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.
They are looking great, I can see they are just starting to flower. I like your ladybug. Great for the plants. I have just three plants this year. One is flowering.Went back to Illinois for a couple of days to do field work. The plants where we tilled and put down plastic have done really well. Could probably improve on a few things but they are a good size and look really healthy. The plants in the fields haven't done as well. We are pretty sure it is because the plants are having difficulty growing roots in the undisturbed soil. The previous owners did a lot of no till farming, there was record rain followed by a dry spell all of witch has caused the soil to be really hard. We mowed around the plants to give them more light. And gave them some organic fertilizer. It seems like they need to get to a certain size before they really take off. Thinking we could maybe do even better if we find a way to till deeper (we tilled about a foot deep and four wide). Something two feet deep and two feet wide would probably do better. View attachment 116669
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Have you any form of theft protection?
I hear a lady on the radio talking about her production, saying that in her area the locals were stealing this form of hemp, thinking it was the recreational kind...