For the photoperiod version of Bubba Kush, keep the lights on indoors for 18 consecutive hours a day for the seedling and vegetative stages, then switch to 12 hours for the flowering period. It prefers a temperature between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius (70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit) with the night time (lights off) temperature about 10 degrees lower than the daytime temp. The relative humidity (RH) should stay around the 50 to 60% mark during the vegetative stage but lower it gradually by 5% per week during budding.
As for the growing medium, use organic soil if you want to boost this strain’s terpene profile. That said, hydroponic setups are also great for faster growth. Growing in water instead of soil results in direct nutrient absorption, but just make sure to keep the pH level at 5.5 to 6.5.
In addition, the best way to increase the yield is to use the Sea of Green (SOG) technique. Pruning and topping may be necessary if the foliage gets too bushy. If everything goes well, the flowering phase will only take 8 to 9 weeks to complete. Then, a yield of 400 to 500 grams (14 to 18 ounces) per square meter awaits you.
Outdoors, Bubba Kush isn’t very picky, either. Even if the temperature drops once in a while, you’d still be able get a decent harvest. With that being said, it would much rather live in a warm and dry climate so that it can grow to its full potential. Each plant can grow to about 2 meters (3 feet) tall and generate up to 600 grams (21 ounces) of smokable weed by the last week of October.
Feminized seeds are easier to grow and produce the highest yields. On the other hand, regular seeds let you grow plants that are as close to the source as possible if you’re planning to clone. Just remember to germinate more seeds and separate the males as early as possible if you’re using regular.