Once mature, photoperiod Candy Kush plants rarely exceed 100 cm (3 feet) in height –considered a standard size for Indicas. Its foliage, however, is not as lush because the slender Sativa characteristics are also present. Therefore, this hybrid is suited for low-stress training (LST) and the Screen of Green (SCORG) method to produce higher yields. Combined with occasional trimming, the result is an even canopy for ample light exposure to all the bud sites. The best types of grow light for this configuration are fluorescent or LED.
For indoor cultivation, maintain the temperature between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius (70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit) for healthy growth. A 50% relative humidity (RH) level during the day and 65% at night are recommended. As for the growing medium, organics are the way to go if you want to boost the terpene profile. On the other hand, a hydroponic setup allows direct nutrient absorption for more vigorous vegetation, but always check that the pH level is 5.5 to 6.5.
Should there be no issues, the flowering period will last 9 to 10 weeks, and the yield should be around 400 grams (14 ounces) per square meter. If you want more buds, however, you can opt for outdoor cultivation because this strain loves direct sunlight. With its easygoing features, even amateur growers can achieve success with 500 grams (18 ounces) of delectable weed per plant. Just make sure that all the flowers have been harvested by mid-October.
Feminized seeds are best for novices because they’re more straightforward to grow. Virtually 100% of the plants will be female, and so they’ll produce the highest yield. In contrast, regular seeds require more time and effort because they have a 50/50 chance of sprouting female and male plants. You have to identify and separate the males as early as possible so that they don’t contaminate the flowers, but you use the pollen sacs for future breeding projects.