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Old 06-10-2019, 10:20 PM
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I am in Indiana and I have 30 tillable acres. I find this interesting. I had not thought about CBD, I was thinking more about hemp for textiles and as a fuel additive. I will be keeping an eye on this thread. Thanks for posting about this.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:17 PM
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Planting seedlings in Illinois. Been working on getting our method worked out. We have about 1500 in the ground. More help coming tomorrow so should be done by Tuesday evening. They spent a little too much time in the trays and got a tiny bit yellow. We put some in a fenced garden (5 acres) in rows done by the tractor and covered in plastic. To see if there is any difference. I was really surprised how they didn't stress at all from being planted. Especially because we got several inches of rain. Will take some pictures of them in the ground tomorrow.

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Old 06-19-2019, 08:53 PM
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Back home and 7000 plants planted. It took us 3 days to get everything in the ground and watered. We don't plan on doing a lot of watering because of the rain but always a good idea with new plants. Along with the fields we did a couple of rows in a fenced garden. We put in the rows with a tractor and covered them with plastic. May go back for weeding but hopefully won't have too much weeds. May also go out and make sure no males pop up.

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Your going t love that cover over the ground. Best way to garden is just like what your up to. My hat is off to you sir....

So what percentage might turn male, or do you have any idea?

It will be some time before you can sex them won't it? Like some what close to flowering?

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I honestly don't know how many if any will be males. It would only take one day to walk the fields and check. Won't be able to tell the difference until a week into flower. We aren't sure when they will start to flower. The hours of sunlight signals them to flower. And we have to harvest early so they will be low enough in active ingredient to be considered hemp. If you let them fully ripen they creep over the limit. Have tried to talk to Illinois department of Agriculture about getting tested and scheduling a harvest. But they said they haven't even thought about it so we will see what the procedure ends up being. Thanks for the compliment, the plastic rows might be part of the plan if we do 100 acres next year. Looking forward to watching them get bigger.
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Plants are looking good.

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I am just growing 3 plants this year. Cheaper any more to just buy it here in CA This is not CBD's.
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