No, it’s not too late to begin growing hemp on your Ohio farm. And yes, there’s a considerable profit to be made. The hemp industry is expected to reach a market size of $26.6 billion by 2026. Not only is CBD in high demand, but so are hemp fiber products. Right now, the demand still outweighs the supply. So there’s plenty of time to start growing CBD seed on your Ohio farm.
As a beginning hemp farmer, it’s crucial to go into your first growing season prepared with ample knowledge of the industry and best practices for farming. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common errors made by beginning hemp farmers.
Growing industrial hemp in Ohio is not any more difficult than growing any other crop. However, it is different. For instance, there are legal matters that need to be considered. Furthermore, you will need to adjust your fertilizing, planting, watering, and harvesting strategies. But most importantly, it’s crucial to avoid falling into the common pitfalls made by novice hemp farmers. Some examples include:
One of the worst mistakes a hemp farmer can make is not starting the growing season with quality seed. Before you buy, ask yourself, does this supplier seem reputable? Have I read the COAs and lab analysis? Are other farmers getting good results from planting this seed? How will plants from this seed hold up in Ohio’s climate?
Another common error made by new hemp farmers is planting seeds to close together in an attempt to increase profits. Plants need to be spaced apart so that weeding can be done by hand. We highly advise sticking to the guidelines of 30” x 24” spacing.
Testing your plants for THC content is crucial to ensure that they’re compliant with Ohio and federal laws. We recommend testing early, at least three weeks before harvest. When growing plants indoors, starting testing at day 30.
CBD Seed Co. is the nation’s trusted hemp seed and clone supplier. As the top seed distributor in the country, we are committed to helping farmers obtain the highest quality CBD seed available in Ohio. We’ve been working in the cannabis industry since 2009 and are experts when it comes to seed genetics, cultivation, and propagation. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you’re buying the highest quality CBD rich hemp seed on the market.
CBD Seed Co. is here to support you in your journey. For more information on hemp farming in Ohio, please contact our office.