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Greenhouse Trimming

Greenhouse Trimming

We are about to initiate the final stages of growing in the greenhouse. The plants have several stages of growth; sprouting, seedlings, vegetative, budding, flowering, and then finally, the harvest. Our greenhouse has been in vegetative growth for the last several months, as we were producing clippings for other farms.

To initiate the budding and flowering cycle, the hemp plant must be limited to a 12 hours of darkness/12 hours of light schedule. This photoperiod tells the plant that the days are getting shorter, and that it is time to start making seeds before Winter comes.

Many growers don’t have the ability to initiate flowering artificially, because they are growing outdoors, and have no means of limiting the light cycle. Luckily, we have a light deprivation curtain installed in our greenhouse. At 6pm this curtain deploys to limit any sunlight reaching the plants. It remains deployed until 6AM, when the next day’s morning light comes in. We do the exact same process in our indoor growing rooms, but by simply scheduling the lights to be on/off for a specific amount of time.

One of the very critical parts of starting this stage is to trim the plants. Hemp will devote energy to any branch that is there, and the small undergrowth branches do not produce high-quality flower. We trim those unproductive branches, and allow all of the nutrients and energy to go to the top part of the plant. This produces huge, beautiful buds, and maximizes the output of the greenhouse.

In about 8 weeks, we will have buds ready to harvest. From those buds we can make CBD oil, raw CBD flower, and our CBD pre-rolled joints. We can’t wait to share our fresh products with you!


Our (mostly) trimmed greenhouse

Our (mostly) trimmed greenhouse


Our goats love the trimmings!

Our goats love the trimmings!

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