Hemp should not be misunderstood (at least as far as common use is concerned) with marijuana. The first refers to the plant in general, whether male or female, considered as a plant species that can be used for different purposes, including embellishing a garden (especially we dare say), the second refers to the female plant that produces flowers intended for consumption for medical purposes or more often recreational. To date, the states in the United States that allow the free cultivation of hemp, whether indoor or outdoor, are:
- New York
- North Dakota*
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
In the wake of these, many other countries in the world have launched awareness campaigns on the subject, and there are not a few states that are liberalizing not so much the consumption of smoked or vaporized floral excrescences as the free placement of hemp in their living spaces.
What the Law Says
The law finally speaks clearly: the cultivation of hemp is bootable if the plant has a THC rate (the main psychoactive active ingredient) lower than 0.2%, in case of higher concentrations an explicit request and subsequent pre-approval is required. If the rate is higher than this threshold, or even higher than 0.6%, the judicial authority can order the seizure of the existing plants.
Hemp as a Garden Plant
If you are thinking of placing a beautiful Cannabis plant in your garden, you must first be clear about the differences that exist between the various types of plants. The best known are two: Sativa and Indica, even if we are talking about
Hemp as an ornamental plant and garden perhaps should also be considered the Ruderalis: the latter, more resistant and less prone to a large floral yield, is particularly suitable to withstand harsh climates and unpredictable weather conditions being genetically structured to grow in inaccessible places scattered across the planet.
If Ruderalis is not your primary choice (it is still a species that gives birth to small plants not really beautiful) we recommend you to orient yourself on the Indica variety because it is more characteristic in appearance and much larger than your colleague -especially suitable for the production of Marijuana-. Cannatris, a website completely dedicated to information on cannabis, has a guide dedicated to the main differences between the varieties indicated: you can find it at the link that we have reported.
Indica plants have longer stems and thicker trunks, if well cared for they can reach heights of over 2 meters and in some cases, some growers have reported, I can complete a life cycle in 2 years; contrary to what normally happens for all other varieties that usually can not exceed 10 months before giving the maximum floral yield.
The leaves of the variety considered are very large and can be well placed in a pre-existing garden, not having the characteristics of a weed; it adapts to almost all types of soil and growth is encouraged by the presence of clay.
All the prerogatives that intensive growers pour on the web, concerning the operations to be carried out for hemp plants to grow out of all proportion, generally concern the Sativa intended for the production of only female plants: hemp is a strong plant and very easy to manage if you do not have big demands on the harvest of inflorescences.
In short, if it is not the commercialization of Ganja your ultimate goal, set the cultivation of hemp can be fun and stimulating: the scent that will give your garden is certainly characteristic and the satisfaction in seeing beautiful and giant a plant that is normally thought to be just “useful” will leave anyone who sees it speechless.