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Tips for Growing Trainwreck Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: An age-old cannabis classic, Trainwreck’s lineage includes Mexican and Thai sativas crossed with an Afghani indica. Its sativa lineage shines through with an empowering and motivational high that numbs aches and pains along the way. Its flavor is recognizable with sweet lemon and spicy pine notes. A Northern California staple, Trainwreck has grown in the California hills for decades with great success.

Grow Techniques: Let Trainwreck grow large. Put this plant in a big pot with healthy soil, prune it, top it, trellis it, and grow a Northern California giant. As always when growing big plants, expect big stretches and the need for loads of water and nutrients.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Moderate. Can handle a range of temperatures while still growing successfully, but ideally keep this strain between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: A great outdoor strain due to its early finish and vigorous growth.

Feeding: Start with nutrient-rich soils and fill in the gaps by feeding Trainwreck with calcium, magnesium, and nitrogen. Top dress your soil with amendments such as bat guano and worm castings as Trainwreck begins to flower. Flush early as this plant can finish sooner than expected.