Centennial Seeds: Paid Summer Internship

April 18, 2019 by admin

I am looking to hire a paid Summer Intern to assist in the greenhouse operations in El Paso County. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the hemp industry to work, learn and network. Ideally, this will lead to a full time position with Centennial Seeds. Candidates for this position must be:

  • Self-starting and hardworking
  • Conscientious and detail oriented
  • Coachable and willing to learn

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter to info@centennialseeds.com

All The Best,

Ben Holmes

 

 

A Few Words on Time

January 24, 2019 by admin

A lot of people come to my office or call and they need help. I appreciate that and I try whenever possible to give you my time. I’ve reached a point, however, where these free conversations are no longer possible.

Beginning today I can no longer provide that kind of educational support for free. If you’re a seed customer of mine or a lab customer you can expect me to continue to take time to support you. If you are new to the industry and just looking for some free information, sorry. I just cannot.

That said, if you need help and you accept that there will be a cost for a consultation, my fee is $500 per hour, scheduled and paid in advance.

-Ben

Otto II High-CBD Industrial Hemp Seed Available

August 28, 2018 by admin

We have a quantity of Otto II High-CBD Industrial Hemp Seed for sale at $5,000 per kg (~68,000-70,000 seeds).

These are moving quickly and will be sold out soon.

Centennial Seeds (720) 961-0525

Shop Closed August 23rd and 24th

August 23, 2018 by admin

Centennial Seeds will be closed Thursday August 23rd and Friday August 24th. I’ll open again on Monday August 27th. -Ben

Check Out My new Podcast

July 2, 2018 by admin

In this first installment I share some thoughts about Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry and CBD hemp production, some of my role models in the industry and what makes Colorado’s hemp farmers so badass! Relax, have a listen and subscribe if you dig what I’m laying down.

Small Quantity of Otto II Seed Available

May 16, 2018 by admin

A half-kilogram of Otto II seed became available this morning. Germination certified at 96%.

Approximately 30,000 seeds. First come, first served. $2,500 takes it.

UPDATE: These are sold.

SOLD OUT!

April 6, 2018 by admin

I am completely sold out of Otto II and BaOx seed for the 2018 planting season.

Thank you for your support. Have a great season. -Ben

Otto II and BaOx Seed at $5,000/kg

February 8, 2018 by admin

I am offering Otto II and BaOx Seed at $5,000/kg. That’s about 62,000 seeds per kg or $0.08/each.

This is the lowest price at which we’ve ever offered seed.

This is made possible by our partnership with Hemp Depot and the significant increase in production capabilities this relationship allows.

If you are considering Otto II or BaOx genetics for your CBD hemp project, buy them from the source, Centennial Seeds.

Thanks, as always, for your support,

Ben Holmes

Growing the BaOx and Otto II Hybrids ~ Pre Harvest

September 12, 2017 by admin

We are almost through the second week of September and reports from the field from registrants growing my BaOx and Otto II hybrids have been glowing. This time of year most of the cultivation work is done and harvest is just around the corner. Here are some guidelines to get you through this busy and complicated season.

Compliance testing

The seeds I sell have an established harvest window of a couple weeks. The Otto II, when harvested in the last week of September to the first week of October, has been shown to be reliably in compliance with regards to maximum delta9-THC content. The BaOx hybrid finishes about two weeks earlier. We urge our seed customers to test their crops for compliance between the last week of August and the first week of September to establish a d9-THC baseline.

Harvest Report

In order to harvest your registered hemp crop in Colorado you need to file a harvest report with CDA at least 30 days prior to your estimated harvest date.

To be continued…

Growing the BaOx and Otto II Hybrids ~ The Basics

April 15, 2017 by admin

The following are my methods. They have been developed over time and are reliable.

Planting outdoors: Seed can be sown directly by use of a seed drill or on smaller installations, by hand. Planting depth is 3/4″ in well prepared soil that drains well. If time permits, seed may be sown indoors under artificial light. A peat and perlite (peat-lite) potting mix in a 2 1/2″ x 10″ tree seedling pot produces an excellent rooted plug that can be transplanted directly to the soil. This indoor plug step allows you to pre-sex the plants before transplanting to the field.

Planting indoors: Seed should be started in a peat-lite potting mixture and transplanted into the same mixture into larger containers for vegetative growth and then flower. Planting depth is 3/4″ into moistened potting mix of approximately 60-70% peat and 30-40% perlite.

Fertilization outdoors: It is preferable to obtain an analysis of your soil before considering which fertilizers and how much to apply.

Fertilization indoors: I recommend Jack’s water soluble fertilizers applied at between 100-130PPM N and 50-65PPM P, depending on the stage of growth. An analysis of your water is the first step in determining an appropriate fertilizer for your greenhouse. From there it’s a simple few calculations to choose a base fertilizer mix and how to mix and apply it for best results. You can call me for more info. I highly recommend the Mammoth-P bacterial inoculant at every stage of growth.

Plant spacing: in outdoor installations I recommend a 5′ spacing in 5′ rows. That works out to 1,600 female plants per acre.

…to be continued