When you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail.
– Michael King
Canna Cribs: Season 2, Episode 3.
Kings Garden is the original Coachella Valley cannabis grow operation. What this means on the surface, is that they received the first licenses issued in both Cathedral City and Palm Springs. But what makes them truly who they are, runs much deeper. Their co-founder hails from one of Palm Springs’ founding families, which means Kings Garden is more than a place they work.
This is home, a genuinely rare and revered corner of the world, a mecca which never ceases to inspire our creativity and drive their passion to create a family of cannabis strains unmatched in consistency, value – and above all – quality.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll get in the episode!
Nate arrives in Palm Springs California, a veritable cannabis Mecca to check out Kings Garden’s 115k sq ft indoor grow where they grow some of the highest testing (THC) cannabis in the world. Nate begins with a conversation with Michael King, CEO and Co-founder of Kings Garden about the history of the operation.
Charlie Kieley, Co-founder and COO, teaches Nate about the cannabis genetics they use that begins with reputable dealers and in-house phenohunts. The result is over 40k pounds of flower a year across 160 strains. Charlie also shares some amazing test results.
Nate talks to the Kings Garden propagation and nursery manager, Mike Robinson, to talk about mother plants, Kings coco, proper pH and PPM, as well as their strategy for acclimating seedlings to the veg room.
Joshua “Kikr” Nash talks to Nate about the 4,000 plant veg room and takes him through the process of feeding with the House and Garden brand. Find out why they choose to hand water in veg, it’s all about growing the best cannabis!
Tyler Geld, Head of Cultivation ast Kings, shows off the beautiful flowers in one of the facility’s many grow rooms. Nate learns about how they keep the air flowing, which Gavita lights they use, eye protection from Summer Blues Optics, and how to maintain an optimal vapor pressure deficit. Be sure to see how their GGS rolling benches help maximize space and maintain ease of access. Also, hear more about their intricate acclimation process for all the plants that enter the room!
Nate meets up with Charlie again to learn about the process for whole plant drying (a lot of them!) at Kings Garden. It’s all about that proper environment!
Cameron Magallanes, VP of processing and packaging, teaches nate why “cleanliness is the number one factor” in the trim room. Check out their cleaning strategy, their 100% hand trimmed flower for their “baller jars,” trimming 170 pounds a day, and see the STM Canna Rocketbox automated joint filler in action.
Marketing Team Lauren Stephanie and Sarah Halpert talk about marketing and social media. It’s all about “an eye for the future” and bringing people “into the grow” through social media.
Ivan Talan talks to Nate about his love for Cannabis and why he left his native Russia to join the team at King’s Garden. Next, Nate learns more about the Boveda brand and their recent “Boveda Challenge” where it’s all about creating a mono-layer around the flower, in an effort to what? “Save the terps” of course! Then it’s a look at the state-of-the-art Green Broz precision batcher.
Nate drops into The Vault to check out the 30+ Kings Garden products they carry. Budtender Matt shows off the flower and the Treez POS software that helps them manage their customers and product with superior analytics. They even have a lounge where users can sample their purchase!