Nebula was first introduced by Paradise Seeds back in 1996 and has won several different Cannabis Cup awards over the years and still to this day sits in a different galaxy to many of the other varieties of Cannabis seeds released into the market over the years since.
With an impressive THC content of between 16-20% Nebula is a heavy hitter when grown to its full potential and will also impress you with a sea of large tricomed covered buds by the time its finished flowering. A Sativa dominant plant related to the classic White Widow strain which grows with perfect spacing for the light to penetrate and create those picture perfect large colas you see and dream of growing yourself.
Nebula is available in Feminized and Regular seed packs and I decided to grow from the regular stock to see how stable the variety really is. I was very happy a couple of days after popping the seeds into soil to find that I had 100% success germination and lots of new little green babies to take care of and watch grow up.
From start to finish the plants grew in a very uniformed pattern with nice large Sativa fan leaves soaking up the 600 watts of light sat above them. It took a couple of weeks for signs of flowering to show after turning the lights to 12 hours but once in flower it never showed signs of stopping making every trip to water and feed them a visual delight! In the end those couple of plants that appeared to stretch a little provided the biggest colas of the bunch with the stretching allowing extra light to penetrate through the foliage of the plant and onto those otherwise shadowed buds.
Nebula certainly appears to be a very stable variety with a good mother plant being very easily selected from only a small amount of seeds making this an awesome quality plant in my eye’s. Paradise really have created a strain still worth shouting about over 10 years after being introduced.
In the Big Book of Buds Nebula was said to be knicknamed the Honey Pot for its sweet honey scented smell and flavour and once you cut these plants and hang them to dry you will soon understand why. I would suggest drying them with a carbon filter running to avoid the insanely strong smell of honey scented weed escaping out possibly causing you trouble.
Nebula does not just look amazing but also smells amazing! You will have to wait a little longer than some varieties before you get to taste the sweet honey flavour as this mostly Sativa dominant plant will take a couple of weeks longer to finish than the quicker flowering Indica’s on the market but I think its well worth the extra wait as the yield and strong Sativa uplifting high more than make up for a couple of weeks patience.
Fifteen years on and Paradise Seeds Cup Winning Nebula is still shining brightly above most of the competition delivering not only an easy to grow beautiful looking plant but also a great tasting large yielding resin packed gem loaded with a high THC content making it great for the medicinal Cannabis community.
If you love your Sativa’s and you love growing then do yourself a favour and reach for the skies and pick out a pack of Nebula. It will take you to the moon!
Originally published in Weed World Magazine 93