In 2019, we planted 12,000 feminized seeds of the strain Hawaiian Haze. The seeds were started in a greenhouse and transplanted to the field six weeks later.
In 2020, we planted over 8,000 feminized seeds, splitting the crop between high-yield CBD (Hawaiian Haze strain) and high-yield CBG plants (Stem Cell strain), and in 2021 we planted over 2,000 feminized seeds again splitting the crop between high yield CBD and high yield CBG plants with the same strains. We plan to do the same for the 2022 crop.
Our process for finding the ideal CBG strain was similar to the process we used to find the ideal CBD strain. We asked our seed supplier for a non-GMO strain that was ideal for organic cultivation in the Upper Midwest. They suggested Stem Cell, highlighting the fact that it has/is:
You can see the video showcasing the seed-to-sale process below!
Are you certified organic?
Although we use organic growing methods, we are not yet organic certified. In order to be USDA certified organic, you need to have grown on the same plot of land for 3 consecutive years. In 2019, we grew our CBD biomass ourselves on two rented fields in Arkansaw, WI and Somerset, WI. Halfway through the growing season in 2019, we found a 17-acre plot of land in Durand, WI about a half-mile away from our lab with remarkably clean soil far removed from the industrial agriculture plots. We grew for the first time on this land in 2020, and planted our third crop on the same land in 2021. Our application for USDA organic certification is pending and will be approved in June 2023. Until then, we will continue using organic growing methods!
Are you a licensed USDA Hemp Producer?
Yes! Additionally, we are a licensed Hemp Processor in Wisconsin, and our lab is a FDA-licensed Food Processing Plant.