We control each aspect of the growing environment which impacts plant quality to include, pest management, lighting, water quality, air quality, nutrients, humidity and temperature.
Every plant is inspected by hand, and the process doesn’t involve automated systems. Our team manually feeds and cares for each plant thus giving growers an opportunity to identify potential issues and adjust accordingly.
Controlling all aspects of the stages of growth result in higher CBD, denser flowers, more aesthetic flowers and an overall better tasting, smooth product.
Our goal at Ohio State Hemp is simple. To bring you a super-premium exotic product for a smooth and great tasting experience. We are passionate about our grow and solely focus on exotic flower.
We can guarantee that you will see and feel the difference.
The Plant Lifecycle
It all starts from a seed. While some growers use a process called “cloning”, Ohio State Hemp flowers are grown directly from seeds. We do this because seeds offer a more satisfying end result, and enable us to start with a fresh batch of genetics that hasn’t been exposed to a poor growing environment or a host of diseases.
Germination is the earliest growth stage of cannabis plants. It begins when the seeds are placed in their ideal environment and made active, and ends when the very first roots and leaves of our future hemp plants can be spotted. Germination is not an activity to be taken lightly; it is a delicate moment in which the seed is coming to life.
The vegetative phase is a period of the growing cycle that takes place after germination and before flowering. After cannabis seeds germinate, they’ll emerge from our medium as seedlings. These youngsters feature a short stem and two rounded cotyledons. Eventually, the first “true” leaves will form. Over the subsequent two to three weeks, seedlings will start to mature and produce a large number of fan leaves—structures required for photosynthesis. This marks the beginning of the vegetative phase.
The flowering stage of the hemp growing cycle is the time during which those beautiful buds form and fill in. As a photoperiodic plant, hemp plants begin flowering when the light cycle changes from 16+ hours of light to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of complete darkness.
After the plants are harvested, they are hung upside down to dry in a controlled environment with tight parameters. The standard for drying hemp ranges depending upon the cultivar.
The cutting and trimming of our hemp buds are done to remove leaves that tend to contain a lower concentration of trichomes and terpenes, lowering the quality level of the product. All large flowers are hand-trimmed. Smaller flowers are machine trimmed and then inspected for additional trimming needs and performed as necessary. The removal of these protruding leaves exposes parts of the buds much more abundant in the active principle, usually because the leaves are thicker and harder to remove moisture.
There are several benefits of curing hemp. Curing turns harsh-hitting flowers into buds with smooth and delicious flavor. Throughout the curing process, byproducts like sugars (produced during the drying process) degrade. Consequently, buttery-smooth smoke replaces the harsh and unpleasant taste. Additionally, slow drying and curing improves the taste of hemp flowers and brings out the subtle flavors of various terpenes.