What are the ideal lighting schedules for growing Gorilla Glue?

I’m growing Gorilla Glue and I’m wondering what the ideal lighting schedules are for this strain. How many hours of light does it require during different stages of growth? Also, what are some common issues that growers face when growing Gorilla Glue?

One answer “What are the ideal lighting schedules for growing Gorilla Glue?

  1. Gorilla Glue is an indica-dominant hybrid strain, one of the most popular since its 2014 debut. Grown by their namesake, it has an elite quality on par with the heaviest hitters around. Known for its pungent, diesel aroma and powerful effects, Gorilla Glue remains a patient favorite for its ability to relax the body and provide an uplifting mental state.

    When it comes to lighting, Gorilla Glue has a few different needs when growing, depending on the stage of growth. In the vegetative stage, the strain prospers with 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness. As the plants begin to flower, the photoperiod should be reduced to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness for optimal results. When it comes to light intensity, the recommended average intensity is 2,500 to 4,000 lumens depending on the quality of light and the size of your grow area.

    In addition to light and photoperiod, Gorilla Glue needs a considerable amount of resources to grow. It’s important to provide plenty of good-quality soil as well as ample amounts of fertilizer. The strain is a heavy feeder and demands more nutrients than average. Proper pH levels, between 6.0 to 7.0 during the vegetative stage, and 5.5 to 6.5 during the flowering stage, help maximize its nutrient uptake, keeping your plants healthy and happy.

    Like all strains, Gorilla Glue is not without its problems. Common issues that growers face range from nutrient deficiencies, bud rot, pests, powdery mildew, over or under fertilization, and poor air circulation. Proper air circulation is especially important due to the densely packed nugs that the strain produces, as stagnant air encourages mold and mildew growth. Additionally, high humidity can be an issue, so it’s important to pay special attention to keeping the relative humidity (RH) level between 40-50% during the vegetative stage and no higher than 40% during the flowering stage.

    It’s also best to practice good grow habits to help maximize yield and quality. Hard pruning, topping, and defoliation are often utilized to give it an even canopy and provide air circulation. Getting rid of yellow or dead leaves helps drive the energy from each plant into the main colas, as does proper training and staking plants.

    With the right know-how and by adhering to its needs for light, nutrients, humidity, and good grow habits, it’s quite possible to get a top-shelf harvest from Gorilla Glue. With its pungent, diesel aroma and powerful effects, Gorilla Glue continues to be a patient favorite.

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