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Big Bud Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 5  Viewed: 288,368 times  Rated by 5 users: 5.76/10
'Big Bud' from Nirvana
LineageUnknown. A mostly Indica Skunk hybrid
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNorth America
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor Maturation50 to 55 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 DescriptionSkunk taste characteristics

  Breeder's Description - 'Big Bud'
Supposedly derived from Big Bud (Sensi Seeds).

  Grower Report - vaaran on July 18, 2003, 9:18 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureAverage size

I germinated 30 seeds from which 25 sprouted after 2 days. Plants were vegged for 4 weeks reaching around 12 inches in height, feeded with Canna Terra Vega 2 times a week.

12 days after switching to 12/12, 15 plants turned out to be female, 10 were male. I continued to feed Terra Vega this 12 day

  Grower Report - doc Genetics on October 27, 2004, 7:44 am  

Overall Rating4  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency3  StatureNot Listed

For Veg. I used Flouros, early flowering because Big Bud increases overall size about 300% after switching to 12/12.
For Bloom I used 600W HPS. Standard nutes + handwatering. no extra Co2 and only 1 gallon soil pots (TEKKU ~15x15x25). Good ventilation is recommended.

The flowering time was diffe

  Grower Report - BigSensiSkunk on November 21, 2004, 2:01 pm  

Overall Rating9  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureAverage size

Oldest commercial strain and I can tell you that I know why it got it's award at the Cup back in '89. Cheap seeds, hardy easy to grow plants, lots of sticky dank buds that you can sell by the quarter-pounder!!!

Guerilla Growin':
Started off with 30 seeds, all germinated in 2 days. The sprouts we

  Grower Report - HempKat on August 5, 2005, 3:47 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
PotencyNot Listed StatureAverage size

The plant grew exceedingly well thru most of it's growth and produced nice tight nuggets average roughly the size of golfballs and several colas above ten inches in length (Some LST used in early veg) The buds were very sticky and trichome developement wasy dense with long thin resin glands giving t ...continued

  Grower Report - GrowinC on August 7, 2005, 11:19 pm  
Big Bud from Nirvana rated 7.29  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureAverage size
Yield7  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease8  Indoor55 to 60 days
Appearance8  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level7  Odor: very pungent with a hint of sweet fruitiness
Taste Level7  Taste: very smooth taste with only a small hint of harshness during exhale
Grower's Tilt7  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: March, 2005

This was my first grow. I grew 5 plants of Nirvana Big Bud and 5 plants of Sensi Early Skunk together. Over all I found the growing process to be fun and fairly easy. I think the Big Buds are a very hardy and easy to grow strain which I'm sure made things a little easier for me. 3 out of 5 plants ended up being female. The plants yielded with and efficiency of about .5g/Watt.

I trimmed all but the smallest of leaves. Some of the small leaves were just so covered with trichs I just had to leave the on. I dried the buds by hanging in a cool dark area with pretty good air circulation. I dried them for about 5 days then I started the cure process by placing them in mason jars. I gave them some air every day for a few weeks. Now a month later on some of the first harvest I have fully cured, prime bud. The smell is very pungent with a background of sweet fruitiness. On a rare occasion I'll take a hit that is a little harsh on the exhale, but no big deal. This bud is so much better than anything I've ever bought. The high is great. 3 to 5 hits off my bowl and I am totally fried. Everything just tingles. Itís such a pleasant high that stays on strong for a few hours.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used260w to 400w
Average Plant Height60
Plants per Sq. Foot3.00
Average Yield per Plant1.50
Pruning or Plant StyleBush
Fertilization MethodMix of chemical and organic

Grow Room - The room is in a closet under a set of stairs. The grow space used was 3' x 4' with an average height of about 60". The ventilation used a passive intake along the floor at the rear of the grow room. The exhaust was a twin fan window fan. It was above the door to the room and exhaust into the garage. I also used a portable 9000BTU air conditioner and a 7" oscillating fan.

Lighting - Initially the seedlings were kept under 160W of fluoros on an 18/6 lighting scheduled. After about a week to 10 days they were switched to 24/0. A 21 days they were put under a new light I built. It was 16 32W T8 fluoros. They were very tightly packed and gave off a great amount of light. This was used throughout the remainder of the veg cycle which was 6 weeks. I then switched the plants over to 12/12 using a 400W HPS for the primary light and two 128W T8 Light Modules to throw light on the lower branches.

Grow Medium - For the seedlings I used Ferry Morse seed starter mix. It is a well balanced soil-less medium that has no added nutrients. This lets you add what ever you please. After the first transplant the plants are in a soil-less medium consisting of 3 parts ProMix to 1 part Perlite to 1 part Vermiculite.

Water and Nutes - Water used was filtered well water. It always tested slightly acid. I started off using Peter's GP fertilizer 20-20-20. It worked fine, but later I decided to go organic. During veg I switched to Alaska Fish Emulsion. During flower I used Earth Juice Bloom.

Report added by: GrowinC

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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Big Bud'