FREE CULTIVATION CLASSES
***COVID Update: Classes are back in-session with limited seating & social distancing protocols. To minimize exposure, class will be offered outside of store hours, from 10am-11am on the Saturday listed. Please reserve your seat ahead via Seven Days Tickets. Any unreserved seats will be made available on a first come first served basis.***
For the third year running we are offering our Free Cultivation Class series! These classes are beginner friendly and will cover the basics of growing cannabis. Classes are free and open to the public, please arrive early to secure a seat. Scroll down for class the descriptions and schedule.
Whether you’re a first-time grower or rediscovering an old hobby, our in-store cultivation classes can help you succeed. GSG classes are taught by a seasoned Grow Coach who will demo the best techniques and products to maximize yield, minimize problems, and ensure the best experience for beginners and experts alike.
GSG has been offering free cultivation classes since the beginning of 2017, and whether you’re growing for therapeutic or recreational reasons, we are committed to helping you succeed at cannabis cultivation. Join us, and Grow Your Own Health Revolution!!
This class focuses on the payout: Harvest Time! Determining when your plants are ready to come down, and techniques for drying, trimming & curing your flowers. Cannabis strains have a variety of maturation times, but there are some common indicators to watch for, including trichome and stigma development.
Germination & Propagation
In this class we’re Popping Seeds and Taking Clones! For cannabis, the first couple weeks set the stage—healthy seedlings are critical for a healthy grow—selecting the strongest stock will allow your plants to achieve their highest genetic potential. If you start with something mediocre, mediocrity is the most you can achieve.
We’ll demonstrate a variety of options for germinating seeds and propagating clones, and talk about how to care for a “mother” plant for future clones. There are many techniques and products out there, we’ll share with you our favorites and explain how to ensure the highest success rates.
Setup & Supplies
Starting with the right equipment & supplies, controlling environmental conditions, and preemptive pest control can make all the difference between a stress-free grow and one riddled with problems. Learn about what it takes to create the ideal environment, the true limits to temperature & humidity, selecting the best light for your conditions, how to avoid introducing pests & disease, and more.
Vegging & Flowering
This Cultivation Class focuses on the vegetative and flowering growth phases. You’ll learn how to get the most from your genetics, producing big healthy plants with frosty, pungent flowers. We’ll talk about options to ensure an optimal canopy and happy plants during vegetative growth, planning for “the stretch”, appropriate grow lights, and pruning for a higher yield.
Specialized nutrient and fertilizer options are endless, it can be tough to know which to use. Organic? Synthetic? When to top-dress, when to water-in? We’ll talk about how to select the best line for your grow and touch on some of the benefits of additives & boosters.
Disease management and pest control is critical to your success—vigilance is your best tool, but there are many options if you have developed a problem. Learn what signs to look out for, and how to diagnose a nuisance before it becomes a disaster. Early detection is your best protection!
With a little guidance, good quality nutrients and a watchful eye, your plants will reach their vegging potential and flourish in flower; yielding big, beautiful buds.