Every generation has their big question. In the 60s, it was “Did man really land on the moon?” In the 80s it was “Who shot J.R.?” In our generation, it’s “Where the hell did ChemDawg actually come from?” One of the most enigmatic strains of recent times, this sativa dominant hybrid bred by Chemdog – and yes, that’s the proper spelling – has more different backstories than David Bowie has characters. Some say it’s a cross between Sour Diesel and OG Kush, others say Nepali x Thai, and some say it’s the original Diesel, but the most accepted story is this; the original ChemDawg seeds came from a $500 bag of pot bought at a Grateful Dead concert at Deer Creek Amphitheater in 1991. The breeder popped these four seeds, and after the first turned out male and was disposed of, the second became the now legendary ChemDawg 1991.
This strain really has become like gold in the weed world, and whenever anyone claims to have a cut of it or even a stash of buds, they’re subjected to a hefty inquisition and forced to share. If you get some, and you don’t want it to disappear in a day, keep it under your hat!
ChemDawg 1991s are fairly easy plants to grow, maturing after 10 weeks and flowering into huge colas. The main problem is that this strain is so sought after that people tend to get a bit too worried about their plants and overwater them. Just chill, and let the plants do their own thing! The density of the final buds can mean that extra ventilation is needed in the grow room to make sure that mold doesn’t form in the warm middle of the colas. You should also take prevention against powdery mildew, as this strain can be susceptible to it. An extensive flush will help you get the best quality final buds without any chemical residue, because if you’ve been lucky enough to grow this bad boy, you don’t want to ruin it on the homestretch.
All the folklore and mystery surrounding this strain is probably due to the fact that anyone who’s smoked it can no longer remember their own name, let alone who they bought seeds from and what happened in 1991. This is a massive hitter and a serious contender for the World’s Most Fucked Up High. To say it’s a heady stone would be missing something, as it’s an all-over-body effect that sets your brain on fire. They say you’ll know if you’re smoking the real ChemDawg, and you probably will – but you won’t know anything else. -kindgreenbuds