NYC Diesel’s photoperiod versions can grow very tall and will be challenging to grow, especially for newbies. It naturally stands out in a crowd, and constant effort must be exerted to make sure that it does not attract too much attention. Expert growers advise that in order to keep this plant happy and continue to provide heavy yields, topping and fimming should be done during the vegetative stage.
Propagating this strain indoors would mean that controlling the height is the top priority. You can simply tie the branches down to encourage lateral growth instead of a vertical stretch, or better yet, use the Screen of Green (SCROG) method. Scrogging also provides added support to the branches since they are weaved through a screen suspended over the plant. When employing this technique, you should remove the bottom growth to ensure better air circulation and prevent pathogens from invading the grow room. Moreover, if you want your weed to be packed with flavor, use an organic soil mix to enhance its terpene profile.
Depending on the stage your plant is in, it will demand varying temperature and relative humidity (RH) levels. You can refer to this guide for optimum conditions:
- Seedling stage: 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), 65% to 70% RH
- Vegetation period: 21 to 28 degrees Celsius (71 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to70% RH
- Flowering period: 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 50% RH
- 1 to 2 weeks prior to harvest: 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), 30% to 40% RH
When properly cared for, this strain can give you a harvest in 10 to 12 weeks with a yield of 400 grams (14 ounces) per square meter.
If you leave NYC Diesel on its own in an alfresco environment, it can reach an astonishing height of 180 to 220 cm (6 to 7 feet). There is also a possibility for it to grow a skyrocketing 400 cm (13 feet)! A sunny, Mediterranean climate is best for it to flourish. Each lofty plant can up to 350 grams (12 ounces) of sticky, aromatic buds.
Are you planning to breed your own strain? Then regular seeds are the way to go. They sprout both male and female plants that are as close to the original as possible but make sure to separate the males right away to avoid contaminating the females’ flowers. On the other hand, if you only want to produce smokable weed, go ahead and use feminized seeds.