It’s easy to grow hemp, just like you would a tomato or zucchini. In fact, hemp requires less water than most vegetables, thrives on neglect, and often needs no additional fertilizer. More importantly, it is just as legal to grow hemp in many states as it is to grow a tomato!
Hemp is easy to grow in a large container, in a sunny spot. You’ll need to be a bit more on top of watering, but you can also control the size of your hemp plant and grow it anywhere!
Basics of Container Gardening
- Choose a sunny location. Sunny means at least 8 hours of sunlight o think full-sun if possible no shade.
- Do yourself a favor. Grow in the biggest pot possible. This will help you in so many ways! 5 gallons is ok, 10 gallons is better.
- Enjoy your plants! Say hello to them every other day and check if they need water. Hemp doesn't need a lot of attention or water, but keeping them from drying out in a container is important.
Detailed Guide Container and Patio Guide
Step 1. The right container is key. If you want to keep your plant smaller, use a 5-gallon container. If you’d like a bigger plant go with a 10-gallon container. Do not go smaller than a 5-gallon container.
More Details on Watering Hemp Planted in a Container
Hemp needs much less water than your average vegetable plant grown in a container. Over-watering is a common mistake, so try to error on the side of ‘less is more’. The best way to water is to water deeply, and then wait until the top 2” of soil are completely dry before watering again.
Goal: Only water when the top 2” soil are dry. Dig around with your hand and if it feels bone dry, it’s time to water.
Tip: You can purchase an inexpensive water-meter from your local garden store, and that will tell you when it’s the right time to water.
Tip: During hot weather check your plant every day to see if it needs water.