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Tips for growing Afghan Kush cannabis

Tips for Growing Afghan Kush Cannabis(digihelion/iStock)
This article is presented by Advanced Nutrients, a global company raising the bud weights and reputations of cannabis growers since 1999.


Strain overview: Afghan Kush has been around since long before the modern cannabis industry. It comes from the Hindu Kush mountain range and has been made available through the help of White Label Seeds. Centuries of selective breeding have gone into creating this plant that was designed for producing charas (a form of hashish). Afghan Kush has often been used in breeding projects, and is considered a baseline for indica exploration.

Grow techniques: Growing clones of this short-in-stature plant through the SOG (sea of green) method will result in a quick turnaround. Crop out anything that isn’t going to produce and let the big colas thrive. Try a hydroponic setup to maximize Afghan Kush’s yield and potency.

Flowering time: 5-7 weeks

Yield: High

Grow difficulty: Easy to moderate

Climate: Keep between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Be mindful of moisture and mold.

Indoor/outdoor: Afghan Kush performs well both indoors and out, but look out for moisture and mold production.

Feeding: Heavy feeding brings out the power of this indica. Keeping the plant strong and healthy with micronutrients will help prevent pests and mold from finding their way into the dense colas.

(Advanced Nutrients)

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  • Daniel Martin

    Afghan Kush is one of the best strains to help settle paranoia and discomfort. Unlike other strains, Afghan Kush won’t play with your thoughts or feelings. Instead, you can count on this strain to ease you into a gentle relaxation. This strain is best used at night since it has pretty potent indica effects that will sedate you. Afghan Kush is also widely used for the treatment of insomnia, but can also help with lack of appetite, depression, stress, and pain.