Small Size, Big Buds & Sedating Cerebral Sensations
If you asked the average cannabis consumer to name some of the most prominent strains of marijuana available, with the best reputations, chances are high that the list would include such classics as Skunk #1 and Northern Lights.
Between them, these two strains combine stable landrace genetics from across the globe, including Afghani, Thai, Colombian and Mexican, and are the very cornerstone of many well-loved hybrids and hard to improve upon. In fact, it’s possible the only thing breeders could do to better these buds, would be to blend them together. And so, Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized was created.
Full of skunky and citrus-leaning flavors, this hybrid herb pulls her vigorous growth, resilience and high-yielding capabilities from her Northern Lights side, and mixes this with the energetic and euphoric buzz that Skunk #1 is well-loved for - I mean, there’s a reason that the word ‘skunk’ pretty much just means strong ganja to many people, right?
Sure to take you on the rollercoaster ride of your life, a joint of Northern Lights x Skunk Fem will uplift your mind, boost your focus, clear your head and then just as you’re acclimatizing, her sedating side will kick in. And at 17% THC, that’s no easy to resist body-stone, as her relaxing sensation spreads through your body and finally lulls you to sleep.
This intensely relaxing herb can be an amazing option for those seeking alternatives to over the counter medicines, and prescribing Northern Lights x Skunk for physical pains alongside mental concerns has been found to provide great comfort to those in psychological or physiological pain.
Since this hybrid combines two strains with excellent growth traits, this Indica-heavy herb is a choice strain for novice growers looking to develop their skills, as she’s already feminized and high yielding. Northern Lights x Skunk also happens to be a compact and easy to manage strain that will thrive in most environments, is resilient, and can withstand most mistakes made with marijuana.
Flavor and Fragrance of Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized
Since the skunky aroma of Skunk is pungent, recognizable and somewhat overwhelming, it’s no surprise that the predominant aroma of Northern Lights x Skunk is skunky in nature. However, the combination with Northern Lights has added notes of earth and spice to her fragrance, alongside hints of lemon.
Though the invitation to inhale is compelling even before combusting, when you do so, you’ll find her sweet citrus and herb combination is even more alluring to the taste buds, making for a particularly pleasing pot experience.
Smashing together the genetics of two true giants in the cannabis community was sure to end in a hybrid with highs beyond compare, and Northern Lights x Skunk Fem is certainly a ride.
Uplifting and yet simultaneously sedating, the psychedelic high of this herb can be traced back to her Skunk lineage, beginning with a rush of energy to the head that both focuses and enlivens you as you toke. Expect your senses to go into overdrive, as your clear head brightens colors and sharpens sounds, making even the most tedious of work suddenly more enjoyable.
Once this giddy euphoria begins to ease off and wind down, the relaxing Indica effects of Northern Lights x Skunk start to set in, beginning as a creeping calm sensation that spreads from your skull, down your spine and into your senses.
As she lulls you close to sleep with her sedating effects, your limbs will loosen and your muscles mellow as you succumb to the tranquillizing effects. Eventually, slumber itself will lure you down, making this the perfect weed for a nightcap, or a chilled out afternoon.
Though her buds are beautifully balanced, still, this strain will have adverse effects on tokers who overdo the dosage. For most, the only unwanted effects are the usual cottonmouth, dry eyes and maybe a little dizziness. In more extreme cases, this herb can increase feelings of paranoia, or heighten already present anxiety.
Medical Uses of Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized
The profoundly sedating effects of Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized are a result of her THC and the excellent terpene profile she boasts, full of beneficial terps such as limonene to increase her therapeutic properties.
Those in the medicinal marijuana (MMJ) community will regularly tout this weed as an ideal strain for easing stress as a muscle relaxant, and for her anxiolytic and antidepressant properties. These can be utilized by those suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD or bipolar disorder, and have been found to be immensely effective.
As Northern Lights x Skunk Fem is inherently an analgesic, she can also aid those with mild to moderate pain, such as that from cramps, muscle spasms, headaches and migraine, or more neuropathic pains.
Since the tranquilizing effect of this strain tends to send tokers to sleep, those with sleeping disturbance disorders such as insomnia can find comfort in this cannabis. In addition, as she boasts anti-emetic properties, those struggling from lack of appetite due to nausea can find a peaceful reprieve with a few tokes of this ganja.
Growing Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized Seeds
For those planning to plant this pot, prepare for what may arguably be one of the easiest grows of your life.
Since Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized is an Indica-heavy strain, she has also been bestowed with the very best characteristics typical to Indicas, and grows small and compact at no more than 150 centimeters, so there’s no need for a huge growing space. And since her Afghani lineage is strong, she’s also resilient to molds and adverse weather conditions and can be forgiving for novice growers who are prone to making mistakes.
These seeds are all feminized for your convenience, removing the requirement to avoid pollination by weeding out the males in the batch. As such, your final yields of frosty buds should be at full capacity, provided you focus on ensuring her environment is optimal.
Most cannabis cultivators prefer a hydroponics setup for their weed, as this can do wonders to boost the final harvest size and average growth rate, by ensuring the essential nutrients and minerals go directly into the roots of each plant. To boost the terpene profile of your Northern Lights x Skunk, and therefore her flavor, fragrance and medicinal value, we’d point you down the organic soil route, though.
After around 7 to 8 weeks of flowering, your plants will be ready for harvesting, and if using a Sea of Green (SOG) method, you can expect a yield size of between 400 and 500 grams of tasty nugs per square meter.
For even bigger yields, try cultivating this cannabis outdoors, as this way the plants can receive all the warm sunshine that’s required to boost their growth. Doing so, you can harvest around mid-October, and your yields should be boosted up to around 900 grams per plant - a significant increase from indoor growing.
As the lovechild of legendary strains, of course Northern Lights x Skunk Feminized has some of the best ganja genetics on the 420 scene. High-yielding and heavy on the Indica, her high will take you on a cerebral and euphoric ride to clear and sharpen the mind before her sweet and fruity smoke sedates you.
Well-balanced in effects and medicinal properties, this herb's potent pain-relieving qualities and ability to alleviate psychological ailments make this strain beneficial for many in the community struggling to get along with traditionally prescribed meds.
These exceptional traits continue into the growth characteristics, and Northern Lights x Skunk Fem combines the best parts of her parentage to exhibit resilience to common pests and hardiness that makes her ideal for novice growers, as she can recover from many mistakes. Fairly fast to flower, already large yields can be boosted with a SOG technique, or if you’re really going all out, outdoor growing.