Sky Standard Gardens Cultivates Craft Cannabis In Bellingham Washington

Sky Standard Gardens is a small cannabis producer in Bellingham, Washington. Their facility is a small graffiti-covered building off the freeway, hidden in a blanket of sound from passing cars and trucks. There’s a van with the same matching graffiti parked out front. Shannon and Sheila make up the Sky Standard packaging crew, they’re sitting in a circle chatting on break over cigarettes.

Sky Standard owners and operators Davey Palmer and Zackary Cabral walk out of their facility in disheveled work gear. Cannabis farmers and potato farmers have similar aesthetics, dirty work clothes, calloused hands. Cannabis cultivation is hard work, but that didn’t dampen their spirits. Cabral and Palmer are all smiles walking out of their facility.

 

Sky Standard Gardens’ Beginnings

Cabral has been growing cannabis for over 15 years. He started growing in Wyoming; during that time he had a kid being born in Montana during a harvest. He was driving back and forth between states to take care of his plants and his kid, making it work. Cabral moved to Washington state around 2008 and 2009 to continue his work in the cannabis industry; after hearing about the inevitable Initiative 502, the move was an easy decision.

Cabral met Palmer at a house party shortly after Cabral moved. They both share a love of music, vinyl, snowboarding, and cannabis. When they both found out each other was growing cannabis in their homes, they became friends quickly. Cabral got a hold of some plants that he couldn’t raise on his own; because of time restrictions with his fulltime job, and space restrictions with his tiny in-home grow room. That tiny grow room had to be dug out at the bottom for a final size of 13 x 7 x 5.5. Cabral enlisted Palmer’s help and together they jimmy-rigged a perpetual growing cycle using their in-home grows.

Cabral and Palmer formed a bond over the years of growing weed, listening to music, and snowboarding together. Eventually, Cabral went into the medical dispensary business around 2012, Palmer went back to school, and the two went their separate ways.

From Medical To Recreational

Cabral found quick success in the medical industry and decided to open his own dispensary in 2013. Cabral once again called Palmer, who was happy for a chance to be back in the in the cannabis industry. This partnership blossomed into a five store operation within 18 months; but after a missed opportunity to get a recreational license, they were forced to focus on other business opportunities. Washington’s recreational cannabis industry subsequently ate the medical industry.  Ease of access dissuades many people for applying for medical cares, and not all recreational dispensaries have the proper licenses to serve medical patients.

Sky Standard Gardens Cultivates Craft Cannabis In Bellingham Washington

Eventually, Cabral and Palmer found their license and they officially started the Sky Standard Gardens LLC. Next, they had to find a building and get the operation off the ground before their license forfeited. Unfortunately, the only building they found was a “hoarders paradise.” Cabral and Palmer hauled off over 70 yards of garbage and now had to redesign the entire building from the ground up; from the septic system to the camera system. Grow Industries helped them out with the lease on their first set of supplies and technology; and dropped a ton of knowledge on Sky Standard. After hundreds of hours of hard work and labor, some help and growing cheat codes from Grow Industries; Cabral and Palmer turned a playhouse of filth and degradation into a high tech growing facility.

 

The Talk-Sick Touch

One thing that sets Sky Standard Gardens’ products apart is their strain-specific artwork. The artist that designs their strain artwork and graffiti’d their building is the one and the same – Talk-Sick Mind.  Sky Standard Gardens bought a bunch of Talk-Sick’s merchandise. They hit it off with the California-based artist and formed a partnership. They feel Talk-Sick’s artwork represents music, weed, and graffiti culture, which represents Sky Standard Gardens too. “He’s (Talk-Sick Mind) is a big part of the team one way or another.”

Sky Standard Gardens Cultivates Craft Cannabis In Bellingham Washington

From Gorilla Gardening To Legal Sales

With a high tech growing facility, company artist, and a brand new concentrate brand Hi-Def Extracts; Cabral and Palmer came a long way from their gorilla gardening roots. They used to make midnight runs dropping off seeds in undisclosed locations. They’d return eight weeks or so later to chop down whatever grew, freeze and blast it into live resin; a type of terpene heavy cannabis concentrate. Now their weed is sold before its harvested and packaged. They harvest about 17 times a year; in between each harvest, the grow rooms and stripped down, scrubbed, and sanitized to ensure the environment stays clean.

Sky Standard Gardens has put together a strain menu that people can’t get enough of. Their menu is based mainly off what the retailers want, but their always pheno-hunting new options to make sure their retail partners are satisfied with the flavor selection. They grow around 10 strains at a time and are on a six-week strain rotation. Catholic School Girl, Blueberry, Strawberry Dutch, Pandora’s Box, Grapefruit and Gobstopper are some of their regular strains. Be on the lookout for strains like Banana Split, Blue City Diesel, and Sherbet. Blueberry Diesel’s terpene profile is equal parts berry and gas for really unique sweet and sour cannabis experience.

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Sky Standard Gardens Cultivates Craft Cannabis In Bellingham Washington

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn More About Mammoth Microbes – Using Bacteria To Make Healthier Cannabis

Cannabis plants are fickle. While they grow incredibly fast compared to other types of plants, quality cannabis flower hinges on the success of hundreds of factors from canopy density, the bug population, humidity, light schedule, atmosphere quality, temperature control, growing-medium ecology, just to name a few. Many growers are aware of the important role growing medium ecology plays in the overall health,  yield, and quality of a cannabis crop. There’s an entire ecosystem consisting of billions of microbes and bacteria living in the soil amongst the plant’s roots. Growcentia A.K.A Mammoth Microbes was started at Colorado State University by three soil microbiologist research scientists. Matt Wallenstein, Rich Conant, and Colin Bell created the Mammoth P formula out of love for sustainable agriculture, and to give legal cannabis farmers tools to grow the best crops possible.

Bridging The Grow Medium Gap

Some cannabis producers prefer hydroponic or aeroponic growing systems because massive amounts of water and nutrients are saved.  However, many believe that cannabis roots need a natural growing medium to thrive, creating the biggest dankest cannabis flowers possible. While some growers still use soil, soilless mediums have become popular as well. Soilless mediums and hydroponic systems don’t have the natural microbial ecosystem necessary to sustain healthy cannabis plants. Mammoth P comes is a product that bridges the gap between soil, soilless, hydro, and aeroponic growing methods to replicate natural growing conditions to create a balanced growing medium ecosystem.

Mammoth Microbes conducted a screening process of hundreds of soil samples from across the country and isolated four key bacteria strains that help sustain plant vitality. These bacteria have been co-evolving with plants for hundreds of thousands of years, according to Wallenstein.

Plant Komboucha

Mammoth P is essentially a bottle of living organisms, like a bottle of kombucha or supplemental probiotics. These micro-organisms produce enzymes that make phosphorus and other carbon-rich compounds, micro, and macronutrients more bioavailable for the plant. Enzymes are important for plant health because they break down important nutrients into small enough particle sizes to be absorbed by the plant’s cell wall.

“Beneficial bacteria support plant growth by acting like mini enzyme factories. By continuously producing enzymes, microbes ensure that nutrients are efficiently recycled and delivered to plants- and that waste product doesn’t accumulate in the soil and soilless media,” per Mammoth Microbes research.

Mammoth P gives cannabis plants the natural tools to absorb more nutrients and transformers wasted micronutrients into useable fuel for the plant. Growcentia claims their Mammoth P formula can increase yields up to 16.5 percent. They found these results by conducting a study comparing plant growth with and without Mammoth P. The study was conducted at Colorado State University by Richard T Conant, Robert P Walsh, Michael Walsh, Colin W Bell, and Matthew Wallenstein. Through a series of tests that compared plants grown with and without Mammoth P. The plants with Mammoth P showed an increase in overall yield and flowering time. Plants treated with Mammoth P didn’t show an increase in root characteristics outside of the clone stage or overall stem biomass.

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OMRI & Clean Green Certified

Mammoth P is an OMRI certified product. The Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) aims to support the integrity of the organic classification in the United States. OMRI is an independent organization that tests organic-based agricultural products like fertilizers, pest-controls, plant nutrients, and livestock products. OMRI focuses on certifying inputs that help produce other organic products like food and fiber products.

Mammoth Microbes are also Clean Green Certified. Clean Green Certifications are one the closest classifications to organic cannabis products can get. Many of Washington’s top cannabis producers like Gold Leaf Gardens and Puffin Farms are Clean Green Certified. Clean Green is similar to OMRI, making sure every stage of the cannabis plants journey and every input it receives meets stringent Clean Green Certification standards. High Times has also recommended Mammoth Microbes as one of their hottest products of Summer 2018.

Mammoth Microbes aren’t only for cannabis plants. Their proprietary bacterial formula is designed to help all kinds of plants grow in all kinds of settings. Lawn care blog Yougreenpal.com recommends Mammoth P to keep your lawn’s soil biology right. Don’t overlook soil microbes as a crucial key for flora life, whether it be green grass or green bud.

 

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn More About Northwest Concentrates From Xtracted Laboratories

It’s a common practice for concentrate processors to offer multiple brands. Different brands are designed to appeal to different consumers. Cannabis connoisseurs have no problems spending $50 plus on a gram of cannabis oil. Many others like to take a lot of dabs, and $50 grams aren’t that cost effective. Processors realize this and they want to provide products for all kinds of customers. Xtracted Laboratories understands this. Their most popular brand is Refine and Northwest Concentrates is their economic concentrate brand.

What separates Northwest Concentrates from Refine is the starting material. To make Refine oil, Xtracted Laboratories only uses starting material that is of the highest quality. Northwest Concentrates is made with the same process as Refine, but the starting material is lower quality. Lower quality starting material doesn’t mean it’s unsaleable by any means, it just means that it doesn’t meet stringent standards required to be sealed in the Refine’s coveted blue lid. You can expect great flavors, terpene profiles, and THC percentages, depending on the strain, with each of their products.

Learn More About Northwest Concentrates From Xtracted Laboratories

Lower quality starting material doesn’t mean you missing out on a quality product. Northwest Concentrates usually come in a waxy crumble consistency or pure gooey sauce. Concentrate consistency will be fairly basic for the economic pricing. However, the flavor choices aren’t basic. Tiramisu, Orange, and Blueberry Cookies are all available under the Northwest Concentrates green lid. Other flavors include White Strawberry, Freddy’s Kush and Do-Si-Dos.

Cookies strains provide a terrific mix of flavors and hybrid effects. Cookies strains are bred to be as flavorful and cannabinoid-rich as possible. A combination of Face Off OG and the original GSC; Do-Si-Dos might be the most potent Cookies strains in the state. This strain has sweet kush flavors and a high that absolutely floors you. A cerebral buzz puts pressure in your head while the body high keep you moving.

Freddy’s Kush is a specialty strain from another top-shelf producer, Freddy’s Fuego. Experience Freddy’s Fuego signature kush strain in a Northwest Concentrates collaboration. Freddy’s Fuego is a creamy sauce consistency with wood, pine, and herbal flavors.

You can find Northwest Concentrates from $35 to $40 per gram, depending on the strain.

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The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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The Terp Slurper Quartz Nail Handles The Biggest Dabs And Slabs

Glass culture for dabbing has greatly expanded. It’s now possible to buy quartz nails based on the type of dabs you like to do. Terp slurpers are for globs. Globs are giant dab and slabs of shatter that fill the room with smoke. I would classify a glob as any dab that is larger than your pinky nail. The problem with glob-sized dabs is they don’t melt all the way because the nail cools down to quick; that’s where the terp slurper comes in.

The terp slurper features the standard quartz design with a cylinder stretching down and connected to a dish. This nail holds heat along the entire surface area. When you drop your glob or slab in the dish; the oil is slurped up and down the nail, allowing large amounts of oil to melt evenly.

Shatter is a popular choice for doing large dabs. Shatter is easy to break off and handle before your dab. You can drop it right on your hot nail, no dab tool needed.

Doc Croc makes a Blueberry Silver Tip shatter for $30 a gram that will taste great on your new nail. Terp slurpers can be picked up at KushMart Clothing and Glass right next door to KushMart.

 

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The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

ORDER  ONLINE NOW   USING KUSHMART’S ONLINE MENU SYSTEM. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CART