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9 - 10 Weeks
Short - Medium
Indoor / Outdoor
Chocolate, Mint, & Cherries
Tangerine, Menthol, & Lemon
Relaxing & Euphoric
22.5% - 25.5%
0.74% - 1.03%
0.2% - 1.1%
0.38% - 2.32%
0.2% - 0.32%
2% - 4%
Humulene, Ocimene, Carene, Phellandrene, & Pinene
Review & Effects
Cookies Strain, also known as "Girl Scout Cookies," is a threeway indica-dominant hybrid cross between Durban Poison x OG Kush x Cherry Kush. Cookies Strain originated in the California San Francisco Bay Area and has been used in countless popular crosses. Cookies Strain has won several Cannabis Cup awards and is the flagship strain of the infamous Cookie Fam breeders.
Requirements for Growth
The Cookies Strain has a more calming and relaxing high than most other marijuana strains. Like all “Cookies” strains, the Cookies Strain tends to stay at a medium height, making it well-suited for indoor gardens, but Cookies Strain is hearty enough to be grown outside too.
The Cookies Strain grows well in Mediterranean climates that are both sunny and dry; so if you do plan to grow the Cookies Strain indoors, make sure to cycle the air inside your grow space every 5 minutes and keep your lights about 24 inches from the top of your canopy at all times.
Lowering your lights will also help prevent stretching, which the Cookies Strain is known for doing.
It’s also a good idea to prune your branches early to keep a nice even canopy and prevent your plants from over-shadowing their neighbors. Some added support devices like bamboo rods or tomato cages are also recommended to help support the weight of the flowers.
The Cookies Strain tolerates low-stress training techniques like SCROG & SOG well; and we always recommend topping the Cookies Strain when it reaches about 24 inches.
The Cookies Strain also does better in larger containers. However, we still recommend starting the Cookies Strain in small containers and transplanting them into larger containers after about a month.
This extra step will help strengthen the roots and ultimately increase the overall yield at harvest.
The Cookies Strain earned its name because of its fragrance and flavor. We recommend an all-natural feeding regimen to allow those amazing flavors and aromas to take center stage.
Indoor growers should always maintain a temperature of around 72 – 76 degrees Fahrenheit inside their grow space and keep the air circulating. The Cookies Strain doesn’t like high humidity so we recommend taking preventative measures against common molds and fungi, such as powder mold.
The Cookies Strain also has big, waxy leaves that prevent excessive transpiration and help protect the plant against pests, molds, and diseases.
You can increase your yield, and the overall health of your plant, by allowing the substrate to almost dry out in between waterings. This practice will help encourage root growth and lead to a more vigorous outcome.
Always make sure to calibrate your pH meter properly, and always adjust the pH of your water so that the run-off water measures around 6.0.
Make sure to also allow adequate time for flushing to remove any residual mineral salts that may have accumulated during the flowering period.
We recommend that soil growers flush the Cookies Strain for 10 to 14 days prior to harvest and that hydroponic growers flush the Cookies Strain for 7 to 10 days prior to harvest.
In general, longer flushes tend to produce better flavors and aromas without decreasing yield.
Lastly, be patient. The Cookies Strain is a real treat when the buds have the time to fully develop so make sure to monitor the trichomes closely under a 100x microscope and give them time to mature and start to turn amber before harvesting.
If you decide that you would like to try growing the Cookies Strain for yourself, just click the buttons below to buy seeds or clones.
How to Start Seeds of
You can start your seeds in damp paper towels, coffee filters, napkins, or seed starter plugs. Simply dampen the medium with distilled water, place the seeds on the medium, and store in a warm, dark place for 3-5 days.
Once your seeds have sprouted, be sure to transfer them into soil or some other type of substrate as soon as possible.
The Best Soil for Growing
Tupur Mix is a coco fiber-based soilless medium that contains a heavy amount of perlite; and nothing else.
In other words: It's the PERFECT growing medium for seeds, clones, and young plants.
Keep in mind that while mature plants LOVE stuff like seabird guano and earthworm castings, whereas younger plants prefer clean, well-draining soil; and a light nutrient regimen that gets progressively stronger as the plant grows.
That's why we love Tupur Mix - it allows for MAXIMUM control over your feeding regimen!
This substrate is designed to let you feed your plants as often as possible without overwatering or burning your plants.
These unique factors make Tupur Mix ideal for young plants in containers, automated watering systems, drip-to-drain, ebb-and-flow, deep water culture, and aquaponic gardens.
Tupur Mix strikes the perfect balance between drainage and moisture retention while still allowing for adequate aeration to prevent water logging.
How to Plant Clones of
When repotting a plant, the substrate should always come out of the smaller container in one piece.
Another key to transplanting clones is to make sure that the substrate in the new container is saturated with water to allow you to pack the soil down around the plant once it's been transplanted.
Best Nutrients for Growing
Stop wasting money on overpriced nutrients and start getting the results you want with this COMPLETE nutrient regimen! The Humboldt Secrets Starter Kit will allow you to grow the PERFECT crop every time!
The Humboldt Secrets starter kit has everything you need to get your plants through to harvest and enough concentrate to make between 125 - 150 gallons of solution!
This premium line of nutrients is compatible with all growing mediums and works equally well indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouses!
The Humboldt Secrets line is one of only a few cannabis-specific nutrient products and is made with premium ingredients for maximum nutrient uptake.
That's why we recommend it!
Best Light for Growing
The best indoor grow light on the market today is the Gavita Pro 1700e LED 120-277 Volt. This versitile, full-spectrum LED light delivers the perfect balance between output and efficency!
The Gavita Pro 1700e offers full lighting control and plug-and-play adaptability. Plus, this unique LED array is designed to omit the perfect wavelength of light for maximum growth and optimum plant health.
There simply is no substitute.
For additional control over your light cycle; including automatic sunrise and sunset, auto-dim/auto-shutdown, and temperature calibration; we recommend also purchasing the Gavita Master Controller EL2.
Nutrient Deficiencies in
For help diagnosing and correcting nutrient deficiencies, refer to the chart below. For more information about diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in cannabis, be sure to read: "What's Wrong With My Plant? - Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Cannabis."
When to Top Your
We recommend topping your plants when they're about 24 inches tall and before they begin flowering.
Growers who choose to employ low-stress training techniques (SCROG or SOG) may end up topping multiple times.
Topping a plant temporarily deprives it of growth horomones called auxins that are present in the tips of the shoots and regulate vertical growth. In the absence of these hormones, the plant begins to grow horizontally for a few days until the auxins recover.
This "horizontal growth" leads to the development of multiple meristems that can each eventually support a large flower.
That's why topping is a widely accepted practice that has been shown to dramatically improve yields.
Possible Side Effects of
Marijuana consumption may trigger adverse effects in some people. Less experienced consumers are more likely to experience side effects, including but not limited to:
Dry or Red Eyes
Increased Heart Rate
In general, these effects dissipate after a few minutes as your body metabolizes the THC.
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