One of the primary reasons why I started blogging about Kratom is to clear up the lies and myth that is a constant surrounding.
When I started my advocacy group Southeast Beautiful, one of the main things I wanted to learn was whether or not it’s possible to grow Kratom here. Every single person I talk to says this, ‘You can’t grow Kratom because we don’t have the right climate’ or ‘Our soil isn’t good like Indonesia’s’ or ‘Kratom trees grown in the U.S. do not produce Mitragynine’ or ‘You gotta grow in a humidity dome with grow lights and put x, y & z in the soil’. Guess what folks, I’m here to tell you that that is all false. No …you don’t need grow lights if you can grow outside. No ..you don’t need special fertilizer. You CAN GROW KRATOM HERE.
Either people are being misinformed or scammed. For marketing reasons, maybe there are some who think they will grow enough Kratom trees to provide the entire country. 😂 I don’t know but the rumors need to stop because it’s simply not true.
It turns out there are a few good men out there, growing healthy thriving Kratom trees. So, I bought four plants and listened only to the guy who’s growing them. I thought.. it’s at least worth a try, to see for myself if I can grow. I’m soo glad I did because my plants are growing very fast and beautifully!!!
Although, I gotta say that after reaching out for quite some time, I have found many people from states all over, who also say they’re growing, sending me pictures of their Kratom crops. Even in freezing Colorado, Kratom is being grown.
If you have some knowledge or a natural green thumb, you can grow Kratom. Once I received my plants, I immediately transplanted them (GENTLY) into bigger pots. I used miracle grow soil, watered them and put them out on my porch in the sunshine. That’s IT.
Please don’t be discouraged if you have tried growing Kratom and it didn’t work out. It could of been a simple mistake like not enough water or too much water or maybe you didn’t transplant it correctly. Like with any other plant, Kratom needs warmth and sunshine.
HOWEVER, transplanting can be tricky. It is very important to not expose the roots for very long or shake the soil off that is surrounding the plant. In order to take the plant out of its original container you can first loosen the sides with a knife or file and then squeeze the plant out carefully. Place the plant on enough soil to where it leaves about an inch or so from the rim so you can water it thoroughly without it spilling over the top. Pack the surrounding soil tightly for protection. And then water slowly so as to not loosen the soil you packed.
Watering is super important. If you overwater or underwater a plant, it will die. It’s important to check the soil with your finger and feel the texture of the soil. If it’s moist you shouldn’t water. It’s best to wait until the soil is semi dry or bone dry. Although, don’t leave it bone dry for long because these plants like a lot of water. I also like to pick my plants up on the side to feel the weight of the plant. If it’s incredibly light feeling, then it’s time to water. If the soil is still wet it will have a heavy feeling to it when you try to pick it up. Once it’s ready you cannot over-water. Water thoroughly. And do not water again until the soil is dry.
Remember this…No plant likes a cold dark house and neither does Kratom. If you have to bring them indoors, you will probably need a sunny windowsill or light depending on how cold your house is.
My hope and wish for Kratom consumers and advocates is to ignore anyone who tries to discourage you from growing. We need to start growing Kratom like we do weed. I just bought a greenhouse. My goal ..one day is to start a small tree business. Why not. California already produces around 80 percent of the population’s marijuana supply. I figure if we all start now maybe in a few years we can be somewhat self sufficient. It’s important to have our own resources, especially since Kratom is under so much scrutiny.
So, PLEASE go out and buy yourself a Kratom tree! I will say this because I don’t think he will mind..😂 But, a very nice man by the name of Craig T. Strickland sold me some lovely trees!!! You can find him on YouTube, Facebook and my group Southeast Beautiful on Facebook!!! Happy Gardening Everyone!!! Luv Kam
Oh but wait…I almost forgot the most important part and that is dispelling THIS: That Kratom grown in the U.S. produces zero alkaloids. WRONG. For the first time today, I ate one of my Kratom leafs. I was in moderate pain and within minutes, my pain went from a 6 to nonexistent. So…YES Kratom grown in America produces Mitragynine. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. Go get u some Kratom Tree!!!!🍃