CBD Dosing Guide

CBD Dosing Guide

(note: FDA Disclaimer) One of the most common and important questions about CBD is proper dosage. How much should you take? While there isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all answer, the most important principle to understand is this: start low and go slow. You want to find the “minimum effective dose” that provides the relief or effect…

CBD and Pets
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CBD and Pets

Lots of people wonder if CBD can help their pets–in this video Ed offers some facts and advice about using CBD to treat various conditions in domestic animals. The endocannabinoid system isn’t unique to humans, as scientific research has shown. Pet owners have used CBD to relieve arthritis and other chronic pain, especially older animals….

All About Terpenes
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All About Terpenes

Remember that delightful scent last time you walked through a grove of pine trees? Or added a pinch of oregano to that simmering pot of marinara sauce? What you’re smelling are terpenes, the volatile hydrocarbon molecules found in many plants.   While most people focus on cannabinoid content when choosing hemp flower strains and CBD…

Harvest Report
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Harvest Report

It’s hemp harvest time at Bald Mountain Botanicals! We had a great year in 2022 all in all and the plants are looking just fantastic. Big plump flowers ripening in the autumn sun–the highlight of the year when all the hard work pays off. Other than about 6 weeks of drought in the second half…

Hemp Harvest Update

Hemp Harvest Update

We’re over a week into the harvest and things are going great–weather’s been a little challenging with some cold rain and a fair bit of wind but we’ve been able to work around that. Not a week too soon, either, as we’re starting to get those cold October rains and heavy winds that give every…

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

This is it…the climax of the season, when we reap the rewards of 6 months of hard work, prayers, and a little luck. The hemp flowers are ripe and bursting with delightfully fragrant terpenes and many leaves are yellow, red, or purple and starting to die. Yesterday just before daybreak was a chilly 37 degrees…

Controlling Pests Organically

Controlling Pests Organically

It goes without saying that spraying pesticides is a big no-no in organic farming. Instead, we rely on natural means of controlling pests like ladybugs and birds. Ladybugs are great for preventing outbreaks of destructive critters such as aphids. Some hemp growers actually buy and release ladybugs in their fields, but we’ve found they seem…

Rain!
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Rain!

After weeks and weeks of drought we finally got a soaking rain–what a relief! It was only 1 -1/2″ but that’s a lot more than we’ve had in a long time. The plants were very happy. I’ve been irrigating during the drought but there’s no substitute for a nice steady rainfall. The brook is no…