Mt.Baker Gardens is a Whatcom County licensed Tier 3 Producer/Processor located in Bellingham, Washington. Their state-of-the-art technology allows them to bring their customers clean, superior, indoor cannabis. As a matter of fact, this garden has won multiple awards from both High Times and the Dope Cup awards. They use high-grade nutrients that boost plant growth and maximize cannabinoid and terpene production.
At Mt.Baker Gardens, all plants are dried hanging in climate-controlled rooms before being trimmed by hand. They cure and package their flower in glass jars to give you the highest quality cannabis. They are proud to say that they have been testing all of their products for pesticides for 3 years prior to the state of Washington making this a requirement. This action truly demonstrates their commitment to delivering pesticide-free flower to the people of Washington.
About the Grow
To begin, all plants at Mt.Baker Gardens grow in Grodan rock wool cubes. This substrate was innovated to support soilless growing and is made of stone wool. Stone wool is a clean and recyclable material formed of natural, abundant basalt rock. It’s thanks to this material that soilless growing places minimal strain on our world’s precious resources. In fact, it uses up to 20% less fertilizer, 50% less water, and 75% less land. As a result, Mt.Baker’s grow is very sustainable, and makes a clear effort to minimize waste.
In addition to their use of sustainable substrate, Mt.Baker Gardens follows WSLCB and WSDA i502 regulations for Integrated Pest Management. The key to their IPM is healthy mother plants and clones. To be sure of this, they scope their plants under a microscope for pests. Additionally, they only use safe and organic products. That means absolutely no harsh chemicals. This is what allows them to bring their customers safe and clean, solventless rosin, rosin carts, and flower products.
So, what is Integrated Pest Management? Integrated Pest Management, also called IPM, is a broad-based approach. It integrates practices for economic control of pests while minimizing risks to people and the environment. Mt.Baker Gardens doesn’t believe in using harsh chemicals as pesticides. Instead, they only apply safe organic pesticides on mothers and plants in the vegetative state. Products they use include Clonex Rooting Gel, Clonex Clone Solution, Dr.Bronner’s SAL SUDS, Canola Oil, Suffoil X, Green Cleaner, Safer 3 in 1, and PureCrop 1.
Clonex Rooting Gel
Firstly, Clonex Rooting Gel ensures root production on cuttings of plants by supplying essential hormones needed for accelerated root development.
Clonex Clone Solution
Afterward, they use Clonex Clone Solution, a plant nutrient specifically formulated for rooted clones and seedlings. It contains a special blend of the highest-quality minerals including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. These ingredients plus other essential elements aid in root development and vigorous growth.
Dr.Bronner’s SAL SUDS
Additionally, Mt.Baker Gardens cleans with Dr.Bronner’s SAL SUDS, an organic and natural concentrate soap.
In addition to scoping their plants, Mt.Baker Gardens controls pests with canola oil. Canola oil repels insects by altering the outer layer of the leaf surface or by acting as an insect irritant.
Another product Mt.Baker Gardens uses is Suffoil X. This is an active ingredient “mineral oil” and is OMRI-certified listed as organic. Using Suffoil X is an organic way to mitigate pests.
Mt.Baker Gardens also uses Green Cleaner. This is an all-natural cleaner made of soybean oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, and isopropyl alcohol. Green Cleaner keeps plants clean and free of pests.
Safer 3 in 1
Safer 3 in 1 is another product that Mt.Baker Gardens in their grow. This concentrate is derived from natural fats, plant oil, sulfur, and soap insecticide and is OMRI-certified listed organic. This is another organic pest-management solution.
Pure Crop 1
Lastly, Mt.Baker Gardens utilizes Pure Crop 1. Pure Crop 1 is made of corn and soybean oil. It is a clever rearrangement of the colloidal micelle and its electrical charge. It is also OMRI-certified listed. Pure Crop 1 helps mitigate pests and improve plant health.
What is OMRI Listed?
Another key point to illustrate is their use of OMRI-Certified products. OMRI-Certified refers to The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). This international nonprofit organization determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. Mt.Baker Gardens makes use of OMRI-listed products instead of harsh pesticides. As shown above, these products are permitted for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program. Thanks to their use of these products, Mt.Baker Garden’s flower always tests “no pesticides detected”.