Yes, you read the title correct, there is actually a kit out there for growing your first hemp plant.
This is a great kit for those interested in the plant, looking just to contribute to growing it or actually using it in everyday life as hemp can be very versatile. This kit though has a little bit different audience though that it is aimed at. My first grow is actually for kindergarteners to grow their very first hemp plant.
Now I am sure many are thinking we are now letting our children grow marijuana in school, but that is not the case at all. In fact, on my first grow’s website they have a statement to reassure individuals that yes the hemp plant is indeed part of the cannabis family but it does not contain the psychoactive effects that weed does.
This is the UK’s way of teaching children to garden and grow plants at a young age just like we use to do in the kindergarten in the US, except we grew beans usually. The reason for this crop as the child’s first grow is that the UK believes they should teach their children how to grow sustainable and beneficial crops that have more than one use to them.
So what is the My First Grow Kit and how do you get one?
For starters, you can head on over to myfirstgrow to get your kit ordered. When your kit arrives you should receive the following items within it:
My First Grow Package
1x Growing cup
1x Packet of hemp seeds (approximately 6 seeds in each)
1x Packet of compressed soil
1x Instructions and hemp information leaflet
2x My First Grow stickers
This kit has everything you will need to get you or your child ready for their first grow of a beneficial crop. It even includes the mascot known as Leafy on the stickers provided for the My First Grow kit. In addition to the seeds that are provided, there is a guarantee that these seeds contain less than 1% THC within the cannabis sativa seeds or hemp seeds. This is a true hemp growing experience for your child.
How did it all started?
The idea came to the founder Greg Lonsdale when he was watching his 4-year old nephew play with his grow your own tomato and pepper kits. He was joking with his sister one minute about how he should make a grow your own hemp kit and the next minute he was actually selling them. He has reported that about 10,000 kits have been shipped all over the world including places like Brazil, Sydney, and the US. Greg has considered starting a My First Poppy Grow kit, per his grandmother’s suggestion as she grows the common red poppy, Papaver rhoeas which contain trace amounts of opium just like hemp contains trace amounts of THC.
My First Grow Kit has taken off and even reached cannabis advocate Erin, the mom of Brave Mykala, who fights for the right of cannabis use for children. She got one for her child who currently medicates with cannabis and Gregs states that was a real moment for me, to have a child who medicates with cannabis also use his kit, was a real moment for him.
Let us know in the comments what you think about the kit.