Ever since the legalization of hemp plants in 2018 and the subsequent legalization of marijuana in many states, people here in the US seem to be going crazy for marijuana. Unfortunately, sourcing it can be a real challenge. Perhaps that is why many people have opted to grow it themselves at home!
This raises a lot of questions though, naturally. How legal is it to do so? Where do we find the seeds? Those are some of the topics that I want to tackle here today. So, if these are things that you want to know, do be sure that you stick around!
How do the Seeds Work?
To some people reading this, the process will seem obvious. Who needs an explanation for it, anyway? Well, it is important to remember that not everyone gardens frequently or is well versed in something such as herbology. With that in mind, consider checking out resources like this one if you would like some further details beyond what I will be providing.
Thankfully, the way that we grow a marijuana or cannabis plant works fairly similar to any that we might try. Most of the time, at least in the colder parts of the country, folks opt to cultivate them indoors. Depending on where you live, you may be able to have them outdoors though.
Generally speaking, the first step here will be to germinate the seeds. Depending on where you purchase them from, you may experience varying levels of success. How can we do this?
Try soaking the seeds in water for a few hours. Usually, this will take about twelve hours. The way to tell which seeds are “viable” versus “not viable” is to take note of whether they float or sink. This is a fairly fool-proof litmus test, as the ones that have successfully germinated will sink while any other ones will float.
Once you get rid of the floating ones, you can dry the remaining seeds off with a paper towel (or regular one, it is really up to you). After that, though, you will need to get yourself a paper towel. You will want to wet it so that it is not dripping wet, but still soaked through enough to keep the seeds moist.
Keep a careful eye on them and wait for the sprouts! From there, you can move them to their more permanent location. Now, none of this can really be accomplished without the seeds, though. That is where something such as the ogseeds.com site can come in handy, if you are still looking for a vendor. Obviously, there are many different choices though.
Once they are in a pot or other plot of land, it is time to start the rest of the care process. That will involve watering them enough and maintaining a warm temperature so that they can grow uninhibited. As I said, that is why a lot of people who are growing it in the colder parts of the world decide to keep them inside.
Remember some of the typical facets of gardening, though. Do not water the plant too much to the point that it drowns. You can use fertilizer if you feel it necessary, but most purchased seeds will not require that. Ensure that the cannabis plant has enough room to grow and thrive.
Is it Legal?
Naturally, this is the other big question that people have when it comes to growing cannabis plants at home. Many people worry that it is not allowed in their state. However, thanks to some of the regulations surrounding hemp plants being lifted, you should not run into any legal trouble!
In addition to that, though, if you are still worried about it, many online retailers offer discreet packaging options. This can help to assuage any worries that you have, be it from the law or from the spying eyes of your neighborhood. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with cultivating these plants, there is still a certain stigma that comes with it.
Therefore, you may not want to broadcast your purchase to everyone in the vicinity. If that is the case, do be sure to research your vendor or simply inquire with their customer service before you check out! That way, you can determine all that you need to know!
On a final note, it is not a bad idea to research the restrictions on growing in your specific state or county. Pages like this, https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/hemp/Pages/default.aspx, can be a good place to start if you are not sure where to go. Overall, you should not run into any trouble by growing and harvesting the plants.
Just be sure that you are not doing this to sell it to others. That is where you can encounter some legal troubles, so be cautious of it. Thankfully, though, outside of those situations, you should be fine.
With proper research and careful cultivation of the plants themselves, you will be able to harvest your crop with relative ease! Sure, it will take some work – all forms of gardening are, to some extent. However, once you are rewarded with the results, you will be thankful for all of that effort that you put in!
When making the decision to pursue this, sometimes it can be hard. I hope that this article has helped you to figure out whether it might work for you or not!