Deep Flower Cannabis Grow
Deep flower is a family farm on Camano Island growing small-batch, craft cannabis in greenhouses. Owned by husband and wife Jason and Charlene Bohbot, their intention is to keep it boutique, keep it sustainable and maintain their extremely high standards. “We want to be like the little French bakery down the street, rather than the Wonder Bread factory,” says Jason. He and Charlene have been perfecting their craft since the early days of medical, starting out in Northern California, then settling on an idyllic five acres on Camano Island in the early 2000s.
Deep Flower combines the sun’s rays with Gavita grow lights in a 24’ x 36’ “Forever Flowering” greenhouse. For die-hard fans of outdoor, there’s something special about the flavor—and even the high—of sungrown cannabis. So, as growers who need to meet demand with consistency, this setup offers sungrown quality with the control and predictability of indoor. Even though their mission is to keep it small, they’re expanding (just a little), with construction of three 15’ x 50’ hoop houses for flowering. That will take their production from harvesting once every three months to once every three weeks. “There’ll be no down time,” notes Charlene. Every plant is hand-watered, and nothing is automated.
Deep Flower got its start with Blue Bastard—Jason’s popular cross between Blue God and Phat Bastard—which became Seattle’s first branded strain. But with their physical expansion, they’re looking to expand the brand, too. They’re developing logos and packaging specifically for Deep Flower, as well as a new line of Purple OG, Cherry Pie, Tangie, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel and Hindu Kush, to name a few.
They also produce traditional, dry-sift hash, which Jason is particularly fond of. “My father’s from Morocco,” he says. “I grew up with stories of walking through the market, with kief piled up next to the saffron and turmeric.” Jason and Charlene carry on that tradition with pride—perhaps like no one else in i502. Regardless of strain or product type, sustainability and organic farming are two of their highest values. “If I can’t spray it in my shorts and flip-flops, I’m not spraying it,” says Jason, referring to pest control. “I smoke all my own shit. My health as a gardener, and the health of my customers, is what this all comes down to.”