Tips for Growing Girl Scout Cookies Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: The famous Girl Scout Cookies hybrid was created by crossing OG Kush and Durban Poison. Bred by the Cookie Fam in the Bay Area, the genetics have since reached markets nationwide. Consistently exhibiting high THC levels, GSC offers a high that is sedative and hard-hitting. Despite its wide proliferation, the hardest part about growing GSC might just be acquiring a clone for yourself.

Grow Techniques: Its indica-dominant traits make it a prime candidate for SOG (sea of green) indoors in either a soil or hydro setup. By training the plants, you can easily maximize your grow space to its full potential. Keep the lower canopy pruned and have consistent airflow through the canopy to make sure you prevent powdery mildew from attacking your buds.

Flowering Time: 9 to 10 weeks

Yield: Moderate. Train this strain to expose bud sites to sunlight while pruning everything else away to ensure the plant’s energy is focused on the buds that matter most.

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Girl Scout Cookies will tolerate temperature fluctuations better than most strains, but prefers a mild and drier climate. Ideal temperature ranges between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Indoor/Outdoor: GSC will produce the best yields indoors or in greenhouses where training techniques can be maximized.

Feeding: Generally speaking, OG genetics will always want more calcium and magnesium nutrients. Pay attention to growth and signs of deficiencies.

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