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Tips for growing Northern Lights cannabis

This article is presented by Advanced Nutrients, a global company raising the bud weights and reputations of cannabis growers since 1999.


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.

(Advanced Nutrients)

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  • Johnson Delarosa

    Well said

  • John-Paul Murphy

    You should update the flowering time. I have been growing it for years, and its 8-10 weeks easy for indoor grows.
    Outdoors it might mature faster due to rapid falling temperatures in autumn (begins in september, ready in october), but im handy on 9 weeks on my indoor grow right now and still only 75% cloudy trichs.
    All in all, youre looking at 6-10 weeks.

  • Edward Cole

    I am a newbie at growing. I had some success with my first attempt to grow northern Lights and have been hearing one should always top their plants, but I also read that some strains do not take to topping. I’m have a couple of northern lights plants I’m growing indoors that are approx. 2 weeks old, I would like to know if they will respond well to topping.