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NL #9 Seeds from Sagarmatha Seeds

  Grower reports: 2  Viewed: 61,245 times  Rated by 2 users: 7.00/10
'NL #9' from Sagarmatha Seeds
LineageNot Listed
FamilyNorthern Lights
OriginNorth America
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor MaturationNot Listed
Outdoor MaturationNot Listed
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureSomewhat short and squat
YieldNot Listed
Odor Level2
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'NL #9'
After years of heartfelt requests for a Northern Lights strain, Sagarmatha has engineered a superior version of the Northern Lights legend. NL #9 delivers the finest qualities expected from that variety: a short plant with a voracious stone and minimal smell. The flowering time is acceptable and fat chunky nugs can be expected. Fantastic for gardens where smell is an unfavorable factor. Also fine for persons who desire a heavy lethargic stone. For a great connection, dial NL #9.

  Grower Report - bigislandbud on September 9, 2003, 9:37 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureAverage size

Aaaahhh, my first seedbank grow... I received my seeds through Heavens Stairway, standard m/f seeds. Germination was easy using the paper towel method. All 5 seeds germed, tho 2 seedlings snapped in the wind when I was doing work in the grow room. 3 Seedlings were put into 6" pots using Sunshine #1 ...continued

  Grower Report - Overlord on June 3, 2004, 3:04 pm  
NL #9 from Sagarmatha Seeds rated 7.00  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat
Yield7  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease9  Indoor60 to 65 days
Appearance8  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level2  Odor: Almost non-existent (only when breaking buds)
Taste Level9  Taste: Earthy and 'natura'
Grower's Tilt7  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

I decided to grow Sag’s Northern Lights #9 after weeding through numerous online marijuana sites. As a beginner, I wanted to go with something fairly easy to grow while producing a worthwhile result. I ordered my seeds (10) directly from Sagarmatha’s website and it arrived in my mailbox in about 2 weeks time. I had planned on growing all 10 seeds out until a friend informed me it would be a wasted to grow out all ten without knowing the sexes of the seeds. He eventually introduced me to a little procedure called ‘cloning’ which I had never knew could be applied to marijuana as well. I decide to germ 5 seeds. I soaked them in lukewarm water for about 24 hours and then transplanted them into 1 gallon containers. The mix in this container consisted of Sam’s Choice pro-mix, perlite, peat moss. I kept the medium moist by misting with a spray bottle. They were put under a 40watt flouro setup which really kept the temps in the closet relatively perfect. 4 days later, 4 out of the 5 seeds germinated. I kept them under the flouro light for another week before I moved them to my 400 watt HPS. The light was at about 4 feet high from the top of the plants.

At this point (day 11), the plants are really taking off. They are starting on their 3rd node now with nice wide indica-type leaves. I decided to give them a very mild dose of Earth Juice Grow formula. I added ˝ tablespoon per gallon of ph7 water. This was given once per week for about 6 weeks until flowering was induced. At about 18 days veg, I topped all of them in the hopes that they would bush out a little and provide a lot of cuts for cloning. I pinched them all at the 5th node and they really took off after that. This prompted me to order my cloning equipment and get ready for my first lessons in cloning. I must say that this strain loves to be topped and pruned. I lost 4 plants due to under-watering (vacation) which left me with one female plant! At week 5 of veg, she started to show sex without any change in light regimen. I felt it was ready for cloning now with numerous spots for cuts on her. I bought some cloning gel and trays and proceeded to clone her. The cuts taken were about 3-4 inches in length with leaves trimmed back a little. The first few times were pretty disappointing because I could not clone to save my life! What was I doing wrong? Vermiculite, soil, and water were my cloning medium. After many tries at cloning her unsuccessfully, I decided to give it a try one more time this time taking bigger (5-6 inches) and healthier cuts. And by healthier, I mean cuts that are taken 20 minutes after a fresh watering! This seemed to make the difference. By the 7th week, I now had about 12 fully rooted clones of my Northern Lights…females too! As soon as they were used to the garden conditions, I transplanted them into 5 gallon containers for their final journey. 2 of the clones were put in separate rooms for pollination and cutting more clones which left me with 10 healthy clones. I decided to flower the mother as well because I had to use the same veg room for flowering.

Flowering began in the mid-March, close to the end of cold weather in the Northern hemisphere. The first couple weeks were hassle free. The clones for some reason took on the sativa phenotype; they stretched quite a bit in early flowering and their leaves were thinner than the mother’s and also darker in color. I wasn’t sure if it was something I did or just simple genetics. The flowering room had 1 1000 watt HPS lamp and 1 1000 watt MH lamp. Ventilation included a 425cfm rated blower and 465cfm rated exhaust. This didn’t seem to do the room justice because I ran into temps way into the upper nineties and sometimes above 100 degrees during flowering. Then again the room is 12 x 10 ft. This eventually hurt my final yield but next time I know good ventilation is a must! During the later stages of flowering, I used Jack’s Classic 10-30-20 flowering mix. I’m not too sure if this made a difference as I did not notice any significant bud formation in the last 2 weeks of flowering. My buds seemed a little bit on the leafy side but again not sure if this was genetics or too much Nitrogen in flowering.
Harvest time couldn’t come any faster after almost 5 months of sweat in the garden. I took down the mother first as she showed signs of bud maturity. The clones took about 10 days longer to finish. I dried them in paper bags in the dark for about 5 days and they went straight into canning jars. I took a sample smoke after a couple of days in the jar and WOW…this is some good shit! The taste was very smooth and had a very earthy taste. The high was somewhat in-between couch lock and energetic which makes it a very good overall strain. The smell is minimal when in curing jars but is definitely there and pungent when breaking up the buds for rolling a joint or packing a bowl. I would definitely recommend this strain for new growers as it is very forgiving during the veg stage and tolerates high temps.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used1100w to 2000w
Average Plant Height36
Plants per Sq. Foot2.00
Average Yield per Plant2.50
Pruning or Plant StyleSea of Green SOG
Fertilization MethodOrganically fed

1000w hps
1000w mh
EJ Grow and Jack's Classic
Sam's choice mix
465cfm blower, 435cfm exhaust
7' x 5' grow area
Watered when dry

Report added by: Overlord  Last edited by: MarvinM92 on June 3, 2004, 8:58 pm

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