Deep Roots Harvest – Mesquite, NV
Deep Roots Harvest’s garden was one of the first cultivations in the medical days before Nevada went recreational. Located in Mesquite, along the border of southern Utah and northern Arizona, Deep Roots harvests once a week to keep up with increasing demand for flower at their flourishing dispensary attached to the cultivation, as well as in dispensaries statewide. With almost 30,000 square feet of growing space, eight flowering rooms, and two vegetation rooms, they house 3,500-4,000 plants at any given time.
Sustainability is part of the culture at Deep Roots Harvest, starting from the plant’s first roots. Using an aeroponic cloning process, the clones’ roots are misted with nutrient-rich water in a suspended table system, rather than embedding them in soil. The hydroponic systems in their vegetation and flower rooms are all top-feed drip networks used to minimize runoff and cut back on fertilizer and water consumption. With help and research from chemists, fertilizer companies and Ace Analytical Laboratory, Deep Roots has also been able to utilize leaf tissue analysis to create a proprietary two-part nutrient blend which allows the plants to absorb more nutrients with less access to said nutrients. As head of cultivation Bob Kerr explains, “Using the data, we’ve truly shown that sometimes less is really more.”
The flower coming out of Deep Roots Harvest has been fuego for a long time; flagship strains like Lil’ Sebastian, Pre-98 Bubba Kush, Skywalker OG and Medi-Haze have led the charge since their inception. Focused on consumer-driven trends, they cater to maintaining strains with THC levels above 20 percent and keep around three dozen varieties on hand at any time. Generally, Deep Roots chooses 12-15 of those strains for full cultivation based on customer feedback, market movement and staff favorites.