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GANESH – medical strain. For our 5th anniversary we recreated our exotic, high-class indica-sativa hybrid Yamuna from the Limited Collectors Edition, which was issued in our first year, and crossed it with our best Afghan parent from seed stock collected in the 1980s. The result is an impressive stout plant oozing with resin that grows like an indica and feels like a sativa. Ganesh is an excellent choice for closet cultivation or a homebox due to its short stature and the even growth pattern. Plants vegged for 3 weeks in soil reach a height of approx. 60cm when mature. To harvest a field of baseball bat type colas in regular sized grow spaces we suggest vegging 4-5 weeks for organic (soil) cultivation. Ganesh grows perfectly with little or no feeding in quality soil. Our unique combination of land race genetics injects a lot of vigour into this strain and the thick shoots from mother plants provide quality cuttings over an extended period. Due to the extreme density of the buds approx. 20-25% of the plants show some mold susceptibility in the top third portion of the head bud in the last week of flowering. Therefore, this strain is best grown in spaces with humidity control (extraction fan, ventilation, night temp. above 20Â°C or 68F). You should also water sparsely in the last week of flowering. Wait until the plants have slightly droopy leaves and give them just enough for their daily requirement. This is a tried and tested method for strains with dense buds and very effective. A daily check of the top half or top third portion of the head bud during this period lets you detect mold early before it can cause any damage. Growing with clones, SCROG, and pruned plants (indoor/outdoor) is not affected by a higher mold susceptibility. The dense and crystalline buds have a rich, skunky smell that underlines the top quality of the smoke.** A heavy-duty grinder is recommended for these chunky buds! The taste evokes the times of the finest Himalayan hash in the 1970s – sweet and earthy with a chocolatey finish. Ganesh combines the best of both worlds: its dense, glittery indica nuggets have great bag appeal and the sativa-dominant high leaves you functional, social, yet relaxed. Its a great smoke for fun activities like a beach party; lying in your hammock and watching the sunlight flash through the trees; sensual leisure or bodywork such as massage, yoga, tai-chi; and all kinds of creativity.
SADHU – medical strain. Sadhu is a combination of a specially adapted land race male from the Himalayan heights and one of our short flowering indica-sativa hybrids. This variety is a homage to the legendary ganja from the Indian high altitude valleys, and to the wandering ascetics or sadhus, who keep the tradition of cannabis cultivation, itâ€™s ritual and recreational use, alive. Sadhu is one of our shortest indicaâ€™s with a very robust and compact stature ideal for small/low grow spaces, or incognito balcony grows. The uniformity of the plants in terms of size and flowering time is high but, at the same time, we managed to preserve the hybrid vigour. This strain is best choice for harvesting a potent and tasty hash strain with a minimum of effort. Outdoor cultivation is possible up to the 45Â° latitude, and in all climates with a dry autumn. Excellent results can be achieved in the greenhouse as with all other Mandala strains. Although special care is always taken to increase mold resistance in our breeding lines, this does remain an indica with a tight bud structure, therefore some plants may react sensitive to high humidity. For optimal results keep humidity and watering low in the last 2 weeks of flowering and check the headbuds at least once before harvest. Her resiny leaves can produce wonderfully fragrant hash of finest quality. The mild, earthy, sweet-spicy bouquet of the dried flowers reminds one of oriental bazaars and hand-rolled charas.