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Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue has become the go-to strain of choice for people who need serious day time pain relief or relief from negative emotional states. Although Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds are full of robust genetics so that it’s a straightforward to grow them, they are only recommended to people who have a clear need for a super-high-THC strain.

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Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds

Although Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds actually have balanced genetics (they are 50/50 Indica/Sativa), this strain contains an average of 25% THC and can go even higher. By contrast, its CBD content is a fairly low 0.1%. This sort of THC level is not to be taken lightly, make no mistake about it, Gorilla Glue is one powerful strain which was developed to deal with the most serious physical pain and/or to pull people out of the darkest mental places. Some people do need this sort of might from their regular strain, but it’s probably much more common for them to be recommended to people who are looking for a back-up strain to use on their worst days when their everyday strain just isn’t strong enough.

Yield

Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds can deliver some seriously hefty yields. Indoors you could feasibly look at 600g/m2 (experienced growers could possibly push this up even further). Outdoors you could collect up to 600g from each of your Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds.

Speed

Indoors, Gorilla Glue needs 7 to 9 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready around the end of September. While this relatively short growing time might suggest that Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds grow into fairly small plants, in actual fact, you’re looking at a height range of about 1.8M (indoor minimum) to 2.2M (outdoor maximum). This is substantially bigger than your average Indica, but is still a whole lot smaller than many Sativas.

Realistically speaking, only people who live in the Mediterranean basin are likely to be able to grow Gorilla Glue marijuana seeds completely outdoors. Everybody else is probably going to have to use a greenhouse or grow indoors. In either case, it may be useful to know that Gorilla Glue responds very well to plant training since the Sativa genetics make it much branchier than most Indicas.

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We’ve classed Gorilla Glue as a moderately difficult grow for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s a photoperiod strain, which means that unless you’re growing outdoors (or in a greenhouse), you’re going to have to manage light cycles. Secondly, this strain definitely grows taller than most Indicas, so if you’re growing indoors (or even in a greenhouse) then you might well find yourself dealing with plant training whether you like it or not, so that you can keep its height down to fit your grow space. Thirdly, Gorilla Glue has a big appetite and if you want those bumper yields, then you’ll need to keep it very well fed. Fourthly (and finally), harvesting Gorilla Glue takes patience as the strain takes its name from its ability to glue up even the best scissors, so the standard approach is to have several pairs handy and to keep changing them as you go.

Because of all this, we’d tend to point complete beginners in the direction of other strains, however, if you are a beginner and you think Gorilla Glue is the strain which best suits your needs, then it wouldn’t be out of the question for you to grow it since it is very robust and forgiving and if you do run into challenges, there’s lots of advice online.

Taste

While Gorilla Glue is best known for its THC content, its flavour is also very popular. The base notes are a combination of earthiness, fuel and pungency topped off with rich, strong coffee and then menthol pine. The overall taste has a slight chemical edge to it. Interestingly, the aroma loses the chemical element and instead is warm, rich and spicy with notes of sandalwood, sweet cherry and berries along with the freshness of pine.

Bag Appeal

Probably the most appealing aspect of a bag of Gorilla Glue is just how much it weighs, but leaving that aside, you have glossy green nugs sprinkled with cheerful orange hairs and basically drenched in THC-filled trichomes to the point where the bud actually looks wet. Unless you have the sort of muscles the rest of us can only dream of, you can forget about breaking up these beauties with your fingers, you’re going to need a grinder – and a good one.

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Auto Blueberry Domina

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Auto Blueberry Domina marijuana seeds

Auto Blueberry Domina have about 70% Indica genetics and contain 17%x THC for quick and effective pain relief. The prevalence of Indica genetics means that the high is peaceful and chilled rather than fun and fizzy. This is followed by a fairly deep stone, which is beautifully comfortable and relaxing.

They are generally recommended to people who want a strain to use at night. It wouldn’t be completely out of the question to use it in the daytime, but you’d certainly want to leave yourself plenty of recovery time before doing anything complicated.

Yield

Yields offered by Auto Blueberry Domina marijuana seeds may not look particularly impressive. Indoors,you can expect up to 200g/m2 indoors and outdoors you could collect up to 200g. Auto Blueberry Domina grows within a range of about 1M indoors minimum to 1.5M outdoors maximum. This short height does mean that there’s less space for buds to develop but it also means that it fits easily into smaller growing spaces.

If you need to keep this strain as short as possible then low stress training is a good option and if you want to maximize yields then you could try sea of green or screen of green. You could also try growing Auto Blueberry Domina in a hydroponic set-up, although this would be fairly unusual as this strain tends to be grown by people looking to keep their lives simple rather than to harvest the absolute hugest possible yields.

Speed

Auto Blueberry Domina marijuana seeds

Seeds are ready in about 10 weeks, of which about 3 to 4 weeks is vegging and 6 to 7 weeks is flowering. As this is an autoflowering strain, there isn’t a set harvest period, so your planting time will be dictated by your weather.

Growers in the Mediterranean basin will be able to plant earlier and/or later than growers in northern Europe, who will have to fit their growing period into a shorter summer.

They will also have to look at protecting their plants from the rain. This is a key point not just because this strain prefers to stay in the dry, but also because damp buds are a target for mould. If you live in a reality wet climate then you might be best to think of Auto Blueberry Domina as one for the greenhouse or indoors rather than as a possible outdoor grow.

Overall, however, Auto Blueberry Domina is a very robust strain, partly because of its genetics and partly because its grow time is so short, there is literally very little time for anything to go wrong with it.

The one major point to remember is that even though Auto Blueberry Domina is short and fast, it still needs to be kept in a well-ventilated environment, which means that even outdoors you will still need to pay attention to making sure that your plants are spaced far enough apart to allow for good air flow. At the same time, you’ll also need to think about odour control if you want to stay on good terms with your neighbours.

Other than that, you basically need to ensure that your plants get enough water but not too much and keep a regular eye out for anything which looks amiss (although that’s unlikely). Feeding shouldn’t be a big issue since this strain is too short and quick to be much of an eater.

Taste

Auto Blueberry Domina takes its name from the main parent strains Blueberry and Black Domina. Blueberry brings its characteristic berry sweetness, while Black Domina contributes the rich, spicy deliciousness of hash. The aroma is almost all blueberry, but not quite, there are still clear undertones of hash.

Bag Appeal

Both Blueberry and Auto Blueberry Domina take their names from their taste rather than their colour, but still looks very appealing with its thick, dense nugs, filled with orange hairs and frosty trichomes. You might say, however, that the real appeal is when you open the bag and release the aroma and only goes up when you start breaking open the nugs.

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Auto Blue Amnesia

If you’re still unconvinced about the quality of modern automatics, then Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds could be what it takes to change your mind.

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Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds

One of the interesting features about modern automatics is that breeders seem to be making more use of Sativa genetics, whereas not so long ago, automatics were almost exclusively Indicas plus Ruderalis. Auto Blue Amnesia is 40% Sativa, which helps to account for the 18% THC and the clean, happy, energetic head high you will very quickly feel when using this strain. It’s also about 40% Indica, which means that after your high, you enjoy a moderately deep stone. It’s deep enough to be very relaxing and could certainly help with sleep, but still light enough to make it feasible to use Auto Blue Amnesia in the day time. This is why Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds are frequently recommended to people who need a strain they can use at any time.

Yield

Indoors you can expect up to 100g/m2 and outdoors up to 200g from each of your Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds. This may not sound like much but this strain has a height range of between about 1M and 1.2M, which means that realistically there’s a limit to how much bud a plant this size can physically hold. For the sake of completeness, we should mention that if you need to keep Auto Blue Amnesia even shorter, this strain is very responsive to low stress training.

Speed

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Another reason why yields are on the lower side is that Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds will be ready to deliver their delicious harvest in just 10 weeks of which about 6.5 to 7 weeks is actual flowering time. As this is an autoflowering strain, there is no harvest period as such, but obviously you’ll need to be realistic about the weather conditions where you are. In other words, if you want to plant your Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds outside, you’ll need 10 weeks of warm, dry and sunny weather. You’ll also want to put your seeds somewhere they’ll have decent protection against scattered showers. If you can get the warmth and sunshine but can’t guarantee that it will be dry, then a greenhouse may be the way to go. If you live in the far north of Europe where it can be cold and dark even in summer, then you’ll need to grow your Auto Blue Amnesia marijuana seeds indoors.

Although super-speedy strains like Auto Blue Amnesia do tend to give lower yields, for the simple reason that they have less time to develop bud, there is actually a plus side to this. The plus side is that you actually increase the odds of being able to collect your harvest. Basically, the less time a strain needs to go, the less time it has to be attacked by mould, diseases and pests, which is great news for all growers, particularly inexperienced ones.

For the record, you still need to pay attention to your marijuana basics, particularly ventilation and you’ll need to give your plants an appropriate amount of water, but they’re unlikely to need much in the way of nutrients. Again, they’re simply not going to be doing enough growing to develop huge appetites. As always, be considerate about odour control, especially if you’re growing outdoors, as the wind can blow the smell of these plants a very long way and there’s no guarantee your neighbours will appreciate it.

Taste

The blue in Auto Blue Amnesia refers to Blueberry, which is both one of the parent strains and the key flavour in this strain. The berry sweetness is merged with candy sweetness, but thankfully this strain is not just full-on, unrelieved sweetness. The other main parent is Amnesia Haze which adds peppery spiciness and bite. The flavour is often compared to bubble gum although there are no Bubble Gum genetics in this strain. Interestingly, the aroma is very floral.

Bag Appeal

As you may have realised from the previous comments, the “Blue” in Auto Blue Amnesia refers to the taste not the colour, but don’t let that disappoint you. Focus on the glossy, green leaves, orange hairs and THC-filled trichomes. Then breath in that delicious floral scent which becomes even stronger as you break open the nugs.

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Big Bomb Auto

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Big Bomb Auto marijuana seeds

Big Bomb may have had its focus on big yields but it never neglected the importance of being a good smoke, and Big Bomb Auto proudly continues this in the strain’s newer iteration. This fun factor is fuelled by the strain’s moderate 10-15% THC level that will be easily enjoyed by veteran smokers without scaring off the newbies either.

Big Bomb Auto will offer great bang for your buck not just on the yield front but in its effects too, providing an all-over buzz that will last for hours. It comes on quick, offering a smooth relaxing effect that can be enjoyed whether you are looking for a cerebral high or a rich consuming bodily stone. Neither of these effects is too intense either, making Big Bomb Auto a strain to be enjoyed at any time of the day.

It also has a number of medicinal qualities that it can be used for, being especially effective at offering pain relief and dealing with insomnia by lulling you into a deep sleep.

Yield

Autoflowering or not, no strain deserves to named after Big Bomb unless it can produce the explosive sized yields that the original is so famous for. Luckily Big Bomb Auto earns the right to its name by providing 450-500g of quality bud per m2 indoors, with outdoor grows being equally prolific in their yields.

Getting such results from an auto strain would have been unthinkable until recently and giving Big Bomb the autoflowering treatment could have easily diminished these yields. However, thanks to Bomb Seeds’ skilful cross of the original Big Bomb with a carefully selected ruderalis we can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Auto strains are usually associated with reliability and a general lack of ostentation, but Big Bomb Auto has a real flair for the dramatic as it shows meagre progress in its initial stages before erupting into a shower of bud in its final two weeks. At this point the nugs begin to rapidly grow and become palpably dense, and you may even need to support them in this time to stop them breaking off.

Despite these dramatic yields and growth patterns, Big Bomb Auto is visually a very unassuming plant. It will stay at a short 65-95cm and displays a bushy growth pattern with plenty of bud sites, clearly demonstrating the indica and ruderalis influence in its genes as it races through its short 75-85 days flowering time if grown indoors.

Those who do wish to keep the plant inside will find its small stature convenient for a stealth grow, being able to fit into many smaller places that are unsuitable for larger plants. If you do wish to do so then it would be wise to consider growing the plant in hydroponics and a Screen of Green (ScrOG) setup to maximise its already generous yields.

Outdoor growing is also a very realistic option, with Big Bomb Auto’s mould and disease resistant genetics helping it handle a wide range of environments, including those cooler ones that northern European growers have to contend with. Plant it early enough and you may find yourself getting multiple harvests from early June through to October.

Yet whether you are attempting your first ScrOG setup or your first outdoor grow in a less hospitable climate, Big Bomb Auto is worth a shot. Its tough genetics and low-maintenance nature means that is can offer the perfect strain to learn the ropes with, though it will of course prefer to be looked after well.

Taste

In the rush to talk about its yields, the finer points of Big Bomb Auto can easily be overlooked. This is a shame as its taste is a pleasure and even offers a better quality flavour than the original Big Bomb. Taking all that made the original enjoyable on the palette and adding some extra sweetness, Big Bomb Auto has a taste that is worth enjoying.

Bag Appeal

Those swelling hard nugs mentioned above provide one great product for commercial growers and a joy for those looking to enjoy the strain themselves. The buds are solid, thick with resin and covered in dusty trichomes and greeny-yellow pistils. The scent is similar to Big Bomb’s, with a distinctive skunkiness that comes through more strongly than the sweetness in the taste.

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Cherry Bomb Auto

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Cherry Bomb Auto marijuana seeds

The speed with which Cherry Bomb Auto is felt once smoked clearly marks this as a strain for the impatient enthusiasts out there. Packing a moderate to high 15-20% THC content means it is potent enough to give you the goods without much effort too.

There is a definite sativa component here and it will even be felt before anything else, giving you a gentle cerebral lift to prepare you for the rich indica stone to come. Cherry Bomb Auto won’t keep you waiting long for this either, giving you those body-soothing effects swiftly as you’ve just become accustomed to the sativa induced rush.

This is when the fun really starts, as you are lulled into a deep relaxation that consumes your body and banishes the lingering worries of the day. It is this quality that makes Cherry Bomb Auto such a fine strain to enjoy after a tough day at work, leaving nagging managers and difficult clients behind as you enter a state of bliss. Those familiar with the original Cherry Bomb will recognise the sensation instantly, and even experts may struggle to tell them apart.

These THC-fuelled sedative effects are also assisted by a moderate CBD content that boosts the strain’s medicinal applications. Cherry Bomb Auto has predictably been found to be effective in treating stress and anxiety, as well as helping sufferers cope with depression. It is also great for treating insomnia, though it should be noted that it will not simply knock you out if enjoyed recreationally, and sleep tends to come more when it is actually wanted rather than unexpectedly.

Yield

Cherry Bomb Auto seems to widely vary its yields depending on a number of factors, with most growers reporting a healthy 250-450g per m2 or 30-60g per plant. Growing outdoors is where harvest sizes get a real boost, however, with the strain exceeding the 450g per m2 mark on the basis that it gets enough light.

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Cherry Bomb Auto marijuana seeds

There is a strong indica vibe running through this plant and its growth patterns are no different. Perhaps this is best seen in its size and shape, with the plant staying at the diminutive height of 30-85cm and displaying those classic bushy indica dimensions.

Its ruderalis side is more than evident in the ease with which the plant grows too, shrugging off newbie mistakes and the occasional bit of mild neglect with ease. Even with such treatment growers can expect reasonable sized yields, though the plant certainly rewards those who care for it. Taking the time to put the plant in a Sea of Green (SoG) or Screen of Green (ScrOG) setup will give you the kind of yields that are rarely found among ruderalis-enriched strains. The more particular growers out there will also want to decide whether to use a soil or hydroponic medium, with soil bringing out more of that great cherry flavour and hydroponics boosting yield sizes further.

Those able to grow outside should certainly consider doing so, as Cherry Bomb Auto will thrive in a benevolent outdoor climate. This is the best way to get those big yields out of the plant, though even with those generous harvests the plant will stay at 85cm tall. If you are growing outside you can expect your harvests anytime between May and October, and its swift 65-75 day flowering time means you may be able to get more than one lot in. An added bonus of giving Cherry Bomb Auto some fresh air is its tendency to turn blue upon being exposed to the cooler night time temperatures, giving it an extra visual allure.

Taste

Cherry Bomb Auto marijuana seeds

Fans of the original Cherry Bomb will not be disappointed by its autoflowering sibling, with Cherry Bomb Auto packing in that same sweet fruity flavour. This primary cherry-like taste is joined by a skunk-y element that sits beneath, rounding the full-bodied sensation out nicely.

Bag Appeal

Much like the taste, the scent of the strain is a mixture of sweet cherry and skunk. This pleasant smell is packed into dense orange pistil-flecked buds that are thick with resin and may come in a bluey-purple shade if certain growing conditions are met. Finishing off this extravagant appearance is a light dusting of crystal-like trichomes.

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