As we already mentioned, Sour Diesel grows well in a reasonably broad temperature range. Make sure the temperature doesn’t fall by more than 10-15 degrees at night. Although most growers don’t have a problem with maintaining the right temperature for their plants, humidity is an entirely different matter.
You shouldn’t need to increase the temperature when the lights are on because the lamps ensure your growing room has all the heat it needs. However, when the lights are off, the temperature can plummet to dangerously cold levels. If this happens, purchase a space heater with a thermostat. On the downside, this simple solution burns a lot of energy. You could also invest in a radiator with a thermostat.
4 – Humidity Considerations for Your Sour Diesel Crop
As Sour D is part of the Chem Dawg family, it has high nutrient requirements. In particular, these plants need a high level of nitrogen during the vegetative stage. Throughout the growing process, you need nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). However, if you are using soil as your growing medium, please remember that nutrients are naturally present.
DID YOU KNOW? Your Sour Diesel plants only use 10% of the water they absorb for growing!
5 – Controlling Temperature
In horticulture, espalier is the practice of pruning and training a tree or plant to grow in a flat, 2-D structure. LST is the modern version of this and involves training your marijuana plants without physically cutting them. One of the best aspects of LST is the minimal equipment required. You can get by with soft plant ties, wooden skewers, duct tape, and perhaps a drill.
Flowering time: 10 to 11 weeks
Strain overview: Sour Diesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain bred from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk. A legendary strain on the East Coast, it’s known for its unique pungent diesel aroma. Also noted for its cerebral and energizing qualities, Sour Diesel has carved out a place for itself among the most celebrated strains of all time.
Climate: Mild to warm climate preferred, with temperatures between 68 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grow difficulty: Moderate to hard
Smell and flavor: Some people will undoubtedly find Sour Diesel’s pungent odor and taste distasteful until they are hooked on the strain for the effects. Its emblematic diesel-like fragrance is fused with skunk and lemon. It may not be so pleasant if you are not into it, but it’s worth it once the overall effect of the strain takes over the body.
It's one of those iconic marijuana strains; Sour Diesel has reigned over the market since the early 1990s. It also goes by the names "Sour D" and "Sour Deez," and its smell is reminiscent of gasoline, skunk, and lemon. In fact, it's one of the strains with the most pungent fragrance of all. Besides strong smell and taste, Sour Diesel also gives a refreshing, uplifting head high and is used among both recreational and medical users. Scroll down to see how you can grow this cannabis strain by yourself.
What is the best way to grow Sour Diesel?
Difficulty growing: It takes some advanced growing skills to cultivate Sour D properly. It takes efforts in pruning and training, intense humidity management, pest protection, and a particular nutrient strategy to yield this plant successfully.
Lifestyle: It’s a great smoke to share with friends; Sour D will keep you social. It’s also your go-to medicine after long and nerve-racking days.