Haze hybrids are perfect daytime smoke, inspiring creativity and wonderful walks in the park or museum visits. Subtle flavors of root beer, chocolate and sandalwood dance on the tongue long after a Haze spliff is smoked, and the hashish made from Haze plants is a wonder to behold. Haze will continue to win awards and is an excellent source of breeding material in creating new flavors and aromas.
Want to grow your own? Here's 10 must-have hints:
1. Light Feeding
When it comes to overall grow times, sativas take longer than indicas and need less food per watering. Err on the side of caution and use less than the recommended amounts of nutrients unless you see a deficiency arising.
2. Selective Pruning Early:
Whether you prune, pinch or incorporate LST (low-stress training), it’s important to keep sativas short and stocky. Employ these techniques during the vegetative stage.
3. Lower Your Lights
In terms of growth, sativas stretch long and lanky, and one way to reduce this is by keeping your lights (preferably metal halides) closer to the canopy. Raise them as your plants reach upward.
4. Training Tops
Use a ScrOG (Screen of Green) system to guide growing branches through a horizontal chicken-wire screen at canopy level. This spreads future colas around and maximizes space.
5. Give Roots Room
Larger containers for your medium will result in bigger plants with higher yields. Plan on needing at least one gallon of container space per week of vegetating time and you’ll harvest more abundantly.
6. Longer Flowering Times
Some Hazes can flower for up to 20 weeks! This means elongating your budding schedule to accommodate many more days of watering and flowering.
7. Flower Early
Because Haze plants will stretch for weeks after the flowering cycle is induced, start the budding period earlier to wind up with a manageably sized plant. Between one and two feet is an ideal time to begin flowering.
8. Support Growing Branches
Even well-grown sativa tops will sometimes overwhelm the plant’s own ability to hold them up. Use a trellising system or attach branches to plant stakes.
9. Flush Well
During a lengthy period of growth, many salts and minerals will build up in the medium as well as in plant cells. Leach out excess nutrients with plain water for at least two weeks before harvesting.
10. Harvest When Ready
Even though they take more time, Hazes are definitely worth the wait. Allow the trichomes to mature and start to go cloudy (with some amber) before cutting the buds down for drying.