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Northern Lights x Shiva Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 6  Viewed: 86,442 times  Rated by 6 users: 7.12/10
'Northern Lights x Shiva' from Nirvana
LineageNL, Shiva
FamilyNorthern Lights
OriginNot Listed
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor Maturation60 to 65 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 DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Lights x Shiva'
Northern Lights crossed with Shiva creates wonderfully pungent sweet buds with bountiful THC. This plant has high flower to leaf ratio. NL/Shi has a bit spicier smoke when compared to Northern Lights and has a more complex buzz. This strain is a timeless classic. NL/Shi has a exotic aroma, is relatively easy to grow and clone.

  Grower Report - The White Rabbit on July 21, 2003, 5:05 pm  

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Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Nirvana NLxShiva was a very nice variety to grow.
They branch out quite nicely and often "top" themselves somehow
just so they can grow more branches. This was very good for me and it
provided for a pretty decent yeild.

  Grower Report - CannaMonkey on September 22, 2003, 3:45 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This was my first grow in 2001. NL x Shiva was a great place to start. The plants grew quickly and were very forgiving. I kept the pH around 6 - 6.2 (now I keep it lower). There was only a little diversity in phenotypes, all had fat, triangular leaves.

The males showed preflowers pretty early. I

  Grower Report - Aethyr93 on January 15, 2004, 2:19 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency8  StatureExtremely varied

Growers comment:

NL x Shiva was a very rewarding variety to grow. I would definately recomend this variety to anyone looking for positive, uplifting high and a smooth, spicy taste. I would also highly recomend this strain to those looking for relief from depression. I enjoyed growing and smoki

  Grower Report - TheHolySmokeMaker on July 10, 2004, 3:55 pm  
Northern Lights x Shiva from Nirvana rated 8.14  

Overall Rating8  EffectVaried effects
Potency9  StatureAverage size
Yield8  PhenotypeNot Listed
Ease7  Indoor55 to 60 days
Appearance9  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level7  Odor: During flower, skunky kerosene type smell that sticks to you
Taste Level8  Taste: Very tasty bubbly non-harsh smoke
Grower's Tilt9  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: July, 2004

This is the first time I have grown this strain. I really was not sure what to make of this strain, but due to the f'up in my room I needed to drop a few more seeds to max the sq footage.

I dropped 3 seeds into cubes, germed and then planted directly into 2g pots. At the same time I also had 6 White Rhino's (Nirvana) starting too.

Of the 3 NL x Shiva's, I ended up with 2 male and 1 female. They were really strange starters compared to others that I have grown and with the WR right beside them. They were slow starters and were really dwarfed by the WR. They were developing branches and leaves just staying super low and squat.

After 6 weeks of veg, I flipped the room to 12/12. The little dwarf (5" tall) female I had went nuts when the lights were switched. It ended up being a 36" high when finished at 57 days 12/12 and was having trouble standing itself up - it kept wanting to tip over !

Overall it was very easy to grow and did not have any nute issues or anything. It also did not use much water, probably due to its bud-stick form.

It really smells great when you cut it up. Quite a sweet smell while at the same time a dank smell.

In the end, after 57 days 12/12 I ended up getting just over 1 oz of dried, trimmed and manicured primo buds. No popcorn buds were kept but rather put aside for some ice in the future.

Overall not too much yield but not too bad either considering their small statured at 6 weeks when I changed the light cycle.

The buds are quite sticky when chopping them up, but I am not complaining ! The smell is still fruity with a hint of skunk even after cure. All of the buds are quite frosty also !

During smoking, the buds are not harsh at all (I find some smoke can be more a tobacco taste). Very smooth, fruity flavor and pleasant to smoke !

From a potency point of view, I have had stronger but this is strong nonetheless ! I actually find this to work better than the WR I harvested at the same time. I have about 7oz of WR to compare it with and I will defiantly be saving and preserving my NL x Shiva for special occasions !

I have another 7 seeds left from my 10 pack and I will defiantly being starting up a few more in the fall when I start the room backup. I also have some other strains I will be starting in parallel.

Very much worth the $ to buy the seeds and the wait to harvest ! I would recommend this strain !
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used260w to 400w
Average Plant Height70
Plants per Sq. Foot0.50
Average Yield per Plant1.00
Pruning or Plant StyleTree
Fertilization MethodChemically fed

4'x4'x5'h closet grow

400HPS used for both veg and flower

Used Sunshine Mix #4 for the medium with a bit of worm castings and vermiculite added.

Used Schultz super bloom for flower and Miracle Grow tomato food for veg. During the whole grow cycle, I also tried Mosta Bud from Ozi Magic. It seemed to cause them to stretch a bit more and made longer fatter buds.

Report added by: TheHolySmokeMaker  Last edited by: MarvinM92 on July 11, 2004, 8:02 pm

  Grower Report - zeppelindood on July 26, 2004, 11:46 pm  

Overall Rating6  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureAverage size

3 seeds germinated and 1 was female. She was average size with tight internodes during vegitative growth. It doubled in height between 12/12 and finish. The plant grew a very large top cola and a very thick stem; it needed no support. This plant was so loaded with trichomes that the buds looked pear ...continued

  Grower Report - Dr. Atomic on September 16, 2004, 7:44 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Easy to grow, I couldn't kill it as hard as I tried. Good yield. Great smoke, quite potent. The couple other people who've had any have raved also.

I didn't get much taste on this grow, probably didn't flush long enough despite using organic flowering ferts. The first plant harvested at 58

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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Northern Lights x Shiva'