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Benefits of Growing Hemp

Not only is Hemp an extremely versatile plant, it is also tremendously eco-friendly and has been dubbed the ‘Farmers Best Friend’.

Studies have shown that Hemp crops can renew the soil. Hemp absorbs CO2 while it grows through natural photosynthesis, making it carbon-negative from the get-go. Unlike other crops that deplete nutrients from the soil, Hemp revitalizes soil both by aerating the soil and depositing carbon dioxide back into it. This makes Hemp ideal for crop rotation, with shorter time frames between harvesting and replanting due to a decreased need to fallow fields.

Using a process called phyto-remediation, Hemp is being used at Chernobyl to harmlessly extract toxins and pollutants from the soil and groundwater.

Because of Hemps ability to replenish nutrients into the soil, it is growing in, it needs little to no added fertilizer which results in less toxic entering our groundwater and waterways. Hemp naturally repels weed growth and has very few insect enemies as well, meaning, Hemp crops can be grown using little to no herbicide or pesticides, thus resulting in cleaner, natural growing and again, less pollution affecting our freshwater biodiversity.

Hemp crops have shown to be very resilient within different climates and soil types, showing that it can be grown nearly anywhere. It also grows very tightly spaced (decreasing land use) and has a fast-growing rate (which leads to high yields). Within 4 months after being planted, Hemp can grow 10 to 20 feet tall and be ready for harvesting!

And finally, Hemp crops require almost 50% less water than cotton making Hemp the fore-runner as a sustainable and economic fibre alternative.

“Make the most of the hemp seed, sow it everywhere.” – George Washington, first president of the U.S. and hemp advocate.

7 thoughts on “Benefits of Growing Hemp

  1. Elle says:

    Wow. Just stumbled on your site.
    Congratulations!
    Fabulous products, information and presentation.
    Now to decide what I would like!!
    All if it !!!!

    1. Kirsty Strowger says:

      Thanks Elle, good luck with your choices. My favourites are the face cream and lip balm 🙂 Kirsty

  2. ywamsandy says:

    Just wondering but isn’t it illegal to grow Hemp here in Australia?

    1. Kirsty Strowger says:

      Hi there
      Short Answer: No, they are just both part of the Cannabis family
      Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. But these differences didn’t stop our political leaders from getting confused and accidentally grouping all Cannabis species as a Schedule I Drug and banning it in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act. Even after 45 years, the government still seems to have some confusion in distinguishing the two plants. Although legislation is being made, progress has been slow.In its application, hemp and marijuana serve completely different purposes. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories.
      To ready more about the Australian legistlation you can visit here:
      https://hempproductsaustralia.com.au/hemp-legislation/

  3. Cody Smith says:

    I am looking for a hemp oil product that can help me sleep.I have had four strokes. I am not impressed with prescription meds for sleeping it makes me groggy for days. Can someone help please blackbird1-9-5-8@outlook.com. cheers

    1. Kirsty Strowger says:

      Hi Cody
      ALl we can say is try it and see how you go with it. It is important to make a distinction between oil which is infused from the hemp plant, and medical marijuana. Hemp oil contains little to no THC, which is the component in marijuana that gets you “high.” So, there are no psychotropic side effects of using hemp oil. Hemp seed oil is naturally rich in omegas 3, 6 & 9 and according to the sleep doctor Omega 3s may improve sleep quality and sleep quantity in adults. Research suggests omega 3 fatty acids from regularly consuming fish may boost your sleep quality, help you fall asleep more quickly and improve your daytime performance. One study showed these improvements among a group of adult men who ate fatty fish three times a week for several months. Another boost to sleep that may come from including omega 3-rich fish in your diet? These types of fatty fish are also good sources of Vitamin D, which is important for sleep. You can read more here https://www.thesleepdoctor.com/2018/03/20/better-sleep-with-omega-3-fatty-acids/

      1. Cody Smith says:

        Thankyou so much for replying it was informative. How do I order a product. I am having all my teeth removed in a few days so iam going to be living on smoothies. Unsure if the gritty seed grins are going to a little harsh for the next few months.I would like a product ASAP. Thankyou

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