If you’re new to hemp farming, you may be wondering how much water is needed for CBD seed. The water process for hemp seed is different than other crops. Furthermore, how much you water your seed also depends on what growth stage it’s in. In this article, we’ll discuss how to water CBD rich hemp seeds properly.
Hemp seeds are relatively small in size. You want to make sure that you maintain good seed to soil contact, without over-watering your plants. To do this, you’ll have to change how much you water them depending on what your seeds are at in the plant life cycle.
When your seeds come up, you want to keep the soil nice and moist. If the soil dries out, your seedling is going to die. Seed to soil contact is crucial for the early stages of growing hemp.
After the tap root is established, you’ll want to ease up on how much you’re watering your seeds. You should start doing this once the tap root reaches down about six inches. Then, you want to let the soil dry out a bit so that the roots start looking for water. This will cause them to reach out and grow further down into the soil.
Most experts agree that hemp needs about 20-30 inches of rain per year. However, that amount can vary depending on the soil type and climate in which it’s being grown. It’s important to note that there is a strong correlation between how moist the soil is and the plant’s cannabinoid levels.
The soil needs to be moist during the germination period. But then once the tap root is established, you want to ease up on watering. After the roots have grown considerably, start increasing the amount of water. Once the plant begins to flower, it starts to absorb less water. However, it will need an increase in water during late flowering and seed formation.
Please note, this advice is based on what has worked well for us. Watering processes can vary widely from one farm to the next, and one season to the next as well. If you need help figuring out how much to water your plants, just give us a call!
CBD Seed Co. is happy to offer our customers advice on watering and the growing process. Contact our office today to speak to an expert.