OG Kush Seeds
Once your OG Kush Seeds have grown to a sufficient height, it will be time to induced them into flowering. This is achieved with alternating light and dark cycles of 12 hours each that simulate the natural oncoming of winter, as the days grow shorter. As a consequence, it works out well indoors to have two separate areas, one which is used for the initial OG Kush Seeds to a fully vegetative state, and one that is used for flowering and maturing. There are no other requirement necessary, other than to keep the dark cycle for flowering totally, or as near to dark, with no light interruptions, as this will delay flowering by days or weeks, as well as producing lower quality OG Kush buds.
Once a plant is big enough to flower and begin to mature, dark periods are required at regular intervals to induce your OG Kush plants to begin flowering. This will require putting the lamp on a timer, to create regular and strict dark periods of uninterrupted light. In the greenhouse, the same effect can be created in the Summer by covering the roof and sides with a blanket to make longer night time periods. A strict schedule of covering the plants at 8 pm and uncovering them at 8 am for 2 weeks will induce your Marijuana plants to begin flowering. After the first 2 weeks, the schedule can be relaxed a little, but it will still be necessary to continue this routine for the plants to completely flower and mature without reverting back to their vegetative growing stage.
If you are growing OG Kush Seeds outdoors, in Spring and Fall, the nights are sufficiently long enough to induce flowering at any time. Simply bring your OG Kush plants from indoors to the outside at these times, and the plants will flower naturally. In late Summer, with Fall approaching, it may only be necessary to force flowering for the first two weeks, after that, the rapidly lengthening nights will do the rest.
Give flowering Marijuana plants high P plant food and keep them on a strict light regimen of 12 hours, with no light, or no more than a full moon during the dark cycle. 13 hours light, 11 dark may increase flower size while still allowing the plant to go through the flowering process. Use longer dark periods to speed maturity toward the end of the flowering cycle if speed is of the essence. This will however, reduce the total yield from your OG Kush Seeds.
Two shelves can be used, one identical to the other, if strictly indoor gardening is desired. One shelves lights are set for 12-13 hours, and one is lit continuously. Plants are started in continuous light, and are moved to the other shelf to flower to maturity after several weeks. This flowering shelf should be bigger than the “starting” or “vegetative” shelf, so that it can accommodate larger plants. Or, some plants can be taken outside if there is not enough space on the flowering shelf for all of them as they flower and mature.
A light tight curtain can be made from black vinyl, or other opaque material, with a reflective material on the other side to reflect light back to the plants. This curtain can be tied with cord when rolled up to work on your Marijuana garden, and velcro can be used to secure it down into place, making sure no light leaks in or out. If the shelf is placed up high, it will not be very noticeable, and will fit in any room. Visitors will never notice it unless you point it out to them, since it is above eye level, and no light is being emitted from it.
Flowering plants like very high P level foods, such as 5-50-17, but 10-20-10 should be adequate. Nutrients should be provided with each watering, even from the very start of flowering.
Trace elements are necessary too; try to find foods that include these, so you do not have to use a separate trace element food. Home improvement centers sell trace element solutions rich in iron for lawn deficiencies, and these can be adapted for use in cultivating your OG Kush Seeds. Prices for these mass produced fertilizers are significantly cheaper than the specialized hydroponic fertilizers sold in indoor gardening shops, and seem to work just fine.
I cannot stress enough that during the flowering stages of your OG Kush plants, the dark period should not be violated by normal light. It delays flower development due to hormones in the plant that react to light. If you must work on the plants during this time, allow only as much light as a pale moon can provide for less than 5 minutes. Keep pruning to a minimum during the entire flowering and maturing stages.
Flowering plants should not be sprayed often as this will promote mold and rot. Keep humidity levels down when flowering Marijuana indoors, as this is the most delicate time for the plants, and any problems now may ruin your entire crop.
Early flowering is noticed 1-2 weeks after turning the lights to the above mentioned 12 hour days. Look for 2 white hairs emerging from a small bulbous area at every internode. This is the easiest way to verify females early on. You can not tell a male from a female by height, or bushiness.
3-6 weeks after turning back the lights, your plants will be covered with these white pistils emerging from every growing tip on your OG Kush plant. It will be covered with them. These are the maturing flowers, and they continue to grow and cover the plant. Some plants will do this until the lights are turned back yet again. At the point you feel your ready to mature your Marijuana plants, turn the lights back to 8-10 hours of light. Now the plant will start to ripen quickly, and should be ready to harvest in 2-3 weeks. The alternative, is to allow the plant to ripen with whatever natural day length is available outside, or keep the plants on a constant 12 hour regimen for the entire flowering process, which may increase yield, but takes longer.
Sour Diesel plants can be flowered in the final stages outdoors, even if the days are too long for normal flowering to occur. Once the plant has almost reached peak floral development, and it is too far gone to revert quickly back to vegetative growth, final flowering and maturing will occur naturally. This will free up indoor space, allowing for the next batch of OG Kush Seeds to be flowered.
Look for the white hairs to turn red, orange or brown, and the false seed pods to swell with resins. When most of the pistils have turned color, about 80%, your OG Kush buds are ripe and ready to harvest.
Try not to touch the mature OG Kush buds, touch only the large fan leaves if you want to inspect them, the abundant and glistening THC will come off on your fingers and reduce the overall quality of your yield if they are mishandled.
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