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You are invited to grow with us! Our grow challenges are open to all growers! Right now, we are gearing up for the 6th Annual New Year's Grow Challenge (NYGC)! All Growers are WELCOME! Read more below and sign up.

There is always a ton to learn when dozens of friendly growers grow together! We love to compare different media, lights, nutrients, and strategies. Whether you are a new grower looking for guidance, or an experienced grower looking to share knowledge, we would love to grow together with you in our Cannabis Grow Challenges!

The Annual Coco for Cannabis Grow Challenge Calendar

  • The New Year's Grow Challenge: January 1 (Sign-up NOW for NYGC 2024)
  • The Spring Auto Flower Challenge: April 20
  • The Plant Training Grow Challenge: August 15
Announcing The 6th Annual Coco for Cannabis

New Year's Grow Challenge (NYGC)

About the NYGC 2024

The New Year’s Grow Challenge is Back for the sixth edition in 2024! The NYGC officially starts at Midnight Eastern Time on January 1st. When the ball drops in Time Square, we drop our seeds or cut our clones. Of course, if you are busy that night you can always drop them the next morning!

What better way to start the new year than with a new grow? Growing is always more fun when you are part of a community, and we want you to join ours and grow with us in the NYGC! You can sign up for the NYGC today! All of our grow challenges are free to join and open to all growers, regardless of skill level. The NYGC is the perfect grow challenge for beginners!

Participating in the NYGC 2024

The Coco for Cannabis grow challenges are not competitions! Our goal is to bring new and experienced growers together in the spirit of collaboration. We coordinate timing to grow along together and learn from each other. Our goal is to create a collaborative community of growers who support each other as we grow together!

In previous challenges, participating in the challenge meant keeping an updated journal in our Challenge Forum at That is still going to be an option, but it is no longer going to be the only option. If you want to post about your grow on Instagram, YouTube, or other social media, that can also be considered as participating in the NYGC 2024. The important point is that we are sharing and growing… together. We will share your social media links, create events to bring us all together, and nurture our community across different platforms. Join the NYGC 2024 and participate however you want!

NYGC 2024 Theme: Growing Media

Our theme for this year’s NYGC is types of growing media! Some growers may think we are all or mostly about coco coir, but we welcome growers in all media types. The NYGC is a celebration of all of the different media in which we can grow cannabis! It is not a competition, but it is a lot of fun to see and compare growers in different media with whatever you are growing in!

NYGC 2024 Groups

NYGC 2024 Official Strains

You can grow any cannabis strain in the NYGC! You do not have to grow the official strains. However, Dr Coco, the Steering Committee, and the challenge leaders along with many other growers will all be growing the two official strains. Get in on the fun and let’s really grow together!

Baked Apple: (feminized photoperiod) A cross of Northern Lights and Cinderella 99 produced this potent strain with notes of apple and citrus. Flowers in 6-8 weeks.

Banana Kush: (feminized photoperiod) A cross of Ghost OG and Skunk Haze. It has a banana flavor with an earthy background. Flowers in 6-8 weeks.

Win Seeds to grow in the NYGC 2024!

Get the Official NYGC strains for FREE!!!

Homegrown Cannabis Company has been a great challenge partner with us for the last few years. Once again, they are going to hook a bunch of us up with the official seeds so we can really grow together!

Sign-up for the NYGC by December 15th and you will be entered for our NYGC Seed Giveaway. FIVE (5) winners will get a 4-pack of both official strains. We will announce the winners on a special Episode of the Sundazed and Confused show on the Smot Poker YouTube Channel on Sunday December 17th. We will ship the seeds out super quick, so you get them in time to drop on January 1st! All you have to do to be eligible is sign-up for the NYGC 2024 now!

Buy Now – WIN Later!!!

Don’t wait to win! Go ahead and Buy the Official strains if you want to grow them with us. Get 10% off with code DRCOCO at Home Grown Cannabis Co. If you go on to win the drawing, Homegrown Cannabis Co will refund your money and Dr Coco will send you a special prize!!!


NYGC 2024 Cloning Side Challenge

What is a side challenge?

Every Coco for Cannabis grow challenge has one or two side challenges that are open to all growers participating in the grow challenge. The side challenges are optional contests that are aimed at adding an extra bit of fun and competition to the grow challenge for those who are interested; participation in the side challenges is not required. The winner of each side challenge receives a special prize!

Got Roots?

This NYGC we are going to try a new side-challenge: making clones. Many growers do this all the time, other growers may have never done it. It is a valuable skill to demonstrate and to learn. If you have a secret cloning technique here is your chance to show it off and maybe let us in. If you have never cloned before this is your chance to do it side-by-side with dozens of growers who are eager to help and to share.

Sunday February 4th is the official cutting day. So, you’ll have 35 days to grow your plants out to be big enough to take a viable cutting – that is the first part of this challenge. All growers who successfully get roots will be recognized for completing the challenge and get a special badge. We will have prizes for the fastest roots, the smallest rooted clone, and the largest rooted clones. Stay tuned for more details.


What is a Coco for Cannabis Grow Challenge?

The Coco for Cannabis grow challenges are not competitions! Our goal is to bring new and experienced growers together in the spirit of collaboration. We coordinate timing to grow along together and learn from each other. We cultivate the Spirit of Collaboration along with our plants.


Sign-Up for the New Year's Grow Challenge 2024!

You can sign up for the NYGC by clicking one of the Registration buttons below. Sign-up is free and open to all growers. We can’t wait to grow with you! 🙂 is an inclusive and supportive community. We work to cultivate the spirit of collaboration along with our plants! We welcome all growers who want to learn, share and grow together!

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