|AUTO-FLOWERERS HAVE ARRIVED!
WE'RE OVER THE MOON IN JUNE !
Also in this edition, a scrumptious cannabis recipe, some more poll results and an article on effective germination. Enjoy!
When customer requests started to flood in for strains that flower automatically, we got right to work. The first strain we came up with, after some initial hiccups, turned out to be a big hit, so we continued working on autoflowering strains.
This time, we decided to tweak four existing popular strains. After lots of testing, we can proudly present to you our AUTO-flowering BEST-selling NIRVANA cannabis strains:
Below are some customer reviews on the non-autoflowering versions of these strains, to help you make up your mind on which type to order. To the right is a quick Q & A.
'Neph' on feminised Jock Horror: "The buds were growing so dense it was nuts. The smell is like lysol and wintergreen it's crazy almost throw-up too. The high is super high. Uppy for sure. No pain anywhere and i got my back all super straight while I'm typing haha. Jamming to some tunes. Definitely good to be in ur own world and just enjoy urself. It's a very pretty plant. The leaves are a deep green with the buds almost white. I'm going to order some more for sure."
'Pave' on feminised Blue Mystic: "Very nice and almost odorless grow! Only last weeks somebody asked me if I was making some exotic food or something, but he still didn't notice my hidden growbox ;) Smoke is awesome, trippy and stony. Nice with afternoon tea :) And in the blue mystic moonlight :)"
'Midnightoker' on feminised Bubblelicious: "Seed sprouted in 2 days. Vegged for 10 days under 6500k CFL’s, then added the 600w HPS overhead in concert with the CFL for 20 more days…Total veg time, 30 days. ....switched to 12/12 flowered for exactly 70 days.... 3 day dark period prior to harvest.... HANDS DOWN THE BEST BUD I'VE EVER SMOKED! 2.74oz (dried and cured) from the one plant. "
'Nubee' on feminised Northern Light: "Northern Lights was my first grow and it was very forgiving of my lack of experience. Small indoor grow with nice tight buds covered with trics. Many experienced smokers agreed that it has a strong and very nice high."
Autoflowering Questions & Answers
Q: What does auto-flowering mean?
Q: OK, so won't that cost tons of extra power?
Q: What about yields?
Q: Great - any more tips before I buy?
Some growers swear by this method to help seeds germinate, especially for older, hard-shelled seeds. Make a tiny nick in the seed's outer coat with a sharp knife or pair of nail clippers, or gently sand the seed with an emery board or a piece of sandpaper. This will make it easier for the taproot to emerge from the shell. Be sure you know what you're doing so you don't damage the seeds!
Another method to aid germination is to soak the seeds for a couple of hours in luke-warm water. This will soften the shell and help the seed swell and burst out of the shell.
Don't freak out if your seeds germinate right away - it's not exactly unrealistic to expect a 24 hour germination period, but seeds have been known to take anywhere from 1 to 12 days. Don't throw them out after just two days, but keep 'em moist and warm, and whisper sweet little nothings to them. (hmm - maybe we should start a relationship advice column as well?)Want to read more? Our Knowledge Base contains several articles you may find interesting, such as this one, about different germination methods.
TOP TIPS FOR GRIEF-FREE GERMINATION!
Seeds should get:
- neither too wet nor too dry
- neither too hot nor too cold
The soil you plant the seeds in should be:
- neither too deep nor too shallow
- neither too firm nor too loose
You will find some more tips on the left.
Ali G, to a DEA officer:
This month, we've got a fab new recipe for you to try! The weather's been so lovely over here, it really puts you in the mood for summery food. And who said canna-cooking needs to be sweet and sugary? There's more to grasstronomy than hash brownies and space cake, so we came up with a delicious dish for those born without a sweet tooth. Try your hand at this herbalicious pasta 'n pesto - sure to make an impression!
You will need: a basil plant (from your own garden or from the store - you'll need several handfuls of basil leaves); a couple of teaspoons of prime bud (depends on how strong you want it to be; about 4-5); a small packet (about 50g) of pine nuts; about 50g of good quality Parmesan cheese, in a block or grated; a clove of garlic; olive oil; freshly ground black pepper. Also: your pasta of choice, and optionally, two chicken breast fillets and a tin of artichokes.
Toast the pine nuts in a dry wok or frying pan until golden brown. Put the bud, basil leaves, pine nuts, cheese and garlic in a food processor or blender and blend thoroughly until a paste is obtained. If you like, you can also add some other fresh garden herbs like mint or parsley, but make sure the main ingredient is basil. Gently start adding glugs of olive oil until a smooth consistency is achieved. Season with pepper and set aside.
In a big pan, bring a generous quantity of salted water to the boil (about 1 litre to 100g of pasta). Add your choice of pasta - we like fusilli or penne, but any type will do. Using a good quality durum wheat variety will help the sauce stick to the pasta. Boil until al dente (check the packaging). You could stir the pot-pesto straight through the hot pasta and serve as a light meal, or try this: while the pasta is cooking, put a frying pan on the fire till hot. Add olive oil and the diced, skinless chicken fillets. Pour on a glug of white wine, then put on low heat until almost done. Add the artichoke hearts, chopped into chunks. Stir the pesto through the pasta, add the chicken/artichoke mixture on top and nom! Serves 2-3 people.
The poll "What you would like to see more of in the newsletter" is now closed. Thank you all for voting so enthusiastically!
A quarter of the people who responded wanted, above all, to see more tips for growers. 17% were more interested in reading about our strains in particular. If you were one of them, perhaps this tip wil help: did you know the customer reviews contain lots of insider tips and personal grow journals? Why not write a review of your own and add your experiences so that other growers may profit? Your review may even be featured in the newsletter!
13% of you were hoping for more special newsletter discounts. We'll do our best to sneak some in on occasion. Only a very meagre 3% were dying to hear inside gossip on Nirvana or jokes and funny stories, so boo! We won't be disclosing the colour of Alice's knickers or telling you that juicy story about what Charlie got up to last weekend.
Oh, but wait... what's that? Almost 40% of you wanted to see more of ALL OF THE ABOVE?! Ooh, greedy... but we love that you're so interested! Still, we'll save the racy tales for another day and focus on your main interests first. We've already started adding longer stories with tips for growers to the newsletter, and also put some efforts into expanding the number of articles in the Knowledge Base. We'll continue to work on this in the near future. We'd love some more feedback on our Knowledge Base actually, so why notleave a comment to let us know how you liked our latest articles or submit a question of your own? Please do NOT use the Knowledge Base for customer support questions though -our support staff won't read them, and you will not receive an answer.
Also, we've added a poll on the new auto-flowerers - be sure to vote and let us know what you think!
Right, we'll leave you to it then - good luck with your grows, see you next month, and remember to ROCK THOSE AUTOS!
Peace and love,
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