We have created hemp seed starts from our proprietary hemp strain, and have sexed it to ensure there are only females. This is the best of both worlds, as you get a taproot (that would otherwise not be present in a clone / cutting) and since the starts have already been sexed, you don't have to worry about rouging males.
We sow our Abacus seed into a soil from Miller Soils called "CDM Pro" that is comprised of the following OMRI listed ingredients: Perlite, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, Coconut Coir, Compost, Biochar, Soybean Meal, CalPhos, Dolomite, Endo-Mycorhizzae, and Yucca Extract.
When your garden beds or containers are prepped and ready for planting, it’s ridiculously quick and easy to just buy the seedlings that you need. You sacrifice variety for convenience, but busy gardeners will appreciate the high quality, ready-to-plant seed starts found at HEMP SEED FLORIDA.
It can be challenging to find a good spot for your seed starting set-up. Initially, those pots or trays don’t take up too much room, but as the plants grow, they may out-grow the original space, or need to be re-potted into larger containers. And space isn’t the only consideration; if you can’t provide ample light (with grow-lights or Greenhouse), starting your own seeds will be a frustrating waste of time and money.
Seed Starts will give you a significant head start on the season, since their maturity rate will be shorter and will result in an earlier harvest.
Seed Starts are more resistant to pests, because they are more mature and stronger when transplanted. Many pests love snacking on the tiny seedlings. Therefore, the risk of losing the plants is lower as compared to seeds. Growing your own seedlings takes time. Most Hemp needs 2 to 4 weeks of growth before they can be hardened off and moved for flowering.
If you don’t have time to care for the growing seedlings or perhaps have a spring vacation planned, than you’re better off buying transplants.
Planting seed directly is riskier, since the seeds have to put up with hazards such as adverse weather patterns, like drought or flood, high wind (for open-field farming), pests, and weeds. In order to be successful, one has to ensure that the environment in which the seeds are growing in, is conducive.
The farmer also has to be prepared to thin the seedlings; that is, pulling out a few plants between the rows to make sure even spacing between the plants. Lack of spacing will result in crowded plants that will compete for light, water, and nutrients. Crowded plants have also been prone to diseases due to the lack of airflow.
Seeds generally take a little longer to grow than Seed Starts. It’s good to note that there are some genetics whose germination rate is slower than others even if you plant them as Seed Starts. It is because of the growth rate of the two that leads to the second difference; seeds are cheaper as compared to Seed Starts. A Seed Start is a young plant grown from a seed in a nursery.