How much water does hemp need?
Make sure to irrigate your planted seeds sufficiently, especially during their first six weeks in the soil. Even though hemp plants are generally drought tolerant, they can be more fragile and sensitive to dryness in those early days.
How much water is needed is tricky and will vary based on the genetic, the climate and Mother Nature. Our farmers have raised hemp in conditions with as little as 12-14” of water and as much as 20-30” during the growing season. Irrigation is preferred if precipitation is less than adequate, but we have grown in the southern US with hot temperatures, no irrigation and very little water. As mentioned, good moisture is needed during the germination period, but after that some genetics seem to grow very well with little water following.
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