Alien Technology is ideal for growers who already have some knowledge about marijuana cultivation. Since it has the usual Indica shape like that of a Christmas tree, regular pruning is extremely important. Doing so ensures that it does not accumulate too much moisture within its nooks and crannies.
For indoor cultivation, employing the Sea of Green (SOG) method is advised. It is a naturally small plant, so growers can read at least four of them in a one-square meter area. This technique lets one maximize a growing area with limited space, and it also increases the potential yield. Nonetheless, avoid overcrowding the shrubs as this may lead to a higher moisture level in the grow room.
Pairing SOG with hydroponics will surely boost bud production, whereas using an organic soil mixture can enhance the terpene profile. Terpenes are organic compounds responsible for the flavor and aroma of marijuana.
Apart from these strategies, the key to success is making sure that the temperature and relative humidity (RH) are kept at optimum levels throughout the various life stages of the plants.
- Seedling period: 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), 65% to 70% RH
- Vegetative period: 22 to 28 degrees Celsius (72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 70% RH
- Flowering period: 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 50% RH
- Late flowering: 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), 30% to 40% RH
If all goes well, you can expect a yield of 280 to 340 grams (10 to 12 ounces) per square meter after 8 to 10 weeks.
But if you want to raise your Alien Tech outdoors, you can do so in a warm area with adequate sunshine. When grown in this kind of environment, it can stretch up to 80 to 130 cm (2.5 to 4 feet). You can anticipate a harvest of up to 340 grams (12 ounces) per plant by mid to late October.
Using regular seeds gives you a 50/50 chance of sprouting male and female plants. Note that early identification and segregation of the males prevent the risks of accidental pollination. The pollen from the males can be used for future breeding projects, while the females are responsible for the smokable buds.
On the other hand, feminized seeds guarantee a 99.99% all-female bunch that saves time and effort. This latter version is endorsed for beginners who are not yet skilled in telling apart the plants’ genders.