Black Ice cannabis is one of those strains that is known for multiple benefits. An indica dominant species, Black Ice is a cross between two potent strains called White Widow and Black Domina. The combination leads to a very sedating strain with a high sense of euphoria. Fortunately, this species is both easy to cross and easy to grow.
One of the most interesting features of this six leafed wonder is that it originally comes from a selection of seeds that were designed to go to the moon! From there, they were developed by Spanish breeders known as The Moon Seeds who have made the seeds available online.
If this sounds like a species that you want to try to grow, then let’s dig in!
Any marijuana plant has some basic needs that depend on what you are trying to do. If you are growing outside then you probably aren’t going to have a high THC yielding species due to crystals being knocked around by the weather and pollinating species.
If you decide to grow inside then the needs of a marijuana plant are more detailed. Here you will find some of the top tips on how to grow Black Ice Cannabis both inside and outside.
Outdoor Garden Tips
If you are wanting to grow high quality plants, then growing outside isn’t exactly the best option. If you aren’t growing commercially though, growing this species outdoors will still yield usable cannabis with the same flavors and effects.
1. Give Plenty of Space
If you haven’t grown before or seen cannabis in person, then the height of the plant may come as a surprise to you. Most plants can get up to four feet high! They need several feet of space around them to allow plenty of air to reach the leaves and so that more branches can grow.
2. Water Regularly
While these plants can grow on the side of the road without a problem, more tender species are going to have a hard time outside. Fortunately, Black Ice has genetic ancestors such as Afghani that are notorious for being hardy. Watering Black Ice two times a day can help in drier climates!
3. Humid Environments are Best
Cannabis plants need to have an environment that has at least 40-60% humidity. This is their optimal growth level, but when they are grown outside that level can’t be controlled. Watch your local weather station like a hawk and water less on more humid days.
4. Fertilizer is Your Friend
Black Ice has a best friend and that is fertilizer. This will keep the buds strong and the plants healthy. Don’t overfeed though because at that point you can accidentally burn the roots of your cannabis.
Indoor Garden Tips
Conversely, indoor gardens are far more particular because of the goal of an indoor harvest. Indoor harvests are going to yield more bud when taken care of properly. If this is your goal, then try these next four tips to increase the yield and quality of Black Ice.
1. Control the Humidity Carefully
Quality marijuana is grown in an ideal environment of roughly 40-60% humidity. This humidity allows the dirt to remain at the perfect moisture when kept on a proper watering schedule. The same idea goes for Black Ice.
Watch the humidity to reduce mold and other growth on the plants especially during the flowering stage!
2. Water Several Times
Because the humidity has to be controlled constantly for the best product, it is important to water frequently and at lower levels. Instead of soaking a plant when you water, make sure the watering is evenly done across the soil and dampens the soil enough for the top layer to become dark.
3. Stress the Small Stuff
When growing inside, your plants aren’t going to have access to all of the nutrients needed. Yes, there is the soil and generally speaking, that is going to work.
However, if you want to boost THC content to more optimal levels (high quality Black Ice has a whopping 23% THC content average), you need balanced fertilizers and other additives to make sure your plant stays healthy,
4. Let There Be Light
Always make sure that you have enough light for your plants to grow hearty and high. A higher plant with solid light access is going to produce far more flower than others.
As a sedative, this species is very handy. However, according to Marijuana Doctors, this strain is also best used for pain relief. Those who deal with a lot of muscle pain and tension will find this species to be incredibly useful in either an outdoor or indoor garden