“When I moved to Humboldt originally, I didn’t move here to grow cannabis. I moved here because I fell in love with the landscape.”
– Alex Moore
Canna Cribs: Season 1, Episode 5.
Honeydew Farms is Humboldt County’s first conditional use permitted #Cannabis Farm. Located in the Mattole Valley, the 600 acre Agricultural preserve lies in the foothills of the Lost Coast’s Kings Range.
Nate and the Canna Cribs crew make the long, winding trip to Honeydew Farms in Humboldt county. There they meet up with Owner Alex Moore to check out his combination greenhouse and outdoor grows.
Honeydew Farms pride themselves on being environmentally conscious stewards of the historic ranch and farm, and they only use the finest organic amendments to build their living soils.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll get in the episode!
Alex teaches Nate why Humboldt is the “Napa Valley of cannabis” and what makes the climate so great for growing. The discuss what makes Humboldt special in itself and show off their cloning process that utilized Grodan cubes and Radix.
Nate checks out the veg plants at Honeydew and tours an agrotech greenhouse. Alex talks about nutrients, custom compost teas, and organic fertilizer.
Alex takes Nate down to the “river flat” and the pair discuss how different microclimates affect strains and the control offered through hand watering. Nate is impressed by the cows on the farm and meets up with Luke Besner, certified crop advisor and founder of TeaLabs.
Alex teaches Nate about the cure process at Honeydew Farms and why they rely on Ideal Air to keep drying conditions perfect. And plastic bins full of cannabis. LOTS of bins!
Alex tells Nate the story of developing the Honeydew Farms branding and how bring a jar of cannabis to the meeting secured the agency they wanted. Then it’s more packaging talk about Pollen Gear jars, Boveda, Shield and Seal bag. All of the things you need to keep that flower fresh.