Alien OG is recommended for growers with some knowledge of marijuana cultivation. Seasoned veterans will advise placing it in a pot with Rockwool since it has a tendency to develop issues with its root system. This growing medium looks a bit like cotton candy fiber, but it is spun from basalt rock. It is mostly used in a hydroponic setting and helps the plant receive the right amount of nutrients while protecting the roots.
This strain has strong resistance against mold and mildew; nevertheless, its bushy structure may require constant manicuring to maintain adequate airflow. Regular pruning and trimming also encourage the plant to direct its energy towards building up the buds rather than using it on the foliage.
Indoors, Alien OG typically grows up to 75 cm (2.5 feet) only, and it is highly suitable for the Sea of Green (SOG) method. With SOG, you can raise multiple plants (up to 9 plants in one square meter), resulting in a heavier yield. Do not be tempted to overcrowd your plants as it can cause pathogens to develop. To boost your plants’ protection against moisture-related diseases, maintain the following temperature and relative humidity (RH) levels:
- Seedling stage: 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), 65% to 70% RH
- Vegetative stage: 22 to 28 degrees Celsius (72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 70% RH
- Flowering stage: 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 50% RH
- Late flowering stage: 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), 30% to 40% RH
Employing all these guidelines should warrant a yield of 300 grams (11 ounces) per square meter after 8 or 9 weeks.
Should you decide to rear Alien OG alfresco, be mindful that it favors warm and humid environments. It demands adequate sunshine exposure as well. When grown in this kind of habitat, you can expect a resinous yield of 400 grams (13 ounces) per plant by October.
Making use of regular seeds will give you a 50/50 chance of getting both male and female plants. If you are into marijuana breeding, the males are necessary because they carry pollen. The key to success is separating the genders early on. This procedure prevents accidental pollination. Meanwhile, feminized seeds will assure you of a 99.99% all-female batch. They save time and effort since you don’t have to identify your plants’ genders and place them in different grow rooms. This latter option is best for beginners.