A Guide For DC Growers on Girl Scout Cookies
When enthusiasts talk about popular strains of cannabis, it’s never long before someone mentions the Girl Scout Cookie strain. Not only is it a great starter seed and plant for those just getting into growing their own crops, it’s an excellent mood enhancer providing equal measures of stimulation and relaxation.
Here we take a closer look at this iconic strain and explore which products you should buy if you want to start cultivating your own cannabis plants.
Girl Scout Cookie Strain at a Glance:
It’s an Indica/Sativa strain which is a hybrid of OG Kush and Durban Poison.
The name comes from its sweet taste and flavor, something that quickly reminds people of the famous cookies.
It’s used for recreational and medicinal purposes and is one of the most popular strains on the market today.
It’s been reputed to help with anxiety and depression as well as providing pain relief, nausea control and improving appetite.
Expect between 18-29% THC content from crops that are grown in the home, both indoors and outdoors.
It has a fairly quick flowering time and good yields mean it’s a pretty cost-effective cannabis strain to grow at home.
The History of Girl Scout Cookie Strain
The birth of many cannabis strains are shrouded in more than a little mystery. The Girl Scout Cookie strain is no different.
The strain was developed in the U.S, California to be exact. It’s generally agreed that the origins are OG Kush and Durban Poison but other people have suggested that there may be an F1 strain influence in there as well. What isn’t disputed is that the Girl Scout Cookie strain has remained a popular choice for growers ever since its creation.
In general, most people agree that the strength of a Girl Scout Cookie strain should be around 20% THC with approximately 5% CBD. It’s a strain that needs to be taken with care and is not entirely suitable for beginners taking weed for the first time.
Over the years, different varieties of the Girl Scout Cookie strain have been developed, many of which we sell at Seedsman.com and which are detailed below. Generally, the plant is Indica dominant at 60% with around 40% Sativa.
What Can You Expect from Girl Scout Cookie Seeds?
The plant itself is fairly profligate and grows to about 30 inches but is suitable for growing indoors and outdoors with appropriate management. Depending on the variety you choose, you can expect bright orange or purple pistils when the plant begins to flower and buds which are tight and compact. You’ll notice the distinctive sweet smell of the Girl Scout Cookies and you can expect this to transform into the taste when it is smoked.
Growing the Girl Scout Cookies Strain
From a cultivation point of view, while it’s okay for beginners, you ideally need some experience when growing this strain. That’s because it flourishes in a Sea of Green setup, which can be used to maximize yield, where you need to understand how to train and where to cut as the plant grows. The good news is that Girl Scout Cookies strains are fairly sturdy and resistant to pests such as molds, fungi, mildew, insects and bacteria. If you do decide to use this as your first strain to grow, our advice is to do plenty of research before you get started.
Growing indoors, you can expect flowering to begin around week nine or ten. Yield is usually pretty good, though a little training is required to ensure you maximize the number of buds. While the plant prefers a mainly mild and dry climate, they can handle fluctuations better than many other plants if you are considering growing outdoors. It’s not really suitable, however, for overly cold or damp climates.
The Effects of Girl Scout Cookies Strain
The name Girl Scout Cookie comes from the sweet taste of the final weed when it’s smoked. You may notice a hint of ginger too, as well as an underlying taste of lemon combined with a bit of spice.
The Girl Scout moniker, however, doesn’t reflect the strength of this strain. It’s often used by people who want to boost their mental euphoria and creativity, though it does depend on how much you take in the first place. A long smoke can make you feel like having a rest rather than indulging your creative muses.
It’s a great strain for relaxing and unwinding at the end of the day, particularly if you take cannabis for recreational purposes. The Girl Scout Cookies strain is also popular among medical cannabis advocates. People take it for depression and anxiety and find that it improves mood and makes socializing easier. It’s also been used for pain control.
If you’ve never experienced the cannabis ‘halo’ sensation then you probably will this strain. The high starts in the head before spreading to the rest of the body. You might find yourself giggling uncontrollably, especially if you are in familiar company, and you’ll almost certainly get the munchies at some point so make sure you have plenty of goodies on standby.