Awesome pics & grow....I was actually thinking about growing Kali Mist and Sensi Star together because they seem like they would complement each other very nicely. My question is: Will they grow well together under the same light given the height difference (not sure exactly the differential but i'm sure it's rather substantial) and different flowering times???Very thank herb! I follow up your girl Next time you'll have more...
After many questions,debate & calculations about Kali Mist genetics..Simon "betrayed" a little info in Serious seeds Homepage....>
The genetics of Kali came not from known plants within the growers community, and I should know this as I put them together.
The first Kali Mist seeds ever were already made by me before 1993 and were sold at that time by a seedcompany (cerebral seeds) predecessing Serious Seeds. Indeed, a partner of that shared company later started another seed company (sagarmatha) and used those original Kali seeds to create 'western winds'. Yes from those first Kali seeds, as he didn't have acces to the parental stock. Cerebr. seeds only existed for a short while; the exact same Kali seeds were later sold by Serious Seeds from 1994 onwards.
Those were the first Kali Mist seeds and it seems that you are referring to those. This is a long time ago however, and although not impossible I wonder if you grew these.
What you do not mention at all is the fact that Kali was already altered around 1998. At this point I thought it was an improvement but it was not. People at that time complained about the loss of the typical sativa high, much like you do in fact. The combination of genes of th '98 version did carry more 'indica' in the genome. That constitution was again substituted in 2000 for the present Kali seeds which are for sale till this day.
The present Kali Mist seeds gave rise to several price winning plants and do carry more than 90% 'sativa' genes. On the bud pics of the living Kali plant in Monkeys article one can clearly see the narrow leaf shape sticking out of the bud. And take a close look at the structure of the bud itself; at first glance it seems a relatively thight bud. But if checked upon closer one can see clusters of flowers forming little spiraling structures (or small 'towers' as some people describe it). All very recognizable and sativa-like for people who are familiar with it and very different from 'indica' or even a hybrid between those two.
Also the description of the buzz which Monkey describes is clearly sativa-like, and comparable to the Kali available in some (good) coffeeshops in Amsterdam which is still grown from clones of the original same Kali plant also used back in 1993.
Further proof of the improved quality of the Kali after 2000 is the article written by GBI and published in Weed World magazine (oct 2006 nr 65). From a pack of Kali seeds he grew plants and discovered that the Kali still is the outstanding product he also remembers it to be from the early nineties. And this is a true journalist writing his sincere opinion (which made him not liked by some seed producers and organisors of festivals, even denying him further acces to certain fairs).
This and more feed back i get from people do strengthen me in the opinion that the Kali was and still is one of the very best sativa plants available in seedform today. May be the seeds you grew were not the true Kali we are talking about here, or might have been the '98 version of Kali. Difficult to say, but off course one is also free to have a different opinion on this matter. As we all know it is hard to discuss about differences in taste.
That's what I feared : That the Haze will steal all of the light and leave the SS lagging behind.Kali mist seems to be one of the few 'Seed company' sativas that can hang with the SSH, MH, and NH. Ferget the arjan's anything...
Any 1 of those 4 plants is the cream of the crop.
As far as growing the SensiStar next to the hazes, it will be VERY difficult to do w/o separate veg/flower rooms. The hazes will grow very tall compared to the SensiStar's. You will have to 'train' the hazes to keep them short, or continuously raise the SS's. Otherwise the light will end up too far away from the shorter SS's.
Run some SSH's. You will find plenty of variety, and some plants will deffo give you a feel for the 'haze' (longer flowering, taller, loose buds, soaring high, DELICIOUS haze smell).
If you only have 1 room, you can start the SS's 2-3wks ahead of the hazes. The idea would to be to let the SS's get taller before you 'flip' the lights to 12/12.
just came back for another little drooling session over your lovely bud shots PERIPHERY and thanks for the info.....Yea..Kali has a very specific aroma,and mainly taste..
You are Indoor or Outdoor grower?Because fastest pheno
Kali Mist(10-11weeks from clone) is suitable too for Outdoor..
My country is in 48'-49' north latitude..My mothers & too clones
are in 24/7 regime..I plant out My clones(12-20cm high) between
15 july-1 august..After 8-15 days came in flower..And finished-ripen
early-mid october 80-120cm plants..
Everyone does that nowadays, Sensi did it a few years back, its all greed in my opinion.As for the seedpacks..Has the price dropped or is it the same now?
If its the same price..then the reason..greed perhaps?