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Information about Valley Girl:
It is difficult to find fault in a potent strain like Valley Girl. Apart from its high levels of THC, it pairs a stimulating cerebral effect with a soothing buzz to create the perfect wake-and-bake psychedelic high. Moreover, it is a versatile hybrid that appeals to users of varying experiences.
In creating such a well-balanced hybrid, Archive Seed Bank took a cut of the original OG Kush cultivated in San Fernando Valley. SFV OG, as it is aptly nicknamed, is a medicinal strain that boasts a powerful body high without the downtime. It was later paired with a backcross of Face Off OG to enhance its relaxing effects and stress relieving components.
Though widely regarded as a thrill seeker’s dream, Valley Girl sustains its therapeutic value by providing temporary reprieve against multiple mental and physical health conditions. Moreover, it is a favorite among growers for its highly resinous buds.
Information about Valley Girl:
|ORIGIN||SFV OG and Face Off OG|
|EFFECTS||Euphoric – 10
Uplifted – 10
Relaxed – 10
Happy – 3
Energetic – 2
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry eyes – 10
Dry mouth – 9
Anxious – 7
Headache – 5
Dizzy – 3
|FRAGRANCE||Pine, pungent, floral, sweet, earthy|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, floral, woody, pine, earthy|
|MEDICAL||Depression – 10
Stress – 10
Fatigue – 10
Eye pressure – 8
Pain – 8
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8-10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Mid-October to early November|
|THC CONTENT %||16% to 19%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||50%/50%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Its takes only a minute or two after the first puff for Valley Girl’s psychoactive compounds to take effect. Subtle at first, a rush of euphoria gradually intensifies until users are seemingly shot up above the sky in a state of bliss. The innate happiness shines through on the outside as well.
In time, the same uplifting buzz trickles down from the temples to the rest of the body. Though intense, it does not overwhelm users with a body-slamming rush of energy. Rather, it is subtle, soothing, and calming as it surges through the muscles. It delivers a powerful sense of relaxation that takes away tiredness from the limbs.
As alluded to earlier, Valley Girl is an absolutely potent hybrid. Its THC levels usually range from 16% to 19% but can sometimes rise to 25% depending on the batch. Using it outside of one’s limits can overturn an otherwise pleasant and productive day.
Intensifying in the palate is Valley Girl’s sweet floral flavors. When savored, a woody but refreshing note of pine fills the mouth and leaves an aftertaste of earth lingering in the mouth even after the last puff.
Marijuana’s chemical composition causes users to feel dehydrated. The symptoms manifest as dry eyes and a cottonmouth since cannabinoids usually interfere with the production of moisture in both areas. Though they mostly go away on their own, downing a few glasses of water will help rehydrate throughout the high.
In worst case scenarios, Valley Girl can trigger anxiety and induce a headache especially when one pairs the strain with alcohol or caffeine. This is a rare occurrence though and is usually brought about by overconsumption. For this reason, the bud must always be used in moderation.
Stress relief is among the top reasons for using marijuana and rightly so. Its euphoric high calms the mind of overwhelming dread and anxiety. Moreover, its ability to stabilize the mood helps manage depression and other mental health issues like PTSD.
Often, people constantly bombarded by stress feel constantly overly fatigued. The exhaustion not only manifests mentally but physically as well. By invigorating the body from within, Valley Girl renews motivation and relieves tension from the muscles.
Valley Girl also has physical benefits that make it an effective analgesic. It relieves aches and pains beginning from the temples down to the tip of the toes. The same soothing buzz reduces any stinging pressure from behind the eyes which is often a symptom of a more dangerous disease called ‘glaucoma.’
In spite of its Indica-like structure, Valley Girl is a finicky plant. It is sensitive to fluctuations in weather, strong gusts of wind, and high levels of moisture in the air. This is not to say the plant will not thrive outdoors. Rather, it requires the special attention of a seasoned grower to bloom successfully in areas that are not as warm as the Mediterranean. For this reason, many prefer growing their batch in less volatile environments.
Grown indoors, growers from the northern hemisphere can mimic the warm, semi-humid climate of equatorial regions by adjusting factors like lighting and heat. Meanwhile, placing hygrometers all over the growing area will help monitor the temperature to humidity ratio. Though not at all tall, early topping is required for limited areas to keep the plant short.
What is necessary, however, is trimming away any parts that interfere with the circulation of light or air. Pruning away dead branches or leaves will also help distribute nutrients to healthier budding sites. Because of its hybrid structure, Valley Girl performs well in either Sea or Screen of Green method.
During the blossoming phase, Valley Girl produces dense buds look almost ghost white due to the thick coating of trichomes. Perfectly contrasting it are fiery hairs and deep green leaves that gleam from the light frosted dust.
At the moment, Valley Girl seeds are only available in regular form. For this reason, aspiring growers must soak the buds before germination. Apart from softening the hard shell, the method encourages more calyx-filled plants to grow so green thumbs do not end up with a batch made of 50% males. Applying Low-Stress Training will keep successful females from turning into hermaphrodites.
It typically takes between 8 to 9 weeks for Valley Girl to blossom. But, to get the best out of the strain, it is best to harvest the batch after 10 weeks to increase yields. Once mature, it produces 12 to 14 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the northern hemisphere, Valley Girl flowers between the second to the fourth week of October. However, it sometimes extends to the first week of November depending on the weather. Regardless, it yields at least 14 ounces of buds per plant.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Valley Girl? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.