Welcome to the
Minnesota Virtual Hemp Garden!
Even as the Minnesota winter gets colder, cannabis continues to grow in our state! Join us as we live stream the life cycle of a Minnesota hemp plant from seed to final product indoors.
We partnered with Grounded Gardens, a hemp farm and CBD boutique located in Silver Lake, MN to show off this amazing plant growing right here in Minnesota!
We’ll be creating some videos along the way to highlight some of the most important things to know about growing hemp indoors. From germination to decarboxylation, you can watch it all here: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Check below for more information about this garden and check back often to watch this plant grow!
Where’s the garden AT?
This Garden is located at Grounded Gardens
in Silver Lake, Minnesota (one hour West of the Twin Cities)
Watch them grow
in person yourself at Grounded Gardens!
About This Grow:
This garden is growing Cherry Abacus, a Indica-dominant hemp strain rich in CBD, making it a favorite for many hemp growers and consumers alike.
These plants will be lit using an LED grow light, similar to the ones described and reviewed here.
This plant will be grow in a special blend of soil and amendments, which means the only hydro being used here is when watering the plant. While we can’t tell you exactly what’s in the blend, know that it’s all organic.
These plants were put in the soil on January 9, 2021. What a way to welcome in the new year! These plants sprouted out of the soil on January 13, 2021.
On February 13, 2021, these plants were transplanted from small black plastic pots into larger, more sturdy pots. This will allow the roots of each plant to spread out, allowing the plant to grow even larger.
Two of the four plants in our garden were topped on March 20, 2021. Topping is the act of removing the main stem in order to encourage the plant to develop multiple main stems. This is just one of the training techniques we’re using in this garden. We also installed a netting system on April 10, 2021 to support the plant as it continues growing larger and heavier. Finally, these plants get defoliated weekly to encourage more equal distribution of light and improve overall airflow.
These plants experienced darkness for the first time on April 1, 2021. After months of 24-hour lights, the plants now experience half a day of light only (a 12-12 lighting scheduling). This change in lighting naturally occurs outdoors as the days become shorter, but when growing inside, we have to use a timer to switch off those lights.