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Northern Light Special The Original Seeds from KC Brains

  Grower reports: 6  Viewed: 162,911 times  Rated by 6 users: 4.74/10
'Northern Light Special The Original' from KC Brains
LineageNot Listed
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNot Listed
RegionNot Listed
Indoor Maturation55 to 60 days
Outdoor MaturationNot Listed
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureVery short and squat
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Light Special The Original'
Short, sweet and fast, this internationally influential strain has a smooth, spicey-to-peppery taste and an indica growing habit that assures nice yields and minimal headaches for trouble-free cultivation. Nice head effects with the warm glow of a relaxing body stone. A uniquely contemplative smoke for such an overwhelmingly indica-dominant hybrid.

  Grower Report - tokinshitload on July 24, 2003, 7:16 pm  

Overall Rating6  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency8  StatureExtremely varied

This strain does not get enough credit, and I find people who grow this strain don't talk about it much, seems to be on the down low.

  Grower Report - ganjagirl dq on October 29, 2003, 11:12 pm  

Overall Rating4  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency2  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky

KC Brains Northern Lights Special was a very easy plant to grow, not picky about fertilizers, fast stretchy growth. Although I was expecting an Indica type plant, all 5 of the NLS I grew were Sativa in appearance - tall, with narrow long fingered leaves.

The NLS were flowered for 9 weeks. They d

  Grower Report - doonugstem on February 5, 2004, 1:39 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureAverage size

Northern Lights Special was my first name-brand grow. I planted just two seeds, and one turned out male. Topped at the fourth node and started tying down branches to nails in the wall. Plant ended up about 2 feet high and 4 feet wide, taking up the entire closet. It really started stinking up the ho ...continued

  Grower Report - doppey on February 17, 2004, 10:03 am  

Overall Rating5  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency5  StatureAverage size

Very easy to grow and cheap, good for a beginners first grow, wasn?t too impressed with the taste but it gave me a giggle in the head high which was half decent I suppose. Grow along side a Big Bud Super Skunk, it yielded just the same as that so I go a reasonable harvest off it. It was grown under ...continued

  Grower Report - Crabs on February 22, 2004, 4:37 am  

Overall Rating4  EffectAll in the head
Potency6  StatureVery tall and lanky

Out of 10 seeds 1 germinated, and turned out a Sativa dominant female. I veged for 7 weeks. I found I had to feed this plant higher amounts of Nitrogen than other strains during the first few weeks of flowering. This strain is more suited for big light or outdoors.

I found this strain nothing lik

  Grower Report - Ozimandius on October 14, 2004, 7:18 am  
Northern Light Special The Original from KC Brains rated 7.00  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat
Yield7  PhenotypeIndica
Ease9  IndoorNot Listed
Appearance7  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level3  Odor: Slightly 'funky' at first, then citrus
Taste Level7  Taste: Tasty sandalwood & citrus with bit of spice - ocassionally has a 'hashy' flavour
Grower's Tilt8  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: September, 2003

As my first grow with decent genetics, I was very impressed with this strain. I know that KC Brains' seeds get a lot of flak on these boards - but these seeds all sprouted and popped out the soil (planted directly into soil) within 36hrs, but the last two to sprout got chucked.

Of the remaining 8 plants, they were as close to identical as you can get, all were leaning towards the Indica side and grew to be short, squat little bushes with loads of sidebranches.

When the plants were around 10" tall, I fitted them with Scrog screens and took cuttings - the cuttings were put aside to root and I flowered the mums (& dads) to determine sex and to get some samples so as I could choose a mother.

Most of the way through, there were few, if any problems. Most of the time it was a case of overwatering - and this caught up with me later in flower as I had pH issues and nute lockout, causing excessive yellowing and 'crispy' leaves.

From the 8 plants, I got 5 females (all the males were axed immediately) which I continued to flower until harvesting at 62 days (the plants were slightly immature when put under 12/12, so this would affect the flowering time)

After drying, I had just under 8.5 Oz from the 5 ladies - the most from one plant was 49g (most were over 40g), and the least was 17g (due to it being finished in a 500ml pot - I called it 'lanky')

These buds are totally covered in trichs (nice fat ones that look like sugar) and are sticky as hell. When you open the jar, you get a heady, pungent fruity aroma which reminds me of some Neville's haze I tried a while back. The buds are a little loose on occasion, but most are quite firm - obviously, this would improve with more light.

The high does vary *slightly* from one plant to the next - but as yet, I'm still trying to decide which mother to keep (I like 'em all too much!). Overall, it's a more heady stone with a bit of couchlock - so it'll leave you still capable of demolishing the contents of the fridge (and trust me, you will with this stuff - talk about munchies madness) and quite a few visuals - this is one of the 'trippiest' strains I've tried (I didn't even find the Neville's that trippy). The high also lasts for hours - so don't smoke this stuff if you've got things to do.

I would recommend this strain to anyone - experienced or not as it's easy to grow, is very tolerant and yields well with a good level of potency.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used260w to 400w
Average Plant Height72
Plants per Sq. Foot0.55
Average Yield per Plant1.50
Pruning or Plant StyleScreen of Green SCROG
Fertilization MethodOrganically fed

9sq. ft. Closet with Xpelair XID 150 (290 m3/hr) and 400W HPS.

Soil with 20% perlite, fed with BioBizz BioGrow & BioBloom + ProBoost.

Report added by: Ozimandius

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