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Royal Queen Seeds - OG Kush
OG Kush originated in Northern California, where it went on to become an extremely well-known strain, with a recognizable scent, and effects to have your mouth watering.
Its name and origin are both highly debated, as people aren’t sure where exactly this strain originated from, although most think it’s a mix between Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush. There is discussion over whether “OG” means “Original Gangsta” or the more popular, “Ocean Grown.”
One thing that hasn’t been left open to debate, is the popularity of this feminized cannabis strain. From movie stars to rappers, it seems no one can keep their hands off OG Kush, but then again, why would you want to?
OG Kush is an impressively strong cannabis strain, with most veteran smokers listing it as one of their favourites. The effect is strong, with a Sativa mental high, and an Indica body high, even though the strains genetics are largely Indica. OG Kush takes around 8 weeks to flower and on average the yield is 500 grams per plant.
Grow area: Indoor or Outdoor
THC: 19 - 20%
Yield Indoor : 425 - 475 gr/m2
Yield Outdoor: 500 - 550 gr/plant
Height Indoor: 90 - 160 cm
Height Outdoor: 180 - 220 cm
Flowering time: 7 - 9 weeks
Harvest Month: October
Type: Sativa 25% Indica 75%
Effect: Relaxing and full of flavour
Flavor: Citrus, Pine, Fruity
Lineage: Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush
Ratio: 70/30 Sativa
Flowering: 9 - 11 weeks
Size: Tall, bushy
Taste: unique, very dank, slightly citrus aroma
Buds: Sticky, Littered in tricomes
Lighting: 1000w cob/smd mix and 1000w smd set to 55cm above the canopy.
Grow tent: 2.4m by 1.4m by 2m mylar coated grow tent from Futureponics.
Extraction: 1000 cfm in-line extraction with a 6 inch carbon filter
The growing process:
The germinated seeds should be moved into coco-peat, in a 35cm diameter pot.
Grow Nutrients: FloraGro – 1.8ml/litre, FloraMicro – 1.2ml/litre, FloraBloom – 0.6ml/litre, Cal-Mag – 1gr/litre, Cal-Nitrate 1gr/litre, Silicon – 2ml/5 litres, Peroxide – 5ml/3 litres
Stir. PH to 6.6.
Flush: 2 feedings of PH 6.6 water with a dilution of 50% peroxide (diluted to 6%)
Flowering: FloraMicro – 1.6ml/litre, FloraBloom – 2.4ml/litre, Cal-Mag – 1gr/litre, Silicon – 2ml/5 litres, Peroxide – 5ml/3 litres
Stir. PH to 6.6
TIPS: Prime the coco with a half mix of calcium magnesium to assist with the shock your plant will go through during the relocation process.
Ground dwelling: Pyrol preventative spray.
Leaf dwelling: Organicide spray.
Root dwelling: 50% Hydrogen Peroxide drenching.
Germination: Water popped for 12hrs. Placed in coco-peat, tail-down. Only feed PH 6.6 water for first 2 weeks when medium is dry.
Grow: 20/4 lighting cycle. Feed every 3rd day or when medium is dry. PH of 6.6 on water and nutrient feedings. Temperature range of 18 degrees C to 24 degrees C. Humidity range of 40% to 60%. Extraction set to 2 replacements every 60 seconds.
Flush: 48hrs lights off. Feed flush solution.
Flower: 12/12 lighting cycle. Feed every 2nd day or when medium is dry. PH of 6.6 on water and nutrient feedings. Temperature range of 16 degrees C to 22 degrees C. Humidity range of 40 to 50%. Extraction set to 4 replacements every 60 seconds.
Flush: Feed flush solution for last week of flowering. 48hrs lights off. Reduce humidity to 50%.
Harvest: Wet trim all fan leaves and large sugar leaves.
Dry: Hang to dry in a dark room for 5 to 7 days reducing the humidity to 30% with ample air circulation.
Cure: Remove all remaining leaves. Wipe out jar with IPA, allow jar to air. Place buds in glass mason jars and store in a well-ventilated dark place. ‘Burp’ jars 3 times a day for 30 min intervals for 2 to 3 weeks.
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