Chronic Widow can stretch up to 200 cm or more, which means cultivators may need to perform some training techniques to keep her within a manageable size, especially when growing indoors. The plant is also quite bushy, and, depending on the phenotype, she may develop broad, Indica-like fan leaves or thin, Sativa-looking blades. Because of her structure, growers must give her enough vertical and lateral space. Thinning out her lower foliage is also a must to promote better air movement and light penetration.
You can grow Chronic Widow in any medium. We recommend soil for terp-hunters, concentrate makers, and those who wish to enhance this strain’s fragrance and flavor. Hydroponic systems, on the other hand, offers easier nutrient management, resulting in healthier plants and bigger yields. No matter what substrate your end up using, maintaining its pH level at a suitable range is most crucial in ensuring proper nute absorption. Soil must have a pH value between 6.0 and 7.0, while around 5.5 to 6.5 is best for hydro grows.
The enormous cola of Chronic Widow is a head-turner. On close inspection come late bloom, you’ll see ultra-dense, mid-size buds with burnt orange, almost brown pistils and impressive amounts of icy white trichomes. Her lateral flower clusters are a lot smaller, but you can double their size through topping or fimming. An even better option is the ScrOG method. It provides limb support, which this strain greatly needs, and limits her stretch while exposing her side branches to more light, resulting in higher yields.
Chronic Widow thrives at temperatures around 21 to 26°C (70 to 80°F). During the vegging stage, the right RH level is between 45 to 55% and 35 to 45% when the plant starts flowering. With a suitable grow technique and favorable climate conditions, you can achieve 400 to 450 grams per square meter after 9 to 10 weeks of fruiting.
Cultivating Chronic Widow in a mild, warm, and sunny environment can give you up to 550 grams per plant. The Mediterranean climate’s long summer and moderate autumn are most beneficial to this strain. If you’re somewhere in the northern hemisphere, you’ll be ready to harvest by mid-October.