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8 MILES HIGH is a fragrant, uplifting sativa that delivers quality harvests indoor & outdoor. Special attention was devoted to making this variety a low-maintenance plant that finishes by mid-October in northern climates. Flowering sets in quickly with most plants sexing within one week of switching to 12/12. Another positive feature is the fast and profuse resin production during early flowering that rewards your efforts right from the start. 8 Miles High has proven to be very reliable under various environmental stress factors such as abrupt changes in light and temperature. Plants can therefore be moved from indoor and planted out with no adverse effects. This strain is easy to grow and has no special requirements. It has shown good mold resistance and grows well in soil with no extra feeding*, making it a good choice for growers with little experience or not much time on their hands. The indica-type females have minimum branching, medium tall growth, and are excellent for small spaces or cultivation in close rows. The sativa-leaning pheno can be grown as a multi-stem plant or trained if this is your preferred method of cultivation. It has longer branching due to the extended internodes and exhibits great potential as a big producer outdoor. For a sea of green set-up in hydro both phenos can be used. In hydro we recommend pruning the bottom branches on the sativa-leaning females so that all energy is focused on the long central cola. 8 Miles High has a great calyx-to-leaf ratio and slim leaves that make trimming the buds a quick job. Resiny bud production throughout the plant from top to bottom guarantees a quality harvest. The aromatic properties of this strain are delightfully diverse and feature the rare trait of strawberry fragrance. During flowering a slight brush against the plants releases a wonderful sweetness with an earthy undertone. This delicate aroma is followed by the more dominant piney freshness. As the plants mature you can also detect whiffs of a sweet lemonade scent. Cured buds retain the piney-minty smell but, in addition, there is a variety of delicious aromas ranging from strawberry, melon, to hash-candy.** The smoke has a fresh minty taste and lingering sweetness to it. 8 Miles High lifts off straight to the head and triggers a lot of cerebral 8-Miles-Highactivity with flashes of insights and long episodes of trippy visuals when you close your eyes and switch to auto pilot. This is a functional daytime smoke, or a wake-up call to keep you on your feet partying at night. The uplifting, almost euphoric, effect sets in once you reach maximum altitude. This energetic sativa glides back down smoothly and leaves an expansive feeling behind. Aroma is based on our observations in organic soil grows.
Mandala #1 is a good choice if you are aiming for a quick crop with a Sativa effect. We recommend this strain especially for northern climates where harvesting by the end of September is a priority. This strain has two basic phenotypes (characteristic plant types). Approximately 30% of the plants belong to the Sativa dominant phenotype and grow in a christmas tree shape. The leaf structure is similar to the Indica dominant pheno. Purplish leaf stems and light red stripes along shoots are not uncommon and should not be mistaken for a nutrient deficiency. The young flowering plants have a perfumed woody-herbal fragrance when you rub the stems.* Despite the Sativa dominance the buds are chunky and the plants are easy to grow. The Indica type pheno is apparent through it’s squater growth, thick main stem, and larger leaves. Branches are shorter, growing upwards close to the plant (perfect for SOG). The side shoots towards the top are also short and give the head buds a more compact structure. This pheno tends to develop a sweet-spicy smell during early flowering. Mandala #1 flowers with a spear-shaped head bud of considerable length that makes this a high yielder. Resin output is impressive – also in outdoor grows. The prime head buds are coated with a thick layer of trichomes and glisten brightly in the sun. Some plants develop beautiful dark purple calyxes during mid-flowering: a trait which they inherited from the New Zealand Purple Indica in the paternal line. Harvesting is very simple since the calyx-to-leaf ratio is predominantly high. Indoor One of our breeding goals is to ensure that our strains are flexible and stable so that plants can be raised indoor and undergo the light stress of switching between artificial lighting and sunlight. It is therefore possible to start your garden indoor and shift the plants outdoor for flowering. Cloning and regenerating Mandala #1 is easy. Since this strain has a high percentage of landrace genetics that were adapted to growing on nutrient poor soil, the plants subsist easily in good horticultural grade potting soil and require little feeding if any. We recommend to provide an adequate pot size for healthy growth (see our FAQ). Height is average and even the sativa pheno can be accomodated in small indoor spaces if a 12/12 light period is started early. A Sea of Green style cultivation is best with the Indica phenotype, or with clones (rather than from seed) of both phenos. All plants are suitable for SCROG and other forms of training. Outdoor This early flowering strain shares the benefits of hardy landrace genetics and a very resinous hybrid to produce robust plants with high bud quality. The early flowering traits in this cross initiate bud development quickly enough for an abundant yield in September. Even if harsh weather circumstances require harvesting before all plants reach full maturity, they will still deliver a satisfying amount of resin-coated buds. Type: sativa-indica Genetics: S. African highland Sativa x NZ Purple Indica & N.Indian Sativa Cultivation: indoor/outdoor Flowering time: 55-60 days/mid Sept. (south) end of September (north) Yield: 450 gr/m2 (dry weight) High: an up-high that spreads in waves; euphoric; creative; can also be spacey and dreamy at the start. Potency: 8/10; no side-effects (racy heart, etc.); suitable for regular med users. Aroma: properly cured buds have a natural sweet fragrance like dried apples. The purple plants spread a delicious raspberry fragrance, with a touch of minty freshness.* Medical use: Mandala #1 shows potential in itâ€™s anti-anxiety and anti-depressive effects. As this is a new strain we will be updating further benefits once feedback comes in from med users.
BEYOND THE BRAIN – medical strain. Beyond the Brain is the definitive connoisseur high for the discerning cultivator. If you have tasted your share of sativas and are searching for the purity that only exceptional genetics can offer then you will appreciate this strain. Let Beyond the Brain open your doors of perception to new realms of awareness! This is so far the only strain out of our genetic repertoire where we are willing to break tradition and offer a â€œbeta versionâ€ as a limited collectorâ€™s edition. Those who have never grown a Mandala strain may find BTB quite similar in terms of growth to what they usually see in their garden. But seasoned Mandala growers are used to expect amazing vigour and generous, if not marvellous, yields from our strains â€“ and rightly so! These outstanding traits have always featured high on our list of breeding goals along with other essentials such as potency. Beyond the Brain, however, is a modest plant that discreetly hides her secret until the very end, when all her inherent power is revealed as a true consciousness expanding herb of incredibly clarity and power. To preserve this undiluted, pure gateway to transcendental realms is our main intention in the future development of BTB, as we hope to infuse it with more dynamic growth over the coming years of this ongoing project. In the meantime, we would like to share this special high with you! Beyond the Brain requires a good light source. We recommend the standard 400W-600 HPS/m2. If you are aiming for a higher indoor yield than indicated this is of course possible via the usual techniques. For example, in soil cultivation you can extend the growth cycle to 6-8 weeks. In hydro the yield can be improved by switching to 12/12 after the plants reach an adequate size such as 25-30 cm. Pruning, SCROG and other such methods are only sensible if the plant receives the appropriate additional vegetative time to develop itâ€™s shoots. The height of mature females in soil cultivation reaches approximately 75-95 cm based on 4 weeks vegetative growth under a 20 hour light cycle. Since there is only moderate stretching this is a sativa that can be easily grown in a homebox too. The height of a Mandala strain is also always under your control by deciding when to switch to 12/12. For indoor soil cultivation you basically only need to provide quality horticultural soil and the correct container size. Beyond the Brain will grow by herself if you let her and is a low-maintenance strain. Although BTB getâ€™s off to a relatively slow start the mature plants show lasting health. They retain their fresh green foliage till the end of flowering and do not exhaust themselves like other varieties may do. This greatly simplifies plant care throughout flowering. BTB is not for growers who will feel motivated to fertilize her to death in order to force growth or extra bud development! If you extend the vegetative time then you may need to provide a mild feeding to top up nutrients in the soil in case you are not repotting soon. Experienced growers who are familiar with their soil brand and organic or mineral fertilizer will know what to do. If you are uncertain, simply â€œgo with the flowâ€ and repot your plants into fresh soil once they get rootbound. Hydroponics Use a low EC of 0.8-1.2 and adjust requirements on the basis of plant health and by comparing the EC of the drained nutrient solution with your fresh solution. This is a standard procedure that can be successfully applied to all Mandala strains and most cannabis plants in general. If your tap water is of low quality and already has a high EC you should use a household osmosis filter and mix the osmosis water 50-50 with tap water (experiment to see what ratio gives best results). Outdoor In the greenhouse Beyond the Brain will grow to a medium-range height and can be planted in an SOG (sea of green) style if required. For best results avoid uncontrolled pest infestation of spider mites or other sap-sucking insects, especially in a greenhouse where pests can reproduce unhindered by predator insects and wind & rain. When planted outdoor this strain is a good choice for warm temperate, mediterranean, and subtropical regions. Mold resistance is high.