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Need to know how to germinate Gelato Feminized seeds?
To germinate your Gelato feminized seeds, read our guide here.
Germination is the first step to growing your own cannabis (marijuana) plants. After germination, you will then place the germinated seeds into your soil. These are feminized plants so after a few weeks of growth, they will enter the vegging phase. This phase will last 4-8 weeks (or even longer) and depends on what the grower prefers. Once ready to begin flowering, you will have to adjust the light cycle to begin.
Gelato Feminized light cycle and growth
The light cycle for this plant is fairly standard. Compared to an autoflower, it’s only a little bit more in-depth. The ideal light cycle to begin with is 18-6. That means 18 hours on and then 6 hours off. Keep this up the entire way through the vegging phase. Although some recommend more light, we find that this can stress the plant and cause the plant to hermie. Thankfully, Gelato is very stable and has a very low rate of hermie. Normal care should reduce your chances of hermies to almost zero.
When you’re ready to begin flowering, start gradually changing the light cycle to 12-12. This will fool the plant into believing the days are getting shorter and it will begin to flower. Gelato is a 50-50 hybrid strain and flowering is usually finished in 8-10 weeks.This strain is ideal for sea of green.
Since this is an hybrid type plant, it will grow thick and bushy. When vegging, be aware that an average height during/after flowering is between 6-8 feet. We do know of a monster that currently tops 16 feet though, if you’re brave and have the time you could try and beat that.
A lot of growers will grow a mix of normal and autoflower plants. While waiting for their main plant to finish, they have autos ready to come up. An appetizer before the main course!
You can find some more info on Gelato Feminized here