10 May LITHUANIAN HEMP
As already mentioned in this article, types of Lithuanian fiber hemp vary greatly from those, which are used for narcotic effect, because they have wide spectrum of usage – from fiber to food and production of medicine, and also doesn’t have or almost doesn’t have the same amount of psychoactive substances, which are in hemp for recreational use. Hemp of our region is also special because it is hardened by all four seasons – at winter soil is hardening, and with coming of spring after receiving sunlight hardened hemp grows even up to two and a half meters high, and spreads out like spruce. This form of the plant helps to spread its specific scent, which scares insects, because of this reason in order to secure their harvest from pests some farmers up to this day plant hemp near other cultural plants – this is a great alternative to protective chemicals that are used in farming. At the same time birds and animals feel nutritional benefits and healing powers of hemp, therefore they love it and at this point farmers themselves have to protect their hemp from animals.