Early Misty isn’t named for its covering of white trichomes, it was named for its parentage, namely Early Skunk and Misty. Early Misty is often seen as a perfect choice for beginners or people on their first photoperiod grow.
Early Misty typically has about 15% to 18% THC and about 1% CBD. It’s frequently described as a “morning coffee” strain. Since it’s often used for people who need a little help to “wake and bake” and tastes very similar to coffee. There’s enough THC to deliver quick pain-relief and the high is a lot more mellow than you’d expect. Instead of euphoria, you’ll feel chilled out and at peace with yourself and the world. Which is arguably a great place from which to transition into a nicely relaxing body stone. Early Misty is generally suggested to people looking for a day time strain. But it wouldn’t be out of the question to use Early Misty at night and still expect to get some sleep.
In all honesty, Early Misty isn’t the most generous of yielders. Indoors, you’re looking at up to 400 g/m2 and outdoors you could collect up to 400g-450g. But the reality is that, while other strains may be capable of producing more bud, many of them need more care to get it. Early Misty is fairly undemanding and low maintenance as marijuana strains go. So even beginners have a decent chance to collect a harvest in the upper end of this range.
Early Misty isn’t the quick grower you might expect from the name. Indoors it needs the 8 to 10 weeks of flowering time which is typical of photoperiod Indicas. Outdoors, you’ll be collecting your harvest around the end of September. This strain is a feasible outdoor grow in most of Europe, as it is fairly tolerant of cold and wind. Although it isn’t so happy about getting wet. Outdoor growers will need to think about prevailing winds, so they can anticipate how and where the rain will fall.
Greenhouse and indoor growers will be happy to hear that Early Misty is fairly compact as marijuana plants go. You can expect an indoor minimum height of about 1M and an outdoor maximum height of about 1.8M. As well as allowing sufficient headroom, you’ll also need to ensure that it has enough horizontal room. This is so it has room to stretch out into the typical Indica Christmas tree shape. If you’re thinking of using plant training to encourage your plants to grow more horizontally, you’ll need to take space and air flow into consideration.
Overcrowding a growing space is really about the only mistake you can make which could seriously compromise your grow. Otherwise, Early Misty is a very forgiving strain, which is why it’s developed such a reputation as a strain for beginners to learn on.
Although Early Misty does not look particularly like coffee beans, its buds certainly taste like it. While the main flavour is definitely coffee, it’s not the only flavour. There are hash spices and a certain sweet fruitiness. Interestingly the aroma is a roughly equal blend of coffee, hash and skunk with a touch of sweetness.
If there’s one word to describe Early Misty’s bag appeal, it’s “cheerful”. The buds are a bright green, really colourful and dense and sprinkled with bright orange hairs. What’s more, this strain has amber trichomes rather than white ones, which adds even more colour.