Growing outdoor hemp on the east coast presents us with challenging weather elements. We tweak the start time a bit every year to try to master the phototropism on the east coast. The Spring, or Vernal equinox, is when the sun moves north across the celestial equator. This is the optimal time to start the outdoor growing process and start germinating seeds. During this time the sun is as high in the sky as it will get all year. These next few months for the plants are like high school for a freshman boy. Fast forward to senior year. The plants like to grow tall, reaching up as close to the sun as it can. Hemp is a weed. Think about the weeds in your garden from this time of the year into the summer. If neglected, the weeds will grow taller than the plants around them. The garden is nerve wrecking. As for our hemp, this is exactly what we are looking for. The weather is volatile on this side of the United States, so getting the time right is key. Typically, we are rolling outdoor hemp anytime between the middle of April to no later than the first of July.