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Northern Lights #5 from British Columbia Seed Co

This state of the art Indica is the result of over 25 years of selective breeding. We have bred for vigorous growth, high yield and a superb high. A must for growers who prefer short, bushy plants. The buds have an extremely frosted, resinous appearance. Truly one of the best all-around indoor plants in our collection. Our #1 selling strain with thousands of satisfied customers.
Northern Lights #5 from British Columbia Seed Co
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'Northern Lights #5' from British Columbia Seed Co
- 'Northern Lights #5'
This state of the art Indica is the result of over 25 years of selective breeding. We have bred for vigorous growth, high yield and a superb high. A must for growers who prefer short, bushy plants. The buds have an extremely frosted, resinous appearance. Truly one of the best all-around indoor plants in our collection. Our #1 selling strain with thousands of satisfied customers.
Grower Report - xdjangox on August 19, 2003, 8:58 am Northern Lights #5 from British Columbia Seed Co rated 6.86


Report 1 of 4From xdjangox
Vintage: Not Listed
Effect: Varied effects
Odor Description: Low, sweet grapefruit
Taste: Sweet, citrus, a little pine
Garden Style for This Report: Screen of Green SCROG


I grew this as a newbie and it was as hardy, stable, squat and low odour as the classic NL reputation suggests, with all the potency as well.

Odour: Oddly, plants smelled more skunky in veg than flower, when they were sweet 'n' low odour. A very sweet 'n' citrusy grapefruit smell, but stealthy. I vented from a closet back into my small apartment and had no stink-related security issues. Heated-oil room fresheners will easily mask small grows.

Germination: 100%, no runts.

M/F Ratio: 60/40, no hermaphrodites.

Uniformity: Plants generally alike, except one specimen which had more advanced branching by far than all others and in fact any plant I've had, and I now have several strains and grows under my belt. Turned out to be male so I pitched it (damn) - keep an eye out for a super-branchy plant with these!

Ease: Never any problems, very tough and resistant to my many newbie mistakes. No nute issues with 1/2 strength GH and B1. Vigourous and branchy, ideal for SCROG. My cloning techniques were not textbook and yet these took easily.

Height: Classic low Indica profile, no lanky ones here.

Yield: Buds everywhere, but they weren't very dense. I now believe this was due to newbie mistakes. I'm sure this will yield above average when I try it again (and I will!).

Appearance: Got frosty fast and crystals stacked up everywhere. These really look great.

Flowering Time: I cut at fifty, but in retrospect I'd say leave them another 3 to 7 days to bulk out. I suspect that was what made my yield suffer.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit comes through, with definite piney, earthy tone as well. When my Bubble Gum and NL get mixed up in sessions, I know the NL because of the piney taste. Not really a mind-blowing taste, but nice enough.

Potency: Psychadelic couchlock. Delivers the hard body blow that makes walking seem inadvisable combined with a trippy, heart-pounding "gasping for reality" type of edge that can bring out the sweat. Gripping the edge of the futon and holding on for dear life, face feeling numb while your reality falls to pieces, and so on. This is the first time I've literally felt like my molars were going numb from weed. My girlfriend can handle her reefer and she pulled a whitey, freaked out and hit the sack shaking the first time we took big bong rips of this. I had to tell casual smokers to be cautious when handing them the bong. Very good for glimpsing the truth of the universe from your couch. Will allow you to concentrate very, very hard on dub reggae. Basically, this is potent dope.

Overall: Easy in all respects, short, low-odour, very strong. BCSC's Northern Lights #5 would seem to be a faithful version of the classic NL strain.


Overall Effect: Varied effects
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 20w to 250w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 1.25
Plant Height: 36
Harvest Indoor: 50 to 55 days

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Report 2 of 4From Maliboo
Vintage: April, 2003
Effect: Varied effects
Odor Description: Very low odor while growing, lemon-lime when cured
Taste: Lemon-lime citrus
Garden Style for This Report: Tree
April, 2003

I flowered 2 British Columbia Seed Co. NL#5 along with 3 Sensi Seed Bank Northern Lights. The NL#5 out performed the Sensi in every way. The buds swelled up a lot more, earlier, and had even more resin which is saying a lot cos the Sensi is heavily resined.

This strain is very very hardy and hard to hurt. Perfect for first time growers to get them hooked on the hobby.

I vegged for 40 days and my plants grew to 4 feet from the top of the soil. If vegged sooner they should go 3-3"˝ feet without training.

I found two phenotypes: a pole-plant pheno that was just one big 20" cola with four little crown buds around it, and a xmas-tree pheno that has more branches, smaller cola, bigger yield but takes up more space. The xmas-tree pheno actually tastes a little better.

The smoke is amazing! <-I will add a smoke report one of these days...


Overall Effect: Varied effects
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 20w to 250w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 1.50
Plant Height: 48
Harvest Indoor: 55 to 60 days

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Report 3 of 4From NWGREENY
Vintage: Not Listed
Effect: Varied effects
Odor Description:
Taste: Light on the smell, skunky/fuely, citrus.
Garden Style for This Report: Bush


Being from the NW I used to get NL#5 back in the day all the time, it was the local favorite for many years spanning the 80s and 90s. Then it all seemed to kind of dry up after BC bud became what you would normally see. So ever since I started growing I have allways wanted to see if I could get a good NL#5 plant. I didn't have any good connections to get the clone so the next best thing was seeds. I researched my ass off and after looking at all my options i.e.: Sensi's NL, Sag's NL#9, Nivana's NL, or BCSC's NL#5 I dicided to go with BC's. Their discription sounded exactly like what I wanted, a short high yielding branchy plant with great resin production and high. The tripple threat right?

Well I finally did it, I bought two packs of NL#5 and started all 24 seeds I was really only looking for that one pheno so I figured with 24 seeds I had a damm good shot.

All but 1 seed germed and then one didn't come up so I was down to 22. They all did fine as sprouts and there were no aparent runts in the mix. I transfered them into my veg room under a 1k MH once they had their first set of true leaves. They grew well in veg and I ended up with 5 males that showed in veg.

I transfed them into bloom after a month of veg. They all showed strong indica traits as advertised, some you could tell were more calumner and others more branchy. Four more ended up being males and were killed, so I was down to 13, one over 50% no complaints here.

Once they started to flower two different phenos apeared, the columnar pheno and the more brancy pheno, there were 5 columnar and 8 branchy. The columnar phenos remained shorter and the branchy phenos had more of a streach but none over 125%.

The columnar phenos were good they had average resin on most with two having slightly above average. One had a nice orange citus smell. The columnar pheno was ok, but nothing special.

The branchy pheno was my real hope because I already knew that is what I wanted, as opposed to the more columnar pheno. Unfortunately the brancy pheno of which there was 8 plants were almost all crap. Three had to be killed at 30 days because they were straight up hermi's and not just bannana's either (which all but 1 brachy pheno had) but full on nut sacks growing out of the buds. So I was down to 5 branchy pheno's after that. Those left had below average resin production with a generic, skunky/fuely smell and no pungency/potency at all.

Need less to say I was very disapointed with NL#5 from BCSC and would't recomend it to anyone. It was a total waste of time.

The pics I included with this report are mainly from the columnar pheno's as they were the only ones photo worthy but I also included a couple of pics of a brancy pheno for you guys to see.

NW


Overall Effect: Varied effects
Sex: Full hermaphrodites
Bloom Lighting: 2100w to 5000w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 2.00
Plant Height: 6
Harvest Indoor: 50 to 55 days

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Report 4 of 4From Elephant
Vintage: May, 2005
Effect: Varied effects
Odor Description: Little bit sweet and fuely, but not strong at all
Taste: Never lost the hay-like taste
Garden Style for This Report: Mixed
May, 2005

Well, this was officially one of the most depressing experiences of my life. I spent months planning my first grow and building a wardrobe grow cabinet. I spent $1800 on equipment. I spent 3 months growing the plants. I started with 6 seeds. 1 didn't germinate, so I started a 7th. I got 2 females and ended up removing one of them to give more room to the other.

At harvest time there were virtually no trichomes on the buds, but the buds were very large and nice looking aside from that. The plant grew very well and easily for the most part. It just about doubled in height after switching to 12/12. The plant yielded about after drying 3 oz.

The horrible news is that the plant had LITERALLY no potency. I simply couldn't get high off the bud. Not even a little head change.

I stupidly believed that this was some genetic anomaly, and I decided to grow the last 2 seeds out in my computer case. One of them was female. Guess what... It sucks too. I just harvested and am very depressed. I'm pissed that BCSC could release these genetics. Although I must admit that the seeds were obtained from Marc Emery before he got busted. They were not in special breeder's packaging with logo etc, so I suppose there's a chance that Emery screwed up, but I highly doubt it. I don't know if BCSC even uses special packaging or if they were using special packaging at the time the seeds were obtained. This second plant hasn't been weighed yet, but it looks like about 1 to 1.5 oz.

So my first two and only grows were all for nothing. Totally worthless. It's hard to imagine a more depressing situation given all the months of waiting and all the care and planning and money spent.

I sent both BCSC and Marc Emery emails to explain what happened. Neither of them replied to my emails. That is super lame if you ask me, and as a result I will not be purchasing their seeds again.

Everything advertised about this strain came true in the sense that it was easy to grow, high yielding, short, and low odor. However there were two major things that didn't fit the bill... it took closer to 70 days to mature, and it had zero potency and no THC trichomes.


Overall Effect: Varied effects
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: Not Listed
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 3.00
Plant Height: 24
Harvest Indoor: 65 to 70 days

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