Croptober is underway, and many growers have started harvesting or prepping up for that. One of those growers is SpeakEasy Cannabis Club, which has initiated its 2021 outdoor harvest.
Outdoor harvest has begun
For SpeakEasy, the harvest started on September 28th. "The conditions this summer have been favorable and as expected," the team explains. "Thanks to early preparations, hard work, and dedication, we were able to keep the plants healthy and happy. The harvest is expected to continue until the end of October."
This year, the team of the BC-based grower focused on optimizing the growing methods and techniques to maximize the yield. "We believe that with the combination of the use of genetics, earlier planting, additional vegging facilities, and increased plant density, we are to achieve another bumper crop for the 2021 outdoor growing season," they remark. "With all of the infrastructure in place, we believe that the entire 2021 outdoor harvest can be processed into finished products before the end of 2022."
Allocation of yield
Once harvested, a large portion of the yield will be freshly frozen and allocated for live resin. The remainder of the yield will be used for dried flowers or processed into extract material suitable to make any concentrate that the market demands.
Genetic testing For 2022
In comparison to last year, the grower has expanded the variety of genetics used for the 2021 outdoor harvest. "The varieties chosen for the 2021 outdoor growing season have been carefully crafted and handpicked to thrive in Rock Creek's unique climate," they explain. "The plants have grown to be healthier, larger, and have more dense buds compared to last year's outdoor yield. Additionally, more varieties have been added for further optimization and testing to scale for the 2022 outdoor growing season, as well as to increase efficiency and the yield of next year's outdoor harvest."
Founder Marc Geen states: "Systems and methods developed last year helped us get a fast jump on the harvest this season, the crew is working well and the weather is holding up for us so far. The quality of the crop is exceptional again this year and we are diligently getting it out of the field as quickly as possible. With sales increasing and demand for our product growing, I am anxious to get it processed and into the hands of our customers."