Female cannabis plants, contrary to male plants, are the ones that produce the weed that we enjoy. They start flowering when they receive less light or sun per day. When growing indoors, the grower must properly manipulate the light cycle for the plants to start and stay fruiting.
More home growers prefer feminized seeds as they produce female cannabis plants, diminishing or eliminating the likelihood of getting male sprouts that will only be tossed out as soon as they start showing their gender. On the other hand, professional cannabis cultivators and breeders need regular seeds, which yield both male and female, to create seeds and new hybrids. In both cases, the male pollen must pollinate the female flowers.
Whatever photoperiod seed you decide to use, know that Sour Diesel grows tall. This means you either need to give her enough space or be ready to perform some height-limiting training techniques. The screen of Green (SOG) is the most common training method employed to manage the size of Sour D indoors, while highly skilled outdoor growers tend to perform super cropping for this strain and the likes.
Sour Diesel thrives in sunny, warm places with moderate humidity as she is prone to powdery mildew. If you’re in the right place, go and grow her outside. This lady turns into a massive bush and produces between 300 and 400 grams of fresh buds with suitable training and plenty of sun. In the northern hemisphere, she is ready for harvest by early November, not October like most cannabis strains.
In a climate-controlled environment, a dry, clean room with high-intensity lights leads to the best results. She takes 10 weeks to finish flowering, sharing 350 to 450 grams of stinky buds for every meter squared planted.