5 min read

Welcome to the Growery!

Written by
Published on
2024-01-11 08:46:57 +0000
Share this 📎

Hi friends,

Jimbo signing in as the newest member of the Mephisto Genetics team! I've been tasked with growing, photographing, and documenting our award-winning line of legendary autoflowers. I’m beyond thrilled to get started and I would love to share with you my vision for this exciting project. I've been a consumer and advocate for the plant going on for twenty years this year. Eleven years ago, I decided to take that passion to the internet where I began blogging and reviewing my local medical dispensary offerings. During those formative years as a content creator in the cannabis space, I developed a passion for capturing the beauty of the plant on camera. That passion would lead me down a path of cultivating and photographing my own garden. Let me share with you a bit about my experience growing! 

A Chemdogging seedling at D1

The Growery

I am rounding out my eighth year as a cultivator and the journey of growing cannabis has been profoundly fulfilling. I've always been a fan of growing indoors and in tents. My history as a tent grower and photographer has allowed me to develop effective techniques for producing compact yet maximally photogenic specimens. I began applying those principles to autoflowers several years ago when I discovered the magic of Mephisto Genetics. From my very first 3 Bears OG grow I was determined to cultivate and capture as many Mephisto offerings as I could get my hands on. The Growery is my sanctuary. This is what I call my garden, the designated grow space where I house the tents that nurse these beautiful specimens to maturity. My Growery has undergone a myriad of iterations. This current design, I believe, is the pinnacle of that pursuit: Housing three 3x3’ grow tents is a 5x10’ lung tent. Each individual grow chamber sports a 300 watt bar-style LED light, clip-on fan, and a 4” carbon filter exhaust system that moves air back into the lung tent where it is then passed through a larger 6” filtered exhaust to the room the tent is housed in. My lung tent also contains filtered intake to scrub the air before it is drawn passively into the individual grow chambers. Each tent within houses 4 plants grown in 5- gallon black fabric pots that drain into saucers. For this run, I am using a combination of Fox Farms Ocean Forest and Happy Frog soil. I’ll be feeding with mainly Fox Farms products: Kelp Me Kelp You, Trio, and Cal-Mag. As far as microbes, I prefer Real Growers Recharge. Lastly, my IPM will include Dr. Zymes, and Lost Coast Plant Therapy. 


A little look-see at my setup!

How I Grow

My grow style is super simple: Direct sow, hand watering, leaf-tucking as my only training technique; defoliation of decaying leaves and those touching soil only. I believe that sharing the beauty of cannabis can be one of the most effective tools in educating others about the magic of this plant we all love. For those who want to develop a deeper relationship with cannabis, growing at home and sharing your experiences with the community can be life-changing. I can’t wait to share my journey growing out the Mephisto library with you! Grab your favorite pack and come join our community on the socials!


Jimbo signing out!


Follow Jimbo across his socials:


Sign up to our newsletter.

Subscribe to receive the latest blog posts to your inbox every week.

By subscribing you agree to with our Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

related blogs.

Check out these other blog articles.

What Does “Autoflowering” Mean?

You may be wondering, ‘What exactly are autoflowers and how do we differentiate them from other types of cannabis?’ Well, find the answers right here!

What Your Autoflower Will Look Like When it’s Ready to Harvest

 How do we know when an autoflower is ready to harvest? In this article, we are going to review those telltale signs so that you know exactly what to look for when you reach your strain’s harvest window.

Next Up! CBD crosses and Limited Editions

Get the low down on our upcoming drop, scheduled for the 3rd of June at 12noon UK, 7am Eastern, 4am Pacific. These strains will only be available, for now, in the USA, UK and Canada.

We're back, baby!

We're sorry for the downtime during the last few weeks, but here is an explainer as to why. We're back, baby!

Old School Mango Haze - An Award Winning Release (+ Limited Edition drop and a free strain!)

Old School Mango Haze is a strain that has taken us an awful long time to bring to the table; 6 labour-intensive years of development in fact! Check out all of the details of the drop here!

A journey through time, friendships, breeding, barbecues and an interview with one of the OG Originals

So we all know Old School Mango Haze is coming soon, but there’s a lot to digest before we give you the low down on the drop itself. We’ve got a bit of a Mephisto history lesson to go through, a Mephistory if you will, and an interview with our very good friend Karel, the father of Old School Haze.

Autoflower World Cup review: Best Breeders two years in a row!

Read about our Autoflower World Cup win, as we were voted Best Breeders by you for the second year in a row! We've also won another second place for another strain, for the second time this year!

Mephisto Genetics WINS BIG at the 2024 American Autoflower Cup

Check out our adventures at the American Autoflower Cup in LA! Winner of Best Breeder 2024 thanks to YOU!

Ravenberry - A First-Time Worldwide Reserva Release (+ Limited Edition drop and a free strain!)

We are buzzing to announce the worldwide release of our Reserva strain Ravenberry! 

How To Low Stress Train Autoflowers: Part 3. Tie Downs and Support

Welcome to the third installment of our autoflower low stress training (LST) series. As a continuation of our previously covered techniques, it's time to discuss methods that can be used to tie down and give support to autoflowers as they develop.