In this growing guide for Mango Kush, we show you how to grow your favorite fruity strain using a selection of tips and tricks designed to help keep your plant healthy, while ensuring maximum yield.
It is classified as an engineer Kush variant and is actually a cross of a Mango Indica and Hindu Kush. While it is similar to the latter in terms of providing a relaxed and euphoric high, it is even more delicious! Mango Kush is an indica dominant hybrid with a THC content ranging from a moderate 11% to a high 20%.
Keeping reading to learn more about how to grow this strain but even if you follow it to the letter, you may end up growing a different Mango Kush strain to that of your neighbor.
Tip #1 – Mango Kush Strain Review: What to Expect When Using It
Look no further than this strain if you crave relaxation at the end of a long, difficult day. It is the epitome of a ‘feel-good’ toke so don’t feel guilty if you spend most of the evening giggling. The euphoric feeling is glorious, but we don’t recommend using Mango Kush if you have tasks to complete because it will induce couch lock for an hour or so.
It smells and tastes like tropical fruit although there is also a sweet pine flavor that gives this smoke a bit of an ‘edge.’ Mango Kush is recognized in medicinal marijuana circles as an excellent healer, and its sedative qualities make it a fine option for insomniacs.
Tip #2 – Difficulty Growing Mango Kush
Mango Kush’s grow difficulty is classified as ‘moderate.’ The biggest challenge likely to face you is to ensure that the humidity of the grow room remains reasonably low. Expert growers say that it is important not to go ‘cheap’ when it comes to light, air conditioning and humidity control. Even so, the latter is the one that causes most growers a problem, mainly because they take the inexpensive option!
Here are some quick tips on keeping control of humidity in the grow room:
- Make sure your room is sealed and insulated.
- Keep the room’s temperature under control. Remember, the relative humidity in the air increases as temperature decreases, and vice versa.
- Invest in high-quality fans that effectively circulate air around the room.
- Monitor your grow room for standing water, and get rid of it as soon as you find it.
- Purchase a dehumidifier that is the right fit for the grow room’s size.
Tip #3 – Best Growing Techniques for Mango Kush
For this part, we’ll skip to the end of the growing cycle. Drying and curing your Mango Kush properly is just as important as any other stage of the cycle. Mold thrives in wet and dark conditions, and this particular strain is especially susceptible given its dislike of humidity. The first step after harvesting is to carefully spread the buds across a wire rack in a room with an RH of around 55-62%.
When you are confident that the buds are dry (a process that may take a week), put them in wide-mouth glass mason jars. Open the jars once a day at first, but eventually, you only need to check once every few days. At this point, it is up to you to determine how long you want to cure for, but the longer you leave it, the more pleasant and flavorful the weed will be.
Tip #4 – Mango Kush Yield Expectations
As you will see in #8, Mango Kush needs a specific type of climate to thrive when grown outdoors. When it is exposed to lots of light and heat, it will grow and thicken rapidly and offer a high yield. It can provide up to 14 ounces per square meter planted indoors. If you decide to grow it outside, it can yield up to 16 ounces per plant, and is ready for harvest by the middle of October.
Tip #5 – Feeding Mango Kush
Invest in a good CalMag supplement to ensure your Mango Kush gets ample calcium and magnesium. One trick that is used by experienced growers is to add blackstrap molasses to their weed. It is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, and a variety of other micronutrients.
You may have heard of compost tea, but have you heard of microbe tea? To make it, add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to beneficial aerobic bacteria and a water source. Purchase an air pump to aerate the mixture, and allow it to brew for 24 hours.
Tip #6 – Should You Grow Mango Kush Indoors or Outdoors?
Mango Kush is a versatile strain capable of growing well inside or outside as long as you keep the humidity levels down. It is a plant well-known for producing enormous buds which means you must trim it regularly to keep it in shape and ensure excellent airflow.
Whether you leave it outside or place it beneath grow lights inside, pruning is the key to a healthy crop of Mango Kush. It is best to begin pruning the plants once they take on a bushy form. Early in the vegetative stage, the plants are small enough to allow sunlight to reach almost all of its foliage. As a plant gets thicker, it takes a shape that determines where the canopy will be.
At this stage, you can find and remove useless portions of the plant that block light and air from reaching the canopy. You can continue pruning until a couple of weeks into flowering, but don’t trim a marijuana plant less than a week before you force it into the blooming stage. Pruning will probably cause mild shock which slows down growth for a couple of days.
Remove larger branches first then get rid of branches growing into the middle of the plant below the canopy. Once you have removed these branches, trim away bud sites that are not getting any light. One final tip is to trim in small sessions. Doing everything at once shocks the plant.
Tip #7 – Mango Kush’s Flowering Time
Mango Kush’s flowering time is approximately 9 weeks. Novice growers are often surprised by the initial slow growth of this strain and begin to wonder what they are doing wrong. The answer is ‘nothing’! Don’t make the mistake of loading up on nutrients in the hope that the plant will suddenly spring into life.
Eventually, it becomes a mini monster that gets too big for small grow rooms! If you want it to stay at an average size outdoors, cut the vegetative time to about three weeks and transplant outdoors in July if you live at a northern latitude. Otherwise, embrace the large yield in a small space, and use trellising or the SOG method to further improve yield.
Tip #8 – What is the Best Climate for Growing Mango Kush?
Mango Kush is best kept at a daytime temperature of between 65- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. It is better than most strains at handling low nighttime temperatures but doesn’t cope well with high humidity. When growing outdoors, make sure you check your crop after heavy rainfall. The bushy nature of this plant makes it susceptible to bud rot and mold if exposed to too much moisture.