Tips for Growing Island Sweet Skunk Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Island Sweet Skunk was originally produced on Vancouver Island by Federation Seeds who combined Skunk #1 with other unknown genetics. The strain is well-known for its wonderfully fruity yet skunky flavor and fluffy bud structure.

Grow Techniques: This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors successfully. Outdoors will provide the plant more room to grow when it takes off in flowering with an aggressive stretch. Island Sweet Skunk is a high-yielding strain that can handle wetter climates with its looser, mold-resistant bud structure. Make sure you keep the branches supported while the flowers begin to develop. The buds will put on significant weight in their last few weeks, so make sure to wait for full maturity before harvesting.

Flowering Time: 7 to 9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Island Sweet Skunk can handle a climate with above average rainfall. It prefers temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Best grown outdoors where the plant’s stretching will not be a problem.

Feeding: Feeding this strain should be straightforward. Consider using additional silica to help the branches stay strong to support the heavy buds.

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