The northern lights when grown correctly will have you staring up at the night sky as if you really were in Alaska enjoying the northern lights. Besides an amazing hybrid high that you can feel throughout the entire body, the most notable trait is the flavor. It’s best described as very piney and organic and has a sweet aroma to it, especially when burned. I’ve done two separate runs of this strain now and have been impressed by the yield that these plants give. Even though she won’t reach very tall heights because of their indica dominant nature, it will branch out and still produce tons of budding sites if pruned correctly.
The flowering time for this phenotype is in the 8-9 week range although I have harvested after week 8 both times because the trichomes are really milky already at that point. If you read my previous article you’d know I’m using coco coir as my preferred grow medium and this plant responded great to it. I would definitely classify this strain as a good beginners strain for those starting out in growing because it really doesn’t pose many problems and is quick to recover from errors with nutrients, ph, etc. It definitely needs to be up kept as it will grow extremely bushy and may take up too much of your grow area if you don’t trim it up regularly during veg. Out of the 3 different strains that I have grown it is my favorite so far across all important categories. As long as you flush the plant properly at the end, the flavor should be hard to match, it’s very unique. If you’re a medical cannabis grower I would definitely add this to your garden if you have patients that are dealing with severe pain. This one works very well for those that need relief in different parts of the body. It relaxes the muscles much more then your typical hybrid or sativa strain and you can find yourself asleep before you know it with higher doses.
This strain is extremely popular and most likely would not be hard to find at your local compassion club. I have come across this strain a number of times outside of my own stash of seeds and I’m sure many of you readers have had the pleasure of trying it as well. What other medical uses have you guys found this particular phenotype to help deal with? Share your experiences with growing/sampling this strain.