Farmers can grow hemp seeds in a variety of ways, but there is one simple way to grow the crop without having to use a farm.
Agriculture specialist Edina, Wash.
resident Kaitlin K. Anderson started a hemp production farm when she realized she had to grow some of her own seed to make the hempseed flour she used in her cooking.
The seeds she was growing were for her food and for use in her hemp production, but it was her first time growing the crop on her own.
“The hemp seeds were so hardy, I figured if I put them in the freezer, they’d last a long time,” Anderson said.
“I thought, ‘I could just freeze them and then use them to make my own seed.'”
The seed she got was a single strain of the hemp plant that was bred to have less than 1 per cent THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Anderson said she wanted to avoid any pesticides and had no intention of using the seed for other crops.
“I didn’t know anything about hemp.
It was a shock,” she said.”
It’s not like I’m going to have to get my hands dirty with a tractor to make sure I get the best product out of the seed.”
But I’ve been growing it myself and it’s really, really good.
“The hemp seed is then used in making a variety: sweetcorn and rice.
Anderson says she is now experimenting with adding it to her cooking, but is not yet ready to put it to use for other uses.”
When I first started, I was just going to grow it and use it in my own cooking,” she explained.”
You just take it out and make your own flour.
Now I’m getting to see how it works in different things.
“She said she will likely use the seed in making her own breads, muffins, cookies, muffin mixes and other recipes, but that she would like to start her own hemp production business someday.”
That’s what I want to do, to take it further than just food, and grow it,” she added.”
There are some people that have already been doing it for years and years, but I think I’m ready to go.
I just have to do some research and find out where to get it.