The therapeutic variety of the notoriously flavorful Cheese is a true hybrid with an equal mix of Sativa and Indica genes. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor growing as it is bred to be even more resistant to pests, pathogens, and moisture than the original Cheese. However, take note that although this plant is incredibly hardy and not the fussy type per se, it is recommended for intermediate growers as certain knowledge and experience in cannabis rearing are needed to coax this plant to achieve its full yielding potential. Moreover, it has the tendency to grow into a tall, lanky plant. Therefore, it will require proper height management techniques like topping, fimming, and even low-stress methods like the Screen of Green technique, which may be daunting to execute for first-time cultivators.
In terms of stature and build, CBD Cheese is almost identical to the original Cheese strain. Its slender, elongated leaves with wide internodal gaps are indicative of its Sativa lineage. That said, moisture accumulation and lack of light exposure are rarely a cause for concern for this strain because of the plant’s thin and sparse foliage. Moreover, its moderate height and lateral growth rarely cause any issues with indoor growing space. However, if the grow room’s vertical space is limited, you should perform topping or fimming before implementing the Screen of Green (ScrOG) technique. Not only does it solve the problem of limited space, it also increases the yields by ensuring adequate light penetration and exposure, even among the nugs in the lower branches. With the use of the right techniques to ensure favorable growing conditions, a harvest of up to 500 grams of top-notch buds per square foot is perfectly achievable after 7 to 9 weeks of flowering.
On the other hand, if you prefer outdoor growing, make sure that the climate is warm, temperate, and Mediterranean-like. CBD Cheese thrives well outdoors and will relish life if placed in a sunny spot. It normally grows to about 6 feet, but with plenty of sunshine, nutrients, and the lack of restraints, it can reach heights of up to 8 feet tall, with its long branches that can carry as much as 1000 grams of dense, fat nugs per plant. By early to mid-October, this whopping harvest of insanely flavorful medicinal buds is ready for drying and curing.
Do note, however, that CBD Cheese is an exceedingly pungent strain, so if staying low-key is crucial, consider guerrilla growing or cultivating this strain in a controlled setting with a powerful and efficient carbon filter. Doing so will help mask its overwhelmingly stinky aroma and avoid drawing the attention of nosy neighbors.