WHAT SUNGROWN MEANS
Sungrown is simply cannabis grown under the sun, the way nature intended it. Sungrown can be cannabis grown in the full sun (known also as "outdoor" cannabis), grown in climate controlled greenhouses or grown in light deprivation greenhouses (known as "light dep"). As long as it's grown primarily with the sun, it's sungrown in our books. We believe that sungrown cannabis is better for the plant, the environment and our health.
Sungrown cannabis, like wine grapes, has a flavor and taste that reflects the “terroir” where it was grown—the natural elements, like weather, soil conditions, and temperature. It’s an artisanal concept that’s brand-new to cannabis but catching on fast. Our sungrown cannabis production combines light-deprivation greenhouses with natural, organic growing principles to produce better plants—and a healthier, high quality product for our customers.
But sungrown cannabis is more time-consuming. It takes longer to learn our farming techniques. And it takes master growers who understand cultivation and botany. We wouldn’t do it any other way. Once you try Humboldt’s Finest, we’re sure you’ll agree.
SUNGROWN VS. INDOOR
At Humboldt's Finest Farms, we’re helping to change the culture of cannabis held captive indoors, one sungrown crop at a time.
Growing crops in natural sun produces premium cannabis that’s just as potent as indoor. That’s why “Sungrown” is not just a gimmick or a buzzword—it’s the future of cannabis farming.
Indoor grow rooms are a convenience that only benefits the grower. They’re good for discreet growing, and growing in any weather, in any location. There’s a short learning curve—anyone can learn the techniques. But large indoor growing facilities produce massive amount of toxic runoff and consume enormous energy.
REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Zero. That’s the amount of coal-burning energy we use to grow our crops. Our crops are grown by the sun, the way nature intended it. We’re committed to careful stewardship of this land’s natural resources—including energy.
Using natural sunlight benefits everyone—even non-cannabis consumers. Artificial light in grow rooms uses an enormous amount of energy—and in cities, this is usually coal-powered energy. Our plants don’t contribute to fossil fuel consumption, or increase pollution from coal-burning plants.
Our cannabis is grown without chemical pesticides or fungicides. Natural pest management includes using ladybugs to control aphids. We fertilize with chicken manure, bat guano, oyster shell, glacial rock dust, cocoa bean shell, worm casting, and molasses. We employ ecological soil building techniques like nitrogen-fixing cover crops, so the nutrient-rich soil can be restored and renewed, instead of depleted permanently.
There’s a reason it’s called a temperate rainforest. Graced with over 100 inches of pure, crystal-clear rain a year, Humboldt County is ideal for harvesting rainwater on a large scale. We capture the rain during the wet season and use it to water crops in the dry season. Our farms use specialized tanks and ponds to store the water we need. This means we don’t have to pump water from springs, creeks and rivers during the dry season. These labor-intensive efforts support the ongoing restoration of the Mattole and Eel Rivers, and allows the salmon populations to flourish after being decimated by logging.
We have plenty of official certifications. And if these aren’t enough, our customers can certify our products are awesome.
- Humboldt Grown
- Organically Grown
- Lab tested
If you would like to see any of our certifications just let us know and we'd be happy to share those with you.