Understanding the Blind Gorilla Cannabis Cup Challenge
The Blind Gorilla Cup Challenge, currently underway, features 46 competitors vying for the prestigious title of the inaugural winner. Participants must cultivate their plants in a 1-gallon pot, adhering to a strict timeframe: 3 weeks for vegetation and nine weeks for flowering.
Participants select their preferred nutrients, growing media, and water type. Importantly, the rule is stringent: the plant must remain in a 1-gallon pot throughout, with no alterations to the container allowed.
Each contestant’s pot is marked with a unique gold sticker bearing a number for identification. Rather than using names, this numeric system shifts the focus away from the growers to the plants themselves. Consequently, fans like you are encouraged to concentrate on the plant’s performance, tracked by its corresponding number.
As the challenge concludes, you, the audience, will have the opportunity to cast your vote. You’ll select what you believe is the best plant from each grower, guided solely by the numbers, not names or personalities.
After the voting process is completed, a champion will be crowned. This anonymity approach centers attention on the plants and ensures the growers’ privacy throughout the competition. While growers may opt to add their names to their pots, the primary emphasis remains on numbered identification, simplifying the voting process for you.
Navigating the Journey
If you’re not yet a member of our site, no worries. Each week, updates on the challengers’ progress will be posted, allowing you to follow along. The journey, marked by ups and downs, will see some challengers falling out due to various reasons. However, rest assured, many will persist until the end, and their stories can be tracked with us.
Non-members are encouraged to sign up today for the best experience. The Blind Gorilla Social Group, an exclusive indoor home growers’ community, caters to enthusiasts of this wonderful hobby. Membership grants you a profile, access to informative courses, a vibrant community, and a forum for all your cultivation queries.
Regardless of membership status, the Blind Gorilla Social is a sanctuary of respect and camaraderie, fostering a supportive environment for everyone.
Germination Week Commences
The journey began with a slight stumble. Confusion initially reigned about the optimal time to transfer the seedlings into the bag. Germination is between January 1st and 5th, followed by transplant dates on the 8th.
Unfortunately, some participants prematurely moved to the 1-gallon bag and compelled to rehouse their seedlings into solo cups, avoiding disqualification. This unexpected move could potentially hinder their future growth and stress the seedlings, yet the full impact remains to be seen.
Despite calls for stringent measures, our stance was lenient; as long as participants didn’t use the 1-gallon bag before the 5th, their actions were acceptable. Given that this is our inaugural challenge with this schedule, we prefer to maintain inclusivity rather than enforce dismissals.
Efforts are underway to clarify the process, aiming to make this challenge fun and competitive. To remain in contention, challengers must post weekly updates within the private BG cup group.
Failure to post weekly results in removal from the challenge.
Optimal Approach Suggested:
Ideally, seeds should soaked on days 1 and 2, followed by placement in a root riot plug from day 3 to day 8. By the 8th, they should be ready for transplantation.
Below are photos showcasing the initial efforts of our brave challengers, marking the start of an exciting journey.
Blind Gorilla Cannabis Cup Transplanting Week
As January 8th approaches, all challengers must transfer to the 1-gallon bag to continue in the competition. This will initiate the first week of vegetation, spanning the next three weeks. Questions arise: Will this period suffice? Can the seedlings endure?
What is certain is the impending intensification of the competition. Observers can gain invaluable insights by following each challenger’s progress, particularly newcomers to cultivation. Feel free to pose questions in the comments section.
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