Sour Diesel Profile
Sour Diesel is known and praised for its invigorating properties and Sativa dominant effect inducing quality. Its pungent smell and citrus, herbal pepper like taste also attribute to its popularity among strain growers and lovers.
It became very popular in the decade of the 90´s and no one is completely certain where it came from. However, many claim it is child to Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk strains.
If you´re looking into growing this strain, note that it may get hard and meticulous, especially for novice growers. It usually takes 10 to 12 weeks for a Sour Diesel plant to finally reach its peak height of 78 inches or in some cases 83. Click here to get to know more about Sour Diesel weed strain and its major features.
When cultivated properly with an adequate soil and nutrition a plant can yield from 3 up to 5 ounces per square feet (18 ounces or more).
Effects and Medical Usage
Sour Diesel´s THC levels may vary from 19% up to a highest 30%, overall it is a mainly cerebral high the one it provides. Its standard THC level tends to be an average 22% and if consumed with it, a well-balanced energizing high is guaranteed.
Its main effects are those of happiness and euphoria. Complemented by invigorating energy that stretches from the body to the brain, it does have a strong comedown, so it would be advisable to stay in a comfortable area. Finally, Sour Diesel treats its users with a good dose of creativity, making it a perfect strain to stay in and enjoy any hobbies or recreational activities.
Sour Diesel´s mental and physical traits make it a standard go to for those who turn to cannabis as a medical alternative.
Among its preferred uses, Sour Diesel is a great antidote for those who struggle with depression due to its uplifting and energizing quality. It is often recommended because of its capability to get the brain busy, while also providing a natural inherent happy feeling.
This strain is also a great choice for those who suffer of both stress and anxiety due to its uplifting and euphoric traits. Also, it has a generous amount of cannabinoids which making it an ideal cerebral treat.
Due to its cannabinoids Sour Diesel is also recommended to treat chronical pains, it can also be used to turn into pomades and creams for massages. Regardless of the preferred method of consumption the strain is a great treatment for limb and articulation pains as well as for migraines.
This particular strain tends to be friendly to those with lower THC tolerance. However, it is known to cause mild paranoia and anxiety attacks, especially if the consumer hasn’t had a prior meal.
Other than the aforementioned adverse reactions one can expect the classic cottonmouth, occasional headaches and a mellow sleepy comedown.
Tips on Growing Sour Diesel Plants or Cuttings
Sour Diesel can be a moderately hard to grow strain for novice growers. Being a Sativa dominant strain, it tends to grow in a lanky way, which may be troublesome for many, also its tall height may be uncomfortable for indoors. To avoid these problems try keeping its stretching nature controlled.
It is an auto-flowering type of cannabis plant which makes the job slightly easier for some, however in order for the plant to yield generously cautious trimming is necessary.
First off, a proper balance between indoors and outdoors can be beneficial for the plant depending on the weather, it grows better in hot and dry environments. Many suggest adding a dash of phosphorous to the soil prior to planting the seeds, another recommended fertilizer would be Flower Power.
Light, especially sunlight if possible, really make a difference while growing the strain, since it may determine the potency of the buds and the plants growth. Trimming the edges of the plant is also crucial while cultivating as they might prevent some nutrients from getting to the soil.
Pruning the dead branches, buds and other unwanted crop also helps the healthy and successful growth of the plant. Stacking the soil and watering the Sour Diesel plant is key to maintaining a high-quality ground.
For better results it is advisable to cultivate the plant outdoors in well-kept soil, however, if indoors growing should be the way to go, improving ventilation indoors should be a priority as well as a set up for the strain to bathe in sunlight if possible.
A warm and dry environment is important for a Sour Diesel plant in order to develop its natural disease resistance. It is strong against several scourges like, mold, fungus, and other bacteria. Composed teas may also help the plant to develop its strength.
A composed tea consists of including several nutrients deriving from exoskeletons (insects) and certain fruit remains, this is a great natural fertilizer for your plant. It also helps keep any scrounge or pests from your strain.