a bag of organic potting soil and mix this in with
the existing soil. This soil is not often found at your local
all-purpose store so some searching may be required. Potting soil
is richer soil than commercial top soil so it goes a little bit
farther when mixed with the existing soil. Lime may be
necessary in areas with acidic soil and peat moss is a good
additive for soils with a clay type consistency. How much
fertilizers you will be using is based on experience and
guessing, using twice amount of the prescription on the bag will
do fine. But beware that an overdoses of fertilizers can be
deadly to your plants.
The soil where you will plant your babies must not be too
wet or too dry. The distance between each weed plant depends
on the space you have. The best would be 1 square meter per plant.
If you put the plants to close together they will prevent one an
other from absorbing the light, which could be causing big
differences in growth. If you are not using "feminized"
seeds half of the plants in the ground will turnout to be male (so
useless as always) and will have to be removed to prevent seed
production. It is a good habit to have a spare plant in a pot for
every plant that is standing in the ground. This way you can
easily replace a male by a female as soon at this can be detected.
Also take care the wind can blow thru your
cannabis plants, outside cannabis that is too much protected from
wind will be extra vulnerable for fungus.
Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants on earth; one
hand of fish fertilizer and some water in time will do miracles.
The small seeds from the Weed Seed Shop will astonish you