This strain is more suitable for growers with some experience, but neophytes can still add it to their cannabis gardens if they are willing to give it the extra care it needs to prevent molds and mildew from proliferating. This sensitivity to moisture-related pathogens is why it is best grown in a controlled environment where the humidity can be kept at an optimal level. It adapts well to either soil or hydroponics as long as there isn’t too much moisture in the air.
For indoor cultivation, start with a humidity level of 60% during the vegetative stage. When the plant enters the flowering phase, lower the RH (relative humidity) to 40 or 50%. The temperature also affects the atmospheric conditions, so try to maintain it between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius (70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit).
A useful tip is to install an oscillating fan in the grow room. It will promote better airflow and dry out damp spots. This plant has a dense structure, so it needs to be pruned from time to time. Not only does removing the excess foliage fend off moisture accumulation, but it also encourages the plant to focus its energy on bud production.
To boost the yield, use the Sea of Green (SOG) technique. By simultaneously growing at least 4 shrubs in a 1-square meter area, it makes more efficient use of the available space. Furthermore, make sure that the growing medium’s pH level is between 6.2 and 6.5 and don’t overfeed the plants, especially in the early growth stage. After 10 to 11 weeks of flowering, they can generate 400 to 500 grams of usable weed for every square meter.
On the other hand, if the climate is sufficiently warm and dry, Cannatonic can flourish outdoors. With Mediterranean-like weather and plenty of sun exposure, each plant can reach a height of 70 to 100 cm (2 to 3 feet) and produce up to 400 grams in October.
Cannatonic is available as feminized or regular seeds. The feminized version is easier to manage, but regular seeds are genetically closer to the mother plant. Just keep in mind that using regular seeds will result in a 50/50 chance of male and female plants sprouting. Germinate twice as many seeds as you think you will need to achieve the maximum yield of smokable bud.