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GrowDiaries FAQ

1. What is GrowDiaries?

GrowDiaries is a unique web platform designed for detailed tracking of cannabis cultivation practices. The website unites both a useful tool for keeping a grow journal and a loyal community of like-minded Growers from all around the world.

2. How to start my Diary?

To start a Diary, please follow the steps below:

3. How often should I update?

GrowDiaries is designed for your Diary to be updated once a week. It won’t take more than 7 minutes weekly to fill in new information into your Diary. The Diary keeping part is divided by weeks. Update your grow info weekly, and you’ll be up to date with your grow tracking. However, it is always up to you weather you'd like to come back once a week or every day to share your grow updates.

4. How do I list Breeders that are not in GrowDiaries’ database?

There is no way for a user to add a brand into the database. To journal genetics that are not in the dropdown list of Breeders, please use an option of custom Breeder & Strain and mention the strain manually.

5. How do I add my own brand to the dropdown list?

Please email us [email protected] and we will assist you with adding your product to GrowDiaries. Usually, before adding a seedbank, we ask Breeders to have 1-2 started Diaries on our website that include their genetics.

6. Single vs Multi strain Diary:

GrowDiaries recommends to create single strain Diaries since some of the Diary keeping characteristics (example: g/w/p) imply taking into account one certain strain rather than several different strains in order to count it's efficiency and gather statistical data. Single strain Diary is your 'ticket' to the monthly 'Diary of the Month' and 'Newbie of the Month' contests.

7. Setup & Conditions

We have designed a set of hints for beginner growers that you can see by tapping any icon in the Set up or Grow conditions sections. These will help you in explaining certain growers terminology and be of a great help for those who start growing and look for learning material on the website.

8. Smiley face

Each Diary is designated with a green face. If you have a smiley face in your Diary, it means that you do great job by regularly updating your Diary and putting detailed information about your grow. Smiley face is also your 'ticket' to participate in our monthly contests ‘Diary of the Month’ or ‘Newbie of the Month’

9. Abandoned Diary

If you see a grey Diary it meants that this Diary was uncompleted and abandoned.

10. When to start a Diary? Seed or Seedling?

It is totally up to you how you’d like to start, with seeds germination or with a seedling. Just make sure to describe what you are doing in the weekly cooment.

11. When to post harvest

It is important to understand that the process of harvesting takes up to several weeks, so make sure to enter primary harvest information, and don’t forget to get back to update the harvest week with dry weight, and final product quality information later.

12. g/watt vs g/watt/plant for efficiency comparison

We have two specific formulas of counting the production of harvest. g/watt/plant helps us understand the final production without taking into consideration spacial circumstances and quantity of plants. It is a more conventional way to measure efficiency.

1 plant 100g harv 100W = 1 g/w 1 plant 100g harv 100W = 1 g/w/plant

3 plants 300g harv 100W = 3 g/w 3 plants 300g harv 100W = 1 g/w/plant

13. Grow questions limitations

There are certain limitations applied to Grow Questions. They exist to avoid cheating in Grower of the Month contest.

14. Is it safe to use GrowDiaries?

GrowDiaries is completely safe to use and store information on. We do not store or share any personal information. For better protection we recommend using Tor Browser