Girl Scout Cookies weed seeds are easy to grow and are low-maintenance thanks to their strong lineage. These cannabis seeds are an excellent choice for growers of all levels. They flourish in soil, or soilless grow mediums and handle temperature fluctuations well.
The plants are tall and flexible, requiring some basic knowledge of low-stress training (LST) techniques. Their stretchiness makes them easy to mold and train. They also forgive rookie mistakes and recover fast.
Optimal growing conditions and climate for Girl Scout Cookies seeds
Although Cookies strains seeds tolerate temperature fluctuations, they thrive in mild, dry environments. Think the Mediterranean during fall; warm, comfortable, and mid to low humidity. Have a backup plan to shelter or move plants if unexpected rains arrive.
If your outdoor temperature is slightly hotter, the plants can still thrive but plant indoors if it's too humid. When growing indoors, aim for temperatures between 68℉–79℉. If it's slightly off, your plants can still survive but face serious damage if humidity offsets.
The plants are prone to mold and mildew, so watching relative humidity (R.H.) levels is essential. Humidity should be higher when vegging to reduce salt levels, and it should be decreased during flowering.
Keep R.H. levels between 50–60% during the vegetative stage, then drop the rate by 5% every week. It should be sitting at 30% during flowering, especially during the last two weeks of blooming. The most efficient way to lower humidity levels is to use a dehumidifier.
Feeding Girl Scout Cookies plants
Feeding the plants from Girl Scout Cookies seeds is essential for getting the best terpene quality possible. Here are some tips for nourishing your flora in the best way possible:
- Use blackstrap molasses: It adds trace minerals and amino acids to your soil. Molasses also transfer a sweet smell to your buds. Simply add 0.5 tsp of molasses per gallon of water (you should only use molasses for soil mediums).
- Avoid using chemical nutrients: Products with Ammonium Phosphate and Magnesium Carbonate may affect the nugs' flavor profile and THC quality. Natural options like bone meal, kelp, and worm castings are best.
- Expose your plants to UV-B light: Sunlight or CMH/LEC grow lights emit UV-B light, which is bad for humans but excellent for plants. This form of light exacerbates trichome production giving you more potent, flavorful, and resinous smokables.
When feeding your flora while growing Girl Scout Cookies seeds, increase nitrogen during vegging. Nitrogen helps develop new growths like branches and leaves, essential for supporting the buds arriving in the next stage.
Once the plants are flowering, increase potassium and phosphorus to protect against disease and strengthen them. Decrease nitrogen as too much of it in this stage gives the buds a chemical taste.
Ensure nutrients reach the buds by trimming and pruning excess foliage. Defoliation helps you get the juiciest buds possible.
Use LST methods like the Sea of Green (SOG) to change the chemical balance in your flora, allowing them to grow against their apical dominance and horizontally instead. Training promotes better circulation of nutrients and equal light distribution.
Flowering & yield
When nurturing the seeds indoors, the flowering time is typically around 60 days. It depends on the medium, as hydroponic setups can speed flowering to nine weeks.
It takes anywhere from two and a half months (soil+indoor tent) to eight months from seed to harvest (outdoors). Outside, the sunlight determines the speed, whereas indoors, you can use light manipulation techniques to trigger flowering or feed more light to speed things up.
To decipher if the plants from Cookies weed seeds are ready for harvest, look out for these signs:
- 60–70% of pistils have darkened, or to increase the sedative properties, harvest when 75–90% of pistils turn a brown-orange color.
- Glistening resin that releases a strong sweet, dank smell.
- Use a magnifying glass to look for mushrooming trichomes. These are trichome crystals with little balls on top that hold most cannabinoids and terpenes.
Indoor growers can plant the seeds at any time and harvest them after a 10-week flowering period and 3–6 months of vegging. You collect a hefty 16–18 oz. per m2 indoors of sweet, sticky buds.
Outdoor growers get unbelievably huge yields. The best time to plant the cannabis seeds is October to early November, and harvest is mid to end of April. You pick up a bounty of 18–19 oz. per plant outdoors of glistening smokables.