Chemdawg needs to be protected from pests such as bugs and molds, so the growing difficulty level is quite high. The photoperiod version of this strain has a relatively short flowering time of 9 weeks but usually grows more than 5 feet high. The combination of these factors means that it requires constant observation and care.
For optimum results, it prefers a controlled environment. Place it in a growing area with a temperature range between 20 to 27 degrees Celsius (68 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit), and the humidity level should be around 50 to 65%. Because of its height and lanky structure, the Screen of Green (SCROG) method works best. Growers can top or firm the plant and bend the branches so that they grow through a screen or net. This technique encourages it to grow laterally and produce more bud sites. Additionally, pruning the excess foliage during the vegetative stage will prevent mold from invading the crop.
If all goes well, a yield of 800 grams (28 ounces) can be expected. Don’t forget to install an efficient odor-control system with carbon air filters to subdue the pungent smell.
If you plan to grow this strain outdoors, check first that the environment is very dry. The climate should be consistent because of Chemdawg’snatural susceptibility to mold and mildew. Prepare yourself to move it indoors in case the weather becomes too wet. The ideal harvest time is October, and each plant can generate up to 800 grams (28 ounces) of smelly, sticky weed.
Note that using regular seeds will give you equal chances of sprouting male and female plants. You can save the males’ pollen sacs for future breeding projects, but if your priority is to achieve a high yield of smokable flowers, make sure to germinate twice as many seeds as you would normally.