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Tips for Growing King Louis XIII Cannabis

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Strain Overview: King Louis XIII is thought to be a unique cut of OG Kush as they share many similar attributes. The buds offer a classic earthy Kush aroma, and the light green buds are dense and resin-packed. This indica-dominant strain is cherished for its relaxing effects that segue nicely into sleep.

Grow Techniques: King Louis XIII flourishes indoors in a hydroponic setup. Utilize a SOG (sea of green) or SCROG (screen of green) method with clones to fill your space. Train the plants and switch to flowering early to keep a continual rotation in your garden.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: If kept in a consistent climate, this strain will thrive and produce beautiful, dense buds. King Louis XIII prefers temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Grow indoors to keep the plant protected from the elements. If grown outdoors, be aware of high humidity levels which can cause mold.

Feeding: Feed on the heavy side, especially with CalMag and phosphorus. Introducing CO2 to your grow space will help these buds pack on extra weight.


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Tips for Growing God Bud Cannabis

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Strain Overview: A longtime favorite from British Columbia, God Bud was bred by Jordan of the Islands, who mixed a Canadian strain known as “God” with Purple Skunk and Hawaiian. God Bud is a powerful indica strain that offers potent medicinal properties and a sweet aroma of berry, lavender, and pine.

Grow Techniques: This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors in a hydroponic or soil setup. The plants and buds grow dense, so prune and train them to maintain airflow while using trellising to keep ample space between buds. God Bud’s flowers develop loads of sticky resin, making it a great plant for creating hash.

Flowering Time: 7 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: God Bud can handle colder climates, but be careful of high humidity levels as the buds develop. A drop in temperature can cause the buds to take on purple hues, but this strain prefers temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: God Bud can be grown either indoors or outdoors with success. 

Feeding: This indica strain requires heavier feeding. Keep the plant happy by top dressing with organic nutrients.


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Tips for Growing Silver Haze Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Silver Haze brought the beauty of Haze genetics to new heights by breeding in Northern Lights to increase the yield and quality of buds. This Haze-dominant strain now produces yields that made it financially worthwhile. Known for its cerebral sativa high, Silver Haze also offers a sweet and woody aroma.

Grow Techniques: Try growing this strain indoors with a hydroponic setup using the SOG (sea of green) method. It can be switched to flowering early on as it will stretch quite a bit. This strain responds well to training methods and can be packed in closely with other plants without causing problems.

Flowering Time: 10 to 12 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Responds well to dry, warm climates between 70 and 80 degrees.

Indoor/Outdoor: Silver Haze grows well indoors or outdoors given the right climate. It does exceptionally well indoors for a sativa strain. 

Feeding: Be careful to not overfeed this sativa-dominant plant. If growing hydroponically, keep the EC (electrical conductivity) low to start off, and slowly increase as you pay attention to the effects the nutrients have on the plant.


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Tips for Growing Platinum Kush Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Platinum Kush is supposedly a cross between an Afghani strain and Master Kush. Regardless of its lineage, it stands alone as a unique and powerful indica strain. Named for its shiny coat of resin that leaves the buds shimmering, this strain delivers a skunky gasoline aroma and deeply sedating effects.

Grow Techniques: This strain is an excellent candidate for the SOG (sea of green) grow method. The plants stay short and dense, and they are generally resistant to mold. Grow this strain hydroponically indoors or take it outdoors to be grown in soil. Prune lower foliage to keep the energy directed towards the buds receiving full sun. Make sure you have a few pairs of scissors in rotation while you trim this plant–Platinum Kush’s resin production makes for a sticky end product.

Flowering Time: 8 to 9 weeks

Yield: High 

Grow Difficulty: Moderate 

Climate: Platinum Kush’s resistance to mold makes it a popular strain to grow where moisture content is high in the fall. It performs best in temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Suitable for either indoor or outdoor gardens.

Feeding: Platinum Kush can take heavy nutrients to keep the resin production up. Feed heavily with nitrogen and CalMag early on in the vegetative stage while moving to phosphorus-heavy foods during flowering.


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Tips for Growing Afgoo Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Afgoo, also known as Afgooey, is a classic indica strain that has been around for years. Made available by Green House Seeds, this strain is a cross between an Afghani landrace and Maui Haze. Its sedating effects are delivered alongside a fresh pine aroma that leaves you feeling euphoric and centered.

Grow Techniques: Afgoo will grow successfully either indoors or outdoors. The breeders at Green House Seeds state that any medium will allow this plant to flourish. They do recommend exploring SOG (sea of green) or SCROG (screen of green) methods to increase the yield. The strain produces bushy, short plants ideal for small spaces.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Prefers a Mediterranean climate with temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Afgoo should be able to tolerate slightly higher humidity levels.

Indoor/Outdoor: Afgoo can be raised indoors or outdoors. Make sure the plants get good airflow while growing outdoors if higher humidity levels are present.

Feeding: Breeders at Green House Seeds state that Afgoo can take higher feeding levels than most strains. Keep the nutrients up and push your garden towards a massive yield of quality cannabis.


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Tips for Growing J1 Cannabis

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Strain Overview: J1, also called Jack One, is a cross between Jack Herer and Skunk #1. The strain is known for its elevating cerebral high that leaves you feeling calm and collected. The aroma is similar to Jack Herer: skunky, piney, and with sweet notes of citrus.

Grow Techniques: Grow indoors or outdoors in complex healthy soils to keep the flavor of this strain as strong as possible. The buds are known to grow dense, which means you’ll need quality air circulation as well as protection from rain and humidity to prevent mold.

Flowering Time: 8 to 9 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: This strain prefers low humidity (40% RH) and temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Will thrive indoors or outdoors. If growing outdoors, J1 performs best in a Mediterranean climate.

Feeding: Feed this strain carefully as it may be sensitive to overfeeding. Utilize amendments to make a healthy soil that will aid the production of its notable aroma.


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Tips for Growing Sour OG Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Sour OG was produced by crossing two of the most famous strains of all time: Sour Diesel and OG Kush. This hybrid offers a well-balanced high with flavors of sweet and sour fruit. Its functional, blissful euphoria pairs easily with creative activities and social gatherings.

Grow Techniques: Grow this strain indoors in either soil or hydroponics to keep it healthy and protected. Sour OG does well with lots of training to keep the bud sites exposed to sunlight and yielding high. Its bud structure also allows this strain to tolerate humidity.

Flowering Time: 7 to 9 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: This strain will grow dense buds, but it can handle a climate that has a bit more moisture. Sour OG performs best in temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors helps keep this plant healthy and stable.

Feeding: A basic and regular feeding regimen should keep this strain happy throughout its life cycle.


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Tips for Growing Orange Kush Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Orange Kush is an indica-dominant cross between Orange Bud and OG Kush. Named for its strong citrus flavor and aroma, Orange Kush offers potent euphoric effects that relax the body and elevate the mood.

Grow Techniques: With healthy soils and the right climate, this strain grows exceptionally well outdoors. Keep the plant supported by trellising while making sure to remove growth in the center of the plant. Top Orange Kush 2-3 times to help fill out the canopy. Indoors, this plant thrives with hydroponics. If working with a small space, you can use the SCROG (screen of green) method to help increase the yield.

Flowering Time: 7 to 9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Orange Kush prefers a drier climate with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Growing outside will significantly increase your yield, but Orange Kush may be grown indoors for better climate control.

Feeding: For Orange Kush, increase the CalMag and nitrogen inputs at the beginning of the season.


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How to Corner Your Bowl of Cannabis

Good cannabis isn’t hard to come by in legal states, but if you don’t want to burn through both your wallet and all your good bud, you’re probably interested in ways to stretch your stash between dispensary visits. Thankfully, there’s an essential technique that can help conserve and extend your high-grade cannabis during a solo or group smoke session.

Cornering, or to corner a bowl, is when the consumer lights their lighter away from the bowl and brings it to the bowl’s side. Next, ease the flame over the lip of the bowl, slicing a piece (or corner) of the full circular bowl of cannabis. This technique is not hard to master and is a simple recalibration of using a lighter.

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Simply put, instead of lighting your lighter over the bowl and dispersing flint and uncombusted fuel into your cannabis, light it to the side. This will preserve your flavor in a big way and keep additional external chemicals to a minimum.

How to corner your bowl of cannabis

Instead of laying your flame directly on all your fresh greens, creep up next to your bowl and dip the flame over the side of your bowl piece. Try to burn a dot at the edge of the bowl. The ideal scenario from this point, particularly while sharing a bowl with others, is that the cherry stays lit and the need to reintroduce a lighter is removed. (A “cherry,” for those of you who are not familiar with the terminology, is when the embers of your bowl of cannabis stay lit and can be easy stoked with a drag off the pipe from the next person in the rotation. The embers glow red like a cherry, and continue to cook the cannabis throughout the bowl.)

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This technique works with most, if not all, flower bowl pieces. Keep in mind that it might not be that useful if your bowl is small enough for you to rip it in a single hit. However, these small, incremental adjustments to the way you consume cannabis can further your enjoyment of fine, flavorful herb, as well as stretch those greens just a little further.


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Tips for Growing Larry OG 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: Larry OG is a cross between OG Kush and SFV OG, two classic OG varieties. Known for its functional high, Larry OG allows you to go about your day while feeling relaxed and uplifted. Like other OG varieties, the aroma is piney with notes of zesty lemon.

Grow Techniques: Hydroponics will further increase the yield, but Larry OG will do just fine in soil as well. Top the plant as it begins to take off to help direct the energy to the canopy. Keep adequate spacing between plants and watch for stretch that occurs during flowering.

Flowering Time: 7 to 9 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Hard

Climate: The dense buds prefer low humidity (30%) while finishing as well as temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Larry OG will grow superbly indoors or outdoors. If you have the space, plant Larry OG outside and make sure to keep up with pruning and feeding. 

Feeding: Like all OG varieties, heavy feeding is generally encouraged. CalMag, nitrogen, and phosphorus will keep the plant growing to its full potential.


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