If you’re eager to grow Tahoe OG Kush, you’re in the right place. This growing guide provides you with some quick and easy tips to help you enjoy a bountiful harvest. Some sources suggest that Ganja Guru created the strain. He lived in Lake Tahoe, California, in the late 1980s. It is one of the best-known OG Kush phenotypes and is renowned for its sedative qualities.
It is typically a balanced hybrid with a THC content of up to 25%. However, its indica effects are more noticeable. Its CBD percentage of 0.2% seems low but is relatively high amongst plants not specifically bred for cannabidiol. It is a cross of San Fernando Valley OG Kush, OG Kush, and possibly an Afghani.
Users claim that Tahoe OG Kush is among the strongest OG Kush phenotypes. It provides you with the classic OG high. Soon after using this strain, you’ll feel extremely relaxed, like you’re wrapped up in a warm blanket.
It is euphoric and uplifting but also provides a sedative effect. MMJ users often try Tahoe OG Kush for insomnia and mood disorders. There is also enough CBD to help take the edge off pain. Now that you know what you’re dealing with, let’s provide you with a few growing tips.
1 – You Can Grow Tahoe OG Kush Indoors or Outdoors
While some strains provide greater yields either inside or outside, it doesn’t make much of a difference to this strain. However, it is normally the preserve of experienced growers. This strain needs an optimized growth setting, and it is also a tad sensitive. On the plus side, Tahoe OG Kush is resilient against mildews and molds.
This strain needs an optimized growth setting, and it is also a tad sensitive.
If you grow it indoors, it has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks. You can expect to earn a modest harvest of 11 ounces per square meter planted. In a sunny and optimized outdoor setting, Tahoe OG Kush is ready for harvest in the middle of October. It yields an average of 11 ounces per plant.
2 – Keep Humidity Levels Low
Although this strain is resistant to mold, it tends to grow thick and dense. As a result, it should not be exposed to excessive moisture. Typically, seedlings and clones need relative humidity of 65% to 80%. It is best to stay in the 65% to 70% range for the Tahoe OG Kush strain.
Once your seedling reaches the vegetative stage, it is time to drop the humidity to 55%. We recommend reducing the humidity level by up to 5% each week at this stage. By the flowering stage, the RH in the grow room should be 30-40%. There is no need to reduce it any further.
It is also important to keep the temperature between 65- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. You can keep the grow room temperature in the mid to high 70s during the vegetative stage. However, you should bring it down to the lower 70s by the flowering stage. The humidity is already quite low. Consequently, there is no real need to reduce the daytime grow room temperature to below 70 degrees.
3 – What About Hydroponics?
Tahoe OG Kush flourishes in a proper hydroponics set up. It produces sticky, resinous buds. A lot is written about hydroponics systems, but don’t fall into the trap of believing it is too advanced. It is entirely possible to grow ‘hydroponically’ by hand-watering pots containing an inert medium with added nutrients instead of soil.
If you decide to use Rockwool or coco coir, remember that you’re responsible for your crop’s nutrient intake. We recommend keeping a detailed journal that outlines how much you have fed your plants. If you run into problems, look at your chart to determine if you have overfed or underfed your plants.
Tahoe OG Kush needs nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It also grows well with extra magnesium and calcium. When purchasing a pre-mixed nutrient solution, make sure it also contains secondary nutrients and micronutrients. Copper, iron, zinc, sulfur, and boron are the most important.
4 – Monitor the Electrical Conductivity Reading of Your Solution
The EC reading is a measure of how strong a nutrient solution is. It also helps determine the level of minerals in the water. The EC reading is higher when there are more minerals. Keep the EC reading between 1.0 and 2.0, although specific ‘ideal’ readings depend on the growth stage.
You can also multiply the EC reading by 500 or 700, depending on the scale you use. This helps you get the parts per million (ppm) reading, which is another way to measure a solution’s strength. For example, an EC reading of 1.5 on the 700 scale equates to 1,050 ppm. As your plants grow, they need a more nutrient-dense solution.
Too many growers load up on nutrients in the early stages of the plant’s growth cycle. In reality, the maximum reading you want for seedlings is 250 ppm. It only needs to be 400 ppm in the early vegetative stage. By the time your plants are fully blooming, 1,600ppm is the top end of the ideal range.
5 – Don’t Forget to Prune!
Whether you grow Tahoe OG Kush indoors or outdoors, it requires a high level of care. Make sure all leaves are exposed to light and prune away any unnecessary outer leaves. The definition of pruning is the process of clipping off pieces of the plant. When you get it right, you are rewarded with a stronger plant and a higher yield.
In general, marijuana’s life cycle involves the death of a few leaves. However, as they don’t die quickly, they linger on and use up valuable nutrients. With Tahoe OG Kush, you may need to prune leaves earlier than with other plants because of the plant’s density. When new branches begin sprouting leaves, clip the shade leaves away from where they grew. These leaves are destined to turn yellow and die later.
If you haven’t finished pruning by the third or fourth week of flowering, it is possibly too late. Remember, when you prune your marijuana plants, their energy is focused on recovery, which means a slowdown in overall growth.
You want as much energy as possible to be focused on the buds. Therefore, don’t prune your plants after the third week of flowering. Make sure you use sharp and sterilized clippers. Finally, don’t prune too much at once, or else you risk sending your plants into shock.
6 – Watering Your Tahoe OG Kush
Tahoe OG Kush is a hungry and thirsty plant that thrives when you feed and water it often. The most common problem with newbies is unquestionably overwatering. Whether you overwater or underwater your marijuana, it will eventually suffer.
The best time to water your plants is as soon after first light as you can. Once plants gain access to lights for the day, they begin using the water and nutrients. If there is no water available when your plants attempt this process, it negatively impacts them. If you water plants at night, it increases the RH in the room.
When watering plants in soil, put the water in a tray and place it beneath the soil. The roots draw everything they need through the soil. By doing this, you also encourage the roots to grow downward. After 30 minutes, remove any excess water. If the tray is empty, add a little more to see the plants absorb it. The process of osmosis ensures that the plant’s root structures only take the water it needs.
You don’t want a constantly wet growing medium. This process encourages the growth of mold.
As for frequency, a basic approach is to water every 2-3 days. However, you don’t want a constantly wet growing medium. This process encourages the growth of mold.
Here’s a simple test to see if your plants need water. Push your finger into the growing medium until it is up to your knuckle. If the medium feels dry and your plants are not a healthy green color, add some water. If the soil is moist, hold off on watering for now.
7 – Preventing Mold When Drying and Curing
You have harvested your Tahoe OG Kush; congratulations! However, the work of a cannabis grower is never truly done. Ideally, you will perform a full wet trim of your buds before hanging them upside down to dry. It can take up to a week for your weed to be dry enough to cure. Your weed is ready for curing if the stems snap when you bend them. If the weed feels moist to the touch, it isn’t ready.
The most basic curing method is to place the buds in glass mason jars, which are airtight when closed. Make sure each jar is no more than 75% full. Open the jar a couple of times a day for a few minutes. After a week or so, you only need to open the jars every couple of days. Consider investing in a humidity regulating product.
Most products of this nature consist of 62% RH and 55% RH packets. You place them in the jars with the weed and replace them when the indicator tells you to. There is no need to open the jars because the packets do the job for you. If you try the cheap and easy method, it can backfire if you live in an area with high humidity. This is because opening the jars could increase the RH inside.
8 – How Much Will Growing Tahoe OG Kush Cost Me?
In theory, you could grow marijuana at home for under $50. All you need is a pot with soil, some seeds, and a space on your windowsill. You can try this basic method, but don’t be shocked if your experiment fails. If you want a small grow room a meter squared in size, you would need additional equipment such as:
- A grow tent
- pH meter & thermometer
- A timer
- A small ventilator
- Electronic ballast
- A filter
You also have to take into account an increase in your energy bill.
The above is a basic enough setup, but it could cost $700+ depending on where you purchase your items. How much of a yield can you expect? The general rule is that you can produce a gram of weed for every two watts of light. For example, using a 400W light should provide 200 grams of weed.
However, you have to take into account the marijuana strain. Tahoe OG Kush’s yield is on the low side. For the sake of argument, imagine being able to grow 11 ounces of this strain on a budget of $1,000. Let’s say the average cost of Tahoe OG Kush is $250 per ounce. 250 x 11 = 2750.
You could spend almost three times our hypothetical budget and still come out on top. Then there is the small matter of enjoying 3-4 harvests per annum. If you use at least 15 ounces of marijuana per annum, it is possibly worth growing your own.