All around the world (as well as here in the United States in particular), hemp is beginning to provide a valuable renewable resource. This renewable resource has many uses and many applications, with hemp uses stemming far past what most people typically consider. From hemp seeds to clothing that has been made using hemp, hemp is a renewable resource that can fulfill many of the basic needs of life, from nutrition to the proper coverage of your body.
Hemp seeds, for instance, are incredibly nutritionally dense and are perhaps one of the most important and most widely versatile uses of hemp. Hemp seeds can be a great way for vegetarians and vegans alike to add some protein and other essential nutrients into their diets, and can be used in a variety of different ways. Hemp seeds are frequently delicious in salads, for example, as well as in pasta dishes, smoothies, and as a topping for various fruits and vegetable dishes. Some people will even eat hemp seeds on their own.
Of course, as mentioned above, hemp is a great renewable resource when it comes to the production of clothing as well. Our clothing, though many people don’t know it, is often far from ecologically friendly, especially when it comes to the so called “fast fashion.” Hemp clothing can help to combat the dangerous and often exploitative world of fast fashion by providing a viable renewable resource for clothing to be made out of, creating a material that is not only ethical and environmentally sound (as it is made from an easily renewable resource), but that is comfortable and long lasting as well.
However, there are a number of important things that will need to be taken into consideration when it comes to the successful growing of hemp if it is to provide the sustainable renewable resource that we know it is capable of providing. For instance, knowing how plants root is very important, especially in comparison to understanding the roots of trees. For while trees have roots that stay in the top 18 inches of soil but can often very easily go at least that deep, plant roots are much more lateral, spreading out more extensively to the sides of the plant and only penetrating the soil by about three inches.
There are also different types of root systems, and it is important to keep this in mind when growing a renewable resource like hemp – or really any other plant. For instance, one type of common root system is that of the taproots root system. The other type of commonly found root system for plants is that of the fibrous roots. Each root system will have different needs, and researching those needs in order to meet them will be hugely important for the success of your plants and their overall health and continued growth.
Understanding how to best give your plants nutrients – and what nutrients you should even be providing in the first place – is another consideration that just about any gardener will need to make. As the vast majority of nutrients will be found in the first couple feet – and even the first few inches – of the soil that your plants live in, you’ll likely need to make sure that the soil they grow in is in and of itself very nutritious. Buying the right type of soil matters more than one might think, as certainly not all types of soil are particularly ideal for growing or even really sustaining life for extended periods of time – if at all, that is.
If you’re unsure about how to grow hemp successfully, there’s no shame at all in asking for professional help. Getting the help of a professional gardener – and even just getting the necessary guidance from one – can actually end up making quite the huge difference in your hemp growing experience. From where your hemp should be planted to the care and keeping of your hemp, there’s no doubt about it that there are many factors to consider to successfully grow this type of plant. However, professional advice can increase your chances of finding considerable success.