By Noah Chen
The cultivation of hemp by humans has happened for thousands of years. During that time, we’ve come up with some clever ways to grow the plant. Although impressive hydroponic growth chambers are an option, there are some far simpler hemp growing setups. These are often more quick and clean, and will keep you rolling in the green – hemp that is. Or money. Either or, really.
Today, popular hemp growing methods vary, so you can determine which one is right for you. From outdoor farms to indoor operations, here’s everything you need to get started building a proper hemp cultivation space.
Growing hemp outside
This is probably the most common of the hemp growing setups. When you’re in the market to grow premium, flavorful hemp, setting up your plants outside to soak up the natural sunlight is the easiest way to go.
Because the plants are receiving their sunlight naturally, outdoor-grown hemp often has the deepest flavor. However, it does take more time to set up the land and maintain it. Outdoor crops are also at the mercy of the weather, and can face rot and pests.
Farmers who can invest plenty of time in their hemp crop will see returns from the full body aroma of their outdoor-grown hemp. Their wallets will celebrate as well. Growing hemp outdoors is one of the cheapest methods. It does away with the lights and fans that indoor operations require.
Growing hemp inside
If you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of the natural flavor of the hemp for more control over your crop, growing hemp indoors is always an option.
The startup costs of indoor hemp growing setups are often high. But, it might save you money in the long run as you won’t lose any crops to pests, disease, or weather. Because of this, indoor grows are also ideal for first time hemp cultivators.
The lack of pests and environmental worries also means indoor hemp operations need less time. Crops simply require less effort to grow. Additionally, hemp grown inside has a cleaner look, as it won’t sustain any damage from external factors.
Growing hemp in a greenhouse
If you happen to be the Goldilocks of hemp cultivators, you may find greenhouse growing setups to be juuuust right. It combines the pros of both the indoor and outdoor grow, but also tends to be the most expensive option.
Because they are still receiving sunlight, greenhouse-grown hemp is usually as flavorful as its outdoor-grown compatriots. And, because the greenhouse is a sealed environment, you can grow hemp year round (barring extremely cold climates.) It’s also relatively protected from the elements as well.
The greenhouse gives the grower a large amount of control over temperature, humidity, and light, and thus can yield some of the finest hemp on the market. If you have the money to spend, greenhouse growing may be the way to go.
It’s a wide world of hemp
No matter what environment you decide on for your hemp growing setups, starting things off right is essential. At Arbor Vita8, our experienced team can provide you with resources to set up your growing space. Additionally, we offer a whole variety of seed-to-sale services. We can help select the best genetics to grow in your conditions. Assist with harvest, and take on the actions necessary for processing. At Arbor Vita8, our top priority is providing our farmers with superior service and product every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more.