This was my first foray into "premium" or I guess these days...semi-premium, genetics. I think $70 including shipping for 5 seeds is pretty premium. And you know...it was worth it.
These seeds were feminized and I planted 3 along with a few other strains. They suffered extreme cold in the early stages of their lives...in a metal shed with no insulation or heat. I had no idea we were in for a record cold...I wasn't ready for freezing temps. Note to self: Next time, have EVERYTHING ready to go BEFORE germinating seeds.
Anyway...all 3 germinated in "tray packs" filled with my blend. When they reached the appropriate size, I moved them into 1/2 gal pots and put them under a 400W HPS to begin vegging. They grew well with a nice shape and good color. I moved them into the house and used a 400W CMH hung vertically...bare bulb. They continued to grow well with a nice rich green color.
I transplanted them to 3 gal pots and a week or two later, I started then flowering when they were about 15-18 inches. It took them a couple of weeks to show pistils. They grew well, flowered well. They both had a wonderful sour lemon candy smell that began strong and weakened as they matured. Smell was probably best at 60-70 days...the recommended harvest time...but the high wasn't there. The bud I sampled had great smell/flavor, but lacked potency and longevity. They were all-mostly clear trichomes. I let them go to 90-100 days until the first sign of amber trichs.
I hung the whole plants for about 7 days and moved them to mason jars for curing. After a month cure I'm VERY pleased. This is a fine, mellow (but a big hit will expand and bite you), slightly lemony, damn good smoke.
The high creeps, takes a good 20-30 minutes to get you...and is very pleasant. No paranoia, no jitters, music and my guitar is much better, no couchlock or tiredness. Just two hits and you are functional, but don't plan on anything serious. There is a ceiling...but it's a high one...you can get to "that place" we all know and love...right at the edge of too much...
I had another phenotype, one plant. It smelled of nuts/coffee when growing. During drying it literally smelled like shit...like it was rubbed in shit...and also a "pukish" smell. This one grew more stretchy, more sativish. It's yield sucked while the others were average. But this one is a REALLY good, strong high. This one WILL send you to that place...maybe it's a little too good for some people. Smoking that much will make you paranoid...for sure.
Bottom line...worth the money. I'm glad I've still got 2 seeds.
I crossed them all with Apollo11...I've got "high" hopes for these seeds.
Thanks for your report, I've been waiting ages for someone to do a report on LSD. I have an LSD clone from a trusted source (who grew from Barney's seeds) but am in the process of reworking my bloom room before I can put it in. SOON!