The two main reasons for ending your grow in your Grobo would be because:
- Your seed did not germinate or,
- Your plant was successfully grown and is ready to be harvested (congratulations!)
Usually when growing with seeds, there is an overall 75% germination rate meaning that 2 out of 10 seeds planted may not sprout. The first two weeks are important for the life and health of your seed and seedling. Once the seed casing has absorbed enough water, the shell will split and the seedling will emerge. Eventually you will be able to see your root emerge from the bottom of the Coco Pod. If two weeks have passed and there is no visible growth, above or below the Coco Pod, it may be time to consider terminating your grow and starting over again.
If your plant has successfully grown and you are ready to harvest your plant and start to grow a new plant, it is also time to end your grow. If you’ve grown cannabis and need tips on how to harvest, watch our video How to Harvest Cannabis - Grobo Grow Box Tips.
Ending the grow is important in order to alert your unit what you will be growing next so it can adjust the recipe used. Follow the steps outlined below if you are planning to end your grow.
Steps To End Grow
1. Open up your My Grobo App on your phone, tablet, desktop or laptop
- Go to my.grobo.io and log into your My Grobo App to access your Grobo unit. If you have multiple Grobo units, make sure that you are on the unit that you want to reconnect.
2. Go to your Navigation Menu
- Desktop/Laptop: Your navigation menu will already be open on the left side of your screen.
- Tablet & Mobile: Tap on the icon located at the top left of your screen.
3. Select “Maintenance” then select “End Grow” in the sub-menu
4. Confirm that you want to terminate the grow
- By pressing “Yes”, you are ending the current recipe that your Grobo is using. And will need to start a new recipe if you want to continue growing with Grobo.
WARNING: If you have multiple units, make sure that you are on the correct Grobo unit that you want to terminate the grow.
5. After confirmation, remove the plant and Coco Pod from the reservoir cover, harvest your plant, then throw them out.
6. Drain your Grobo unit
- For more detailed instructions on how to drain your Grobo unit view our support article: Draining and Filling Your Grobo Unit
7. Fill the sensor caps with some water, and place them back on both the sensors.
- Ignore this step if you are planning to start a new grow right after terminating your grow.
- Read our support article called How To Care For Your pH Meter on why it’s important to place the sensor caps with water back on the sensors.
For those of you planning to start a new grow right after ending your grow check out our Starting A New Grow support article.