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8 - 9 Weeks
Indoor / Outdoor
Fruity & Sweet
Pungent & Skunky
Relaxing & Euphoric
19% - 21%
0.38% - 0.86%
0.08% - 0.85%
0.47% - 1.08%
0.06% - 0.28%
0.48% - 1.99%
Pinene, Ocimene, Sabinene, & Phellandrene
Review & Effects
Skunk #1 Strain is the first stable indica-sativa cross in history. Bred by Sacred Seeds and David Watson (a.k.a. Sam Skunkman) in California during the 1970's, Skunk #1 has spawned countless cannabis strains; may of which have gone on to become famous parents themselves. Skunk #1 won the Cannabis Cup in 1988.
Requirements for Growth
The Skunk Strain is a little easier to grow than most other marijuana cultivars. Like all “Skunk” strains, the Skunk Strain tends to grow tall with a slender structure, making it well suited for indoor gardens but the Skunk Strain generally does well in outdoor gardens too.
The Skunk Strain grows well in cooler climates (i.e. Northern Europe, Northern California, Oregon, & British Colombia; Canada) that are both sunny and dry; so if you do plan to grow the Skunk Strain indoors, make sure to cycle the air inside your grow space every 5 minutes to prevent excessive humidity from accumulating in your grow space.
You should also always keep your lights about 24 inches from the top of your canopy.
The Skunk Strain is a particularly fast plant to grow and tends to be a heavy resin producer as well. It can handle high levels of nutrients better than most other strains and still performs well in warm environments. Part of the reason is that the Skunk Strain is also known for producing large waxy leaves that retain water and give the plant added resistance to molds & diseases.
The Skunk Strain responds well to pruning and other low-stress training (LST) techniques like topping, SCROG & SOG.
Due to its shorter flowering time, we recommend giving the Skunk Strain a longer veg so that the plant is robust enough to support the weight of the flowers.
The Skunk Strain performs better in larger containers. However, we still recommend starting the Skunk 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.
Indoor growers should try to maintain a temperature of around 74 – 78 degrees Fahrenheit inside their grow space and keep the air circulating.
You can increase your yield, and the overall health of your plant, by allowing the substrate to almost dry out in between waterings. This measure will help encourage root growth and lead to a more vigorous final yield.
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 flowering.
We recommend that soil growers flush the Skunk Strain for 10 to 14 days prior to harvest and that hydroponic growers flush the Skunk 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 Skunk Strain is a VERY resinous plant 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.
Be prepared for a big harvest too. In fact, it may be a good idea to reach out to some trusted friends and enlist their help during the trimming process to help speed things along. Take the time to cure your buds too. This step will enhance the Skunk Strain’s natural flavor.
If you decide that you would like to try growing the Skunk 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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