Fiddle Farm’s cannabis connoisseurs have high standards. They not only want their cannabis free from chemicals and synthetic amendments, but they want it produced sustainably and humanely. Our cannabis is not only grown organically, but it’s also cruelty-free. We say “no” to using anonymous animal-derived materials such as commercially-produced fish emulsion, feather, bone, blood meal and bat guano.
This year at the farm I’m taking fertility of the cannabinitas into my own hands. I am striving to leave behind bottled fertilizers and replace them with my homemade goodies! Less plastic waste, fossil fuel emissions, and mystery around what my ladies uptake. After a recent side by side test I am more than happy with the results of my ferments. The only hurdle left to overcome is making production more efficient. I will pass on a few techniques and recipes I am using at the farm along to you.
Fermented Plant Juices (FPJ)
FPJ is a way to make liquid plant food out of ordinary/extraordinary plants that are all around us! It has been used by those who farm using a Korean Natural Farming approach and many others like myself who enjoy mixing and matching the styles and practices that have been passed down since farming began. Last year I began exploring this technique and have really made it part of my flow this year.
When creating the Kingdom of Kush I knew that I wouldn’t feel okay growing a monoculture of cannabis. I would be fighting back the volunteers of previous growing seasons and forced to cover Earth with a weed barrier. I decided to create a beneficial polyculture using an insectary, living mulch, and choice volunteers. This is my first experience with living mulches so I am excited to see the results and learn how to manage my polyculture with ease and grace. Continue reading