Seeds & Clones Guide
Thank you for purchasing this cannabis plant from Chesacanna. We are proud to offer authentic and reliable genetics in the form of live plants for you to cultivate at home. Evermore Foundations genetics represent the legacy and passionate work of cannabis cultivators dating back decades.
- Check your plant daily.
- Maintain 18 hours of light to continue vegetative growth, 12 hours of light will induce flowering.
- Water the plant with a reliable commercial fertilizer, water fully, but only when the plant is dry.
- Re-pot plants into a 2-3 gallon container of high-quality media, then allow for more vegetative growth and training before flowering for higher yield.
- Veg and early flowering periods should mimic spring and summer, turning to fall as the flowers ripen.
- Carefully follow the instructions of your chosen fertilizer program, do not over feed.
- Weak Light = Weak Flowers.
Beginners Orientation to Growing
Your plant is potted in commercial potting mix composed of peat moss, perlite, lime and not much else. This medium does not contain significant amounts of nutrients, which allows for easy control of plant growth by using liquid fertilizer when you water. The fertilizer strength required is determined by the genetics as well as the environmental conditions. For example, stronger light will require more fertilizer to keep the plant healthy. A simple, one part, fertilizer program is easier to keep track of and will make it easier to quickly understand the plants needs and what is happening in the soil. A good option, and one that will satisfy even advanced growers, is Jacks 20-20-20 for vegetative growth and 10-30-20 for flowering. These fertilizers are widely available. Mix a gallon of water with the recommended amount of fertilizer salts and water directly over the soil surface. When you water your plant you should water it thoroughly, with enough water volume that you achieve runoff of liquid from the bottom of the pot but not so much that you make your plant excessively wet and soggy. Ensure that the soil is able to dry between waterings. The pot should become light weight, check by picking it up, but do not let it dry so far that your plant wilts or it may be damaged. Do not let the plants sit in standing water often or for long durations.
We include the beneficial bug sachets on each plant to control insects with beneficial insects vs. sprays that may be natural but leave residues on the plant. There is a QR code on the sachets that can lead you to the ability to purchase them for your own home grows. Keep in mind, all the plants produced commercially from any company can carry a risk to a home grower that grows inside where there are no natural protections. A home grower will want to quarantine and treat with their own chemicals or their own way that they prefer.
Transplanting your plant into a larger pot will be necessary for flowering. We recommend a 2 or 3 gallon sized container of a commercial potting mix such as Sungro Sunshine #4 or Promix HP, these will be available at most garden centers and some big box stores. Fill the larger container with moist potting mix, make a hole in the center just deep enough to allow the plant to be planted with its root ball level with the surface of the new soil. Water the plant well so that the soil will flow and fill in the gaps remaining from planting.
Allow your newly transplanted plant to grow vegetatively in its new pot for at least a week and up to four weeks before inducing flowering by reducing daylight hours to 12 or less. This is the time to build the structure of the plant for flowering. You can prune it and train it to increase branching and exposure to light, ultimately increasing flower yield. Following the change in light your plant will grow vigorously for two or three weeks and “stretch” to its final size, determined by genetics but often multiple times its initial size. During vegetative growth and early flowering the environmental conditions should mimic spring and summer with warmth and higher humidity. Temperatures should be at least 75 degrees and humidity around 60% during this period for optimal growth. Airflow and movement is also very important to keep stems and foliage strong and growing well.
If growing outdoors, in Maryland, flowering will begin in August as daylight hours diminish. Your plant has been produced indoors under artificial light and will need to be acclimated to outdoor growing conditions and full sunlight. Do this by placing it in the shade and or part sun at first and add additional sun exposure every day. During this time you should also ensure that it receives extra hours of light because the sudden change from 18 hours in the dispensary to even 14+ hours outdoors can be a shock and occasionally trigger undesirable flowering responses.
Once flowering has started follow the instructions and rates of your chosen fertilizer program. In general you will want to feed high rates of fertilizer early in the flowering process and then reduce that rate until you are only using plain water for the last one or two weeks of the flowering cycle to fully ripen the flowers. It is also important to maintain a drier environment and, if possible, a cooler environment during the end of the flowering stage. This will reduce the chance of mold and fungal issues attacking the flowers as well as promote full and rich terpene expressions.
Thank you for your purchase of Evermore Generations cannabis seeds. These seeds have been created using a library of rare cuttings and diverse genetic lines assembled over many years. We hope to offer unique and exciting genetics in seed form that produce remarkable plants and phenotypes worth keeping.
Basic Steps to Growing from Seed
First place the seed either in a cup of water or inside a folded damp paper towel set inside of a plastic bag. After 24-48 hours of soaking the seed will have swelled from the water and will be splitting along its seam. You should see a small white/cream colored, pointy, root tip poking out. This is the taproot and it will grow vigorously so check your seeds as they soak and plant them as soon as it is visible. Plant the seed in a small hole just below the surface of the soil, with the taproot pointing down. Use a small pot or cup of well moistened potting mix, ideally a mix blended specifically for seed starting. Within a couple of days the seedling should appear above the soil with two small rounded primordial leaves followed immediately by a first set of single bladed true leaves.
It is important to maintain moisture in the soil initially until the seedling is established. It is also very important that that seedling be immediately provided with strong lighting. Unlike a cutting, seedlings are hardy, adaptable and ready to grow with fertilizer under intense lighting. If they are not provided with enough light they will stretch and become weak and will be much more likely to succumb to disease or overwatering issues. Light airflow on the stems at this time is also important to strengthen them.
Water the seedling with low strength vegetative fertilizer initially. Let the soil dry before watering to encourage root growth and water fully to the point of runoff when you do water. Do not let the seedling sit in standing water. We recommend Jacks 20-20-20 as an easily sourced and beginner friendly one part formula.
Once your seedling is growing it will begin to put on more nodes and bigger leaves with more blades. If they are regular (non-feminized) seedlings you will need to determine the sex of the plant if you intend to flower only female plants (and unless you are making more seeds, you do). After the plant has grown and matured to seven or eight sets of leaves it will begin to express its sex even under vegetative lighting. This is determined by the presence of either male or female flower parts at the junction of the leaf petiole, side branch node and main stem.
Once the plant is large and mature enough that sex has been determined it should be pruned for structure and flowering can be initiated or the plant can otherwise be grown and treated normally.