Marijuana is not just about getting stoned.
It is more than just how they taste or smells. Smoking quality weed also involves how it looks. And the fact is, the better it looks, the higher the probability you will like it.
When trying to grow your favorite cannabis strain, it is vital to learn about the difficulties you may come across. Different strains have different results when planted.
Each strain has its own ideal requirement in terms of how it feeds, temperature, humidity, and how to harvest.
In this article, we will discuss how to grow purple weed, where and when to harvest, what makes it turn purple and what it means for your overall health.
What is Purple Marijuana?
Purple Kush is a potent indica strain originally from Oakland, California. In 2016, the High Times Magazine names it as one of the top 10 Kush strains.
It is a blend of Hindu originating from South-Central Asia and Afghani Indica pot from Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It is known for providing a very relaxing and sedative head high. If you are looking to distress and have an intense body buzz then purple Kush is the right choice for you!
Purple Kush has flowers with vivid colors and a potent smell that sets it apart from other hybrid weed. Due to its pure indica genes, its THC levels range between 17% and 27 %.
How and Where to Grow Purple Kush
The purple Kush seeds don’t have proper genetics and that’s why most growers use the cloning method. This means that you must use the cloning method to grow purple kush. You can grow these plants either indoors or outdoors but an indoor set-up allows for full control of the growing conditions, which is crucial for this strain. In case you grow it outdoor, carefully monitor the bud growth and moisture to prevent it from rotting. Once you have the strain, it is a good idea to keep the mother plant for ongoing planting and harvesting. It takes about 8 weeks to flower.
Purple Kush grows well in a hydroponic setup because it gets all the nutrients required to fully develop. The important thing is to ensure that you maintain the correct PH balance because it determines the ability of the plant to absorb nutrients. It also requires a temperature range of 66 degrees to 80 degrees with a humidity level of 50%. You don’t need to keep your ceiling height high because the plant can achieve a maximum height of two to three feet.
The purple Kush plant turns purple only when it is nearly ready for harvest. Some people believe that this plant attains its purple color by depriving its oxygen and carbon dioxide, which is not true. In reality, when growing the plant chooses seeds that are high in anthocyanin, a crucial component in turning marijuana purple.
When to Harvest Purple Kush
So, how do you know that purple marijuana is ready for harvest?
When the plant begins to blossom, feed it with phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. Feeding this plant heavily during the vegging and flowering process makes it grow to its full potential. Its genetics are always looking for extra foods for nutrients.
To make your purple Kush plant crop equally tall and wide, you need to take care of them by pinching the topmost branches of the plant. If you notice that it has started to turn purple in appearance, then it is ready for harvest.
Some will appear too light, and you can use fertilizers with nitrogen to quickly darken the Kush. Ensure that you don’t overdo it because they are sensitive to different fertilizers and excess nitrogen causes the leaves to curl.
Purple Kush Strain Benefits and Side Effects
The purple Kush cannabis strain has both positive and negative side effects when ingested. Some of the benefits include;
- Relieves stress- Purple Kush helps in relieving stress because it not only eases your stress and chills but also leaves one feeling both excited and hungry.
- Helps to induce sleep for people suffering from insomnia for ages.
- It can also be used to treat minor disorders like lack of appetite and headaches.
- It is also used for serious and chronic conditions like arthritis, anxiety, cancer, depression and much more.
Side Effects include;
To avoid its side effects, it is important to observe your limits of using purple Kush. Some of the side effects include
- Dry mouth and eyes.
- Experiencing nausea.
Purple Kush is one of the high-quality marijuana strains whose effects should not be missed. I hope this article is not only entertaining but also informative on the requirements of growing purple kush.