Grow with CJ
I was chosen as one of ten finalists in North America for Grow Strong Industries – Gorilla Grow/KIND LED Grow Lights/Lotus Nutrients/Super Closet – inaugural “Grow Strong Cup” cannabis grow-off last year. We used their lights, tents and nutrients.
Plants were grown in soil and documented. You can learn how I did it through the videos below!
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Indoor Growing Videos
This series of eight short videos takes you through germination of seeds all the way through the vegetative stage, ready to flower! We start with basic tent and growing setup…
Tent & Light Build
Basics you need
TimeLapse and real-time video of building a grow tent and the pieces you may need to setup your first grow. This was all done by one person. Having a second person makes it easier BUT is not necessary.
Planting - 5 Steps
steps & soil mix
An easy way to start your cannabis seeds and ways to help successful growth, this video demonstrates our five steps for soil mix and seed prep, as well as setting the environment for germination.
How I do it
This is how I have EASILY and successfully cloned cannabis plants. This video will go through a list of materials needed as well as an actual cutting and cloning from a mother plant.
Veg Cycle - Day 9
Entering Week Two of Vegetation Stage, an explanation of ‘Internodal Spacing’ and why it is important, as well as a comparison of the Kind LED light X80 to a competitors light in regards to node growth.
before and after
My method for transplanting cannabis from a one gallon plastic pot to a seven gallon fabric pot, from soil mix to next-day video clips, in easy to understand terms. The soil mix is shown in “Planting-5 Steps!” video and exact ratios are available upon request.
Veg Cycle - Day21
Veg Cycle - Day29
Entering Week Two of Vegetation Stage, an explanation of ‘Internodal Spacing’ and why it is important, as well as a comparison of the Kind KED light X80 to a competitors light in regards to node growth.
Veg Cycle - Day 34
We will cover installation of a SCROG or “Screen of Green” trellis netting in the tent, with two ways to do it.After SCROG installation, we will defoliate and position branches for maximum node exposure. A lot of TimeLapse is employed to illustrate the process
“Flipping” to flower and the beginning of the fragrant times! From beginning of the flower cycle, through trichome inspection and harvest, as well as drying, curing and TASTING!
Flower - Day 5
Flower - Day 12
Week 2 of Flower! Plants are filling the SCROG and the internodal spacing is dense! Also, some great shots of the javelinas (Collared Peccaries) and hawks
Flower - Day 20
Progress report on Kyle’s OG Skywalker Kush plants in a Gorilla Grow 4’x2’tent using KIND LED Grow Lights and Lotus Nutrients. SCROG progress, defoliation and canopy information.
Flower - Day 28
First trichome devlopment and UV/IR levels touched upon, short and to the point.
Flower Day 33
Really short look at the canopy progress. No information really imparted, but a good look at typical development at this stage of growth.
Flower Day 41
Lotus Nutrient discussion as well as introduction of BudBusterPro , a spray I use to increase lateral branching. Great product and brilliant staff.
Flower Day 48
a great forest!
BUD CITY!!! Going into the last weeks of flower and it looks great! Defoliated, so buds only! Mention of Preybird Farms, great genetics from Strainly! Wish we had “smell-o-vision”!
Flower Day 55
Last push before finishing! How do you know it is ready?We discuss trichome development, look under a microscope and impart how that applies to harvesting.
Flower Day 64
COLOR, COLOR, COLOR!
Everything is showing nice color and trichome development. It looks like one more week to harvest!
Day 70 of Flower and the trichomes show me they are ready! So excited for this day! The video shows my drying set-up as well as my target RH and temperatures for the duration of my drying. I dry for at least fourteen days, often up to seventeen. LOW AND SLOW!
pretty & tasty
A wrap-up of the bud/rosin totals from the Grow Strong Cup. A pound of “TOP SHELF” and an ounce of solventless rosin for the stock shelf! Thanks for watching my grow, everybody!
During the contest, all participants were given a code for a discount offer to viewers. I hope to have something to offer to current viewers very soon!
I am not an employee nor a continued sponsored grower. That stated, since the end of the contest, I have purchased additional equipment as I do love the quality of it all.
30 second Public Service Announcement
45 second Rosin Press Review
I’ve been using a pneumatic press for almost two years and last year, I finally got the dollars for the Low Temp 4×7 V2! Really impressed with the whole thing, just a quick vid of first bud squishes! *NOTE* I’ve upgraded to the LT3 Controller, a new review on that is in progress.