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Special Interest => Gulching/Self-Sufficiency => Topic started by: FDD on May 01, 2019, 08:44:02 am

Title: Hemp
Post by: FDD on May 01, 2019, 08:44:02 am
new cash crop. Industrial hemp.

problem I see is the How?

to grow, to processing,

not much out there right now, but I am still looking
Title: Re: Hemp
Post by: Tahn L. on May 01, 2019, 05:57:26 pm
Getting the seeds and permission I think would be the big hurdles.

During WWII, my family planted hemp to help the war effort. Twenty years later, we still had to brush hog 10 acres every year that continued to grow but that was Missouri. 8 to 10 ft. high. thick, weedy stuff. Had to wear a mask to breath the dust was so bad and the front of the radiator on the tractor had to constantly be cleaned. Awful job.
Growing should not be a problem but I have no idea how to properly harvest. We were just trying to contain it, a yearly battle and we were always behind containing the spreading weed.

Would be good for the environment though in replacing pulp trees.  Good Luck!