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Light Deprivation Greenhouses: The Best Way to Grow Your Hemp

hemp greenhouseWith advancing technology, hemp farmers can have higher yields. Like any other domesticated crop, hemp requires the right amount of resources for it to produce. When it comes to plants, light is a significant resource to consider. Greenhouses are meant to control the amount of light reaching the hemp. This way you manage the yields, you get from your hemp.

Hemp has been used to make numerous industrial as well as commercial products among them shoes, bioplastics, biofuel, food, textiles, clothing, and ropes. The parts of hemp consumed are seeds and leaves. Leaves are eaten raw in salads while seeds can be ground, eaten raw, sprouted. Moreover, the hemp seeds can be made into a liquid and put into uses such as baking or making beverages such as tea, milk, and juices. The hemp seeds are high in calories, fats, and proteins.

With such uses, most people are embracing hemp cultivation. It requires proper farming methods, to get the most out of your hemp growing. Hemp greenhouse with light deprivation offers the ultimate solution. You can improve the quality of your crop and the yields which will translate to higher profits. Light deprivation greenhouses provide you a chance to have multiple harvests a year.

With light deprivation system, you can harvest up to 4 times a year. The system offers you an option of controlling the amount of light entering your greenhouse. This way you can control the growth pattern of your crop – when in a vegetative state or flowering state. Such a system should be top quality.

Greenhouses for Hemp

It is imperative to note that, the light deprivation systems are created differently. However, the basic structure should not allow light leakages, which may interfere with hemp’s photoperiodism. The best greenhouses for hemp include

  1. Rain cover greenhouses

This type of greenhouses protect hemp crop from weather elements such as rain and frost but allows light penetration and ventilation. Clear polythene covers the top part while the sides are left open.

  1. Quonset style greenhouses

This is a semicircular shaped structure that offers more interior space than any other greenhouse. The greenhouses have an advantage of letting in a great amount of sunlight thanks to their freestanding architecture. The size of this greenhouse can be customized to suit your needs. The structure comes with a 6mil SOLARIG poly that is tear resistant. You can upgrade to the eight mil SOLARIG poly (woven) for more protection.

  1. Semi-gable style greenhouses

Described as a standalone greenhouse, semi garble greenhouses makes the best choice for hemp growers. With a peaked roof design, the greenhouse has enough wing resistance as the capabilities to prevent snow buildup. Its wall is permanent and made from galvanized steel that is drilled. This makes it easier for mounting equipment such as fans. The standard size is 30 feet by 30 – 90 feet; however, it can be customized to meet your demands. It comes with a customized six mil solarig poly that is tear resistant. You can upgrade this to 8 mil woven solarig.

Environmental uncertainties are no longer an excuse to lower production. Hemp greenhouse with light deprivation is the best alternative to traditional hemp farming. Utilizing light deprivation will lead to higher yields, hence much profit.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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