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Northern Lights x Big Bud Seeds from Nirvana

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'Northern Lights x Big Bud' from Nirvana
LineageNL, Big Bud
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNorth America
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor Maturation55 to 60 days
Outdoor MaturationOct 15 to Oct 31
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureAverage size
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionSlightly skunky

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Lights x Big Bud'
Northern Lights x Big Bud was developed with the grower and smoker in mind. Big Bud has outragouse yield but tends to be a bit weak for the heavy smoker. Crossing Big Bud with a very potent Northern lights has made a more potent bud with losing only a small percent of the yield. The smoke from Northern Lights x Big Bud is rich and deep and the taste is lightly skunky.

  Grower Report - chaos_thick_pipe on July 23, 2003, 5:37 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Very easy to grow. Handled transplanting and high nutes very well. Low odor, would be good for stealth cabs. Had a little trouble cloning but was moslty user error. My plants had very tight internode spacing, and bushy. I vegged them for 4 weeks and switched to 12/12, plants were about 2 1/2 ft at h ...continued

  Grower Report - R00tH4x0r on July 23, 2003, 7:17 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureAverage size

This is my first 100% Indica I've grown and I love it! The second you toke on this you get the hit - no creeping at all, I knew exactly where I was - deep in the body stone.

At a party, where everyone had been smoking C99, as soon as this got passed around people went quiet and smiles came onto t

  Grower Report - bact on September 1, 2003, 2:49 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky

NLxBB Very nice, clean daytime high, couchlock. Very big yield, didn't smell as much as the AK47 when dried or in flower. I grew a 6 foot monster, very big cola, very easy nice strain to grow and easy to clone.

Taste: I believe came from the nice Northern Light side, was a bit smooth, didn't have

  Grower Report - FrostyFlake on September 20, 2003, 8:42 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I grew these two Northern Lights x Big Bud indoors from seed. One matured much faster than the other and yielded about a half ounce less than the longer flowering plant.

First plant came down after 49 days of flowering (counting from onset of flowering, not from light switch). Second plant came d

  Grower Report - dk420420dk on October 14, 2003, 1:41 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Grew out two NLxBB seeds left over from last year under a 100 watt MH. Took two clones of each plant, and sexed the seeded plants. Kept the two female clones. One died due to grasshoppers. They were transplanted outdoors mid June into 5 gallons of organic soil. Grew into one main cola with some side ...continued

  Grower Report - CannaLogic on November 24, 2003, 4:53 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This is an amazing strain! Many people put down the BigBud for it's lack of potency... but I have found now that it is mixed with the Northern Lights it is a much better plant. The internodes are very tight together and the buds were super-dense. It is a very tough strain... I was growing it with Sn ...continued

  Grower Report - godshavethequeen on December 24, 2003, 10:52 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureVery short and squat

The Northern Lights Big Bud is a great strain for stealth cabs, new growers or anyone looking for an easy-to-grow potent plant. It handled transplants, abuse and high ferts well. I grew it FIM and scrog style. My yield was approx. 5 ounces (dried) under fluoros. I feel the total yield could have bee ...continued

  Grower Report - wasteland420 on January 3, 2004, 2:27 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I planted 9 seeds, 8 sprouted, 3 females survived through flowering. The plants were vegged for 35 days and flowered for first 2 weeks under 300 watts of shoplight provided flouro. Plants were then flowered under 400 watt hps for an additional 60 days.
I didn't run into too many problems dur

  Grower Report - stickman10 on July 12, 2004, 6:53 pm  
Northern Lights x Big Bud from Nirvana rated 6.71  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureAverage size
Yield7  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease10  Indoor60 to 65 days
Appearance8  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level2  Odor: This strain is virtually odorless!
Taste Level5  Taste: A very mild citrusy-type flavor, but not a very powerful taste.
Grower's Tilt8  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: July, 2004

NL#5 x BigBud is a GREAT beginner strain! This was my very first grow and these plants took some heavy abuse during the early stages due to my lack of experience, especially with watering. To my surprise, they bounced back beautifully every time. A very forgiving strain!

I was lucky to have a 100% germination rate from the 9 seeds I planted (into Scott's Seed Starting Soil). SIX of the 9 seeds turned out to be female (three males). My cab only holds (5) 10" pots, so during my final transplant (after they showed sex) I picked the best-looking five and had to chop the sixth along with her 3 boyfriends.

The veg stage started off slow due to my under watering and overall inexperience. Once I transplanted into 6" pots, healthy growth began immediately! Lots of healthy green leaves and stems and when you figure out the watering, these babies really can take off! I vegged until they were all at least 12" tall. My tallest at the 12/12 switch was 17" tall, and turned out to be the tallest at Harvest at 3'4".

After switching to 12/12, the five ladies stretched about double in size, if not a tad more! The grow was a breeze after going into flowering, as I just sat back and watched my babies get nice and chunky. I soaked my 10" pots (flowering) every 3 to 4 days, but giving at least a heavy misting EVERY day. They loved it. Colas ended up being fat as hell! Two of the 5 turned out to be of different pheno type (see the last two plant pics, both on day 54 but different-looking colas).

After harvesting, I smoked some of the lower bud which dropped off during chopping/trimming and was VERY IMPRESSED right from the start, before any curing. This being my first grow, I never expected to make it to the finish line!

I have 6 loaded mason jars that will last me plenty and the smoke gets better and better the more it is cured! The flavor is mild, but what there is of it is very pleasant. The high starts out in the head and slowly works it's way to the body. I love this high! More active than the boring ol' couchlock, but you eventually land there if you smoke too much!

I yielded approximately 1.5 ounces from each of my five plants (~7.5-8 ounces) from my organic soil grow in a cabinet approx. 5 sq ft. using a 250 HPS.

In short (heh heh), this was a kick-ass strain, especially if you are learning to grow. Cheap seeds, very forgiving, and a nicely-balanced high. Hope some of this helps somebody. PEACE.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used20w to 250w
Average Plant Height70
Plants per Sq. Foot1.00
Average Yield per PlantNot Listed
Pruning or Plant StyleTree
Fertilization MethodOrganically fed

Stealth Cabinet (~5 sq. ft.)
Soil from seed (organic soil, organic ferts)
250 HPS
265cfm Dayton exhaust blower (out top of cab)
(5) 1.5" passive intake holes (bottom of cab)
Inside air-circulation (small fan)

4" pots to >>>> 6" pots and >>>> finally 10"pots (2.5 gallons).

*Alaska Fish Fertilizer 5-1-1 (once during initial soaking before sowing the seed and then once after each of the transplants)
*Pure Blend Pro Vegetative Formula (1/2 strength during veg as needed)
*Pure Blend Pro for Bloom (every other watering during 12/12 at full strength)

Report added by: stickman10  Last edited by: MarvinM92 on July 15, 2004, 2:56 pm

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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Northern Lights x Big Bud'