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Aside from this strain’s tendency to branch out and lean in all directions, especially as the flowers start to develop and get heavier, growers have reported that A-Train prefers lower humidity environments. While it grows well in all mediums, the yields tend to be higher in hydroponic systems, and the taste comes out more when grown in soil.
When smoked, it has a slightly lemony flavor with unmistakable undertones of Trainwreck, although a bit subdued by the hashy indica taste of the Afghani genetics. This strain smokes smooth like a sativa, but has a kick of an indica – a perfect hybrid!
One of the most pronounced effects of smoking A-Train is the munchies, which makes it a good choice for medical cannabis users that need help stimulating their appetite. Being a well balanced hybrid, A-Train is a perfect choice for users seeking the medicating effects of indica softened by the sativa side.
It’s a common misconception that the strongest of the most famous strains are harder to grow, and AK-47 banishes this myth by being particularly simple to cultivate. It can grow in any environment but prefers indoor setups, where it will grow out in 10 days from clone. These seedlings will only ever get to a medium height, making a lack of space not a problem. Their growth is vigorous, however, and if you plan on topping, you’re going to need to give the plants some support as they mature.
A flowering time of 60 days is usual, and from this you can harvest up to 500 grams per square yard of grow room. The compact nugs are a sight to behold, with a thick coat of crystals and hardly any leaves, and it’ll be tough to keep your hands off them until they’ve properly cured!
One thing to consider when growing AK-47 is that the closer your buds get to harvest, the more they will stink. And I’m not talking a bit of a stench in the hallway, I’m talking the neighbors in the next street getting high off the smell. Don’t worry though, some carbon filters should sort that right out, but when you start your grow, be aware that odor might be an issue and choose a grow space accordingly.
Like its namesake, AK-47 has very powerful effects, but rather than knocking you down brain dead, it will leave you with a nice, balanced high, affecting both head and body, although if you carry on toking, you’ll find yourself with a serious head high. It’s definitely a one hit wonder, though, and even if you are a daily smoker, you’ll be left a little blown away by its potency.
When it comes to growing AK-48, it is a very hardy plant which makes it a great choice for beginners. On the other hand, experienced growers can push this plant, making it ready for harvest in just under 7 weeks.
Nirvana recommends planting 16 plants per square meter, then pruning each plant to only 6 branches and the top in order to optimize the size and bud consistency throughout the crop. She loves to be grown in soil, and does great in sea of green type gardens.
AK-48 has a sweet, flowery, and somewhat earthy taste when smoked, and produces a happy, euphoric, sativa like high. Medical cannabis users have reported this strain to be very beneficial when dealing with stress or depression.300
A breeder’s tip is to keep the plants fairly cool, and be very careful when applying nutrients. Flowering time is 12 weeks indoors, and bring sure to bring some friends around harvest time, as these buds are a hell of a job to trim!
All your hard work will pay off as a few puffs on a pipe of Amnesia will have you soaring, exuberant and alive. A few more puffs, though, and you might not even remember where you put the stash. Did I leave it in the fridge? What’s your name again?
At maturity, the plants to begin to use less water, the deep green leaves start to yellow, and the buds develop red-brown pistils. Trichomes form a thick carpet on the leaves and buds. They do not at all need to be milky to be harvest ready. Though predominantly indica, the open plant structure and the low leaf ration makes Anesthesia easy to trim. The Herijuana-dominant phenotypes finish first and are also the most compact and most resinous. A separate mixed phenotype finishes a little slower and has the best combination of dark musky taste and potency. Don’t let the modest size of the colas mislead you – their dense chunkiness means they weigh in heavy and explode in the grinder. Since these plants have a tight bud structure, it is best to avoid high humidity during the last weeks of flowering.
Anesthesia is named for the narcotic, body stone that its smoke induces. By definition, “anesthesia” is a state in which awareness of pain or discomfort in the body is reduced, and relaxing or sedative effect is created. The Anesthesia variety causes a deep physical mellowing that slowly works through one’s limbs like a warm blanket, while allowing the mind to stay engaged. As a medicinal strength strain, it may be too potent to be enjoyable for beginners or casual recreational smokers. However, patients who rely on indica body effects but want to stay mentally alert will enjoy the balance of these qualities. The old school taste is earthy and dark, with a hint of coffee tones that will appeal to fans of deep hashy flavors.
Kaya finishes in 8-9 weeks indoors, or around October outdoors in Spain or similar climates. She is resistant to pests and tolerates heat well. When grown indoors, her compact branching makes her a good candidate for sea of green. Her branches grow outward in moderation and stay thick enough to hold her buds, so when grown as a multibranch plant, pruning and branch supports are seldom necessary. Outdoors, or in a greenhouse with huge pots of soil, Kaya can also be grown to huge sizes. She performs best when allowed to reach around a meter before including flowering. The plants will finish around 6 feet. Because of her hardiness, Kaya is a good plant for outdoor guerilla grows, perfect for leaving somewhere with a global positioning system and finding again in the autumn.
Kaya has a spicy flavor, refreshingly different from skunk, with a sweet kiss that lingers on the tongue. The high is also different from the punchout associated with some popular “skunk” strains – a return to the mellower potencies of days gone by. “Lighter highs,” says Nirvana, “definitely have theirr place and their fans”. Kaya is unlikely to waylay lightweight smokers on the first bong hit, and she is a great daytime friend to those who prefer a high that is more like a “snack” than a “meal”, a stone that is easier to moderate. For both gardeners and tokers, Kaya is easy to get along with.
As this strain is only slightly sativa dominant, it can be grown in fairly small areas and grow rooms that don’t have the space for huge monster plants. She can be grown on a 12/12 light cycle from the very beginning, and on this sort of schedule will be fully finished in just 90 days. The plant will develop a large and dense central cola surrounded by a good amount of secondary buds, creating a fantastic looking plant that can be kept to very small sizes. I know of one grower who kept the plant to less than one foot tall in a grow inside a PC case. Of course, such small plants will give less bud, but for some, quality is more important than quantity.
The ease of growing Kaya 47 makes it an absolutely phenomenal choice for the first time growers, although of course more experienced cultivators will be able to use their own tricks to get even more out of this plant. Cutting back the fan leaves can be a good plan, and a good long flush with black molasses can help bring out the natural flavors of this strain and get rid of any chemical aftertaste that might linger in the finished buds. If you’re really going for the ultimate win, team these molasses with organic bee honey and you’ll have a smoke that is second to none.
Much like its parent strain, Kaya 47 is a one hitter quitter; all but the most experienced of smokers will only need a toke or two before they’re flat on their ass wondering what the hell just happened. The long lasting effects will leave you well medicated but also mellow, with enough mental activity coming back after a little while to keep you from being totally zombified. Rookie smokers should definitely be wary of getting carried away with this strain, as their virgin lungs are likely to be shocked by the strength of this strain and might run terrified into the woods to hide.
KC 33 was developed with the outdoor grower in mind, but can be grown indoors as a large plant with a yield of up to 600g using 600wpm. A sea of green method is discouraged. outdoors, she loves moisture and will thrive even in cool, wet weather. The Haze and Ukraninan parents are known to reach gigantic heights. Inheriting this height, KC 33 can be planted later in the season than is customary to steer clear of her leggy qualities while still bringing in a generous yield before the first frost. Alternately, outdoor growers can use a covering system to reduce light hours and finish plants when most gardens are just entering flowering phase. The stretchy height has also been put to use by trellising this variety and growing horizontally.
KC 33 has enormous leaves and enormous sweet, sticky, light green buds with a distinctive lemon taste that is fresh on the palate. Smoking KC 33 results in a light unencumbered buzz that settles into the head instead of the body.
KC-36 shows her strong indica influence in her wide, webbed, dark green leaves; in her bushy stature, and eventually, in her dense and compact buds, profuse with crystal formations like the signature frost of her White Widow mother. She is a multi-brancher, with tight buds forming in many locations. She tends to have an asymetrical profile because some of her branches stick out.
This vigorous northern plant can adjust to variable weather conditions and withstands both cold weather and moisture in moderate doses. She has shown some mold resistance when faced with wet conditions. KC-36 is also quite smelly, which may be a disadvantage if countermeasures are not in place or the outdoor location is not remote enough from curious neighbors.
KC-36 has a fast onset, powerful body high. The inhale is expansive, with a floral spice reminiscent of White Widow. Its smoke is likely to cause little coughing spells, followed by smiles and body relaxation. This is more of a cozy afternoon smoke than a party pot. KC recommends it for a lazy day of hanging with friends, for an enhanced sense of peace when out in nature, or as a nice enhancement for a good movie or CD. Anecdotally, it’s good medicine for migraines and hyperactivity.
A slender plant of medium height, Kerala Krush has narrow leaflets and lonf petioles. indoors, best results are attained through pruning once or twice before flowering. Bending the lateral branches to 45 degrees reduces stretching by allowing light to distribute evenly throughout all the budding sites. Individual bracts are large and very resinous when left to mature fully. Buds form into long slender sativa-type flowers. Toward the end of the flowering cycle, the buds swell and become heavy and dense – the slight indica influence of Skunk #1. maturation times indoors are between 9 and 11 weeks with a 12/12 photoperiod.
Outdoors at 45 degrees latitude Kerala Krush matures in the first half of November, earlier if closer to the equator. A full May-November season outdoors produces plant over 3 meters (9 feet) tall when left unpruned. A good climate gives yields in excess of 500 grams per plant. The buds keep their weight and structure well when carefully dried and cured.
Kerala Krush has an extremely clear, cerebral high – potent and smooth from start to finish. her palate mixes cool fruit and warm spice. Medicinally sativa strain may be appropriate for appetite stimulation, menstrual cramps and controlling chemotherapy nausea.
Every grower strives to have a grow room full of good looking plants that are a walk in the park to grow, and Killing Fields gives you plants that hit both these buttons. The leaves in particular grow exactly like sativa leaves should, with thin profiles and an intense bright green color. The structure of the plant, too, is that of the typical sativa Christmas tree shape, so if any of your neighbors pop round, you will definitely need a brilliant disguise for your crop if you want to keep it as a secret garden.