Today we are going to show you some top tips for growing the beautiful God’s Gift strain. This strain has a mysterious history, and not much is known about its creation. However, we do know about its heritage. God’s Gift is a combination of two legendary strains, namely Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush. Both strains pack a punch, and God’s Gift does, too.
Read on for some helpful tips about how to grow God’s Gift successfully.
Tip #1: God’s Gift Strain Review
God’s Gift has inherited Granddaddy Purple’s delicious and complex grape flavor. It has a lovely mixture of sweet berry and earthy marijuana, which you can detect in the scent as well. Not only that, but the buds look amazing, too. Mature God’s Gift plants produce dense clusters of purple-stained buds, with lots of orange wiry pistils curling in every direction.
God’s Gift has inherited Granddaddy Purple’s delicious and complex grape flavor.
This indica-dominant strain has a relatively high THC level that can range from 18 to 25%. Its THC level is offset by a more modest average CBD content of 1%.
Despite its minimal CBD level, God’s Gift is a popular choice among medicinal marijuana consumers. This strain’s purported health benefits include the ability to address stress, chronic pain, and insomnia, to name a few.
Tip #2: Difficulty Growing
Many experienced growers consider God’s Gift as an easy strain to grow. However, growing it does require a certain amount of knowledge and skill. Therefore, it may not be a suitable plant for a novice.
One plus is that God’s Gift plants are highly resistant to disease. The plant is also physically robust, so it is less likely to suffer from breakages.
One potential problem growers of this strain may run into is bud rot. This happens when there is too much moisture in the air and mold forms and ruins the buds. Frustratingly, once you notice mold on the outside of a bud, it has already destroyed the inside.
You can prevent bud rot by regulating the temperature and humidity in your grow room. Be sure to keep the temperature between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity low – between 30-40%.
Tip #3: Growing Techniques
Growers say that God’s Gift does best in a hydroponic setup. Hydroponics involves growing cannabis in a water-based solution. Traditionalists may prefer to stick with the tried and trusted use of soil as their growing medium. If growing in soil, use the Sea of Green (SOG) method to maximize light exposure and to increase the overall yield.
For best results, thin the plant’s canopy and top the plants early in the vegetative stage. Doing so will encourage the growth of multiple colas, which will result in a higher yield.
Tip #4: God’s Gift Yield
God’s Gift produces a similarly moderate yield both indoors and outside. Indoors, growers are looking at a return of around 10 ounces per square meter. Outdoors, God’s Gift provides a return of 10 ounces per plant.
Tip #5: Feeding for God’s Gift
A great way to provide this strain with lots of nutrients is by investing in some good-quality plant fertilizer.
Remember during the growing phase to supply the plant with high quantities of nitrogen and potassium. It also needs a medium amount of phosphorus; in general, this tends to be about half the potassium amount. These chemical elements will give your plant the best possible chance to thrive.
God’s Gift requires a large number of nutrients; therefore, over-feeding is less of a concern with it than other strains.
Tip #6: Growing Outdoors vs. Indoors
It is possible to grow the God’s Gift strain indoors and outside. However, to grow this strain outdoors, you need to live in a place with a suitable climate. The ideal climate is one where the weather is consistently warm and dry, with a temperature range between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
If outdoor growing is not an option, you can always grow your plants indoors. One of the benefits of an indoor grow setup, it is much easier to control the temperature and humidity. Another plus is God’s Gift plants are short in stature, so they are suitable for indoor growing.
Tip #7: God’s Gift Flowering Time
God’s Gift has a fairly typically indoor flowering period of between 8-9 weeks. Outdoors, the ideal time of year for harvesting is mid-October. By this stage, the plants will be showcasing their beautiful, deep purplish hues.
Tip #8 Drying and Curing God’s Gift
God’s Gift strain growers recommend drying and curing the buds to enhance their rich terpene profile. Begin by hanging the buds upside down or by laying them on drying racks for 7-10 days.
It is essential to ensure that the buds are completely dry before moving to the next stage. If they aren’t, there is a risk that mold could form on them and undo all of your hard work.
There are a couple of key indicators that let you know you can move to the next step. One of these is the “snap test.” Bend one of the plant’s smaller branches; it should snap rather than fold over. Another relates to the feel of the buds themselves, i.e., they should have a crisp texture.
God’s Gift strain growers recommend drying and curing the buds to enhance their rich terpene profile.
If you’re happy that the buds are fully dry, then you can move on to the next step. Place the buds in an airtight container, such as a wide-mouthed mason jar, and seal the lid. Store the jars in a cool, dry place.
Open the lids of the jars at least three times a day for around 5-10 minutes. Doing so releases any built-up moisture in the jars and also allows the buds to breathe. The following week it will only be necessary to do this a few more times.
Generally, curing for two to three weeks is sufficient to enhance the bud’s terpene profile. However, those with a little more patience may choose to continue curing for a further couple of weeks to achieve even better results.