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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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Lemon Kush

Most versions of Lemon Kush are believed to be a cross between Master Kush and Lemon G.  There is, however, a version by Alien Genetics which is a cross between Lemon G and Afghan Kush.  Each of these cannabis strains has its own unique set of characteristics.  In particular, they have varying amounts of THC.  This makes it really important to know which specific version of Lemon Kush you are buying. 

Strength 

Lemon Kush marijuana seeds

This version of Lemon Kush has average THC in the region of 17% to 20%.  It also has up to 1% CBD.  Please note that other strains of the same name have a very different profile.  Some versions can have up to 26% THC and/or up to 6% CBD.  It’s therefore really important to be clear on what you’re buying. 

This version of Lemon Kush can take its time to get moving.  It’s advisable to wait at least 10 minutes before deciding if you need to increase your dose.  Once it does get to work, it delivers a happy and motivational high.  The key point to note here is that this version of Lemon Kush is an Indica dominant.  As such, the high is less of an energy rush and more of a refreshing buzz.  This then transitions into a deep and relaxing body stone.  One per cent CBD is enough to leave the average person couchlocked.  It is, therefore, a good idea to be prepared for the marijuana munchies.  Although 17% THC is quite moderate by today’s standards, it’s still enough to give you an appetite. 

Overall, this strain is probably best kept for use at night.  The THC will help you to clear your head before settling down for some restful sleep.  It can also put a stop to physical pain, so you can relax and doze off.  Then the CBD will help to take you the rest of the way to the land of sweet dreams.  It will also provide long-lasting pain relief to allow you to stay there as long as you need.  If you do want (or need) to use this strain during the day, please be very careful with it.  In particular, please make sure that you are fully refocussed before doing anything complicated, such as driving. 

Yield 

Indoor growers can expect up to 300g/m2.  Outdoor growers can expect up to 1Kg per marijuana plant.  The reason for this huge difference is the potential height of each marijuana plant.  Indoors, Lemon Kush has an average height in the region of 0.8M to 1.2M.  Outdoors, however, plants will routinely stretch beyond the one-meter mark.  In fact, if growing conditions are exceptionally good, you may find the occasional marijuana plant stretches up to two meters. 

Overall this strain is very robust and unfussy.  That said, if you want to grow it outdoors, you will need a warm, dry and sheltered growing location.  Indoors and outdoors, you will also need enough space to allow your plants to spread both outwards and upwards.  This is really important with Indicas as they are very bushy.  If you give them too little space and they get tangled up together, then you are asking for mould.  Otherwise, you should have very few problems with this strain.  It’s resistant to mould, diseases and pests and also quite forgiving of beginner mistakes. 

Indoors, you’re unlikely to need to use plant training.  This strain will stay nicely compact on its own.  Having said that, some plant training techniques can help to increase your yield. 

Speed 

Indoors, Lemon Kush needs 8 to 10 weeks of flowering time.  Outdoors, it will be ready about the end of September.  This strain is also very suitable for growing in a greenhouse.  If you opt for this approach, then remember that you have to plant according to the outdoor schedule. 

Taste 

The taste of Lemon Kush is everything you’d expect from the name.  The base has the musky, hashy spiciness of Kush.  This is reflected accurately in the aroma.  Overall, this strain smells like exquisite chai or incense. 

Bag Appeal 

One of the nice points about Lemon Kush is that its trichomes have a golden hue.  This is beautifully contrasted with the bright green leaves and orange hairs.  There’s also a glorious citrus smell when you open the bag and start breaking the nugs. 

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ghost train haze 1 by rare dankness

Ghost Train Haze #1

Strength 

Ghost Train Haze 1 strain

This strain is 80% Sativa and has no less than 27% THC together with about 0.2% CBD.  As a result, it is a great choice for relieving severe physical pain.  It’s also excellent at dealing with very negative emotional states.  The high from Ghost Train Haze #1 is the best a Sativa can offer.  It’s a terrific rush of positive energy, which leaves you buzzing with creativity and motivation.  This sensation gradually eases into a very light, but very comfortable, body buzz.  You’re not going to be couchlocked, but you are going to feel deeply relaxed.  Basically, you’re going to have a short, but very refreshing, power nap. 

As you may have guessed from this description, Ghost Train Haze #1 is often used as a “wake and bake” strain.  It’s certainly an excellent option for those who need a bit of help to get themselves moving, especially in the morning.  At the same time, it would be a shame to give the impression that this is its only use.  In fact, it can be used for any severe condition which responds to THC.  For example, it’s also great at treating severe headaches and extreme loss of appetite. 

On that note, this strain is categorically guaranteed to bring on a major case of the marijuana munchies.  That being so, it helps to be prepared.  If your aim is to encourage yourself to eat, then you’ll want to have a good meal ready and waiting for you.  If you’re using this strain for other conditions, then you’ll want snacks which are light but filling and plenty of water. 

As a final point, even though this strain is excellent for daytime use, do remember to allow time for the body buzz to run its course.  Make sure that you are fully refocussed before doing anything complicated, such as driving. 

Yield 

Ghost Train Haze 1 marijuana bud

It has to be said that Ghost Train Haze #1 only has moderate yields.  Indoor growers can expect up to 300g/m2.  Outdoor growers can expect up to 450g per marijuana plant.  Basically, this is a connoisseur’s strain.  It’s grown for its amazing taste and compelling medical benefits rather than for its impressive yields. 

On the plus side, Ghost Train Haze #1 is actually less demanding to grow than you might think.  The Kush genetics balance out the sensitivity of the Haze side.  As a result, this strain is decently robust and has good resistance to mould, diseases and pests.  Having said that, it is definitely a good idea to have some experience before trying to grow this strain.  Basically, these seeds grow into really tall plants and as such, they can be challenging to manage.  In particular, you need to be ready to feed and water a big appetite, without overdoing it and winding up killing your plants.  Indoor growers will also need to be prepared to get to grips with plant training.  Even if you have plenty of vertical space, you’ll still need to make sure that your grow lights can reach all the branches. 

Speed 

Like many Sativas, Ghost Train Haze #1 has a relatively long growth cycle.  Indoors it needs 9 to 11 weeks of flowering.  Outdoors it will be ready for harvest around the end of October.  Part of the reason why it takes so long is because each of these seeds will turn into one, tall marijuana plant.  Even indoors you can expect each marijuana plant to reach a good two meters.  Outdoors, plants can grow to around four meters.  You will also need to allow space for your plants to grow horizontally as well as vertically.  If you squeeze them too close together, you will have problems with air flow.  This can then lead to all kinds of other problems, including, and especially, the dreaded mould.  If you’re growing outdoors, then you will need to find a warm, dry and sheltered growing site.  Alternatively, you could opt for a greenhouse grow.  This would allow you to use the free sunlight, while still protecting your plants from the elements. 

Taste 

The flavour of Ghost Train Haze #1 is based on sweet earth and topped with fresh, tangy citrus, especially lemon.  The aroma is very similar but with an extra edge of pungency. 

Bag Appeal 

Ghost Train Haze #1 is one of the most beautiful cannabis strains.  This is partly because of the bright green leaves and partly because of the fiery orange hairs.  Mostly, however, it’s because of the coating of frosty trichomes.  Needless to say, these nugs are sticky, really sticky.  Using a grinder is an absolute must. 

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