Growers of various skill levels may successfully plant Critical Purple thanks to its ease of cultivation. With some care and reasonably favorable conditions, it produces moderate to large yields of green buds with tinges of purple, roasted orange pistils, and, most importantly, plenty of icy resin. The purple colors are produced by the plant’s anthocyanin pigments, which are triggered by lower nighttime temperatures.
This medium-sized Indica grows well in both soil and soilless media. Organic soil may be used to boost this strain’s delicious terpenes by growers who wish to extract and make concentrates. One significant advantage of a hydroponic system is that you can easily control the nutrients. As an added benefit, nutrients are more readily available to the plant. To avoid a nute burn, follow the feed chart supplied by the manufacturer as closely as possible and observe the plant’s reaction before making any adjustments.
Regularly checking the pH balance of the medium is crucial in cannabis cultivation as a pH imbalance might cause nutritional deficiency symptoms, even if you’re feeding the cannabis plant properly. The appropriate pH for soil is between 6.0 to 7.0 and about 5.5 to 6.5 for soilless culture.
Additionally, it is vital to trim away Critical Purple’s inessential branches and leaves, as the strain is rather bushy. This facilitates improved airflow and light penetration, particularly in the lower portion of the leafage. When done correctly, it significantly reduces moisture buildup, which is the primary source of various cannabis gardening issues, including mold and mildew development.
Growing Critical Purple indoors may provide 300-400 grams of fresh nugs per square meter after 8 to 9 weeks of flowering. There are a number of factors that contribute to a good climate-controlled environment, including temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius (68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit). If you’re growing several Critical Purple plants simultaneously, you may maximize your growing area, boost the bud production, and allow faster harvest by using the Sea of Green approach.
Critical Purple can withstand cold temperatures, but warm and sunny conditions are ideal for producing big enough yields outside, which can reach around 300 to 400 grams per plant. Northern hemisphere growers can harvest by early October.