Growing Cannabis Seeds with the Gi Grow Wheel
Growing cannabis seeds with the Gi Grow might seem difficult at first, but we’re here to solve any issues you might have! If you follow the steps in this article then you should have a perfect grow using the Gi Grow wheel. Make sure to pay attention though; if your plants grow too much you won’t get the desired result and the Gi Grow won’t be effective.
The first thing you’ll need to do, obviously, will be to get your hands on some feminized seeds that will grow nicely in the Gi Grow system. You’re looking for plants that concentrate most of their yield on their central stem, without many branches. Some examples are Critical +, Dream Machine, Caribeña etc.
Next, you’ll need to germinate as per usual. We recommend using the Tupperware method. Once you’ve germinated the seeds successfully, stick them in some small rockwool cubes. You can easily get trays with 77 or 150 cavities for rockwool cubes.
We recommend germinating at least a third more than you’re planning to plant, as growing in rockwool can sometimes cause some issues with the plants, making them grow at different rates. If you germinate some more, then you can easily select the best ones that are similar in size, which will increase production quite a lot.
Place the grow light far away from the plants or a cold light like a fluorescent or low consuming light so that the plants can develop without growing too fast as we don’t want them to get too big. The best thing to do is to use white light, which is a lot softer on the plants, allowing for a slower growth.
They’re quite easy to water at this stage; all you have to do is submerge the tray with the rockwool in a tray of water and let it drain out afterwards. The EC in the water should be from 0.9 to 1.1, and the pH should be around 5.8-6.2.
Once the second pair of leaves has sprouted you’ll need to transplant to a 10x10x6.5cm cube, which is the cube that will be going into the Gi grow. Now you can move them to the light you’ll be using for growing; a 600w light. Make sure that they don’t dry out too might due to the power and heat coming from the light.
You’ll notice that the stems grow out long and flimsy, which is when you’ll need to raise the EC to 1.1-1.4 and the pH to 5.8-6.2, and also lower the light a little bit to its normal height so that the plants can start growing a strong trunk.
In a few days you’ll see the growth begin to accelerate, and you’ll need to pay special attention; once they reach around 15cm you’ll need to flower your plants by placing them in the Gi Grow hydroponic system so that they don’t get too big; if they get too big you won’t be able to plant them in the Gi Grow wheel because the tips of the plants will be much too close to the light.
Now you know exactly what you have to do to prepare your seeds for their future home, the Gi Grow. No more looking for clones to buy or spending forever cloning plants to fill the wheel. Of course, if done this way there will always be a plant or two that just don’t work out right, but that’s nature I guess…
Author: Javier Chinesta
Translation: Ciara Murphy