If you want to learn how to grow Kush cannabis, our weed growing guide gives you an in-depth look at how Kush plants grow and what they need to thrive. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned cannabis grower, we’ll break down the origin of Kush genetics and how you can grow Kush strains in your indoor or outdoor garden.
What Is Kush Cannabis?
For the most part, Kush strains are one of the easiest strains to grow. The Kush strains’ resistance to cold, arid, and windy environments from the Hindu Kush mountains has helped its descendents evolve to become resistant to many unforgiving growing environments that aren’t warm, humid, and tropical.
How to Grow Kush Strains – Indoors or Outdoors?
If you’re trying to decide whether you should grow Kush indoors or outdoors, you’re in luck because you can do both. Generally, Kush strains are hardy plants that can resist a wide range of climates, especially ones with colder weather and minimal water.
What you’ll typically find is that your plants will continue growing and begin developing pre-flowers. You should also spot white pistils sticking out, a sign that the buds are coming. After about 3-4 weeks, the plants stop growing, but the buds become fatter. In the last 2-3 weeks of flowering, you should notice a significant increase in trichome density. The buds will also likely become resinous and sticky.
It is unwise to prune your Hindu Kush plants at this point. You should also decrease nitrogen intake and increase the amount of phosphorus and potassium your plants receive. Continue reducing the humidity, so it is 30-40% by the harvest time.
Finally, water your Hindu Kush plants moderately and generously feed with nutrients such as nitrogen and a CalMag supplement.
6 – Switching the Light Cycle
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The Sea of Green (SOG) method can help you grow a large number of small plants. Each one has a small yield but combined; the overall harvest is often generous. SOG gets its name because of the massive number of plants. This method results in a faster harvest time because the plants remain diminutive.
Once you cut down your weed, trim the leaves and hang the buds to dry. The optimal drying environment is a room with 50% humidity and a temperature of 70 degrees. Drying can take 7-10 days, so patience is necessary. At this stage, you cure the buds by placing them in glass mason jars. Use a hygrometer to check the moisture level of the jar. The buds are in the cure zone once the humidity level is between 60% and 65%.
7 – The Flowering Stage
You can use the pistil or trichome methods to determine if your Hindu Kush plants are ready for harvest.
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