Kush Mintz Grow Report

For The Doc, the mere mention of “OG Kush” in a strain description isn’t just another name. It’s a siren call. Much like Pavlov’s dog conditioned to react to a bell, The Doc’s reaction to OG Kush is instinctual and immediate.

The allure is so strong that he feels an overwhelming desire to cultivate it, almost as if he’s under a spell. Clearly, The Doc’s affinity for OG Kush goes beyond mere preference; it’s a deep-seated passion.

The Discovery of Kush Mintz

While exploring Barney’s Farm’s online catalogue, a familiar allure caught The Doc’s eye: “Kush Mintz.” Without a moment’s hesitation, it was added to his cart and promptly ordered.

What made Kush Mintz so irresistible? Its lineage. This strain boasts of its parent, Critical Kush, a hybrid that traces its roots back to the revered Himalayan OG Kush genetics.

When this was masterfully crossbred with Mintz, the outcome was nothing short of a masterpiece. Barney’s Farm proudly describes Kush Mintz as:

  • A strain with a dominant indica profile, making up 70% of its genetics.
  • A unique and captivating flavor profile that stands out in a sea of strains.
  • Exhibiting exceptional growth characteristics that make it a cultivator’s dream.
  • A generous yielder, producing 600-650 g/sqm indoors. With optimal care outdoors, cultivators can expect a staggering yield of up to 1.5 kg.
  • An early bird, maturing by the third to fourth week of September when grown outdoors.
  • Efficient indoors as well, reaching maturity within just eight to nine weeks of flowering.
  • A sensory delight, emitting a charismatic blend of pine, coffee, and mint aromas, all sweetened to perfection.
  • Not just a treat for the senses, but also a prolific resin producer. Its buds are generously coated with a thick layer of trichomes, making it a sight to behold.
  • And the experience? A potent, long-lasting buzz that perfectly balances relaxation with euphoria.

Germination and Early Growth

With palpable excitement, The Doc embarked on his cultivation journey, planting two feminized Kush Mintz seeds. Within a mere three days, the seedlings emerged, signaling the start of their growth saga.

By the end of the three-week vegetative phase, both plants showcased their potential, standing tall at 35 and 38 cm, and flaunting a robust branching pattern.

The Blooming Phase – Nature’s Grand Display

The flowering stage was a visual treat. The plants, in their zeal, exhibited an aggressive stretch, tripling their stature. Their vitality was evident in the rapid flower formation.

As the weeks progressed, each plant was adorned with numerous large side colas, some even rivaling the grandeur of the main bud. Seven weeks in, The Doc couldn’t help but marvel at their unique architecture, reminiscent of rockets poised for launch.

Their resin output was explosive, with the buds shimmering in a trichome glaze. The visual allure was further accentuated by the vibrant orange pistils and the purple-red tinge of the upper foliage. The aroma? A symphony of earthy-spicy coffee, pine, mint, and a dash of sweetness.

Harvest and Post-Harvest Revelations

After a 60-day flowering marathon, it was time to reap the rewards. The plants, standing at 102 and 108 cm, were a testament to their growth prowess.

The drying phase unveiled a generous bounty of 105 and 116 grams. The dried buds were a sensory delight, exuding a potent aroma reminiscent of exotic coffee beans, with the flavors melding seamlessly.

The Vaping Experience: A Deep Dive into Flavour and Sensation

When The Doc decided to vape Kush Mintz, it wasn’t just about testing its potency—it was a journey through a rich tapestry of flavors. From the very first inhale, a refreshing minty sensation enveloped his palate, setting the stage for what was to come.

As the vapor settled, earthy-spicy notes reminiscent of freshly brewed coffee took center stage, providing a depth and complexity to the flavor profile.

This was beautifully complemented by undertones of pine, adding a fresh, forest-like aroma to the mix. But the experience didn’t end there.

Each exhale left a lingering sweetness, ensuring that the flavor party on The Doc’s palate continued long after the vape session.

The effect of Kush Mintz was as remarkable as its taste. Just two hits from his Mighty+ vaporizer were enough to send The Doc into a whirlwind of sensations.

The initial euphoria quickly gave way to a profound sense of relaxation, characteristic of its Kush lineage. This potent buzz wasn’t fleeting; it held The Doc in its embrace for over two hours, making him appreciate the depth and richness of this strain even more.

Final thoughts

For The Doc, Kush Mintz wasn’t just another strain; it was a revelation. A strain that soared to unparalleled heights, brimming with explosive attributes. In his words, “Barney’s Farm has crafted yet another magnum opus with Kush Mintz!”

GeneticsKush Mintz (Critical Kush x Mintz)
Vegetative stage21 days (after germination)
Flowering stage60 days / 56-63 days in general
MediumBionova Bio Soilmix, 11 litre pots
EC1.2–1.8 mS
Lightup to 4 x SANlight EVO 5-100, switched to level 2 out of 3
Air humidity40-60%
FertilisationBionova Soil Supermix, plus PK 13-14 in the flowering stage  
Additives/stimulantsBionova Silution, The Missing Link, Vitasol and X-cel
ToolsCleanLight Pro for mould prevention
Height102 + 108 cm
Yield105 + 116 g  

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