Sour Diesel is a type of cannabis famous for its intense flavours and hard-hitting effects. The autoflowering version of this plant is extremely popular among growers because of its short growth time.
However, it can be notoriously difficult to grow. This strain produces a medium yield, but it will likely yield even less if you don’t grow them properly. To ensure optimum growth of your autoflowering Sour Diesel, here are some tips you can follow.
1- Use the Sea of Green method.
The ‘sea of green’ method involves putting multiple small plants together in a cluster to force them to bloom earlier. This method is great for growing Sour Diesel Autoflowering because then the plants will not develop side blooms; instead, they will grow a single cola, ensuring maximum yield.
2- Grow them outside
Sour Diesel requires a lot of horizontal space to grow. So, to ensure that they can grow to their optimum size, it is best to grow them outside instead of a compact space inside. Moreover, these plants thrive well in warm environments, so keeping them outside can give them the correct temperature to grow.
3- Train your plants using LST
Low-Stress Training or LST is a method you can use to train your Sour Diesel plants so that they have a higher yield. It involves tying down the taller branches to bend them horizontally.
This will flatten the canopy of your plants and allow other smaller branches underneath to grow as well. Be extremely gentle while doing this, and always keep duct tape to patch up any branches that you break by accident.
4- Provide the right nutrients
Sour Diesel plants require a lot of nutrients, but they also require a very specific amount of it. If you are using soil for your plants, you should not have to worry about the nutrients, but if you are using coco coir, you need to add several nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Sulphur, magnesium, and calcium are also important nutrients required for the plant’s proper growth.
Add the proper ratio of nutrients, and do not add anything excessively at any point because that can cause your plant to die.
5- Use natural pesticides
If you grow your Sour Diesel plants outside, the plants will be more susceptible to insects and pests. If you don’t take care of the problem, it can completely ruin your plants. However, using commercial pesticides can harm humans, so it is not recommended. Use clove oil, garlic, or cinnamon oil to keep pests at bay.
6- Control temperatures
Sour Diesel plants need a temperature between 65 to 85 degrees F. If you are growing these plants indoors, you need to make sure that the temperature is within this range. For extreme heat, you can use exhaust fans to drive out heat. And for cold temperatures, you should invest in a room heater.
As a conclusion
Sour Diesel is a sativa strain, which means it is high in THC. Sour Diesel has about 21% THC, making it a favourite among experienced cannabis users. Moreover, its pungent diesel smell coupled with the fresh lemony flavour also makes it very desirable.
If you did not think about cultivating it before, we hope you think about it now. To buy wholesale Sour Diesel Autoflowering seeds, visit United Strains of America today.