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Northern Lights x Shiva from Nirvana

Northern Lights crossed with Shiva creates wonderfully pungent sweet buds with bountiful THC. This plant has high flower to leaf ratio. NL/Shi has a bit spicier smoke when compared to Northern Lights and has a more complex buzz. This strain is a timeless classic. NL/Shi has a exotic aroma, is relatively easy to grow and clone.
Northern Lights x Shiva from Nirvana
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'Northern Lights x Shiva' from Nirvana
- 'Northern Lights x Shiva'
Northern Lights crossed with Shiva creates wonderfully pungent sweet buds with bountiful THC. This plant has high flower to leaf ratio. NL/Shi has a bit spicier smoke when compared to Northern Lights and has a more complex buzz. This strain is a timeless classic. NL/Shi has a exotic aroma, is relatively easy to grow and clone.
Grower Report - The White Rabbit on July 21, 2003, 5:05 pm Northern Lights x Shiva from Nirvana rated 6.67
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Report 1 of 6From
Vintage: Not Listed
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: Not Listed
Taste:
Garden Style for This Report: Bush


Nirvana NLxShiva was a very nice variety to grow.
They branch out quite nicely and often "top" themselves somehow
just so they can grow more branches. This was very good for me and it
provided for a pretty decent yeild.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 260w to 400w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: Not Listed
Plant Height: Not Listed
Harvest Indoor: 55 to 60 days

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Report 2 of 6From CannaMonkey
Vintage: August, 2002
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: Skunky with a little grapefruit
Taste: Spicey
Garden Style for This Report: Mixed
August, 2002

This was my first grow in 2001. NL x Shiva was a great place to start. The plants grew quickly and were very forgiving. I kept the pH around 6 - 6.2 (now I keep it lower). There was only a little diversity in phenotypes, all had fat, triangular leaves.

The males showed preflowers pretty early. I placed most of the plants into the flowering area and kept one female for clones: she showed preflowers. Out of six I put into flower one was male and was removed.

The leaves were COVERED in trichomes! At that time I didn't knwo about making hash so I didn't do anything with them. If I ever want to make hash this is the plant I will grow.

The smoke was great. It laid me out for the duration with one toke. Don't expect to drive while enjoying this.

Nirvana seeds have never let me down.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 260w to 400w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 2.00
Plant Height: 36
Harvest Indoor: 45 to 50 days

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Report 3 of 6From
Vintage: January, 2004
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: Sandalwood
Taste: Spicy sandalwood tatse. Very nice.
Garden Style for This Report: Bush
January, 2004

Growers comment:

NL x Shiva was a very rewarding variety to grow. I would definately recomend this variety to anyone looking for positive, uplifting high and a smooth, spicy taste. I would also highly recomend this strain to those looking for relief from depression. I enjoyed growing and smoking this strain very much. I am sure to grow it again.

In the beginning......

I started 5 seeds out in cactus mix in a used sushii tray. I watered with Genesis micro base (uB) and Genesis Grow #2. Added a few drops of root hormone to seed sites. Seeds were on a heat mat under a 22W grow floro. 100% germination rate. PH 5.5 - 6.0

Transplanted to paper drinking cups with sphagnum grow mix around day 7. Transplanted to 6 inch pots at day 14.

Used FIM technique on all plants (day 18)

Vegitate.....

47 days from planting seeds till flowering. Used Genesis uB and grow #1 after first 14 days. These girls had no problem with 600 PPM nutes during veg stage. Plants around 10 inches. Flower.

Flower.......

Flowered girls between 49 and 56 days. Two males showed up early and were removed. No hermies. These girls loved thier nutes. My N1 plant demanded several waterings at 2400 PPM during bloom. I had to keep nutes at about 1600 PPM for most of the bloom period.

Of the three plants I had, there was quite a difference in the amount of stretching that went on during 12/12 cycle.

I had to put the shorter girls on pedastals to keep the canopy level.


Harvest and smoke............ : )

N1: This girls was a collossus. Finishing at 4 ft tall on day 49. This one had the least potent stone, but had the best buzz of all of my plants. I toked up a little of this smoke and was rewarded with a very positive and motivating high. The tase was soft with a hint of sandalwood. Very nice

N3: This girl finished at about 3 ft tall in 53 days. Very similar taste to N1. This one had a bit more of a mellow stone, but still quite uplifting. Really good party smoke.

N4: This girl finished the shortest of all at a mere 18". She only streched 10" during flower and finished last at day 56. Taste was great. High was similar to the other girls.

All girls were very trichome rich. The smaller fan leaves had trichomes coating them all the way up the stems and onto both sides of the leaf. Buds were quite sticky and very visually appealing.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 410w to 1000w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 2.00
Plant Height: 4
Harvest Indoor: 50 to 55 days

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Report 4 of 6From
Vintage: July, 2004
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description:
Taste: Very tasty bubbly non-harsh smoke
Garden Style for This Report: Tree
July, 2004

This is the first time I have grown this strain. I really was not sure what to make of this strain, but due to the f'up in my room I needed to drop a few more seeds to max the sq footage.

I dropped 3 seeds into cubes, germed and then planted directly into 2g pots. At the same time I also had 6 White Rhino's (Nirvana) starting too.

Of the 3 NL x Shiva's, I ended up with 2 male and 1 female. They were really strange starters compared to others that I have grown and with the WR right beside them. They were slow starters and were really dwarfed by the WR. They were developing branches and leaves just staying super low and squat.

After 6 weeks of veg, I flipped the room to 12/12. The little dwarf (5" tall) female I had went nuts when the lights were switched. It ended up being a 36" high when finished at 57 days 12/12 and was having trouble standing itself up - it kept wanting to tip over !

Overall it was very easy to grow and did not have any nute issues or anything. It also did not use much water, probably due to its bud-stick form.

It really smells great when you cut it up. Quite a sweet smell while at the same time a dank smell.

In the end, after 57 days 12/12 I ended up getting just over 1 oz of dried, trimmed and manicured primo buds. No popcorn buds were kept but rather put aside for some ice in the future.

Overall not too much yield but not too bad either considering their small statured at 6 weeks when I changed the light cycle.

The buds are quite sticky when chopping them up, but I am not complaining ! The smell is still fruity with a hint of skunk even after cure. All of the buds are quite frosty also !

During smoking, the buds are not harsh at all (I find some smoke can be more a tobacco taste). Very smooth, fruity flavor and pleasant to smoke !

From a potency point of view, I have had stronger but this is strong nonetheless ! I actually find this to work better than the WR I harvested at the same time. I have about 7oz of WR to compare it with and I will defiantly be saving and preserving my NL x Shiva for special occasions !

I have another 7 seeds left from my 10 pack and I will defiantly being starting up a few more in the fall when I start the room backup. I also have some other strains I will be starting in parallel.

Very much worth the $ to buy the seeds and the wait to harvest ! I would recommend this strain !


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 260w to 400w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 1.00
Plant Height: 70
Harvest Indoor: 55 to 60 days

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Report 5 of 6From zeppelindood
Vintage: April, 2003
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: A light musk
Taste: Spicy sweet
Garden Style for This Report: Mixed
April, 2003

3 seeds germinated and 1 was female. She was average size with tight internodes during vegitative growth. It doubled in height between 12/12 and finish. The plant grew a very large top cola and a very thick stem; it needed no support. This plant was so loaded with trichomes that the buds looked pearl at a distance under the lighting. The buds pack a powerful punch. The buzz is very potent and still a good balance to the high. She goes 56 days. Good for stealth growers, light smell.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 410w to 1000w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 1.25
Plant Height: 75
Harvest Indoor: 55 to 60 days

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Report 6 of 6From Dr. Atomic
Vintage: June, 2004
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: not much during grow and very little in flowering
Taste: a bit hashy, pleasant not strong taste
Garden Style for This Report: Bush
June, 2004

Easy to grow, I couldn't kill it as hard as I tried. Good yield. Great smoke, quite potent. The couple other people who've had any have raved also.

I didn't get much taste on this grow, probably didn't flush long enough despite using organic flowering ferts. The first plant harvested at 58 days, the rest over a 10 day/2week period following.

I took them with 30% + amber trichs to get some couchlock. Got 7/9 fems and a 100% germ rate on the seeds. I personally consider this a great buy at ~30 usd for 10 with shipping.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 410w to 1000w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: Not Listed
Plant Height: 96
Harvest Indoor: 60 to 65 days

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