Critical Mass photoperiod plants have a medium reach, combined with lateral growth and lush, dense foliage. With a few gardening techniques, it will develop into a beautiful specimen that will make any grower proud. Indoors, keep the temperature within the 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) range, and maintain the humidity level at 45 to 55%. The reason for these stringent guidelines is because the leaves are so thick and the buds are so dense that they invite excess moisture.
Consequently, the best growing medium may not be hydroponics. It’s still possible if you want to encourage vigorous growth by delivering nutrients directly to the roots through water instead of soil, but make sure to monitor the relative humidity often. Nonetheless, organic soil mixed with coco coir is more suitable. Under optimal conditions, you can expect a yield of at least 600 grams (21 ounces) after 8 to 10 weeks of flowering.
You could also grow this strain outdoors as long as you live in a location with Mediterranean-like weather. As much as possible, set the plant under direct sunlight. Keep the area dry to prevent mold and mildew infestations; a constant light breeze will help. If all goes well, each 160-cm plant (about 5 feet tall) will generate around 750 grams (27 ounces) of gigantic buds.
Feminized seeds are the easiest option for novices. Virtually 100% of the plants will be female, so they’ll produce the highest possible yield. In contrast, regular seeds require more time and effort because they have a 50/50 chance of sprouting female and male plants. You have to identify and separate the males as early as possible so that they don’t contaminate the flowers.