Product review

Pink Kush

Strength 

Pink Kush generally has between 19% and 26% THC and 0.3% CBD.  The exact level of THC will depend on the growing conditions.  In particular, it will depend on how long the buds are left to mature.  Even 19% THC is enough to provide fast pain relief for a variety of conditions.  It will also produce a very happy, inspirational and motivational high.  At peak strength, Pink Kush is a top class medical strain.  When the head high eases, the CBD will begin to make itself felt.  The body stone is moderately deep.  You may not be actually couchlocked but you will definitely not want to get up.  You certainly won’t want to go and rustle up some food.  It’s therefore a good idea to have some snacks and water to hand.  With this much THC, you’re sure to get the marijuana munchies.  The body buzz can take some time to wear off.  It’s therefore important to allow yourself plenty of recovering time.  In particular, you want to make sure you’re completely refocused before doing anything complicated, like driving.  Alternatively, just keep this strain for night-time use.

Yield 

This strain has an indoor yield of up to 700g/m2.  The outdoor yield is up to 700g per plant.  As you would expect from a Kush, this strain will thrive in any common growing media.  It’s also very reasonable about its need for water and nutrients.

Speed 

Pink Kush has an indoor flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks.  The outdoor harvest period is early to mid-October.  Either way, plants will have a growing range of about 1M to 1.2M.  This strain grows in the classic “bushy” style of Indicas.  As a result, you will need to allow your plants room to spread outwards as they grow.   

Overall this strain is very beginner-friendly.  It has good resistance to diseases and pests.  It’s also capable of standing up to a bit of rough handling.  Basically, you’re unlikely to “kill it with kindness” or with a bit of neglect.  There are, however, some points you do need to remember. 

Firstly, Kush strains tend to have very dense buds.  If these buds get at all wet, they take a long time to dry out.  While they are drying, they are vulnerable to mould.  The way to avoid this problem is to space out your plants property.  This promotes good air flow, which keeps your plants nice and dry.  Outdoors, you will also want to choose your growing site with care.  Basically, you want to keep your plants out of the rain if at all possible.

Secondly, Kush strains also tend to have very broad leaves.  This can make it difficult for the light to reach all the buds.  If you’re going for maximum yield, then you are probably going to need to train your plants.  There is plenty of online guidance to help with this.  Alternatively, you can just accept the fact that your harvest will be reduced.  It will still be pretty decent.  

Thirdly, Pink Kush really does “smell like Kush”.  Indoors, it’s highly recommended to use good air filters.  Outdoors, you need to site your plants with care.  Basically, be considerate towards your neighbours.

As a final point, this strain is only really happy outdoors if it’s in a warm, dry and sunny climate.  Outside of the Mediterranean basin, it is probably going to need some kind of protection.  A wall may be fine in central Europe.  Further north, however, you may want to look at a greenhouse.  Once you reach the UK and beyond, you probably want to keep this strain for indoors.

Taste 

The taste and aroma of Pink Kush is generally described as vanilla.  More specifically, the base is a blend of diesel and earth.  This is topped by rich, sweet, cream.  Basically, it’s a lot like a great vanilla custard.  Although the flavour of Pink Kush is beautifully smooth, the smoke can be rather harsh.  If you have a delicate throat, you may find that it makes you cough.  Using a vaporizer is one solution to this.  Cannabis concentrates are another possibility.  Kush strains are famous for their resin.  That’s why they’re so often used to make hash.  You could also use Pink Kush in cannabis edibles.

Bag Appeal 

As its name suggests, Pink Kush is a very pretty strain.  Its leaves are a mixture of green, purple and pink.  There is also a generous sprinkling of bright orange hairs.  The buds are dense and glisten with sticky trichomes.  Using a grinder is definitely recommended.  In fact, sometimes it’s a must.  Grind slowly.  That way you’ll be able to breathe in the Kush as you work.

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Glookies

Strength 

This strain can have up to 25% THC and has very low CBD.  It delivers very fast and extremely effective pain relief.  It also delivers a really powerful high.  This is euphoric, creative and motivational.  It’s mellowed slightly by the Indica genetics.  Overall, however this is one serious medical strain.  As such, it needs to be treated with the great respect it deserves.  The high will have you buzzing with energy and positivity.  It will not, however, promote genuine focus.  Therefore you will need to treat it as “me time” rather than work time.  Similarly, the CBD content is enough to deliver a light body buzz.  It isn’t even really a proper stone.  It certainly won’t leave you couchlocked.  It will, however leave you deeply relaxed.  Again, forget about engaging any sort of mental focus.  Just lie back and enjoy it.  When using Glookies, there are two key points to remember.  Firstly, you’re going to get the marijuana munchies.  This is a given.  You therefore really want to have some snacks and drinks to hand.  Secondly, you absolutely must allow yourself sufficient time to recover before doing anything complicated, especially driving.  This strain is definitely one for daytime use.  In fact, it’s a great “wake-and-bake” strain.  It’s also popular as a migraine treatment and for stimulating a person’s appetite. 

Yield 

Glookies can have an indoor yield of up to 800g/m2.  The outdoor yield can be up to 3Kg per plant.  This strain will thrive in all common growing media.  It does, however, like its nutrients and water.   This means you’re going to need to be prepared to deal with a fairly greedy plant.  You’ll also need the judgement to harvest at the right stage.  If you leave it too long, the THC content can actually decrease. 

Speed 

The indoor flowering time is 9 to 10 weeks.  The outdoor harvest period is early to mid-October.  Glookies has a height range of between 1M (indoor minimum) and 1.8M (outdoor maximum).  It is very bushy and has extensive side branching.  This means that you need to allow space for your plants to spread.  If they start “bumping into each other” as they grow, you’re asking for trouble.  First of all, you’re setting up the ideal situation for mould.  Secondly, you’ll ensure the rapid spread of any diseases and pests.  

If you are thorough about your ventilation, then you should have a fairly straightforward grow.  Glookies has really great genetics.  Both Gorilla Glue and TMGSC are known for their robustness.  It’s therefore hardly a surprise that this strain has great resistance to mould, diseases and pests.  It is, however, not at all happy about cold, wet and/or wind.  This means that its ideal outdoor growing environment is the Mediterranean basin.  It can tolerate northern Europe provided that you choose a very sheltered growing site.  You might also want to use a greenhouse.  This will provide extra protection against the elements.  Once you reach the UK and beyond, you probably want to treat Glookies as an “indoor-only” strain.   

Odour control is important with most strains of marijuana.  With this strain it’s critical.  The odour becomes really strong towards the end of flowering.  In fact, it can easily overpower a small, indoor growing space.  That being so, it’s highly recommended to invest in good carbon filters.  Outdoors, the fresh air will carry away the smell of your plants for you.  This can, however, bring its own challenges.  Basically, your neighbours are unlikely to be happy about having diesel-scented fumes blown straight at them.  It’s a good idea to think about this when choosing a site for your plants. 

Taste 

The taste and aroma of Glookies are both unique and exotic.  The base is clearly fuel (diesel).  This is topped with fresh lime and walnuts.  Basically, it needs to be tried to be believed!  It’s worth noting, however, that this strain does have quite a dense smoke.  This is pretty typical of Indicas.  If you have a very delicate throat, it’s likely to trigger coughing.  You may, therefore, wish to try vaping instead.  Alternatively you could try cannabis concentrates.  This strain certainly has plenty of high-quality resin.  Cannabis edibles may be a good option for you too. 

Bag Appeal 

Glookies can produce one weighty bag of bud.  It has glossy green leaves, cheerful orange hairs and lots of glittering white trichomes.  In fact, all the THC in Glookies makes it almost dazzling.  Nugs are both super-dense and super-sticky.  Using a grinder is a must.  Take your time with grinding.  It’ll give you longer to enjoy the aroma which emerges as the nugs are broken! 

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super lemon haze strain

Super Lemon Haze

Strength 

Super Lemon Haze has an average of 19% THC and 0.21% CBD.  Both the pain relief and the head buzz are everything you would expect from a high-quality Sativa.  The high is bright, energetic and joyous.  It is, however, a bit mellower than you’d expect from a pure Sativa.  Basically, the 30% Indica genetics provide a grounding anchor.  As the head buzz dissipates, it is replaced by a moderate full-body stone.  You’re very unlikely to be actually couchlocked.  You are, however, going to be far too relaxed to want to move.  It’s therefore a good idea to be prepared with some snacks and water as the marijuana munchies are pretty much a given.  Overall, Super Lemon Haze is possibly the perfect “day-and-night” strain.  During the day, the CBD content is enough to deliver a refreshing “power nap”.  You still need to be careful to refocus before doing anything complicated.  In general, however, you’ll be able to “wake and bake” quite happily.  At night, by contrast, you can just let yourself relax into the CBD embrace.  It will carry you off into dreamland.  It’ll also provide long-lasting pain relief to help you to stay there. 

Yield 

The indoor yield is about 800g/m2.  The outdoor yield can be up to 1.2Kg per plant.  Super Lemon Haze will do well in all common growing media.  It also has a more reasonable appetite than the average Sativa (dominant). 

Speed 

Indoors, Super Lemon Haze needs about 10 weeks of flowering.  Outdoors it will be ready around the middle of October.  Either way, it is likely to stay fairly compact.  In fact, it is unlikely to grow beyond 1.1M. 

super lemon haze bud

Overall, this strain is fairly undemanding.  It’s certainly much less demanding than your average Haze.  This is presumably thanks to the Skunk genetics.  These add robustness to just about every strain in which they are used.  Having said that, total beginners may wish to look elsewhere.  The reason for this is that Super Lemon Haze is really only happy outdoors in the warmest, driest and sunniest of locations.  Basically, it ideally needs to be in the Mediterranean basin.  Further north, it may be fine if you choose a really sheltered growing location.  Your challenge will be finding somewhere to keep your plants protected right up until well into autumn. 

In northern Europe, greenhouse growing might be a reasonable compromise.  This would allow you to make use of natural light, while still keeping your plants warm and dry.  Once you hit the Channel and beyond, however, really this becomes an indoor-only strain.  It’s also a photoperiod strain, which means you need to be comfortable managing grow lights.  You also need to nurture your plants through a ten-week growing cycle.  This is quite long by modern standards and, frankly, means there is more time for problems to arise. 

Having said that, you can avoid most problems by simply remembering your marijuana basics.  In particular, you absolutely must ensure good ventilation.  This means keeping your plants spaced well apart.  You absolutely must avoid them “bumping into each other” as this will impede airflow.  In addition to ensuring good ventilation, it’s also highly recommended to practice good odour control.  Even if you love the smell of lemon, the odour from this strain can become a bit too much to handle.  Indoors, you will want to have air filters in place by the middle of the flowering period.  This is at the latest.  Outdoors, you will want to be really careful about checking the direction of the prevailing winds.  This can go a long way to staying on good terms with your neighbours. 

Taste 

Super Lemon Haze really does have a super taste and aroma.  It’s absolutely packed with citrus lemon freshness.  There’s also the zingy tang of pink grapefruit and fresh lime.  This is then topped with the classic Haze spices.  In particular, there’s a generous dash of black pepper.  This will set your tongue tingling.  Overall, however, the flavour is definitely on the sweeter side. 

Bag Appeal 

Possibly the biggest part of this strain’s bag appeal is the sheer size of the bag.  That aside, however, Super Lemon Haze is a very attractive strain.  It has mossy green leaves set off by orange hairs and frosty trichomes.  Those trichomes make the nugs very sticky.  A grinder is strongly recommended.  In fact, it might be essential.  It will certainly allow you to work comfortably enough to enjoy the lemon scent you release as the nugs are opened. 

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Pineapple Express

Strength 

Pineapple Express has an average of 20% THC and 0.35% CBD.  The high it creates is quite interesting.  It blends the lightness of a Sativa with the mellowness of an Indica.  Basically, it’s happy and motivational rather than euphoric and energy-packed.  As the head high ebbs, the body buzz begins.  The CBD content means that this is quite a deep stone.  You’ll want some snacks and water to hand.  If you’re not actually couch-locked, you’ll certainly be far too comfortable to want to get up.  This strain is a very decent option for daytime use.  You will, however, need to be careful to allow yourself time to refocus afterwards.  You’ll want your full concentration back before driving.  Overall, Pineapple Express is probably slightly better suited to use at night.  The THC will clear your head (and physical pain) quickly.  Then the CBD will allow you to get a good night’s sleep. 

Yield 

The indoor yield is about 500g/m2.  The outdoor yield is about 500g per plant.  Pineapple Express will do well in all common growing media.  It has a moderate appetite for nutrients and water. 

Speed 

Indoors Pineapple Express needs about 8 weeks of flowering time.  Outdoors it will be ready to harvest around mid-October.  Even though it is half Sativa, the plants stay fairly compact.  Indoors the maximum height is about 1.2M.  Outdoors it is about 2M.  The plants aren’t nearly as bushy as true Indicas.  They are, however, rather bushier than the average Sativa.  This means you will still need to allow space for them to spread. 

pineapple express grow

Although this strain has an exotic name, it’s reasonably beginner friendly.  It has good resistance to mould, diseases and pests.  It also tends to survive a bit of rough handling.  Obviously, however, there are limits to this.  It’s not as “bulletproof” as some other strains.  In general, however, you can avoid most problems by ensuring good ventilation.  Keeping the air flowing will keep your plants dry and prevent mould from taking hold.  Keeping your plants spaced apart will slow the spread of any problems with do occur. 

As a bonus, this strain’s open structure makes it easy for light to reach all the branches.  This means that there’s unlikely to be a need for plant training.  That’s if you’ve allocated enough growing space to begin with.  You can, however, choose to use plant training to increase your yields.  

Pineapple Express will grow indoors and outdoors.  It does, however, distinctly prefer warm, dry and sunny conditions.  This means that the south of Europe is really the only place you can grow this strain anywhere you can find a space.  In the north of Europe, you’re going to need to choose a very sheltered growing site.  In the UK and beyond, it’s probably best to forget outdoor growing.  If you really want to avoid the expense of running grow lights, use a greenhouse.  In fact, Pineapple Express is so small, a cold frame might do the job.  Alternatively, you may wish to consider investing in LED lights.  These are becoming ever more affordable and are very energy efficient.  As a result, they also run very cool. 

Both indoor and outdoor growers will need to practice good odour control.  This strain is based on Skunk.  Towards the end of the growing period, there will be no mistaking this fact.  Even if you only have one plant, you might find the late-flowering pong is stronger than you’d like.  As plant numbers go up, so will the smell.  Indoor growers will really feel the benefit of carbon filters.  Outdoor growers should remember to be very considerate towards their neighbours.

Taste 

Pineapple Express is based on Skunk.  This shows in both the flavour and the aroma.  There is also a generous helping of citrus lemon.  These act to counterbalance the sweetness of the pineapple.  Rest assured, however, there is still plenty of pineapple to enjoy.  This strain deserves its name.  

Bag Appeal 

At a push, you could say Pineapple Express does look a bit like a pineapple.  It has bright green, slightly spikey leaves.  These are set off by deep gold and orange hairs.  Admittedly the coating of frosty trichomes isn’t very pineapple-like.  Perhaps it could be pineapple and sugar.  In any case, once you break these nugs open, you’ll certainly agree they smell like pineapple.  They’re also gloriously dense and sticky.  A grinder is a must. 

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Bubba kush strain

Bubba Kush

Strength 

The Dinafem version of Bubba Kush has about 18% THC and 0.22% CBD. This is enough THC to provide fast-acting relief for a wide range of conditions. It will also produce a bright and happy head rush. This is mellowed somewhat by the prevalence of Indica genetics. It is, however, enough to make your day (or evening) feel better. The head rush will then gently transition into a moderate body buzz. This is light enough to make Bubba Kush a reasonable choice for daytime use. Overall, however, it is probablya bit better suited to use in the evening. Regardless of when you use it, you’ll want to have some snacks and drinks at hand. You’re probably going to experience the marijuana munchies to some extent.

Yield 

The indoor yield is about 500 g/m2 and the outdoor yield can be up to 800g per plant. This strain will do well in all common growing media. It only has a moderate appetite for nutrients and water.

Speed

This strain can, in theory, do equally well indoors or outdoors.  The only potential catch is that it really prefers warm, dry, sunny conditions.  What’s more, it needs them at a time which is very definitely autumn in most of Europe.  Growers in the Mediterranean basin should be fine.  Outside of southern Europe, however, you will need to choose your growing location with great care.  Alternatively, you could split the difference and use a greenhouse. 

Regardless of whether you grow indoors or outdoors, odour control is an absolute must. There is a reason for the saying “Smells like Kush”. Indoor growers will definitely want to have air filters in place by the latter half of the flowering period. Having them ready earlier certainly won’t hurt. Outdoor growers should think carefully about the direction of the prevailing winds. Basically, be considerate to your neighbours.

This would allow you to take advantage of the free sunlight but still protect your plants. In the UK and beyond, however, even this might be too risky. Once you reach that far north, this strain is probably best treated as “indoor only”.Indoors, Bubba Kush will need about 8 weeks of flowering time. Outdoors it will be ready around the middle of October. It will stay relatively compact indoors, with an average maximum height of about a meter. Its outdoor maximum height is in the region of 2.5M. Having said that, this will only be if growing conditions are particularly good. This strain is very bushy. In other words, it will need plenty of room to spread outwards as well as upwards. Therefore, be careful not to overfill your growing space.

Overall, Bubba Kush is fairly beginner-friendly. The one major point to note is that it has very few branches but very wide leaves. There is also very little internodal spacing. This means that buds towards the centre of the plant can struggle to reach the light. Therefore, plant training is often required. If you’re used to general garden pruning then you should be fine with this. If you’re not, there’s plenty of help available on the net. In particular, you might want to look for “how to” videos. The good news is that, in general, this strain is pretty forgiving of beginner mistakes.

It’s also worth noting that the buds are very dense. This is another argument for plant training. Clearing excessive leaves will promote good air flow. This will keep the buds dry and stop the dreaded mould. On the plus side, this strain can cope with only limited water. It’s also very resistant to mould, diseases and pests.

Taste 

It’s good to know that this version of Bubba Kush smells andtastes just like the original. There’s a base of fuel and earth, topped with rich coffee, hash spices and fresh citrus. Like most Indicas, the smoke is very dense. In fact, it can easily trigger coughing. This means that if you have a delicate throat,then vaping would probably be your best option. Alternatively, you could try using it in concentrated form. This strain is renowned for the quality of its resin. 

Bag Appeal 

Bubba Kush is a very pretty strain. The leaves are a mixture of dark green and purple. The buds are compact and dense. They are covered in frosty, sticky, trichomes. These are, in turn, set off by bright, orange hairs.

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