In our previous article introducing landrace marijuana as an exciting, neglected category of marijuana for today’s growers, we explained that landrace cannabis has simpler genetics, more-reliable growing characteristics, and pleasantly different psychoactive effects compared to hybrid marijuana strains most of us grow.
Today’s article begins a series that gives you a description of landrace marijuana strains you can easily purchase from reputable seed sellers.
One of my favorite landrace marijuana strains is a pure Sativa called Kali Mist.
Several commercial seed breeders claim to offer Kali Mist, but the only legit seeds I’ve found are those bred by Holland’s Serious Seeds.
If you’ve only grown hybrids, the first thing you notice after a few weeks in veg phase is how different the leaves are compared to your hybrid marijuana plants.
Because Sativa landrace marijuana tends to grow very tall, if you’re growing indoors you only want to give Kali Mist 4-5 weeks in grow phase before you flip to 11.5 hours of light per 24 hours to trigger flowering.
Yes, 11.5 hours. You’ll often find that pure Sativa landrace marijuana need less than the standard 12 hours of light per day to trigger proper blooming.
Indoors you absolutely have to top this plant around the third week in grow phase, and then again just as you enter bloom phase.
Otherwise, it’s sure to exceed your grow room vertical capacity, even if you have ten-foot ceilings.
Even then, you may have to train, tie, bend or otherwise control pure Sativa landrace marijuana to keep its height down indoors.
Outdoor marijuana growing is of course a totally different story.
You can start your Kali Mist seeds outdoors in late May. They’ll continue to add grow phase structure well into summer.
Be sure you grow in a place where your daylength drops significantly outdoors (below 13 and preferably below 12 hours per day) by the time in autumn early enough that your now-blooming Kali Mist aren’t harmed by constant temperatures below 60F, rain, snow, hail, sleet, or high winds.
Indoors or outdoors, your Kali Mist can take as long as 8-11 weeks to be fully mature.
Indoors, you can hasten maturity by cutting bloom phase lights-on time to no lower than 10.5 hours per day.
One important factor in all marijuana growing but especially in growing Kali Mist and other landrace marijuana is how you feed your plants and how you treat their roots and root zone.
You want to give slightly less nitrogen than normal in both grow phase and bloom phase.
Use bloom boosters such as Bud Ignitor, Big Bud, Bud Factor X, Rhino Skin, and Overdrive.
You want to feed carbohydrates either as Microbial Munch or Bud Candy or both, and the beneficial root zone microbes Voodoo Juice and Piranha that feed on carbohydrates while increasing root size, mass, and efficiency.
You want to give Vitamin B boosters throughout from start to finish using B-52, except for the last three weeks of bloom.
You want larger than average container size, pure reverse osmosis water, pH Perfect base nutrients, and lower parts per million feed programs than you usual use for hybrids.
You can have slightly higher than average grow room temperatures and humidity. Maybe 5-11% higher.
If you can add ultraviolet light such as the Hortilux PowerVeg during grow and bloom, Sativa landraces are used to high ultraviolet and they love it.
Kali Mist can develop buds that are heavier than usual for a Sativa, so be prepared to stake or otherwise support branches.
Growing Kali Mist outdoors, you can train them into vines, or top 2-3 times before week one of bloom phase and then watch them grow into monster marijuana plants.
Kali Mist is a premier heritage strain that you should consider for in-breeding, backcrossing, and as a mother plant.
The high is stimulating, crystal clear, and fun.
Keep tuning in to BigBudsMag.com for more in our series on the best landrace marijuana strains.