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Northern Lights Seeds from Nirvana

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'Northern Lights' from Nirvana
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNot Listed
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor Maturation55 to 60 days
Outdoor MaturationNot Listed
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureSomewhat short and squat
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Lights'
Northern Lights is highly adapted to indoor growing. Nearly all promising modern indoor strains contain NL genes. High flower to leaf ratio, compact buds, good yields and exceptional resin production are all characteristics displayed by this wonderful plant. Northern Lights is a most lucrative plant for the indoor grower. The smoke is full bodied yet somewhat neutral in flavour.

  Grower Report - Carpe-Nox on July 19, 2003, 11:20 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency6  StatureVery short and squat

Northern Lights is always a great smoke, nice and relaxed, low paranoia, sweet smell and taste; you can't go wrong with Northern Lights.

Northern Lights is a forgiving plant and great for the newbie grower. It can take its fair share of abuse. The high is a couchlock and hits you in about 5 min,

  Grower Report - danksfortheadvice on August 15, 2003, 3:14 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency8  StatureNot Listed

I grew a single Nirvana NLPI from a clone of a mother that I started from seeds from seedsdirect.

I used hydro and 400 watts and got near 4 oz off of the one plant. Like any bud I would give it a few days to dry and at least 2 weeks to cure in glass jars before tasting it. And then it is rock ha

  Grower Report - ILLSWITCH on August 21, 2003, 2:56 pm  
Northern Lights from Nirvana rated 7.86  

Overall Rating8  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureAverage size
Yield9  PhenotypeVaried phenotypes
Ease9  IndoorVaried maturation times
Appearance10  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level5  Odor: grape smell to the indica, coffee on the skunk pheno
Taste Level7  Taste: bland indica, lemony skunk
Grower's Tilt7  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

This was my second grow a few years back, my first grow using breeder seeds.

Germination rates were good and i recieved 2 out of 2 females. both were very hardy growers during veg. I was pretty much shocked that i had recieved 2 totally different phenos in the same pck of seeds, i mean completely different.

One was a very hardy indica that grew short and thick, the stem was as thick as a pencil when it was about 5 inches tall. She was an easy plant to grow and was what i had expected from a northern lights plant, minimal smell, hardy squat bush with dark green leaves almost turning black on my clone during veg.

She went into flowering very quick and didnt stretch too much, starting packing on weight quicker than i have seen any other plant so i knew she would finish up real fast. I picked her around day 50 or so and i was surprised on the density of the bud structure, real nice chunky nuggs that were VERY easy to trim. Just cut off the big fans and there you go, all the other leaves were so frosted that they were left on. Its no wonder why NL is so popular it gets frosty, dense, large yield and finishes quick perfect for begginers or commercial growers.

After a nice long cure and i mean long like 2 months the smell was perfect IMO, very grape and sweet. From what ive heard BOG got his grape pheno he uses from NL heritage so if your growing it out wish for the grape pheno. The second round from clone went about 57 days and the grape aroma was not as strong as the first that went 50.

Smoking the NL was not incredible or anything, better appearance than effect or taste. To be honest the taste was kindof lacking. The high was pretty balanced leaning slightly to the couchlock side, still not as couchlock as i had expected.

SKUNK- The other pheno i aquired from the same pack of NLPI was infact not indica at all but more sativa in almost every aspect. I would guess its genetics come from the male breeder plant Nirvana uses to cross with. Anyhow still a nice plant with a nice coffee smell and thin leaves.

During flower it didnt stretch as much as expected, very loose compared to the indica with nice swollen calxys, tall bud structure, good yield a good surprise to find in a indica pack of seeds.

After curing the skunk pheno i was surprised that the coffee smell had faded away and turned rather lemony. Smoking the skunk was a pure treat the buds smoked so smooth with a subtle lemon hint.

The high was pretty uplifting and clear with just a hint of body, good weed when doing activities. Needless to say it was smoked up way before the indica was, but inturn the indica had a very slow cure that it really needed.

Some pictures are clones from the second round. Skunk pheno first.

The first picture was inverted using paint shop and i looked at it and was like.. Wow its the cannabis god, and look the buds are praying to him.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used20w to 250w
Average Plant Height36
Plants per Sq. FootNot Listed
Average Yield per PlantNot Listed
Pruning or Plant StyleBush
Fertilization MethodMix of chemical and organic

Grown bush style in cabinet containing 150 watt HPS and extra floros. Grown in soil with peters chem, earth juice, and PSG.

Report added by: ILLSWITCH

  Grower Report - Character Zero on September 3, 2003, 11:30 pm  

Overall Rating6  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency6  StatureAverage size

This was my first grow and under a 70w HPS light in a stealth cabinet 1'7"w X 4'h. It grew very vigorous in veg. and was a nice, average sized bush with lots of dark green, healthy leaves.

My end harvest after a 40 day veg, and 57 day flower was 38.2g. I highly suggest it for the beginner, or ste

  Grower Report - codeman on December 19, 2003, 11:42 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency5  StatureAverage size

Nirvana's version on Northern Lights is an absolute pleasure to grow.
Great for begginers as well as pros, as is has great potential.

I germinated 10 seeds all sprouted and I got 8 females.
Odor definitely skunk, with a piney taste.


  Grower Report - Luckystrike2k on December 21, 2003, 12:47 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Grown from seed, of 8 ended up with 2 females & kept 1 very vigorous male for breeding.

Vegged for 4 weeks, 1 grown bush style, 1 'tied and trained' smokinrav style.
*Very* Indica dominated with large fan leaves bigger than my hand! I did not experience any sativa pheno as some others have enco

  Grower Report - Calyxander on January 24, 2004, 6:47 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Started 7 seeds: 5 girls, two boys.
Only kept in veg about two weeks under 400MH
Put in one gallon containers with ProMix blend:
50% Promx./perlite-vermiculite-dolomite lime.
Very easy to grow. Had 4 very similar plants with one
weird bean-pole plant.
All the plants produced dense, thickly, ch

  Grower Report - alwaysstoned on July 24, 2004, 3:30 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency7  StatureExtremely varied

Planted 4 Nirvana NL beans in Scotts Seed starting soil & perlite mix 70/30 in 4" pots on 4/8/04. 3 of the 4 sprouted by 4/11/04. I had some beginner problems of over watering. Week 3 I transplanted to 6" pots with Scotts Potting Soil (0-0.01-0) Perlite 60/40 mix. I also added 1Tbsp Blood Meal (12- ...continued

  Grower Report - inept on April 5, 2004, 9:44 pm  

Overall Rating9  EffectNicely balanced
Potency9  StatureSomewhat short and squat


20 Days under 140 watts of fluoros in a rubbermaid fluoro box.

20 Days under a 400 watt MH.

Problems that occured in that time period. -- Survived from ALL:
Incorrectly transplanted
Dropped the plant from 4 feet high because a spider was in it, had to retransplant.
Powdery milde

  Grower Report - RazorWeedTNT on June 30, 2004, 12:51 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency9  StatureAverage size

The 3 plants on the smoke report is the smaller one thatís on the right with tape holding the stem in the middle. I liked this plant, it was very easy to grow. It liked the nutes but can burn if you're not careful. Even split the stem in the middle 3 weeks to go (my fault) and she didn't blink at al ...continued

  Grower Report - bilbo mcbaggins on August 7, 2004, 5:07 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureAverage size

Northern lights has a reputation for being an easy to grow, tough plant, and after many trials and tribulations, my first attempt at indoor growing ended with a fine bushy plant and around two and a half ounces of top quality smoke.

I would really recommend this strain for those just finding th

  Grower Report - Original Sinner on September 15, 2004, 2:50 am  

Overall Rating6  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Pack received was a freeby along with another strain. 10/10 seeds germed in 48 hours and plants vegged under 110w fluro light for 4 weeks.

Plants showed sex within one week of switching to 12/12 resulting in 6 females and 4 males.

Of the 6 females, 4 were similar mixed Ind/Sat phenos, which fi

  Grower Report - Brandon-Bud on October 15, 2004, 3:25 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This was a very nice strain to grow. I was looking for something easy and didnt smell, and that is exactly what i got, this was my first grow and it sure came out well. I started of with 4 northern lights orignally and ended with two shining females.

I germanated them with a damp paper towl folde

  Grower Report - Weed2k3 on October 16, 2004, 2:36 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This plant was topped in a weird and accidental way. I was trying to supercrop futher up the plant when i watering can spilt and caused the plant to top in an odd way. I only had 1 surviving female because of bad conditions. This one had purple tinted buds and was fairly easy to grow. In late flower ...continued

  Grower Report - Boseephus on November 19, 2004, 10:50 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I had zero problems for the seedling and veg phase. I got 3 females out of six seeds. All phenos were very similar in growth. They stayed relatively short, and were sent into 12/12 at 14 inches. They ended up tripling in size.

In Flower I used a used 400watt MH. Same as in veg. The yield

  Grower Report - syko2 on December 7, 2004, 5:44 am  

Overall Rating9  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency10  StatureVery short and squat

This is the best weed I have ever grown or smoked! Best high I ever experienced and very easy to grow.

I started by germing a few seed's with a high sucsess rate. Seedling's were under 2 x 32 watt fluro's for 3 day's in a 50/50 mix of promix/perlite. I moved the seedling's directly under a 1000 w

  Grower Report - st0nedajb on March 29, 2005, 6:37 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureAverage size

I started off with a pack of 10 Nirvana Northern Lights and I got 100% germination. I then had to get rid of 2 for space reasons and out of the remaining 8 I got 5 females and kept 4.

Plant 1: I topped this one at the beginning of flower but it still grew too tall and I had to tie down the 2

  Grower Report - Grower_Gone_Wild on May 12, 2005, 3:26 pm  

Overall Rating6  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureAverage size

Germinated 7 seeds, 5 popped, germed in Rockwool cubes, under a CFL for a week.

Using conditions that supposedly would enhance female ratio, MH in veg state, cool temps, high humidity and misting with water spiked with GH micro, I ended up with 3 females, I killed off the runt of the two.


  Grower Report - p0l on June 5, 2005, 10:10 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

nice buds , easy to grow and a fantastic stone!a good strain adaptable to all growing/level and all growing/type.
not too much odor and rains of crystal..
let's talk the pics

  Grower Report - hybrid976 on December 5, 2005, 10:34 am  

Overall Rating6  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Another must for the indoor grower!

northern lights is a great strain for your closed grow.
it has a very low smell but a nice smoke with a fruity-sweet citrus taste .
The taste is nothing special but the smoke is very smooth.
The high comes fast but its still clear and paranoia free.

it gr

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