Look up Chemdawg (sometimes spelled Chemdog) and you’ll find that its origins are fiercely disputed. Murky stories about chance meetings at Grateful Dead and the states of Montana, Massachusetts and Colorado all figure in the tales.
A more straightforward explanation of its genetics is that it’s a cross between two well-respected strains, OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Whatever the truth, this Sativa and Indica hybrid, with the Sativa characteristics to the fore, is a connoisseur standard smoke that experienced growers should consider.
The Chemdawg strain has a pungent, earthy aroma and the flavor displays notes of fruit and spice with a slightly sour undertone detectable. The high is quick-acting and leaves you very stoned but still functioning. The hit can last for up to two hours. Medical practitioners recommend this weed for muscular pain and poor appetite.
Chemdawg seeds produce tall, branching plants with long, narrow leaves and medium-sized buds covered in sticky crystals. THC has been measured as high as 20.5 percent.
Indoors, you can grow this strain using the SCROG method or low stress training. The plants can be prone to mould and mildew, so growers need to pay particular attention to both ventilation and humidity levels. The plants also need attentive training and trimming. Flowering time is nine weeks and carefully grown crops can yield as much as 800 grams per square metre.
Successful outdoor growing requires warm dry summers like those of the Mediterranean region. Outdoor yields are around the 800 grams per plant level.
Chemdawg is not a strain for the novice grower. If you have some gardening experience under your belt, this strain can produce high yields of quality weed.
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Tips for growing Chemdog cannabis
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Strain overview: The mysterious Chemdog has been around for quite some time as one of the more potent hybrids available. It offers a strong diesel aroma paired with pungent earthy notes. The high offered by Chemdog is powerful with an invigorating edge to help fuel creativity and conversation.
Grow techniques: A quick grower, Chemdog responds well to training techniques. SCROG (screen of green) is an ideal method for increasing the yields in a small space. As with any SCROG method, remove the foliage from the base of the plant to allow airflow through the canopy. Chemdog’s dense buds are susceptible to mold, so proper air circulation is crucial. Grow in rich, healthy soil or hydroponically to help combat issues with mold or infection.
Flowering time: 9 weeks
Grow difficulty: Moderate
Climate: Prefers mild, dry climates between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indoor/outdoor: Ideally, grow Chemdog indoors where you can protect the plant from humidity and moisture. If grown outdoors, you need to be somewhere with a very dry climate to battle Chemdawg’s susceptibility to mold.
Feeding: Feeding for this hybrid is pretty standard. Top dress soils or use organic fertilizers that will not burn the plant.
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