It’s a common myth that hemp can be grown anywhere. It actually grows better in certain types of soil over others. The pH level of the soil should be 6.0-7.5 and should also contain optimum levels of potassium and phosphorous, among others. Soil quality is critical and rigorous testing is required to ensure the soil is perfectly suited for planting and farming hemp. The hemp plant is known to soak up whatever is in the soil it’s planted in (phytoremediation). Hemp is so adept at phytoremediation that it has been planted in abundance at the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster site to expedite the pulling of radioactive waste from the surrounding soil.