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Northern Lights x Shiva Seeds from Nirvana


  Grower reports: 7  Viewed: 137,813 times  Rated by 7 users: 7.18/10
'Northern Lights x Shiva' from Nirvana
LineageNL, Shiva
FamilyNorthern Lights
OriginNot Listed
RegionNetherlands
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
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  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
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  Grower Report - TheHolySmokeMaker on July 10, 2004, 3:55 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectVaried effects
Potency9  StatureAverage size

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
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  Grower Report - zeppelindood on July 26, 2004, 11:46 pm  
Northern Lights x Shiva from Nirvana rated 5.57  







Overall Rating6  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureAverage size
Yield5  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease7  Indoor55 to 60 days
Appearance5  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level1  Odor: A light musk
Taste Level7  Taste: Spicy sweet
Grower's Tilt7  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: April, 2003

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 pearl at a distance under the lighting. The buds pack a powerful punch. The buzz is very potent and still a good balance to the high. She goes 56 days. Good for stealth growers, light smell.
 
 
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used410w to 1000w
Average Plant Height75
Plants per Sq. Foot2.00
Average Yield per Plant1.25
Pruning or Plant StyleMixed
Fertilization MethodOrganically fed

I have a 4 chamber grow. Germination/cloning, vegetation, flowering and breeding.
The germination/cloning chamber is hydro, the others are my soil mix.
Lighting as follows: 80w floroclone, 325w floroveg and 400w HPS with 250w MH for under/side flowering.

Manually watered 1.5x daily. Feedings every other day included Humatech's Organic Advantage.
Also rotated Indo Bay Guano, Bone Meal and Blood meal about the flower room weekly.
Cloning done using light floros and H2O alone.

Report added by: zeppelindood


  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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  Grower Report - Ogstradamus on January 24, 2005, 8:41 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureAverage size

This was my first real grow and I was amazed with every aspect of this plant. Extremely easy to grow, almost like it took care of itself. It loved nutes and was not over-sensitive. The foliage is a beautiful dark green.

In flowering the trichomes pack on excessively. There is a strong unique smel
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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Northern Lights x Shiva'