Hemp Seed

Hemp seeds are a secondary product when collecting hemp plants. These seeds can be planted in the ground and grown to collect additional cloth. A common practice is to plant them immediately after harvesting out in the world so that other new players can get cloth from it later on. If they are planted in the ground, watering them has no effect, and you are not able to use fertilizer on them. This means that they are lower maintenance, but you have no control over the quality of the soil, so they will typically grow more slowly. However, if you plant them in a planter box (small or large), they will require you to regularly water them and keep them stocked with fertilizer for maximum growth efficiency. Be careful not to over-water them, or efficiency may go back down a bit. Generally a good amount of water to have is somewhere between 50% and 70% capacity. The plant needs light to grow, whether from a lamp or the sun. As of May 2020, floor grates do not let light through to the plant, despite looking like they do. This is likely a bug and may be fixed in the future. With the new electric water pump and electric water purifier, it is a good idea to build either on the beach or on a river (with one lower or missing foundation for safe access to water), as you can set up automatic plant watering fairly easily.

Hemp Seed
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Object Resources
Hemp Fibers Cloth×10Hemp SeedWorm10%Grub5%

lothidos 12 pts. 3 years ago

When planted, like other seeds, the resulting plant will gain a total of six genetic traits, in separate slots. These traits can change its total cloth output when harvested, increase the plant's growth speed, increase its periodical required water intake or increase its temperature resistance allowing better growth in colder or hotter climates.
(can i get uhhh hemp seed, ya know just something to get a start)

InSpace 40 pts. 2 years ago

With the genetics GGGYYY, it takes 11 minutes for it to grow up to a sapling allowing you to take 3 clone for free that can also be planted and cloned endlessly.
Also with genetics GGGYYY and and 67% overall score it takes 104 minutes to grow up to being ripe and allowing you to harvest 63 cloth. If you sell the cloth to the bandit camp, you get 10 scrap for every 80 cloth (each plant is then worth 7.875 scrap). The bandit camp vendor restocks around partly around every minute, and can be difficult to sell if multiple people are also doing it.
Without a W in the genetics (every W increases water needed), each plant uses 5ml of water / minute, and 9 plants fit a large planter box so 45ml of water / minute.
There are websites that can help you calculate possible plant genetics, making it pretty easy to get a good plant clone, like rustbreeder.
When the plant grows, it has different stages, 0-11 minutes seedling, Sapling, Crossbreed, Mature, 104 minutes Ripe, Dying. Slowly the cloth yield increases across the stages, so you can harvest early for less reward.
These stats were from using a GGGYYY hemp plant farming at 67% overall score (being slightly lower at night when it goes colder).
Identifier -237809779
Stack Size ×50
Despawn time 5 min