Lemon Crush is an excellent choice for beginners due to its Indica-dominant grow patterns. Its feminized seeds produce medium-sized plants that can grow comfortably in spaces with an average ceiling height. If left to grow without intervention, it only reaches between 4.9 feet (150 cm) and 180 (5.9 ft). Because of the strain’s Afghani ancestry, it can quickly recover from unexpected temperature reductions and adapt to colder conditions.
Moreover, Lemon Crush plants are inherently resistant to most pests and illnesses that commonly attack cannabis gardens. That said, pathogens such as molds and mildew are threats to be concerned about. The strain’s small internodal gaps and wide fan leaves are typical of pure Indicas or Indica-leaning varieties, resulting in densely packed foliage. Regular pruning is required to thin it out and reduce the risks of excess moisture accumulation. Furthermore, it helps the plant focus and direct its energy into bud formation rather than wasting nutrients on non-essential components.
In addition, a low-stress training (LST) grow technique such as the Sea of Green (SOG) is advised to increase the yield. The method involves placing 1 or 2 plants for every square foot (30 cm by 30 cm), optimizing the use of limited spaces and allowing a faster vegetative stage.
Because the Lemon Crush plants are packed tightly together in a Sea of Green setup, keep in mind that regulating the temperature and relative humidity (RH) in the grow room is even more crucial. The temperature should not exceed 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit), and the RH level should be between 40 and 50 percent. Utilize a digital hygrometer/thermometer to monitor environmental factors and keep them within the optimal range.
When it comes to the medium, organic soil works best in enhancing the terpene profile no matter the strain you are growing. Terpenes are not only responsible for the scent and flavor of the plant, but they also work in synergy with cannabinoids to enhance that strain’s set of effects. The use of hydroponics is also beneficial as it allows the delivery of nutrient mixtures directly to the roots via water, which increases the plant’s pace of growth and bud production.
Lemon Crush thrives in a sunny and warm environment but can survive in moderately cold places. In fact, cool evenings will activate its anthocyanins, which are pigments on the plant, and bring out blue and purple tones on its leaves and buds. A good amount of breeze is also beneficial as the airflow help get rid of extra moisture around the grow area and within the plant’s inner foliage. In addition, it makes the plant grow stronger by producing more tissues to fight the wind.
Lemon Crush flowers for 8 to 9 weeks. Maintaining optimal conditions will produce around 400 to 500 grams (14 or 18 ounces) of fresh buds per square meter. If grown outdoors under favorable conditions, up to 600 grams per plant can be achieved. The best time to harvest anywhere in the northern hemisphere is around mid-September. The skunky odor of the nugs is guaranteed to be strong and conspicuous, so keep that in mind if your garden sees a lot of foot activity.