Hemp as a Sustainable Soil Alternative for Farmers
Companies are now able to process hemp into a PH neutral alternative substrate for growers. Growers looking for many of the same qualities they have found in peat moss may be able to use hemp in its place. Peat Moss has been a popular substrate for growers wanting to use a soilless medium or as an addition to soil mixes.
While peat moss is undoubtedly an excellent product for adding aeration and water holding capacity to more clay-based soils and composts, it is dangerously over-mined. An alternative is needed. Hemp's (6.0-7.0) PH level allows for an optimal micronutrient bioavailability, whereas peat moss has a much more acidic PH of 3.3-4.0.
Tip: If planting more acidic loving plants in a neutral substrate, control the acidity level by adjusting the PH of your watering solution.