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Strain Review: Sour Diesel

Redman - Sour Deezal

Sour DieselStrain: Sour Diesel 

Type: Sativa Hybrid

Origin: Cali Connection

Medium: Hydro

Lighting: LED

Nutes: CLASSIFIED

Grower: Northern Lights Cannabis Company

Appearance: Tight, sparkly, very dense buds

Smell: Earthy, almost a chocolaty smell, very inviting, can’t really find the “skunk” heritage on the sniff test.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel

Burn: Clean, thick and flavorful inhale.

Taste: Rich, I can feel it coating my tongue, very nice promising flavor that does not disappoint when it gets to the high.

Exhale: Please remember to do that.

High: YES, there is a serious high that starts before you remember to exhale. Very cerebral, a good “Let’s get’er done” high. My mind does tend to wander a little (4 days I’ve been trying to get this review out)  because I keep thinking of better things to be doing at the moment, or see a funny cat meme and end up watching 30 minutes of Darwin Award videos.

Manicure: Tight, no fluff, no scruff, just the good stuff.

Overall: Solid 9, a performer that does not have me waking up with keyboard imprinted in the side of my face. I’m told that after a few years regular users report some jitters and anxiety from this strain that does not happen with NY Diesel so it should be put in a rotation with other strains if your going to become a constant consumer.

I pressed out some rosin to run through my new DipStick, not a real gusher but a decent press out, a second press would bring a little more, and a 3 ton press would really do the trick. Excellent L Limonene dominant terps coming off the pressed and decarbolated rosin/bud.

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Purple Kush from NLCC/Medical Seeds

Redman - Sour Deezal
pk1STRAIN: Purple Kush
TYPE: Indica
ORIGIN: Medical Seeds
MEDIUM: Hydro under LED
NUTES: CLASSIFIED
GROWER: NLCC
APPEARANCE: Sparkly and tight, not rocks but certainly not fluffly nugs either.
SMELL: Musty dankness, a good but not bold smell
BURN: Clean
TASTE: As to be expected from a PK, rich and flavorful.
EXHALE: Terpines lingering on the tongue, resiny
HIGH: 4 tokes in and I am suspecting a creeper. 8 Pm and my first toke of the day. Pain subsiding under a slow cresting wave, not a head rusher but a solid body stone and a pleasant head buzz setting in.
MANICURE: Tight , not excessive, just enough guard left to hold trichs.
OVERALL: Quite like the Purple Kush that has been my mainstay for the last decade, solid performer, looking forward to some rosin later tonight, I’ll try and remember to post pics. 8.3 Overall

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How I choose my clone moms from seed

ca2ak-logo-blkBG When I get a new pack of seeds that I can’t wait to grow what is the first thing I do?  I germinate all of them…yes…not 2 or 5 or 8 I germinate all 10…by week 3-4 it will be down to one or 2 females if I’m looking for only females…if I wanna make seeds to save for later I’ll keep a male or two also. Why do you ask would I wanna crack all 10 ?  well its a lottery…in that 10 pack there could be one gem if you are lucky, you could find that plant that was in the picture that drew you to that particular strain in the first place or you could not find it, you could find a bunch of average joe plants. But if you only crack a few you lessen your chances of finding a true gem, by gem I mean the plant you will clone and keep in your garden and show off to your friends on average the “gem” is about one in one hundred seeds so about 10 -10 packs.

IMGP5299Now back to germinating…those first 2 weeks are gonna tell you a lot about your new strain, is it vigorous?  Is it healthy? Is it stretching or is it staying short and squat? These are the key characteristics in initial selecting. What are the breeders characteristic notes on that particular strain? The plant they are selling you is short, tall, slow or fast…now take the information the breeder has given you and apply that to your new seedlings.. for example you bought an Afghani Indica x Thai….in the pictures you see a medium plant with large colas indicating it has taken characteristics from both parents. Look at the leaf sets how many blades, are they skinny leaves are they fat leaves? Apply that to your new seedlings. Now you notice your seedlings have 3 different leaf patterns.  That is showing you the traits from parents and also traits form the hybrid. The skinny leaves will be the Thai dominant the fat bladed leaves will of course be Afghani and the in between will be your hybrid. Now you can see the difference in the gene pool in growth an outward appearance. Now to find out the inside…when the plant gets to about the 4th or 5th leaf sets its time to do a stem rub…the smell…you are looking for that smell that strain is known for. In this particular demonstration you are looking for an Afghani dominant plant since you plan on growing it indoors you want to keep it shorter and more compact so you will smell and look for that earthy citrusy smell Afghani is known for.

Out of 10 seeds say you got 2 with skinny leaves, 4 with medium leaves and 4 with fat leaves. If you want now you can kill off the others if you don’t have space or room to grow them out or you can grow em out and see. But for our story here you wanted the Afgani dominant line of this strain the same as pictured on the seed distributors webpage you bought them from. So you kill off 6, keep 4 and grow them till you reach sex then sex them, keeping your females. Once you grow out the few females with the proper genetics you are looking for you can choose between those for your best clone mom. But this way you can save a lot of dirt and time selecting the pant you are actually going for.  This can be applied every time you buy and grow seeds. You look for that cookie plant in the blueberry GSC cross, you know the cookies stretches and longer internodes so you can select that way, it saves me from growing out undesirables and saving on dirt and nutrients and since I’m breeding anyway I need an effective way to cull the herd.  So when I grow out an OG seed I know its the OG dom when I get to the stem rub, other strains it can be the stretch or shortness tighter internode spacing even before stem rub. So internode spacing , leaf sets or blades and stem rub. There you go 3 ways to tell if you got the strain you bought and how to find the desired phenotype. Some of the best strains today were found in a handful of beans, imagine if there was 100 of those beans…those elite clones might not even be the “gem” in the bunch had they been able to be selected from a larger gene pool.

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We won, now what?

OK, I lived to see marijuana legal (again) in my dear sweet Alaska, and I will be in one of the lines to buy the first legal bag, or behind a counter selling it. But now that we have a legal leg to stand on we need to make certain that it is not swept out from under us, nailed down, hobbled or mired in such excessive regulation that it is worse then it was before.

We must be vigilant that small home growers are not required to post huge bonds, or submit to random searches, or have their homes and children taken away because they had a gun and a pot plant in the same structure. we must demand that the law serve the public good and not subvert the intent of the law.

We can not allow there to be a strong front of sour grapes losers framing the laws and forcing regulations that will be detrimental to the winning side. I think we can all agree that the current regulations for alcohol could be transferred to marijuana as it relates to public consumption, school zones, etc. If you can’t build a Liquor store in a given location you can’t open a Pot Outlet there either. But what about Medical Clinics? What if they want to keep valid medical dispensaries or clinics out of accepted medical zoned areas?

Holding a coveted “Commercial Cultivation License” should come at a cost equal to that of a Liquor license, no more and no less, per unit taxes should not be excessive, like not a combination of Fed and State tax, because we all know the Feds can’t tax something they say is illegal anyway, right?

We should strive to make certain Home Grown is just that, no Big Bag Stores moving in and dominating the market, like you should need to be able to show three years back PFD checks in order to get a Growers License or a Retail Outlet License.

There is going to be a lot of work done in the next 90 days, and the year that follows, shaping Alaska’s marijuana market, there are fortunes to be made and we need to make sure those fortunes are Alaskan and stay in Alaska.

Holy Hoppy Hemp!

Blueberry Honey GlazeI had some very interesting buddage laid on me the other day, a local Alaskan Blueberry strain that was soil grown and during the final flushing a small bit of organic honey was added to the watering. The effect was a dramatic increase in the crystals, and I’m thinking a corresponding increase in the high. Another interesting thing that I have not noticed before is a Hops like bud structure.

Hops

Hops

Hoppy Hemp 2It also seems like the buds bulked quite a bit over the previous grow where the organic honey was not used. I’ll be scouring the net to find out what the Hop like structure is all about but if anyone has seen it before I’d love to hear from them.

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Blackberry Kush

Lineage: Afghani Mother x DJ Shorts Blue Berry
Pheno type: Short and Stocky – A True Indica
Family: 80% Indica 20% Sativa
Origin: Clone & Seeds
Region: Oregon
Indoor Maturation: 65-75 days
Outdoor Maturation: 60-65
Sex Possibilities: All type
Stature: Bushy with big nug structure
Yield: Medium
Look: Incredible, Dark green, Black, Purple, Yellow
Odor Level: 7 out of 10

Hash-Plant

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HashPlant

The Hash Plant originally came from Holland but made its way to the US in the 80’s. The super breed of Indica allowed the plant to have a phenomenal flowering cycle coming in at roughly 40-45 days. Due to the Indica phenotype one can expect a short stocky plant with thick resin rich buds. The Hash Plant doesn’t contain the word Hash in it for no reason. Many people use this plant to make some of the finest hash in the world. It also opens up the possibility of making essential hemp oils which is used to cure cancer and other chronic illnesses.

Most of the time this plant is grown indoors, but if you live in an area that is dry and more like the Mediterranean, outdoors will provide you with an exceptional yield.

Patients agree that this strain is exceptionally helpful with the following conditions; Cancer treatment, Insomnia, Muscle Pain, Chronic Pain and lack of appetite. Some of the significant side effects are red eyes and dry mouth of which Marijuana Doctors 411 recommends drinking lots of liquids. Also we recommend that this strain be used at night times as it promotes rest within most patients. It is exceptional in terms of insomnia.

Another thing to comment about Hash Plant is its exceptional ability to be cloned, mark this with a short flowering cycle you can have a consistent flow of cannabis with this plant.

If you would like to find out more about marijuana strains, growing techniques, how to make hash and more, please check out our Weedpedia section for more information. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, you can get in touch with Marijuana Doctors 411 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.

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