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How to Grow Cannabis in Your Closet, Part 2: From the Vegetative Stage to Harvest

This article is sponsored by SuperCloset. SuperCloset is the world’s leading manufacturer of automated SuperPonics grow systems and grow boxes.


If you joined us for Part 1 of How to Grow Cannabis in Your Closet, you learned a lot about setting up an indoor cannabis garden – from choosing your system, to germinating your seeds, to transplanting your sprouts and ensuring they receive the proper nutrients. Now that your little cannabis plants are flourishing, you want to know about helping them reach maturity – from vegetation, to cloning, to flowering, and all the way through harvest.

How to Grow Cannabis in Your Closet Part 1 - Indoor Garden Set-Up

SuperCloset, which offers a variety of customizable and award-winning grow cabinets, hydroponic systems, and grow rooms to suit DIY growers’ needs, shares five more instructional videos in this comprehensive series covering everything you need to know to grow. In the following episodes of Grow Like a SuperPro, Rory will help you make the most of your indoor garden as you coax your plants into full bloom and ready them for harvest.

Episode 5: Cannabis’s Vegetative Stage

Episode 5 covers cannabis’s vegetative stage, arguably the most important step in the entire growing process. Decisions that growers make during this stage will affect both the quality and the quantity of cannabis harvested at the end of the process. The length of your vegetative stage will vary from one to four weeks depending on your setup. In that time, plants will require plentiful lighting, copious airflow, smart pruning, a consistent watering schedule, and plenty of nitrogen and potassium to ensure the rapid growth of roots, leaves, and stems. You’ll learn about all of that and more in the video above – plus, you’ll get to see Rory put tomato plants in his hat.

Episode 6: Cloning Cannabis Plants

In Episode 6, you’ll learn everything you need to know about cloning, from the definition of the term to exactly how to do it. Cloning allows the grower to skip the difficult germination stage altogether, and while you may choose to omit this tricky step from your process until you have a few harvests under your belt, it’s an immensely useful technique for any home grower. Armed with tools like a razor blade, hydrogen peroxide, and cloning gel, you’ll learn how cloned plants differ from those grown from seeds; why clones are best clipped during the vegetative stage; how to choose the right mother plant; where and how to cut your clones; what conditions clones prefer for optimal growth; when to expect roots to develop; and how to avoid infection, overpruning, and overcloning.

Episode 7: Cannabis Plant Flowering

Once the vegetative stage is complete, you’ll make the changes that will induce flowering and yield the cannabis buds we know and love. Episode 7 covers why and how plants flower. For cannabis, which is a photoperiodic plant, phytochromes in the plant’s leaves sense changes in the color, duration, and intensity of the light they’re exposed to, and respond by adjusting their physiology. In short, your plants will shift their energy from producing foliage to developing reproductive organs – that is, cannabis flowers. By the end of the episode, you’ll understand how the ideal growing conditions during the flowering stage differ from those of previous stages, how long your plants will take to flower, and how to flush your plants during the final stages of flowering to ensure a great-tasting product during harvest.

Episode 8: Harvesting Your Cannabis

Now that you’ve made it all the way to harvest time, Episode 8 will teach you how to do it without ruining the buds you’ve worked so hard to cultivate. You’ll cover each step that will turn your flowering plants into consumable cannabis, starting with harvesting and moving through manicuring, drying, curing, and the ultimate storage of your product. The steps covered require space, scissors, trays, hangers, and environmental control tools such as fans and dehumidifiers. Once you’ve assembled the necessary implements, you’ll learn how to trim away unwanted bits of your plant, select ideal Y-segments for hanging them, enhance colors, aromas, and flavors through curing, and test whether your dried plants are ready to store and enjoy.

Episode 9: Recognizing and Avoiding Pests, Mold, and Mildew

Consider Episode 9 the bonus video you hope you’ll never have to reference. It covers the pests, molds, and mildews that can damage your cannabis plants, and includes tips on how to defend your indoor garden from these harmful influences. In the case of all three, the most important thing you can do is prevent them, because once you have an infestation on your hands, it can be difficult to overcome. Preventative measures include maintaining a sterile growing environment, ensuring plentiful airflow, and minimizing contact with clothes, pets, and other contaminants. That said, it’s impossible to prevent these issues 100 percent of the time, so Rory will also take you through such threats as aphids, white flies, spider mites, gnats, ants, molds, fungi, root rot, stem rot, and mildew, sharing how best to address and eradicate each one.

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