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Alright good morning y’all we’re gonna here to teach you a little about growing some hemp seed out there throughout America this summer. My name is Reed from Cheyenne Mountain Seed Company and this is my partner Bill. We are here today to teach you a little bit about planting some hemp seeds. So, the first method will just be planting the seed directly into Rockwool. Um, this can be done with any kind of soil er- um any other media you’d like to use. We like to use Rockwool, it’s what we grow with, we’re indoor growers. We go right into a 6-inch cube. Um, starting with our inch and a half cubes. And you can really feel the moisture level in these with your hands whether it’s dry, or whether it’s wet. Yeah, you can’t overwater Rockwool. That’s one of its’ great attributes. So I’m just going to take the cube and press it into this pre-drilled hole here in our Hugo Block, and then I’m going to go ahead and plant some seed. Here we have a few seed here from Cheyenne Mountain Seed Company. This is our Mountain Mango, and go ahead and grab 2 seeds. Put one here, put one there. And remember folks, glass is the best way to store your seeds for any period of time. Now seed, believe it or not, has an up and a down. There is a top and a bottom to the seed. Um, the top’s real pointed, the bottom has a little flat piece, very small, but you can easily see it, um, and you want to plant it with the flat part down so that way the seed knows to curl around and to pop right out. Alright, so we have two seeds two Rockwools. I’m going to use a scalpel, this may be a bit unordinary, but we have scalpels in the grow so I like using them. You just cut a little piece in the Rockwool here, find the top of your seed, poke it in, and then push her down no more than a quarter inch. Don’t use led pencils to do that. So, poke the seed in. I can just cover it a bit with the Rockwool, um, don’t really want it exposed to the air, have full moisture around it. Take the other seed. We do a flood and drain twice a day on something like this, and it’ll start getting nutrient right away even though it hasn’t popped yet, but as soon as it comes out it’s going to draw a little nutrient from the Rockwool. So, the second method is going to be the old fashioned paper towel method. So, we’re going to grab, I grab two whole pieces, take your spray bottle, we’re using RO water from our RO tank, but you know, you can use what you deem necessary. Spray it down a little. You’ll already probably have counted your seed. We have a whole jar full, so we’re just gonna drop ’em here on the paper towel. They’re all pretty seeds, lookin’ good. Spread ’em out a little bit. Fold the paper towel over. Spray it some more. Go ahead and mush it down a little so I can see the seeds. Fold over the edges. That way it’ll fit into the gallon bag easily. Make sure it’s all flat, don’t fold it over and have it- make it how it was when you put it in. I don’t leave it open, I-I- you know I don’t push all the air out, but it has enough air to germinate. The thing is you want to hang this now. Don’t- don’t just lay it on the table. The seeds want to go towards gravity right? So they want to point down. So hang it like this in a lighted room with comfortable temperature, and the seeds will go ahead and sprout within 2 or 3 days. Alright, so the third method is a little take off the paper towel, you’ll see why. Um, but we’re going to give the seeds a head start. They seem to really like this, they grow, they pop in 2 days, um usually. So I’m going to use a little water, put it in this shot glass. Take some seeds, you know, you can put as many as you want in there really. Use a bigger glass if you have more seeds, and uh, we’ll see what happens. Alright, we’re back again from Cheyenne Mountain Seed Company day 3. Has anything happened for us today Bill? Well, the seed we put directly in the Rockwool, nope, nothin’ yet. Something we just gotta keep hoping there. Um, take a look at the paper towels, I’m starting to see a couple sprouts yeah. Several of ’em are sprouting. So, lookin’ good there. Not going to do anything with it until tomorrow though. Alright, so now we have the seeds. We’re day 2 overnight. This is the second day after we- well third day really, but it’s been 48 hours more or less and they have sprouted pretty good. So we’re not going to leave ’em in this water now, you know, seeds don’t grow in water necessarily. We’re going to- we have to transfer this to the paper towel method. Um- so we’re going to see what happens when we use this method with the paper towel method. So they’re all in a big clump. That’s not what you want. I could take ’em and put them right in here if I wanted to though right? You could, it’s a little early. That’s the reason we’re putting it in the paper towel; we’re going to let ’em go a little longer, another day and we’ll see what they look like. They’re really on their way, um, but it’s only been 3 days. I’m just going to pop them around the paper towel best I can and I’m not going to get my hands on the set if I can help it because they’re really delicate at this stage. So, anyway, distribute em’ how you can. He said the keyword there is delicate. And then we’re just going to do it like we did the original seed and make sure it’s all well soaked. So, we’re going to fold it just like we did before. Put it in the baggie. Alright, welcome back. We’re on day 4. Um, we’re going to do a little process of planting today, see where we’re at on all our other tests. Um, what are we doing today Bill? We’re going straight from the paper towel? Yeah, the seeds that we planted directly we’re try- we’re germinating right into the paper towel. We have those ready to go on day 4. And also, the seeds that we sprouted using just the water method in the shot glass, they’re ready to be planted too. So we’re going to take a look at ’em and see what happened and get some in the Rockwool. The first ones, these are- these are the seeds that we planted in the water. So, going to do that again. Yeah we just planted these seeds, so you all don’t want to go away on vacation for the weekend, you’re planting seeds. You can’t just leave these in these paper towels all week and not- you know, not even check on em’. So make sure you’re staying around that weekend when you’re planting these things. Yeah, try not to mess it up and fold it when you’re taking the paper towel out because, you know, you might break a taproot off and you’ll be mad. You don’t want that to happen. So there we go, ready to go ahead and open this up carefully and see what we got. Oh yeah, looks pretty. So here we got our sprouts ready to go. Um, we’re only going to do two of em’. You need a knife? Now, you’ll probably notice that they’re all jumbled up and they’re sorta curly Q-ed. So I’m not real happy about that, um, because the taproot wants to go straight down, you know, right off. Um, but we’ll see what happens. Um, so you take your Rockwool, always write on the Rockwool what strain, we just put MM for Mountain Mango, but document what you’re doing. Don’t just be planting stuff and then you come back a week later and you gotta try and figure out what you did. That’s not good planting and good farming. So these are already soaked in mild solution here. We’re going to pop ’em out of their skin. Now, Rockwool is totally engineered so it has a top and a bottom and certain side that opens up easier than the other. But I’m just going to crack this thing open, take a seedling. Wash your hands. Now this one’s a little crooked, but I’m going to put it in as best I can and get ’em going down, but he’s going to be a little crooked comin’ out of the media here. And then I’ll just pop him right into the Rockwool and he’s good to go. That looks like it’ll hold together pretty good. So we got some root in the Rockwool, we got a little bit sticking out. Alright. Because it was fairly- it was an inch and a half maybe. It’s- it’s already developed some. Take the other Rockwool and do the same thing, just split her open, take the seed. Now this one’s shorter. So I’m just going to go ahead and just stick its’ little head out and that’s it. I’m not going to extend it out any further because you don’t want your little sprouts to get too tall. I’ll tell you, the seeds pop really quick with this method, but I’m not really that thrilled about the way the seed looks right now, so um, we’ll see what happens. Let’s move on to the next one. Alright, so we’re gonna take the seed that we just planted directly onto the paper towel and see what it looks like. Alright, look at that! That looks awesome. Woah. Looks really good. There’s that gravity we were talkin’ about earlier. See, it’s all pointing right at ya. Everything’s going downhill. Now there’s one curly Q, but we can live with that. This baby hadn’t sprouted yet. Um, but it looks like everyone’s sprouted except that one Reed. yeah, looks good. I’d say that’s about a 99% ratio right there. I’m real happy with that. Me too. Alright, so same idea. Here’s your Rockwool split again. Now, these seeds are real pretty. So we’re gonna- all I have to do- this one I would say is an inch long, little bigger. I’m just gonna stick it out about an eighth of an inch or so. So just lay it in the Rockwool here carefully, just close it back up, pop it right in in the Hugo and you’re done. Alright, we’re on day 4, is that right Bill? Or is it 5? Um, this is day 4 Reed, and we went and got these out of the tray to take a look at em’. Here’s some seed. Here we go. This one popped right up, lookin’ good! One of the Rockwool’s hasn’t popped yet, it’ll probably be comin’ out tomorrow or the next day, we’ll see. Alright, so 4 or 5 days you’re going to start seeing it show its’ face a bit. That’s our seed right into the Rockwool method, we haven’t done much with it. Is that correct? Yeah, because we do the paper towel method, Reed, because we’re more in control of what’s goin’ on. Um, but you know, farming’s different. Different- you know, you’re doing 20,000 of ’em. You probably put ’em directly into the Rockwool, or some kind of media. And you probably should see em’ poppin’ at 5 or 6 days, I would think, right? At the latest. We got them to come out day 4, um, they’re under really good conditions of course. They’re always wet. Do I need to pour water on this every day? Well, we have a flood and drain using the Rockwool, so it’s all automatic, but really if you wet it properly it’ll last 5-7 days easily without re-watering because- yeah I can touch it and feel it. See, it feels like ah no- I don’t think it needs water. It’s plenty wet. Plenty wet, right? So we planted everything at this point, we got the seeds, we got the paper towel, and then we got the regular water-water and paper towel method, so we’re going to take a look the next few days and see what’s goin’ on, what happens, and if we can even determine if one method’s better than the other. Welcome back folks, we got a sales associate with us today, his name is Kurt. Hi everybody. He helps us with our CBD dog treats as well as our seed sales. Alright Reed, so we got the 3 different methods again, um, day 5. Everything’s planted, um, the first two cubes are from the water method, they still have their seed heads on em’, they’ve grown a little bit. Um, the towel method pretty much the same thing, they still have the seed head, but they’re out a little bit, a quarter-inch still. Looks like I’m lookin’ at a couple leaves startin’ to spark out. I see 2, maybe 3. Yeah, the seed is comin’ out already, um, we got a nice little seedling, and if you look real close at the first cube you’ll see how the seed is comin’ out. Yeah, you can see the root a little bit, and the head is startin’ to pop out of the Rockwool. Alright, feels like the moisture is about the same as it was a couple days ago. Yeah, so we’re in our flood and drain area here, um, we water these twice a day, just do everything that way, um, we use LCD lighting in here. Um, this is where we veg and start everything off. Alright folks, uh, welcome back. We’re on day 6. Seeing a little growth here, I hope you all slept well last night. Kurt, what can you tell ’em that’s different about this? Well, as you can see we got some more growth comin’ up to the stalk. We also have a third and fourth leaf generating in there.The stalk’s starting to get some color to it now. Yeah, it’s lookin’ a little red. The stem of it is lookin’ a little red, that’s water goin’ up through it. And Bill, we got the end of the seed comin’ off here, just about to drop her shell. Yeah, so you gotta careful when you’re doing this, don’t be manhandlin’ things. I can see this, just pop that off, it’ll pop right off. There we go. So she’s going to spring right open there, like in an hour it’ll be well opened and ready to start growin’, it’s ready to go. We are on day 7 today. We got about a half-inch of growth. The leaves are all different experiments we’ve been dealin’ with in the last couple days showin’ these people. Um, can you tell these fine folks what’s the difference between the paper towel method, um, or just the seed right into the Rockwool. Um, do you see a difference? I don’t see much of a difference, other than that we’ve got a few more leaves today. I don’t know, I’m not seeing much. Kurt, what kind of structure do you see is happening here? Are we gettin’ a little more growth? We’re getting more growth as the days go on, but as far as what Reed was askin’, I think they’ve all kind of caught up to each other. You know, initially it seemed like the putting them in the water glass popped right away, but uh, once they popped in the cubes here on day 7 everybody’s lookin’ about the same. We’re starting to see the small leaves being left behind and the corrigated leaves are starting to catch up and build their mass, so awesome! That looks good. 3 and 1/2 inches it looks like. Mhmm. It looks like we some sort of greenage goin’ down there in the Rockwool. What’s happening there Bill? Well, you can see both of those Rockwool cubes are a different color than the others because they’ve been sitting out a few more days. So, we’re gonna start gettin’ algea, fungo on it, um, we’re gonn- we’re gonna cover ’em next time. We’re gonna cover em’ after this and put our, um, block covers on. It’ll keep sunlight off and all that off the Rockwool and uh prevent any kind of fungus from growin’, algae, it’s just a mess. It doesn’t really hurt anything, but. We’re on day 7 again. I’m testing these every day with my hand for moisture level, lookin’ good today. You put any water on em’ last night? Flood and drain. Yup, twice a day. Alright, twice a day. Keep up the good work, and we’re going to move on to the next phase of this. We will have the covers on the next one you see. Alright folks, welcome back. We’re back to day 8 now. We’ve done some little maintenance, and remember, we do grow in optimal conditions. We suggest that you guys grow in a room tempurature condition, or controlled if you can do that. If you can’t do that, be as clean and best you can. We’ve put some covers on here, you’ll see they’re white. What is white? Clean. Make sure your whole environment is sterling clean, and you’re not too hot and you’re not too cold. Um, this’ll get rid of the problem we had earlier with the green of the moistness of the mildew. Um, direct light is responsible. Yep, we’ve got a little more growth happening overnight, a couple more leaves showing. Yeah, look at this one Reed. We’re up to 6 in 8 days. 6 leaves in 8 days. Um, some of the other ones have 4 leaves in 8 days, but we’ve got apparently a spritner in the middle there. Hi folks, welcome back. We’re on the 9th day of seeding with Cheyenne Mountain Seed Company. Um, we are going to talk about a couple different things. This will be the final day that we’ll show you this 10 day process. Um, Bill’s opinions are that we think, which one of these are better than all of these? Reed, I really think that uh the direct seeding method is the best in terms of bigger. I-I-I bet that in the next two weeks we’re going to see those two plants really take off faster than everything else. Um, you know, but the taproot goes to work right away, you don’t have to transplant it or mess with it. You know, it’s a delicte thing. So, um, the other two methods are real good, um, The thing about the paper towel is that we had all of the good seeds come in. All of the taproots came down, easy to work with. That gravity we were talkin’ about. The water method, they were all curly-Qed. Um, that’s hard to work- hard to transplant at that polint.So uh, we’ll see you next time if you guys want to find out some more information about us, go to www.cheyennemountainseedcompany.com and we’ll talk to you about wherever you’re goin’ next! Thanks again for stayin’ with us this whole week and, uhm, we’ll see you next time.