Northern Lights Seeds

If there was a list of the most important strains of cannabis of all time, Northern Lights would be in the top three of the list, if not on the very top. And it’s not just the characteristics that make it an extremely popular strain, like the great high and the short flowering time – it’s also the fact that Northern Lights has lent its genetics to many very popular and highly appraised hybrid strains. Northern Lights won the High Times Cannabis Cup twice – overall in 1990, and in the Indica category in 1988-89, but if there was a lifetime achievement category for cannabis strains, Northern Lights would be the first winner. In fact, Northern Lights could be the reason for introducing such a category, because it truly is that good and that important.

Strain Description & Information

Northern Lights is usually described as a compact plant because of its short to medium height and the fact that it produces very few braches. Still, for anyone wondering how a compact, short plant could produce such a good quantity of buds, a single look will reveal the secret – it’s in the huge central cola. The impression the fuzzy green buds, with a lot of resin and frosting that covers them and the nearby leaves make on an onlooker is usually that of awe and deep respect for the breeders who made it as mind-blowing as it is today. To top it all off, Northern Lights is also a remarkably low key plant to grow because it doesn’t really smell that much, which is, arguably, one of the traits that were reinforced through back-breeding to make Northern Light probably the indoor-growing friendliest marijuana strain.

Reviews & User Highlights

Northern Lights has a sweet, sometimes a bit citrusy smell, and the taste is pretty much the same – earthy, with hints of lemon and sweetness, and a pine aftertaste best described as fresh. There is pleasure to be found in toking a bud that tastes like Northern Lights for the taste only, but that’s not the best thing about using it – it’s the Indica high that will leave you feeling blissfully lazy, in a combination of mellow and happy to the border of being euphoric but too cool do to anything about it. Northern Lights is also used therapeutically for depression and stress, and people find it very effective in fighting insomnia or warding off pain.

Grow Guide and Tips

With genes that trace back its lineage to strains found in Afghanistan, it’s clear that Northern Lights is a hardy plant which doesn’t require a lot of hovering from the grower. And while all of that is true, it’s still not a plant that’s recommended for novices to grow. Why? Well, a couple of reasons – to get the most out of Northern Lights, they should be arranged into a Sea of Green and grown on hydro, which in itself might be too much for a novice. Also, being of Afghani origin, there’s a chance that novices will try to give it too much nutrients to make it grow bigger, faster or better, and will in turn cause nute burn. Still, anyone who figures out how to do what it takes to grow a healthy Northern Lights plant, or a few of them, will find the plant very suitable for growing for personal and commercial use.

How to buy Northern Lights Seeds online

Just go online, and there you’ll find a variety of stores where you can buy Northern Lights seeds online. It pays off to shop around a little when it comes to Northern Lights, as the high competition might make some of the shops offer very affordable Northern Lights seeds. [includeme file=”seeds.txt”]

Northern Lights Seeds Online

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  • Grow Location:Indoors
  • Flowers in: 6 to 7 weeks
  • Height: Short to Medium
  • Yields: 450 per m2

Effects described by users

  • Euphoric
  • Happy
  • Lazy
  • Uplifted
  • Creative