Fire OG loves being in an ultra-supervised growing space where it knows that all its needs will be provided. As an Indica-dominant hybrid, it only grows to a height of 70 to 100 cm (2 to 3 feet), making it a suitable strain for the Sea of Green (SOG) method. You can place up to 9 plants in a one square meter area for maximum production. However, you should take care to give each plant plenty of space. If they are overcrowded, they have a higher chance of attracting moisture-related diseases.
Moreover, you must regularly prune your plants. By removing the non-essential leaves and stems, you are ensuring better air circulation, thus averting the growth of pathogens. An oscillating fan or two inside the grow room will also work wonders.
A consistently warm environment will also keep this Mary Jane happy. Carefully adjust the temperature and relative humidity (RH) levels as it goes through its different stages. You can place a digital hygrometer to get more accurate readings.
- Seedling period: 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), 65% to 70% RH
- Vegetative period: 22 to 28 degrees Celsius (72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 70% RH
- Flowering period: 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 50% RH
- Late flowering: 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), 30% to 40% RH
This strain’s flowering time is usually around 10 to 11 weeks – lengthier than most Indicas. This might seem like a long wait, but it is extremely important that you allow the buds to ripen fully for the highest quality. You will appreciate this later on when you dry and cure them. A well-cared-for crop will generate a yield of up to 400 grams (14 ounces) per square meter.
Growing Fire OG in an outdoor garden is also possible, but you have to make sure that the weather conditions are consistent. This strain requires a sunny and dry climate, so be prepared to protect it from unexpected showers. If all goes well, you can expect a slightly higher yield than indoors – around 425 grams (15 ounces) per plant. Harvest time is mid to late October. That gives you just enough time to collect and dry the buds before winter.
Regular seeds have a 50/50 chance of sprouting male and female plants. Male plants have pollen sacs that can be saved for breeding projects, but they should be identified and separated from the females as early as possible. Doing so will prevent accidental pollination that could end up producing more seeds than smokable buds.
If you wish to eliminate sexing and segregating from your routine, then choose feminized seeds instead. They are guaranteed to produce all-female plants.