Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized
It would be difficult to think of other marijuana hybrids with parents as beloved as Northern Lights x Skunk. Both are Indica-leaning strains that have legions of fans around the world. Northern Lights #5 and Skunk #1 trace their roots back to ancient landraces and have spawned scores of award-winners. This one takes the best qualities of each: vigorous growth, high yields, irresistible aroma and flavor, and unparalleled relaxation despite a moderate 17% THC level. But don’t take our word for it; buy these feminized seeds and see for yourself.
Indica-dominant strains offer many advantages for the novice grower, and Northern Lights x Skunk Fem is a great example. These feminized seeds grow up to be moderate-sized plants that can fit easily in most growing spaces. Due to their Afghani landrace origins, they can adapt to cooler climates and bounce back from sudden drops in temperature. They are naturally resistant to most pests and diseases, too. The only pathogens to watch out for are mold and mildew. However, these are pretty straightforward to avoid. The Indica plant structure is characterized by small internodal gaps that result in tightly-packed foliage. Regular pruning is necessary to thin it out, decreasing the chances of excess moisture accumulating in the leaves. Furthermore, this encourages the plant to focus its energy on bud production instead of using the nutrients to grow non-essential parts.The same as any cannabis strain, the best growing medium to enhance the terpene profile is organic soil. Not only are terpenes responsible for the aroma and flavor, but they also boost the plant’s immune system. On the other hand, you may also use coco coir or hydroponics. Delivering nutrient mixes directly to the roots through the water improves the growth rate.
Northern Lights x Skunk Fem has one of the fastest flowering periods among all the Indica-heavy varietals. It should be ready to harvest after only 6 to 8 weeks. If planted outdoors, the best time to collect the buds is early October.
Because this strain has a fairly compact size, a grow room with a ceiling of average height is adequate. Left untrained, it is unlikely that it will be more than 150 cm (5 feet) tall. Nevertheless, a low-stress training (LST) technique, such as the Sea of Green (SOG), is recommended to bump up the yield. This merely means grouping several plants about 30 cm (1 foot) apart. This method maximizes space efficiency and allows the grower to shorten the vegetative stage and accelerate the onset of flowering.
Do note that this method will affect the temperature and relative humidity (RH). Use a digital hygrometer/thermometer to help keep the conditions within the optimum range. The temperature should not be higher than 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit), and the best RH is between 40 and 50%. Maintaining these will ensure healthy growth and produce 400 to 500 grams (14 to 18 ounces) of bud per square meter.
If you live in an area with a sunny and warm climate, Northern Lights x Skunk will flourish. That being said, cool nights will bring out purple and bluish hues in the leaves and buds. The reason for this is the presence of anthocyanins – plant pigments that are Northern Lights’ legacy. Light breezes are an advantage as well because they help dissipate excess moisture around the crop and, at the same time, make the entire plant become stronger by growing extra tissues from resisting the wind.
If all goes well, each one can grow to a maximum height of 180 cm (6 feet) and yield up to 900 grams (32 ounces) of smokable pot. The skunky odor could be pervasive, though, so keep that in mind if your garden’s surroundings get a lot of foot traffic.
As an Indica, Northern Lights x Skunk is most often used to induce relaxation. Consequently, it is a popular choice at medical marijuana dispensaries for dealing with illnesses having to do with stress and anxiety. For instance, many users find it helpful to calm the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD).
This strain also has mood-lifting properties that could ease depression and bipolar disorder. The tranquil mindset and happy disposition it creates may be invaluable for insomniacs or individuals struggling with disrupted sleep patterns, too.
On the physical realm, it contains a moderate amount of THC that can reduce pain for acute and chronic conditions. In order to avoid the myriad side effects of opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), patients are turning to MMJ strains such as this one as an alternative treatment for migraines, dysmenorrhea, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
With only 17% THC, Northern Lights x Skunk’s high is not exceptionally psychoactive, nor is it psychedelic in nature. However, newbies should exercise caution anyway, just in case they turn out to be sensitive to tetrahydrocannabinol. Start with low doses to avoid headaches or dizziness. In rare cases, some people experience paranoia and heightened anxiety.
Otherwise, the only negative reactions are cotton mouth and dry eyes, which are common and unavoidable with any marijuana strain. Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, and use lubricating eye drops to relieve these temporary discomforts.
The effects of Northern Lights x Skunk, even though it is an Indica-dom, are not limited to the body. There is a stimulation of the mind as well. The first few minutes establish an energized and worry-free state that is the perfect introduction to the intense physical relaxation that follows. Some users report an increased sensitivity to colors and sounds, but this is unlikely to become mind-bending.
Once the brain has calmed down, the body is next. Muscles and joints loosen up while pain and discomfort melt away. At this point, you can save the rest of the blunt for another day and still be able to move around. But usually, the desire to just sit back and chill wins.
Eventually, drowsiness sets in, and going to bed becomes more tempting. Your sleep will be deep and restful, without any hangover the next day. For these reasons, this strain is best consumed at the end of the day or during the weekend after all the chores are done.
When it comes to the odor, the Skunk #1 genes are at the forefront, overpowering the more delicate aroma of Northern Lights. This strain is an exemplar of skunky, emitting a pungent and overwhelming scent that many cannasseurs adore.
As you smoke this weed, the skunky yet sweet twang is not unpleasant. It is highlighted by refreshing fresh lemon notes with a sprinkling of herbs.
Although Northern Lights x Skunk Fem already has a brief flowering period, you might want something that blooms even quicker. This strain has that version: Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Fem. It produces the same recreational and medicinal effects despite the fact that the plant is a bit more petite. The yield is almost as high at 600 grams (21 ounces) per shrub, but the harvest time is earlier by 2 weeks. This is a great advantage if time is of the essence.
But if you want to go back to the source, Northern Lights Fem by itself is a worthy addition to any garden. This 95% Indica delivers deep and blissful relaxation like no other, capturing the experience of gazing at the Aurora Borealis. The colorful buds carry the refreshing aroma of pine needles, the better to evoke nature’s serenity. With 18% THC inherited from its Afghani ancestor, it is the go-to strain for managing stress, pain, and anxiety.
Or how about an offspring of the other parent, Skunk Mazar Fem? This strain’s high is more psychedelic and could be overwhelming for newbies and casual tokers. Nevertheless, a low to moderate dose usually results in a delightful experience. The sky-high THC level of around 24% will take you on a rollercoaster ride of euphoria that has profound relaxing impacts even as it is cerebrally stimulating.
However, you might wish to augment your stash with an energizing Sativa. Batting for this side is Neville’s Haze Fem, a cross between Haze and Northern Lights #5. The resulting plant is almost pure Sativa and can stretch to a towering 4 meters (13 feet) in height. The flowering time is also quite lengthy at 10 to 14 weeks. Still, the generous 650 to 800-gram yield (23 to 28 ounces) of stimulating and motivating pot is worth the time and effort you put into it.
For a balanced effect, though, go for Gorilla Glue Lemon Fem. The Sativa genes from Lemon Haze add a lively kick to the sleepy high of Gorilla Glue #4. The first toke is uplifting and energizing, and the giddy euphoria will make you believe that you can take on the world. But soon, a numbing sensation spreads from the neck down to the extremities, ultimately ending in couch-lock. The physical tranquility is complemented by a cheerful state of mind.
Northern Lights x Skunk is also known in some places as Northern Skunk and NL Skunk. Other breeders and users refer to it by its full name, Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5.
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|Yield Indoor||14 – 18 oz/m2|
|Yield Outdoor||32 oz/plant|
|HEIGHT||39 – 59 inches|
|FLOWERING TIME||6-8 Weeks|
|MEDICAL||Anxiety Arthritis Migranes Muscle Spasms Pain Stress|
|EFFECTS||Euphoric Focused Relaxed|
|FLAVOR||Citrus Lemon Skunk Sweet|
|GROWS||Greenhouse Indoor Outdoor|
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Northern lights x skunk cannabis seeds
Highly valued for her therapeutic properties due to her high cannabinoid levels.
Our Northern Light is a strain that has won so many indica cups and prizes that they even asked for her to be retired from competition to give other high quality indica strains a chance.
Furthermore, to give us a better idea of her quality, the genetics of many subsequent champions were based on Northern.
Crossing her with the classic, Indica dominant, mythical Skunk #1, which was the first real Indica-Sativa hybrid comprising Afghan, Mexican and Colombian genes and a strain that changed the face of cannabis culture worldwide, demonstrates the true meaning of hybrid vigour, by further improving the already impressive yields and therapeutic value of the illustrious Northern.