The legendary Afghani Indica strain, Northern Lights, is now available from Sensi Seeds in the form of an auto-flowering, feminised form. Northern lights has been popular for decades and has been the base of many other strains which have also been extremely popular in the cannabis community. Strains such as NL#1, NL#2 and NL#5 as well as many hybrid strains. Sensi has gone back to basics to bring its customers the original well loved strain in a user friendly package. Northern Lights is primarily grown indoors, this strain however can also grow well outdoors in a warm environment. The genetic alterations to the strain mean that its flowering period is greatly shortened making it perfect for quick production. Northern Lights is known for its fast, robust yields and its surprising lack of fragrance when growing. The buds however have a sweet scent to them, however it is also an immensely powerful plant as the buds are coated in a thick layer of THC-rich trichomes.
Auto-flowering and feminising plants are simply ways in which a strain can be altered in order to render them a little easier to grow. Auto-flowering simply means that instead of having to be subjected to a specific light cycle in order to flower, the plants simply bloom at a certain point in their life. This also means that there do not have to be separate areas for vegetation and flowering which saves growers and breeders a lot of time and space. Auto-flowering plants can also have their growth stunted without their yield being affected which makes them absolutely perfect for indoor growing, or just for those who do not have a lot of space at their disposal.
Feminising a strain means that the seeds will only grow into female plants. This immediately became popular amongst growers everywhere as male plants are useless and often a hassle. Male plants, if there is no use for their pollen, are simply a waste of time, space, and money. A grower using regular seeds would have to purchase twice as many seeds to receive the same number of productive female plants, making feminised seeds the way to go for any grower. The combination of these two alterations makes this strain a growers dream.
If grown outdoors Northern Lights responds best to a sunny or Mediterranean environment. It is a compact, 80% Indica, plant which has a flowering period of just 50 - 60 days.
Please remember that the growing of cannabis plants and the cultivation of seeds is illegal in some countries - please check the laws of your country and don't be growing any plants if it is against your country's laws