Northern Lights #5 Strain Review
Northern Lights has been dominating the 420 skies of enthusiasts since the early 90s. In spite of being an old-time wonder, it remains on top as one of the most memorable legends in the industry. Thus, it is only understandable that the BC Seed Company would create several offshoots including the now famous Northern Lights #5 which improves upon its potency.
The resulting offspring is one that takes brings the bright, dancing lights of the aurora into the living room after just a single bowl. Its pronounced cerebral high seemingly reminds users of the effects of Thai Sativa. Meanwhile, its Indica-centric buzz travels all over in magnetic waves, numbing the body with delights which suggests the presence of Aghani in its genes.
This strain, having won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1989, will, without a doubt, take one out on midnight for a light show of the millennium.
|Northern Lights #5 Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||5/95|
|THC %||15% to 26%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||6 to 7 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/sqm / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Northern Lights #5 perfectly captures the aroma of the great outdoors. Damp soil makes up the bed of the palate, while hints of fallen pinecones as well as wild flowers add a subtle sweetness to its profile. The flavors are just as grounding, only this time it has a citrus twist that leaves a tinge of sourness in its aftertaste after exhaling.
The need to travel to Iceland dissipates as this strain makes witnessing the dazzling spectacle of Northern Lights at the comforts of one’s home possible. Upon drawing in its smoke, a subtle euphoria enters the head in a colorful stream, allowing the mood to float in positive vibrations.
It slows down any racy, anxious-ridden thoughts in the mind as it envelops it in a dreamy haze. While most enjoy the dopey contentment binging on Netflix, others may also bask in its otherworldly high by gazing under the stars – literally and cerebrally.
Shining even brighter is its physically sedative effects. Its mostly Indica buzz creeps in slowly with an overpowering sense of torpor that leans towards a wistful relaxation that leaves smokers pleasantly comfortable.
Completely relaxed yet still relatively functional, this is best lit up at night when users need to unwind after a long day at work. Of may be tempting to over-indulge, but its potency may be too much for novice-users to handle.
Due to its potency, beginners who are sensitive to such strong effects may be more vulnerable to cases of headaches or dizziness. Because its high is body centric, spiked levels of paranoia is a rare occurrence. Still, managing hits is highly recommended.
Most likely, users will only experience a cottonmouth and dry eyes with Northern Lights #5. Preparing refreshments beforehand can help ease the ache and keep one hydrated, although one should note that alcohol should absolutely be avoided as it only exacerbates the dry spell.
Medical Use and Benefits
Northern Lights #5 acts as the bridge to the vibrant path of nirvana, where patients temporarily escape pain trailing after certain ailments. Its blissful river of euphoria washes away any stress and, instead, replaces it with happiness thus allowing the mind take a break.
Those with depression or anxiety will find this also helps them quiet down intrusive thoughts, bringing each closer to achieving much sought-after inner peace.
Meanwhile, its THC of up to 26% contains a powerful analgesic quality that seemingly sweeps the body off the ground with deep relaxation. More importantly, away from the grasp of conditions like muscular tension, arthritis, general soreness and even muscle spasms.
Growing Northern Lights #5
While the actual Northern Lights is a rare sight, prospective growers would be happy to know that its seeds are available online. Adding to its high appeal is that it is relatively easy to cultivate. It boasts a quick flowering period without sacrificing yields. Moreover, it is a highly adaptable strain that can adjust to either outdoor or indoor settings.
Moreover, its short to medium height of up to 120 cm makes it a well-suited plant in restricted indoor spaces. Still, one may top the plant to ensure a steady airflow for the lower nodes and to prevent humidity buildup in the dense canopy.
Indoor flowering time is usually as short as 6 to 7 weeks, with each square meter yielding an average of 400 to 500 grams. In addition, it flourishes in either a hydroponic or soil-based medium using a Sea of Green (SOG) method which encourages bud growth as well as hasten its growing time.
In gardens and farms, the plant would require a Mediterranean climate to fully flourish. In such conditions, harvest would fall around the middle of October with it producing as much as 500 grams of buds per plant.
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