Cannabis Cultivation Consulting

After a dismal year of falling prices in Oregon’s cannabis market and overflowing cannabis product available for sale (Willamette Week reports it will take almost 9 years to go though the product currently in the system), I’ve decided to focus on the outdoor cannabis cultivation consulting and close the cannabis growing operation. Interest in how we produced our Cultivation Classic’s award-winning Jazz strain has given me a new focus and desire to help others achieve excellence in cannabis cultivation.
I sincerely apologize to those recreational dispensaries and cannabis customers who have been loyal supporters of Fiddle Farms over the past several years.  However, I hope to continue making a difference in the cannabis market well into the future. I hope you continue to follow Fiddle Farms as we move in new directions, especially with the Cannabis Craft Project. Of course I’ll be looking forward to getting back into growing outdoor cannabis in Oregon (or other locations) as the market for sun-grown flower stabilizes and can finally flourish.
If you or someone you feel cannabis consulting might help you, please let me know. You can read more at: Cannabis Cultivation Consulting

Planting clones outdoors in the PNW

img_7611All too often, home growers new to cannabis will simply buy a clone from a dispensary in the Spring and immediately plant it outside. Unfortunately, that will stress the plant and initiate a flower cycle prematurely.  This is because novice growers don’t know about photoperiodism. You will either end up with a very small flowering plant or a light-stressed plant that pre-flowers, reverts back to a vegetative state and doesn’t grow well during the season.

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More then a cannabis farm

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Welcome to Fiddle Farms !

We’re an outdoor micro-grow crafting superior, small-batch marijuana for today’s cannabis connoisseur. Farmed on the banks of Hood River in a luscious food forest, our sun and soil grown cannabis crops are tended by earthy farm fairies and thrive on fresh snow melt and enriched native soils. Both a high tunnel and a light deprivation system produce multiple soil-grown harvests throughout the season with a minimal carbon footprint.

We are proud of the cruelty-free, earth-friendly philosophy that guides our vegan practices. Fiddle Farms flowers produces a full cerebral experience: fresh, aromatic buds, delightfully smooth smoke and a deep satisfying high – a high you can feel great about!

We not only grow superior cannabis, we also grow a variety of vegetables and flowers (the other kind), have livestock (Goats, chickens and Ducks) and Bees. It’s a complete farm eco-system.

Please visit “Know Your Grow” for more information on our eco-friendly, organic and vegan-grown operation or visit our “Strains” page if you are interested in knowing what we grow.

 

 

Autumn – The Season of Soil Prep

The leaves rustle in the wind, the gold and fire-red hues dance around and dazzle us before falling back to Earth, oh so delicately. Attention shifts from swimming and sun tanning to drinking mugs of hot tea after a day searching for the perfect carving pumpkin. Yes, this is the glorious season of Autumn. To the surprise of many, it’s also one of the most important times of year for the garden! If we are to manage the land (and our time) strategically, we must capture the benefits of rain and cold and time so we can work less during the rest of the year.

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Why Permaculture?

Permaculture: the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be
sustainable and self-sufficient.

I’d like to start out with a bit about myself for context: I’m young woman just beginning her lifelong path in food production. Most of my training in agriculture has been through WWOOFing and interning on permaculture farms, so in a sense, it’s mostly all I know. When I began to work on more conventional organic farms it was shocking for me to see how hard people were working just to keep things alive, when I’d previously seen beautiful, food producing systems largely maintaining themselves. This juxtaposition is where the importance of permaculture really hit me. Working with whole systems inspired me so much I decided to devote my entire life to them. Treating nature like a machine that could be broken down into separate parts, analyzed, and “fixed”, had the opposite effect. This drastic contrast between farming methods inspired an obsessive quest to answer this nagging question: “why do most people plant this way?”  Continue reading