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Strain: Nepalese Highland Sativa Heirloom
Breeder: Centennial Seeds
Location: indoor, outdoor
Type: sativa
Flowering: ~95 days
No feminized seeds.

Centennial Seeds - Nepalese Highland Sativa Heirloom

I planted the Nepalese highland sativa back in August. That was 95 days ago and the plants, as i suspected, are enormous.

In the past Iíve grown seed from a nearby region in Nepal and the plants topped 15 feet indoors and spread 8 feet across the lower branches. I wanted to prepare for this possibility so I topped the plants aggressively and set them under a sheet of trellis fabric.

On October 11th I shortened the day length to 12 hours, down from 18. The plants are growing in 10 gallon Accelerator aerator pots in Fafard Organic Mix FOF-30 amended with dolomite lime. Iím feeding Jackís 13-2-13 @ 140 PPM nitrogen and mono potassium phosphate @ 80 PPM phosphorus.

The plantís branches have been woven through the trellis fabric in such a way that every growth tip has access to direct light. Over several weeks the weaving process continues until the canopy is relatively flat.

Once flowering is induced, the growth tips will begin to stretch toward the light. Deal with any stray branches that break out of the surface.

As you can see the lower branches and trunk are completely bare. The canopy above is so dense that very little light gets through. Any flowering sites below the canopy are removed. This redirects the plantís energy resources to the canopy where they will be put to more efficient use.

At this point the plant extends 7 1/2 feet by 5 1/2 feet. Thatís more than 40 square feet of surface area which is lit by two 1000W bulbs.

Since this is the first time Iíve grown this landrace I have no real way of knowing how long it will take for them to finish flowering. Iím going to guess and say it will be in the 12 Ė 15 week range.

The trick will be keeping them healthy and flowering until that day comes.

Strain Lineage / Genealogy

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