Sour Cookies to Boost the Brain and Leaden the Limbs
Mixing two infamous strains is always going to be a bold endeavor, but with Girl Scout Cookies x Sour Diesel Fem it was certainly a risk that paid off. The very definition of versatile, this is a strain for every occasion, capable of energizing and boosting mood in just a few tokes, thanks to her Sativa dominance. If this strain were a person, she’d be chatty, giggly and flirty as all hell - but instead you can benefit from introducing her to social occasions to set a friendly atmosphere and get talkative.
This blend of Sour Diesel's mood-enhancers with GSC’s therapeutic relaxation properties tends to be highly sought after by many cannabis consumers due to the way such highs change and bend. In small doses, her Sativa influence is most prominent, but give this strain a little time and you’ll find her calming, couchlocking Indica influence will come to the fore.
With a THC level that can very from 15% right up to 28%, your high is likely to vary with GSC x Sour Diesel - she can be used to enhance creative thinking, and is great for a brainstorm, but smoke at your own risk if you’re off to a day at work, since there’s always a chance that Indica side will kick you in the butt a few hours later.
By combining two strains with high medical efficacy, it’s no surprise that the medicinal benefits of this beauty are so damn popular. Capable of reducing stress levels, anxiety, depression, nausea and chronic pain, this strain is beneficial all round.
Often the best things in life are hard to come by, and you’ll struggle to find this strain - also known as Sour Cookies - in most dispensaries. But fear not! Since our seeds are fully feminized, you’ll find that growing her is a walk in the park, and in no time at all you’ll be harvesting and curing a yield of your very own. Cultivating this cannabis is a simple affair of keeping an eye on the plant structure to ensure these ladies are supported, and pruning every so often. Do this, and you can be assured of a tasty yield of 400 grams.
Flavor and Fragrance of Girl Scout Cookies x Sour Diesel
Despite being a hybrid blend that includes Girl Scout Cookies in her lineage, the cookie flavor of this strain is decidedly lacking - in fact there’s more dough than cookie, here. That’s not to say she’s not a tasty lady though, as these buds will release a sweet, earthen aroma when broken apart, with a hint of chemical fuel that’s similar to the sour taste.
Once she’s burning, Sour Cookies’ scent gets all the more pungent, giving off a strong hash-like fragrance with undertones of nutty, and pine-like scents in her heavy, sour vapor.
As a 70/30 Sativa-dominant hybrid, a hit of Sour Cookies can go either way. If you tend to smoke sparingly, then you can take advantage of this lady’s Sativa effects. Anything more, and you might find her Indica side drags you down into couchlock.
Either way, she kicks in fast. Drawing you out of low, melancholic moods and right into euphoria, you can expect fits of the giggles and a loose tongue almost immediately after taking a toke of GSC x Sour Diesel. For socializing, this is an ideal, easy-going herb that’s sure to boost creative and artistic thinking.
Taking her mood-boosting and energizing properties from her Sour D parentage, this hybrid can do just as much to enliven the body as the mind, thoroughly awakening and invigorating you if you choose to consume her in small doses. A longer session of Sour Cookies is likely to result in a build-up of her calming, soothing properties - which is likely to leaden your limbs and restrict any agile movement. If you want to keep on moving, keep her to a few tokes only.
Medical Uses of Girl Scout Cookies x Sour Diesel Feminized
Since both Girl Scout Cookies and Sour Diesel are particularly therapeutic herbs in their own right, it only makes sense that Sour Cookies would boast similar compounds and capabilities too. Smoking a joint of these buds will reach your mind before your body, dampening feelings of stress and anxiety as an effective relief for PTSD, mood swings and depression - all due to the strain's potent anxiolytic and mood-boosting properties.
As the mind is released from those pressures and worries and filled instead with a euphoric energy, GSC x Sour Diesel will temporarily relieve chronic fatigue and exhaustion. With a few hours of usage, this strain can also benefit those dealing with chronic pain from the likes of migraines, PMS, arthritis, muscle spasms and MS (multiple sclerosis). The combination of her mood-enhancing properties alongside the easing of physical pain leaves Sour Cookies as a top choice for those who wish to go about their day without distraction.
As with most marijuana strains, this hybrid is also an excellent appetite stimulant, and ideal for alleviating nausea both natural and brought on by prescribed medical and chemical treatments for cancer or similar. Even those who struggle the most will often find this strain will have them hungering after something tasty in no time.
Since the THC levels of GSC x Sour Diesel Fem can vary dramatically, even the most seasoned of smokers might find that cottonmouth and dry eyes accompany a joint of this stuff. Staying hydrated throughout your ride is highly recommended to shield against such occurrences. Anyone overindulging in this strain is also exposing themselves to the possibility of increased paranoia, anxiety or dizziness too, so be warned.
Growing Girl Scout Cookies x Sour Diesel Feminized
GSC x Sour Diesel Feminized is a strain that takes a little TLC if you’re after a healthy plant and yield. She’s a medium-sized lady that will grow to around 60 to 90cm, and has a long slender stem and branches. Once she begins to flower, she’ll need a little help to carry the weight of her heavy colas - we recommend horizontal trellising (also known as scrogging) to help support her length and breadth at this stage. If this sounds a little too fiddly, you can always tie her branches with string or twist ties, which will do the trick just as well.
Aside from support, this strain doesn’t need much in the way of foliage maintenance, as her sparseness and slenderness lend themselves to adequate air circulation without any extra effort from you - except maybe to trim away any dead flora. This also means that managing moisture and pathogens is rarely required.
If you're growing Sour Cookies indoors, a cosy temperature of between 21° to 26°C is recommended, alongside a relative humidity (RH) level of around 40% to 50%. If boosting her yield is the name of your game, try a Sea of Green (SoG) setup, and after 8 to 9 weeks of flowering, you might manage up to 400 grams of dense, tapered buds per square meter.
GSC x Sour Diesel will do well outdoors if the environment is right, ideally warm and semi-humid like parts of southern Europe, Australia and California. Outdoor growers can produce around 500 grams per plant, and expect to harvest in March in the southern hemisphere or mid-October in the north.
Girl Scout Cookies x Sour Diesel Feminized artfully combines the very best genetics of both her parents, GSC and Sour Diesel, to create a marijuana strain that it’s hard to find a flaw in, despite her lack of any noticeable cookie flavor.
Sweet, nutty and earthy, the flavor profile of Sour Cookies is more in line with her Sour Diesel half than her GSC lineage, producing a pungent, hashy smoke that evokes the taste of chemical fuel. But this lady is better known for her effects, and those are undeniably brilliant.
Capable of energizing and uplifting you into a euphoric state with a few tokes, GSC x Sour Diesel is a high that builds, and the longer you smoke her, the more of those endless benefits you can explore. Once her head high has set in nicely, you’ll find yourself giggly and talkative even as your body gets heavier and your limbs relaxing.
Soothing away mental and physical aches and pains, a joint of this ganja is quick to relieve symptoms of ailments from stress and depression to PTSD and PMS, calming the body and soul.
Since she’s a little hard to get hold of, we couldn’t recommend our feminized seeds more if we tried - GSC x Sour Diesel is a strain you can’t afford to miss out on, and she only takes a little care and attention to reward you with a yield of gorgeous dense buds.