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Tips for Growing Purple Kush Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Purple Kush is the indica-dominant cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani that is often chosen for its soothing pain relief. Leading with a pungent earthy Kush aroma, Purple Kush may also feature undertones of sweet fruit. This strain also entices consumers with a purple color that may be coerced while flowering.

Grow Techniques: Once you have this clone-only indica in your possession, it’s a good idea to keep it as a mother plant for future use. Its bushy form makes it great for SCROG (screen of green) indoors, and its low height is perfect for limited canopy space. Purple Kush does well in a hydroponic setup, which allows it to get all the nutrients it needs to fully develop. Make sure to prune the plant and remove foliage that isn’t receiving sunlight to promote growth on top of the canopy and improve airflow. Its resinous leftover trim makes for great hash.

Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Climate: Prefers cool to moderate temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Purple Kush does well both indoors and outdoors, given its ability to handle cooler temperatures. If grown outside, carefully monitor bud growth and moisture to prevent bud rot from occurring.

Feeding: Feed this plant heavily throughout vegging and flowering to unlock the plant’s full potential. Kush genetics are always looking for extra food.


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Tips for Growing Lemon Haze Cannabis

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Strain Overview: A cross between Lemon Skunk and Silver Haze, Lemon Haze offers an uplifting high alongside a zesty lemon aroma. Known to produce high levels of the citrusy terpene limonene, Lemon Haze’s scent alone can stimulate the mind and body.

Grow Techniques: Be aware of your grow space and make sure you have room for the plants to stretch when they begin to flower. Topping the plants in vegetation will help distribute the growth to the lower parts of the plant and even out the canopy. Trellis or stake your garden to support the buds as they take on weight. Lemon Haze grows well as a hydroponic plant where you can speed up the rate of development and get an early harvest.

Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Warm climates with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Lemon Haze is a strain that grows best indoors where a warm climate can be maintained. If grown outdoors, make sure your climate stays warm enough to handle the long flowering cycle; otherwise, the buds might not grow to their fullest potential.

Feeding: Sativa-dominant strains should be carefully fed. Silica is recommended for strengthening the branches as the buds start to gain weight in their flowering cycle.


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Tips for Growing Blue Cheese Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Blue Cheese is a heavy indica strain that was created by crossing UK Cheese and Blueberry. The strain offers a funky cheese-like aroma combined with a unique blueberry scent. It’s a potent strain commonly used by medical patients for pain management.

Grow Techniques: Grow Blue Cheese indoors or outdoors in any medium. You can train the plants to increase yields or top them to help round out the growth. Blue Cheese is a vigorous grower and strong plant that easily resists mold and infections, making it a good choice for novice growers.

Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Climate: Prefers cool to moderate temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Growing Blue Cheese indoors allows you to easily train the plant. Outdoors is also a good option because of its ability to handle cooler temperatures.

Feeding: Blue Cheese is a strong plant with lots of foliage, and it will need plenty of nutrients to grow. Because of its vigorous growth, it is hard to overfeed. Nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, and silica are great friends to this strain.


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Tips for Growing AK-47 Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Created in 1992 by Serious Seeds, AK-47 is a hybrid strain that delivers a powerful high. It has won several awards and has been used by breeders for the development of many other popular strains. It flowers quickly and offers high yields that radiate with sweet, pungent aromas.

Grow Techniques: Grow indoors in either hydroponic or soil mediums to get the best results. A great strain for SOG (sea of green), create an even canopy by topping and pruning your plants while training them through trellising. Be aware that AK-47 is known to be especially pungent, so make sure your air filtration system is running properly and effectively. 

Flowering Time: 7 to 8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Mild and dry climate between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: AK-47 does best indoors where humidity can be regulated. Its large dense buds are prone to bud rot, making outdoor gardens a challenging environment.

Feeding: Big buds mean lots of feeding during flowering. Keep phosphorus levels up and pay attention to bud development so you have time to flush your plants completely before harvest.


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Tips for Growing LSD Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: The LSD hybrid strain was created when Barneys Farm crossed an old Skunk #1 strain with Mazar. As you might expect from the name, LSD’s high is intensely euphoric, stemming from large, quick-growing buds.

Grow Techniques: A relatively easy strain to grow, LSD will produce heavy yields when left to grow on its own. To maximize its potential, top the plant and promote growth throughout. Prune the lower branches to focus the energy in the massive buds growing above.

Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Best if kept between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. If grown outside, be mindful of rainfall as the buds become dense and prone to mold.

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors and outdoors work equally well. Make sure the plant receives plenty of sunlight but limited humidity.

Feeding: Feed moderately with worm castings and bat guano when flowering.


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Tips for Growing Dutch Treat Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Dutch Treat is a popular strain in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to its recognizable sweet piney scent, quality yields, and well-balanced high. This hybrid comes from British Columbia, not Amsterdam as the name might suggest. The high leans heavily on the indica side of the spectrum while still offering euphoric sativa traits.

Grow Techniques: Dutch Treat takes off indoors in either a hydroponic or soil setup. Its solid bud structure makes it popular with inexperienced trainers. Keep the lower half of the plant clear to send energy up to the colas.

Flowering Time: 6-8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Temperature should rest between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep airflow up and humidity down to protect the quality of the buds.

Indoor/Outdoor: Dutch Treat can be grown indoors or out, but inside growing helps bring out its popular aroma and protects its terpenes.

Feeding:  Standard nutrients and feeding will keep this low-maintenance plant happy.


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Tips for Growing Trainwreck Cannabis

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Strain Overview: An age-old cannabis classic, Trainwreck’s lineage includes Mexican and Thai sativas crossed with an Afghani indica. Its sativa lineage shines through with an empowering and motivational high that numbs aches and pains along the way. Its flavor is recognizable with sweet lemon and spicy pine notes. A Northern California staple, Trainwreck has grown in the California hills for decades with great success.

Grow Techniques: Let Trainwreck grow large. Put this plant in a big pot with healthy soil, prune it, top it, trellis it, and grow a Northern California giant. As always when growing big plants, expect big stretches and the need for loads of water and nutrients.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Moderate. Can handle a range of temperatures while still growing successfully, but ideally keep this strain between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: A great outdoor strain due to its early finish and vigorous growth.

Feeding: Start with nutrient-rich soils and fill in the gaps by feeding Trainwreck with calcium, magnesium, and nitrogen. Top dress your soil with amendments such as bat guano and worm castings as Trainwreck begins to flower. Flush early as this plant can finish sooner than expected.


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Tips for Growing Afghan Kush Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Afghan Kush has been around since long before the modern cannabis industry. It comes from the Hindu Kush mountain range and has been made available through the help of White Label Seeds. Centuries of selective breeding have gone into creating this plant that was designed for producing charas (a form of hashish). Afghan Kush has often been used in breeding projects, and is considered a baseline for indica exploration.

Grow Techniques: Growing clones of this short-in-stature plant through the SOG (sea of green) method will result in a quick turnaround. Crop out anything that isn’t going to produce and let the big colas thrive. Try a hydroponic setup to maximize Afghan Kush’s yield and potency.

Flowering Time: 5-7 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Climate: Keep between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Be mindful of moisture and mold.

Indoor/Outdoor: Afghan Kush performs well both indoors and out, but look out for moisture and mold production.

Feeding: Heavy feeding brings out the power of this indica. Keeping the plant strong and healthy with micronutrients will help prevent pests and mold from finding their way into the dense colas.


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Tips for Growing Agent Orange Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Agent Orange offers a quality, uplifting high and a powerful citrus aroma that allows the mind and body to relax. A cross of Orange Velvet and Jack the Ripper, Agent Orange was produced by Subcool at TGA Genetics.

Grow Techniques: Top and train heavily to help this plant produce a bushy shape. The more leads you can get, the higher your yields. It grows well in all mediums, but thrives in big pots in outdoor Northern California. Make sure the buds are supported; otherwise they’ll break the branches.

Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: This plant does best if kept between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Agent Orange does great in the California sun, especially with warm nights.

Indoor/Outdoor: Agent Orange will take off outdoors and grow into beautiful large plants. It also trains well indoors, either hydroponically or in soil.

Feeding: When growing in soil, have your giant pots amended and filled with nutrients long before your plants go in the ground. Strive for a healthy mixture of chicken manure, worm castings, perlite, and other quality soil amenders.


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Tips for Growing Golden Goat Cannabis

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Strain Overview: The sativa-dominant Golden Goat gives an energetic, cerebral high that can be intimidating for new users. It’s a clone-only strain that was accidentally produced by crossing Hawaiian Romulan with Island Sweet Skunk. A popular strain in Colorado, Golden Goat is best known for its strong fruity smell and high THC content.

Grow Techniques: Grow this plant with lots of space for the roots, as they like to stretch and grow big. Golden Goat is a branchy plant, making it ideal for a SOG (sea of green) if you put in the time to train the plant. If growing indoors, allow for stretch.

Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Prefers warm temperatures between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Indoor/Outdoor: In a warm climate, grow Golden Goat outdoors in a big pot to see the plant truly take off. When growing indoors, be sure to give your plants plenty of space.

Feeding: Moderate feeding should be adequate. Bud development can be kicked into full gear toward the end of the season by allowing for cooler temperatures and letting the roots receive plenty of oxygen.


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