Although the yield from outdoor growing is perfectly fine, GSC produces the highest returns when either grown indoors. A greenhouse, where you can maximize the performance of the cannabis training techniques outlined above, is also a good option. Unless you decide to use the SOG method, it will probably take four months for your cloned seeds to become usable marijuana.
Like all strains, GSC has a 5-step growth cycle: To ensure a guaranteed female plant, choose cloned seeds with high-quality genetics. If you want to do it correctly, a proper indoor setup will cost $1,500+. It includes growing lights, a tent, fans, growing supplies, and of course the cost of the seeds. Supplies include different sized containers because you have to move your plants as they get bigger. Remember, your GSC needs 16 hours of light a day during the vegetative stage and 12 hours during the flowering phase. If you live in a state where growing weed is illegal, this excessive energy use will attract suspicion. Girl Scout Cookies is hard to find outside of Colorado or the West Coast, and it has typically weak side branches and stalks.
As it has OG genetics, your Girl Scout Cookies will need extra magnesium and calcium. You can increase the strength of the plants by supplying them with potassium silicate. Overall, GSC is known for its ability to handle a high average level of base nutrients and boosters during early and peak bloom. If you see burning on the leaf tips, dial back the nutrient intake. Make sure you also check growth for signs of deficiencies. The ‘pistil method’ is an age-old way of determining when a marijuana plant is ready for harvest. However, experts prefer the trichome method because it is even more accurate. When the majority of pistils on your GSC plants are sticking out straight and are still white, it is still far too early for harvest. By the time 50% of the pistils become darker and curl in, you are very close to the right time. Remember, the longer you wait, the higher the THC content. For a GSC strain with the highest level of THC, wait until 60-70% of the pistils have darkened. If you want to exacerbate the sedative properties of Girl Scout Cookies, wait until 75-90% of pistils have a brown/orange color. This method requires using a magnifying glass to check out the trichomes on the plant’s buds. Look for trichomes with a tiny ball on top, as this is where you find most of the THC and other cannabinoids. If your GSC plants glisten with gorgeous mushroom-like trichomes, it is time to harvest. You have waited four agonizing months (less if you adopt the SOG method), but finally, you can cut down your plants and use them, right? Failure to cure and dry your weed will reduce its potency and overall quality. This can be as easy as hanging the cut and trimmed plants from hangers in a storage room. Ideally, the room will have a temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity level of 50%. After you cut down your Girl Scout Cookies plants, you have to trim away the extra leaves before trying to dry the buds. We recommend purchasing wide mouth mason jars for storage. You also need a hygrometer to measure the humidity of the inside of the jar when the weed is finally stored there. You will know it is time to cure your weed when the outsides of the bud feel dry to the touch, and the smaller stems snap rather than bend. At this stage, store your buds in the mason jars, but make sure the containers are only 3/4 full. There needs to be a little space because you have to shake the jars daily for the first few days.
Make sure the humidity in the jar remains at 60-65%. Although you can use the weed after a couple of weeks of curing, leaving the buds in the containers for 6-8 weeks should provide the most potent, aromatic, and tasty cannabis. Final Thoughts on Growing the Girl Scout Cookies Cannabis Strain. An ounce of GSC costs around $150 in Oregon but routinely exceeds $300 on the West Coast. If you live in California and produce 20 ounces of GSC from a grow cycle, you have anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 worth of beautiful, potent marijuana, and it should cost you far less to create a premium quality indoor setup.
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