LA Confidential is always on the top of the list of easy-to-grow cannabis, making it a favorite of both novice and expert cultivators. It can flourish in any environment and is quite low maintenance. Furthermore, the plant has sturdy genetics to defend itself from mold and mildew, so you will not have to keep an eye on it all the time.
Since it can grow a bit taller than other Indica varieties, it is the ideal candidate for a Screen of Green (SCROG) setup. You can place a screen above the plant and carefully weave the new branches through the holes. This technique limits the plant’s height and allows more bud sites to develop, thus boosting the yield.
You should pair this method with organic soil as the growing medium to improve the terpene profile. The terpenes create the strain’s distinct, enticing aroma and flavor for a better smoking experience. That being said, some growers prefer hydroponics because the plant grows faster by having direct access to nutrient mixes. In either case, give it potassium and phosphorus during the flowering period to be assured of high-quality nuggets.
Indoor cultivation means you have to control the temperature and humidity levels. The optimum temperature range is from 20 to 28 degrees Celsius (68 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit). As for the relative humidity (RH), follow this guide:
- 65% to 80% for the seedling stage
- 55% to 70% for the vegetative stage
- 40% to 50% during the early flowering stage
- 30% to 40% for the late flowering period
When you combine all these techniques, this strain should be able to produce 400 grams (14 ounces) of bud per square meter.
Growing outdoors is also suitable for LA Confidential. A warm climate will help the plant reach its full height of 150 cm (5 feet). Each one can generate 450 grams (16 ounces) of usable weed. The best time to harvest is late September to early October.
Take note that using regular seeds will give you both male and female plants. You can use the males’ pollen sacs for future breeding experiments, but be sure to keep them away from the females. Accidental pollination could lower the yield. But if you want to avoid this problem altogether, then go ahead and buy feminized seeds.