CB Diesel CBD is ideal for medical cannabis patients who need large doses of CBD, and growing it at home makes perfect sense as the plant is straightforward to grow and the prices of CBD products are skyrocketing. For now, it appears the strain is only available in feminized seed form, which shouldn’t be a problem if you don’t intend to breed.
What are feminized seeds and the main advantages of growing them?
Feminized cannabis seeds have been bred to only produce female plants. This is usually done using a chemical or physical process to remove the male chromosomes from the plants. The advantages of growing feminized seeds are that you can be sure that your plants will be female and, therefore, produce buds. This is especially useful for growers interested in producing cannabis for its medical benefits or for use in recreational activities. In addition, feminized seeds tend to be more vigorous and resistant to stress than non-feminized seeds, making them ideal for first-time growers.
How to grow CB Diesel CBD?
Most CBD cannabis growers cultivate indoors as it affords high-quality crops, control over conditions, multiple harvests, privacy, and security. Total control is favorable when growing CB Diesel CBD or any other CBD variety for that matter. The more variables you can regulate and adjust according to what is needed, the better the results will be.
In addition to following the proper light cycle according to the plant’s growth phase, high-CBD strains respond better to increased UVA and UVB light levels. With the development of LED grow lights, cultivators can now illuminate their cannabis indoor garden at the precise frequencies at which the plants thrive. Grow lights such as high-pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) can still supply additional lighting to produce the highest possible yields.
It’s also essential to manage the climate where CB Diesel CBD is grown to achieve satisfactory results. The strain only achieves its true potential when cultivated at the right temperature and relative humidity levels. For your convenience, here are the exact ranges most suitable to your CBD plants per growth stage:
Seedlings/Clones (while developing roots) – 20–25°C; 65–70% RH
Vegetative – 22–28°C; 60% RH
Flowering – 20–26°C during daylight and 5–8°C less come nighttime; 50% RH
Late Flowering – 20–23°C during daylight and 18–20°C come nighttime; 30% RH
You can grow CB Diesel CBD indoors hydroponically or in soil.However, it should be noted that experienced cannabis growers often report more significant yields from hydro setups than soil under the same conditions. The highest possible harvest you can achieve in a controlled setting is around 350 to 450 grams per square meter after 9 to 10 weeks of flowering.
As mentioned, CB Diesel CBD thrives in dry and semi-humid environments. If you are somewhere with such conditions and a temperature ranging around 12 to 30°C throughout the grow season, the free sun, fresh air, and more space will have you growing larger plants that can produce 300 to 400 grams each.
You must find a spot that receives 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted direct sunlight daily for best results. A shelter (ex., tarpaulin canopy, outdoor grow tent, or greenhouse) should also be ready in case of rain or extreme heat. You may also grow from pot, so the plants can be moved indoors if needed.
Watering and pH levels are other crucial factors that must be monitored. Only water once the top 3 to 5cm of soil is already dry. This should prevent root rot and other concerns. Also occasionally test the pH level of your soil. Ensure that it stays between 6.0 and 7.0, the suitable pH range for nutrient absorption.
While not often mentioned, light pollution can also affect your cannabis plants. Excessive light pollution from street or backyard lights may trigger your CB Diesel CBD to flip back to vegetating. In addition, if you are growing somewhere windy, like balconies and rooftops, you should erect barriers or fences that can reduce the impact of the strong breeze.