8 Tips for Cultivating White Fire OG Cannabis [The Total Growing Guide]

All you need to know for a successful harvest
MarijuanaBreak Staff MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on January 17, 2019

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Also known as WiFi OG, this strain is a cross of The White and Fire OG. It is a popular medicinal marijuana strain, and its parents are known for huge resin production and delicious flavor respectively; with this strain, you get the best of both. It is an indica-dominant (60%) hybrid with a THC content of up to 28%, with a maximum of 0.3% CBD.

There is no doubt that White Fire OG lives up to expectations and its potency is probably too much for novice users. If you try this strain for the first time, you will be amazed by how the cerebral effects energize the mind. You should feel euphoric, filled with positive thoughts, and in severe danger of being put down in a fit of giggles.

After the initial head high, you should feel a calmness in the body as a sensation of utter relaxation comes over you. As a result, if you have the chance, take advantage of the increased creative thoughts you have before your body decides that you have had enough excitement for the day.

The extremely high THC level of White Fire OG means it is often used to treat chronic pain. You can also use it for glaucoma, while cancer patients may consume it to help combat the nausea they feel after chemotherapy. Given its positive effect on mood, you can also try White Fire OG for depression and anxiety. If this seems like an alluring strain, read this growing guide for some concise tips and tricks on growing it.

1 – White Fire OG Grows Well Indoors or Outdoors

It is a strain that prefers warm temperatures so keep this in mind if you are trying to grow it outdoors. Its ideal daytime temperature range is between 70- and 85-degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, you can only try an outdoor grow if you live in a warm climate. For outdoor growers, harvest time comes in mid-October, and the yield is around 18 ounces per plant.

When you grow White Fire OG indoors, you need to keep a close eye on the grow room’s temperature and humidity levels, while also ensuring the pH of your growing medium is in the acceptable range. Its flowering time is 9-10 weeks, and it yields up to 21 ounces per square meter planted. Its grow difficulty ranges from moderate to hard, but the high yield makes the extra effort worth it.

2 – Maximize Yield with the Screen of Green (SCROG) Method

You will get better results with White Fire OG if you train it using SCROG. It is a marijuana strain that stretches during the blooming stage, so it is essential to prune away foliage to ensure the entire plant receives adequate light and airflow.

SCROG is similar to the Sea of Green (SOG) method except that you use a screen; ideally with holes that are 5cm in diameter. The screen maximizes light exposure and holds back the tops of your plant’s growing canopy. Keep your screens close to your grow lights. As a rule of thumb, use 30cm of screen per plant.

Rather than growing a single large top bud, SCROG helps grow several colas. Once the plants grow through the screen, pull them down and tie their branches to the screen. All you need are special plastic ties for the task. When your White Fire OG grows, it branches out, and you’ll be rewarded with a crop of huge buds which have full access to light.

As SCROG creates more budding sites, you will have to remove the big fan leaves as your plants grow. It is important to do this as early as possible because, by the middle of flowering, your plants will be solely focused on their bud growth.

3 – Topping & FIMing Your White Fire OG When Growing Outdoors

As White Fire OG likes to stretch out, you need to give it plenty of space when growing outside. Ideally, you will ‘top’ your crop on several occasions during the vegetative stage to aid the development of the plant’s bushy shape. Topping and FIMing are High-Stress Training (HST) techniques.

With topping, the goal is to remove the top of the main stem as a seedling. This removes its tendency to grow a single large cola and splits each plant into two stems. When you top your plants early, it will grow several colas even if you don’t perform any further training.

FIM means F*** I Missed and is similar to topping. When you FIM your plants, you are trying to shave the top of the plant but don’t remove it completely. When you FIM properly, you can achieve similar goals to topping but don’t damage the plant. However, it is less likely to work.

When performing either technique, make sure you use sharp disinfected tools such as a pair of scissors or a razor blade. With both methods, more energy is directed to the lower branches, and they quickly catch up to the recently trained stalk.

4 – White Fire OG Thrives in a Greenhouse

This tip is probably only useful for a small minority of readers, but for seasoned growers, nothing beats cultivating marijuana in a greenhouse. As White Fire OG grows well outdoors but is susceptible to mold, a greenhouse makes perfect sense. Your plants still benefit from the light of the sun but are still enclosed in a controlled environment with optimal temperature and humidity levels.

Here are some of the advantages:

  • Greenhouses utilize sunlight, but you can also add grow lights to ensure your plants get enough exposure during cloudy days.
  • With the right setup, humidity, temperature, and airflow are all changed with the click of a button.
  • Since you are not reliant on the seasons, it is possible to enjoy several harvests in a year.
  • We recommend keeping a grow journal. Once you discover what works, you can consistently grow your White Fire OG successfully because you know what you did right the first time around. More importantly, you also know what you did wrong.
  • Greenhouses may not fall under the ‘stealth’ growing banner, but they do provide security. Invest in cameras, motion detectors, and fencing to fully protect your crop.

5 – Feeding Your White Fire OG

If you have an organic super-soil, practically all of your crop’s nutrient needs are already taken care of. If you invest in a hydroponics system, you are responsible for ensuring your plants get enough food. The building blocks of plant nutrition are Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus. Then there are secondary nutrients such as Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, and dozens of others.

White Fire OG is a hungry plant! It needs more nitrogen than most marijuana strains during the vegetative stage. It also consumes more calcium and magnesium than normal. A high-quality CalMag supplement is a must. Nitrogen is responsible for producing chlorophyll and amino acids and is also crucial to the photosynthesis process. As plant tissue is made up mainly of nitrogen, growth would grind to a halt in the event of a deficiency.

Calcium is also vital because it helps facilitate the absorption of other nutrients, preserves the plants’ cell structure, and helps facilitate photosynthesis. Likewise, a magnesium deficiency will stunt plant growth, and as it is mobile, it will spread throughout the plant if you do nothing about it.

6 – Beware of Bud Rot

As White Fire OG grows bushy, it is susceptible to mold infestation if the humidity level is too high. Bud rot is one of the most common forms of mold, and it begins on the stem inside the bud before spreading outwards. When left unchecked, it will produce spores which spread throughout your cannabis garden.

Initially, bud rot is white, but it becomes grey and black once it takes complete hold on your plants. By this stage, the buds are squishy and your plant is ruined. If you spot grey bud rot, discard the plant immediately.

You can prevent it by keeping the temperature high, and humidity at moderate levels. It is also important to invest in high-quality fans to provide good airflow. Prune and trim White Fire OG once its foliage becomes dense. We also recommend watering plants first thing in the morning to control humidity in the room. When growing outside, keep an eye out for rainfall, and do everything you can to dry your crop after a rain shower.

7 – What is the Right Humidity Level?

In most growing guides, you will see broad ranges for humidity which is deliberate because certain strains need more or less humidity than others. When growing marijuana, it is important to understand that relative humidity (RH) refers to the amount of water that air can hold at a certain temperature. When the temperature is high, you should reduce RH, and vice versa.

As White Fire OG is indica-dominant, it can handle lower temperatures and humidity levels. While you can keep the RH of White Fire OG seedlings at 70%, be sure to reduce it to approximately 60% during the vegetative stage. In the early stages of blooming, reduce the RH to 50% and aim to drop it gradually. By harvest time, the RH should be no higher than 40%and can be as low as 30%.

8 – What About pH?

 

The pH of your plants’ water and soil determines its ability to absorb nutrients. When the pH lies in the ideal range, nutrients are water-soluble, which means they are readily available to the plants. When the pH level is outside the range, your crop will find it hard to absorb nutrients. Invest in a pH meter to quickly check the level; it could help you find out if your plants are suffering from a deficiency.

The general rule is to keep pH between 6.0 and 6.8 when using soil, and between 5.5 and 5.8 when using an inert growing medium. However, White Fire OG grows best in more acidic soil so it is best to keep the pH level at the lower end of those ranges.

When testing pH, make sure you analyze the runoff water. If the pH is too low (acidic), use lime. If the pH is too high (alkaline), use soil sulfur. There is also special pH UP and DOWN solutions that you can buy online.

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