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The past few years have witnessed increasing interest in natural and alternative therapies and treatments, with CBD (cannabidiol) being one of the most popular. However, there has been significant confusion regarding the FDA regulations surrounding cannabis, and in this blog, we will be answering some of the most common and important questions regarding this subject.
Micronutrients are important for plant growth because they help regulate the chemical reactions in plants. Plants need these nutrients to produce proteins, enzymes, and other substances that are used by cells. This means that without micronutrients, your plants will not be able to grow properly. There are many different types of micronutrients including chelated micronutrients which contain a metal ion bonded with organic molecules or amino acids. Chelation is an essential process when it comes to balancing out the nutritional needs of plants so that they can grow healthy and strong!
How many acres would it take to feed a family? The answer may surprise you. If the average person, say, in the United States eats 2500 calories a day, then you would need to grow about 10 acres of food to feed a family of six. What do you need to grow in this land, to have a balanced everyday meal on your table? Let's dig into today's agriculture practices and find out!
With a 5000-year history, garlic is one of the most ancient cultivated plants in human history. The plant was used both for culinary and medicinal purposes back then before it even had cloves! From India to China and Greece; everyone has known how good this bulb can taste when cooked or thrown into dishes like stir-fry’s sauce (or mayo). But what you might not know about these little guys?
They’re actually pretty delicate crops-- need careful attention from day 1 or else your whole harvest will be ruined because there won't ever grow enough roots down deep enough underground where all those icky fungi live... So stick around cause we're going over everything including planting tips & tricks that helped our ancestors keep their harvests.
Organic fertilizers are made from natural ingredients like manure, plant waste, and compost. Chemically-based fertilizers on the other hand may contain phosphates or nitrates that can cause groundwater contamination or algae blooms in water bodies. That's why it is important to choose organic fertilizers as they do not pollute the environment. Organic fertilizer offers a wealth of benefits such as improving soil quality and reducing erosion.
As regulations on cannabis start to loosen, its popular associate, hemp, is also seeing levied restrictions. However, hemp should’ve never had to endure such restrictions in the first place and was wrongfully punished on account of the THC it contains.
It doesn’t exhibit as significant psychoactive effects as cannabis sativa when smoked, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t useful. Hemp is used as a raw material for various commercial and industrial products, including rope, clothing, food, bioplastics, and biofuel. As a result, farmers are now jumping on the bandwagon, given the lucrative opportunity it presents.
However, before you get into growing hemp as a viable business opportunity, here is what to look out for when growing hemp.