Colorado Hemp Phytoremediation Trials ~ Burn Area Soil Pilot Test

In the aftermath of some very serious wild land fires here in Colorado, it was asked if hemp could be used to stabilize soil in burned out areas to reduce erosion caused by subsequent rain.

It was then asked if hemp would even grow in scorched earth. These are both interesting questions to me.

To begin the test the people at Hempcleans collected buckets of topsoil from one of Colorado’s hardest-hit burn areas.

Each bucket of soil was sown with 1 gram of hemp seed.

A 1″ hole was drilled near the bottom of the buckets to allow for drainage.

The test will take a couple of weeks before we see anything. But when we do we’ll be able to answer the scorched earth question with absolute certainty.

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