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Tips for Growing Northern Lights Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Northern Lights is a classic indica strain bred from Afghani and Thai landrace genetics. It has been used countless times in breeding projects to create many famous strains on the market today. Offering a profound and heavy high, Northern Lights is enjoyed for its effects as well as its sweet, earthy flavor profile. Thought to be from the Pacific Northwest region originally, it has since been propagated by Sensi Seeds in Amsterdam.

Grow Techniques: Grow indoors and get multiple cycles each year with this fast growing and flowering strain. Northern Lights is well suited for the SOG (sea of green) method, and as a hydroponic or soil based strain. Keep steady airflow through the garden to prevent humidity buildup in the dense canopy.

Flowering Time:  6-7 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Prefers long summer seasons and warm, sunny climates between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Northern Lights is a great choice for indoor growers.

Feeding: Northern Lights grows well with high levels of nitrogen as it develops and can continue to take heavy feedings through its flowering cycle.