Learn everything you need to know about OG marijuana strains

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Hello friend! Today we dive into the fascinating world of OG weed strains, those cannabis gems that have captured hearts and lungs alike. Everyone has heard of them; their name echoes in songs, movies, series… But, what exactly are OG strains? This is what we will explore today. Get ready for a journey full of history, genetics, and, of course, a touch of good humor.



🧐 Origin of OG Strains



The origin of OG strains is as mysterious as it is interesting. Some say “OG” stands for “Ocean Grown,” while others believe it means “Original Gangster”. What is clear is that the fame and spread of these strains have their roots on the west coast of the United States, specifically in California, but some of the most famous clones emerged many miles away, on the east coast, more precisely in Florida.

The story of OG strains begins in the 1990s when a grower known as “Bubba” brought some seeds from Florida to Los Angeles. From there, one could say that OG Kush was born, which later became a legend, giving rise to a family of strains that have evolved and adapted over time. If you are interested in discovering more about the origin of these strains, I invite you to read the history of the OG Kush strain, as in this article we will focus on understanding what OG strains are, their qualities, and their most outstanding characteristics.



⚠️ Characteristics of OG Strains


OG strains are known for their potent effect and distinctive pine and lemon aroma. These plants are usually medium-sized, with dense and very resinous buds that will make you salivate. Additionally, their hybrid genetics give them a perfect balance between cerebral and body effects. The genetics of OG strains is a mix of indica and sativa strains, which gives them their versatility and potency. The OG Kush seeds, for example, contain a combination of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and a Pakistani Kush, making it a true bomb of flavors and effects, so much so that a whole family of OG strains emerged from it. If you want to know more about their unique qualities, you can’t miss this entry, which is a review of the OG Kush strain.

OG strains are known for their high THC content and significant entourage effect thanks to their terpene profile, which modulates their effect, which can range from a cerebral high to deep relaxation. Depending on the strain, you can experience a mix of euphoria, creativity, and calm. Perfect for any occasion! OG strains are not only popular in the recreational field but also have numerous medicinal benefits. They are effective for relieving chronic pain, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Additionally, their potent effect can help stimulate appetite in patients with medical conditions that affect their eating.




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🎯 Growing OG Strains


The first step to growing OG strains is to select the right seeds. Make sure to acquire quality seeds from a reliable supplier like Pevgrow. OG strains can be a bit demanding, especially when it comes to feeding, so choose marijuana seeds that suit your level of experience. OG strains prefer warm and dry climates. Make sure to provide them with enough light and maintain a constant temperature. Humidity is also a crucial factor; too much humidity can lead to mold and fungi.


Growing Techniques

Growing techniques like LST (Low Stress Training) and topping can help maximize the yield of your OG plants. These techniques allow light to reach all parts of the plant, promoting uniform and healthy growth. In indoor cultivation, they are perfect for applying the SCROG method, as OG strains tend to create very long and flexible branches that adapt perfectly to the SCROG net, and thanks to their rapid development, they can quickly fill the entire illuminated space.



Flowering and Harvesting

OG strains usually have a flowering period of 8 to 10 weeks. During this time, it is crucial to keep an eye on the trichomes to determine the optimal harvest time. A good indicator is when the trichomes change from clear to milky. If you want to delve deeper into this, I recommend reading this article that shows the maturation of cannabis trichomes.


OG Strains Indoors vs. Outdoors

OG strains can be grown both indoors and outdoors, but each method has its pros and cons. Indoors, you have greater control over growing conditions, while outdoors, the plants can reach their full potential.

Tips for Growing OG Indoors

Indoors, it is essential to control the temperature and especially the humidity. Use high-quality lights like LED grow lights, and ensure good ventilation. It is also advisable to use training techniques to maximize space and yield. It is highly recommended to prune the main tip because this way, you get much more production, especially with techniques like the one we saw earlier.



Tips for Growing OG Outdoors

Outdoors, choose a location with the most sun exposure possible and ensure they have enough substrate, which should be specific for weed or a good mix like Supersoil. OG strains can be susceptible to insect and fungus attacks, so keep a vigilant eye and use preventive pest control methods. Once the buds start forming, it is important that they do not get wet to avoid fungus problems. It is also very interesting to place some support structure for the branches, or alternatively, use plant stakes.


Common Problems and Solutions

Pest and Disease Control

Pests and diseases can be a problem for OG strains. To prevent them, keep your plants clean and healthy. Use organic marijuana insecticides and conduct regular inspections to detect any signs of infestation. A great organic solution is biological control, as it is enough to place nests of natural predators, and they will keep pests at bay.



Tips to Improve Yield

To improve the yield of your OG plants, make sure to provide them with adequate nutrients and maintain a balanced pH. Pruning and training can also help maximize bud production. This tip I am about to give you should be charged because it will increase your yield while saving you money. Use mycorrhizae at the beginning of the cultivation and after each transplant, and the plants will produce giant buds while their root system is protected from fungi and other pathogens.



🚀 Aroma and Flavor of OG Strains


The aroma and flavor of OG strains are unmistakable. With notes of pine, lemon, and earth, with a gassy background that sticks to the taste buds, these strains offer a unique sensory experience. Each inhalation will transport you to a pine forest, with a citrus touch that refreshes the palate. It became my favorite weed from the moment I tried it; that intensity of flavor combined with the number of nuances discovered in the mouth is indescribable, superior, supreme, sublime…



📖 OG Strains and Cannabis Culture


OG strains have left an indelible mark on cannabis culture. From their appearance in rap songs to their popularity in dispensaries worldwide, these strains have earned a special place in the hearts of cannabis enthusiasts. In the cannabis industry, OG strains are highly valued for both their quality and yield. They are a popular choice for the production of flowers, concentrates, and edibles, thanks to their potent effect and appealing aroma.

In the recreational field, OG strains are a favorite choice for those seeking a potent and long-lasting high. Their balance between cerebral and body effects makes them ideal for any occasion, whether it’s a party with friends or a quiet night at home. In the medicinal field, OG strains are appreciated for their ability to relieve a wide range of symptoms. From chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia, these strains offer effective and natural relief for many patients. If you want to know which are the most outstanding OG strains in history, those that everyone should try at least once in their life, take a look at this article that exposes the best OG strains.



👌 Differences between OG Strains and Other Strains


What distinguishes OG strains from other strains is their unique terpene profile and potent effect. While other strains may offer a milder high or a different aroma, OG strains are known for their intensity and distinctive pine and lemon flavor. Right now, there are many hybrids and polyhybrids that can resemble OG strains, but when they appeared on the scene, except for Chemdog, there were no hybrids with such potency, such flavor, and especially that maintained such an interesting balance between indica and sativa. Currently, there are many genetics that descend from OG strains, such as the famous Cookies, Gelato, Sherbert, Wedding Cake, etc.




⭐ Conclusions


In this article, we have seen what OG weed strains are like, and as you may have noticed, it is not surprising that they are possibly the best cannabis genetics of all time. If you liked it, I am sure you will also like this other article that talks about the best strains with Kush genetics, as they are related to the famous OG strains.

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Alan Martínez Benito
Alan Martínez Benito
CEO of Pev Grow, expert grower with more than 20 years of experience.
In constant struggle for the regulation of cannabis, mainly in the medicinal field.
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  1. Avatar for Stergios Karanikas

    Thanks to the article, I now perfectly understand the unique characteristics of OG cannabis strains.