A moderately difficult grow, Agent Orange has low resistance to common diseases that attack cannabis gardens. She also matures into a tall marijuana plant unless trained to develop a bushy structure. Cultivators can combine topping and the Screen of Green method to promote vigorous lateral growth, keep her in a manageable size, and improve yields.
Agent Orange grows well in any medium, but soil is the better choice if you’d like to boost its terpene production to harvest more fragrant and flavorful crops. What’s more critical is to maintain the pH level of the substrate within a suitable range. It should be around 6.0 to 7.0 for soil and 5.5 to 6.5 for hydroponic systems.
As with most cannabis varieties, Agent Orange fully flourishes in consistently warm and sunny settings with similar conditions to places under the Mediterranean climate. She can produce up to 550 grams of fresh buds per plant when grown in ideal environments, which growers in the northern hemisphere can start harvesting by October.
If you are located somewhere not favorable to cannabis cultivation, having an indoor grow operation is the better option. You must set temperatures between 20 to 26°C and the relative Humidity levels around 40 to 50% to promote healthy growth and keep pathogens away. After 8 to 9 weeks of popping and fattening her buds, up to 450 grams per square meter can be collected.
Whether you are growing indoors or out, we recommend performing a flush two weeks or five to ten days before the harvest. This gets rid of excess salt and nutrients in the cannabis plant’s system, which gives the flowers a chemical taste if not eliminated. At the end of the bloom stage, exposing the weed to colder night temperature provokes color change, giving the strain’s buds and leaves tinges of purple and maroon.
Agent Orange can be grown from regular or feminized seeds. It’s important to note that growing for consumption from regular seeds requires weeding out males as soon as their premature pollen sacs emerge.