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Northern Lights #5 Seeds from British Columbia Seed Co

  Grower reports: 4  Viewed: 154,202 times  Rated by 4 users: 6.16/10
'Northern Lights #5' from British Columbia Seed Co
LineageNorthern Lights (F-5 IBL)
FamilyNorthern Lights
OriginNorth America
Indoor Maturation45 to 50 days
Outdoor MaturationNot Listed
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureSomewhat short and squat
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Lights #5'
This state of the art Indica is the result of over 25 years of selective breeding. We have bred for vigorous growth, high yield and a superb high. A must for growers who prefer short, bushy plants. The buds have an extremely frosted, resinous appearance. Truly one of the best all-around indoor plants in our collection. Our #1 selling strain with thousands of satisfied customers.

  Grower Report - xdjangox on August 19, 2003, 8:58 am  
Northern Lights #5 from British Columbia Seed Co rated 6.86  

Overall Rating7  EffectVaried effects
Potency9  StatureVery short and squat
Yield7  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease10  Indoor50 to 55 days
Appearance9  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level2  Odor: Low, sweet grapefruit
Taste Level3  Taste: Sweet, citrus, a little pine
Grower's Tilt8  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

I grew this as a newbie and it was as hardy, stable, squat and low odour as the classic NL reputation suggests, with all the potency as well.

Odour: Oddly, plants smelled more skunky in veg than flower, when they were sweet 'n' low odour. A very sweet 'n' citrusy grapefruit smell, but stealthy. I vented from a closet back into my small apartment and had no stink-related security issues. Heated-oil room fresheners will easily mask small grows.

Germination: 100%, no runts.

M/F Ratio: 60/40, no hermaphrodites.

Uniformity: Plants generally alike, except one specimen which had more advanced branching by far than all others and in fact any plant I've had, and I now have several strains and grows under my belt. Turned out to be male so I pitched it (damn) - keep an eye out for a super-branchy plant with these!

Ease: Never any problems, very tough and resistant to my many newbie mistakes. No nute issues with 1/2 strength GH and B1. Vigourous and branchy, ideal for SCROG. My cloning techniques were not textbook and yet these took easily.

Height: Classic low Indica profile, no lanky ones here.

Yield: Buds everywhere, but they weren't very dense. I now believe this was due to newbie mistakes. I'm sure this will yield above average when I try it again (and I will!).

Appearance: Got frosty fast and crystals stacked up everywhere. These really look great.

Flowering Time: I cut at fifty, but in retrospect I'd say leave them another 3 to 7 days to bulk out. I suspect that was what made my yield suffer.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit comes through, with definite piney, earthy tone as well. When my Bubble Gum and NL get mixed up in sessions, I know the NL because of the piney taste. Not really a mind-blowing taste, but nice enough.

Potency: Psychadelic couchlock. Delivers the hard body blow that makes walking seem inadvisable combined with a trippy, heart-pounding "gasping for reality" type of edge that can bring out the sweat. Gripping the edge of the futon and holding on for dear life, face feeling numb while your reality falls to pieces, and so on. This is the first time I've literally felt like my molars were going numb from weed. My girlfriend can handle her reefer and she pulled a whitey, freaked out and hit the sack shaking the first time we took big bong rips of this. I had to tell casual smokers to be cautious when handing them the bong. Very good for glimpsing the truth of the universe from your couch. Will allow you to concentrate very, very hard on dub reggae. Basically, this is potent dope.

Overall: Easy in all respects, short, low-odour, very strong. BCSC's Northern Lights #5 would seem to be a faithful version of the classic NL strain.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used20w to 250w
Average Plant Height36
Plants per Sq. Foot1.00
Average Yield per Plant1.25
Pruning or Plant StyleScreen of Green SCROG
Fertilization MethodChemically fed

Micro Closet SCROG

Medium: 50% promix 25% perlite 25% vermiculite
Light: 2 x 150w HPS
Manual watering when needed.
Feed with GH 3-Part every two weeks, plus some kelp-based B1 supplement

Report added by: xdjangox

  Grower Report - Maliboo on December 2, 2003, 10:28 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I flowered 2 British Columbia Seed Co. NL#5 along with 3 Sensi Seed Bank Northern Lights. The NL#5 out performed the Sensi in every way. The buds swelled up a lot more, earlier, and had even more resin which is saying a lot cos the Sensi is heavily resined.

This strain is very very hardy and hard

  Grower Report - NWGREENY on May 6, 2005, 9:04 pm  

Overall Rating4  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency4  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Being from the NW I used to get NL#5 back in the day all the time, it was the local favorite for many years spanning the 80s and 90s. Then it all seemed to kind of dry up after BC bud became what you would normally see. So ever since I started growing I have allways wanted to see if I could get a go ...continued

  Grower Report - Elephant on November 19, 2005, 10:00 am  

Overall Rating6  EffectNot Listed
PotencyNot Listed StatureSomewhat short and squat

Well, this was officially one of the most depressing experiences of my life. I spent months planning my first grow and building a wardrobe grow cabinet. I spent $1800 on equipment. I spent 3 months growing the plants. I started with 6 seeds. 1 didn't germinate, so I started a 7th. I got 2 females an ...continued

Marijuana Seeds Review: British Columbia Seed Co - 'Northern Lights #5'