Congratulations on your choice to grow what is arguably one of the most popular marijuana strains in the world. Many growers choose White Widow over others because of its extra-sized yield and fast turnover which makes it perfect for both small-time and commercial growers. It is also one of the more powerful strains of cannabis in the world.
It is absolutely wonderful to watch this awesome strain grow in your garden as the buds flower into beautiful white crystals that are dripping with THC-packed trichomes. This sativa-indica hybrid has a fast flowering time from 55-70 days and even has medicinal properties for treating stress and physical pain. To get you started on your way to growing this top-rated strain, here are a few tips and tricks to grow just like a pro.
White Widow does well in either a soil or hydroponic setup. Although you can also grow this strain outdoors from the seedling stage, you will get the best results by starting indoors. In outdoor situations, it is best to grow White Widow in a sunny, warmer climate. Some growers prefer to use continuous light indoors for germination and vegetative growth and then switch to outdoor light for flowering.
This method takes advantage of the natural light cycle of the sun while cutting down on energy use. However, if you want to remain stealthy, an indoor grow space also provides excellent results and it all starts with providing the right conditions for your White Widow plants.
Create the Right Climate
White Widow grows best when in environments that have temperatures falling between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a good idea to invest in a digital thermometer to monitor the temperature in your grow space. This plant can be very picky about feeding and climate so this is something you have to pay close attention to when growing your plants indoors.
An easy and proven method for germinating White Widow seeds is the paper towel method. Take about 5 seeds and put them on a paper towel and cover them. Then take a spray bottle and moisten the paper towel, but make sure not to make it soaking wet. Put the wet paper towel in a plastic bag such as a Ziploc and close it. Place the plastic bag in a dark place so that it does not get any light. This process is fast and after a day or two, check the paper towel and you should see that your White Widow seeds have properly germinated.
Do not use cheap soil mixes or unknown soil from outside. If you are using soil, make sure to use a good medium that will allow the roots to grow easily such as a high quality compost mix. Use rock wool, vermiculite, or perlite for a hydroponic grow. The key to producing nice big healthy buds is to ensure that the plant is getting plenty of nitrogen through watering and the proper fertilizer. You also want to make sure that the roots are getting excellent drainage.
To harvest buds that are the most potent, switch the light hours into the dark period for the last 2 weeks when flowers start budding. This is why many growers place White Widow plants outdoors at this stage. By doing so, you will promote the increased production of THC crystals.
Have a Great Harvest
By following these tips and tricks, you can yield up to 450 to 500 grams per plant for each harvest. If you are growing White Widow year-round, this means you will get a sea of green that you can enjoy year after year. With this plant, you will find that you can get good results even if you make a few mistakes. Even if you do not have a lot of money, you can still reap great rewards and enjoyable harvests from White Widow plants.