Crystal-clear cerebral high; expansive; active and social; energizing; transcendental. Especially valuable for creative and spiritually orientated persons and nature lovers.
Minty (sweet), thyme, some spice.
Excellent medical-grade marijuana for broad spectrum use. Great for experiencing a very clear, functional, motivational high with long-lasting potency along with the medical benefits.
Flowering time outdoor:
mid-October (south), end of October/November (greenhouse - north)
Flowering time indoor:
Recommended light intensity:
Yield (dry weight):
250-650 gr/m2; 500-1000 gr. per plant outdoor in the ground.
THE STRAIN DETAILS HAVE BEEN UPDATED MAY 2012. USE THIS STRAIN DESCRIPTION AS THE LATEST INFO. NOT ALL RESELLERS MAY REFRESH THEIR SHOPS WITH THIS NEW STRAIN DESCRIPTION.
"I've never grown or smoked anything like this before, it has to be experienced to be believed and understood." (customer review)
Beyond the Brain is the definitive connoisseur high for the discerning cultivator. If you have tasted your share of sativas and are searching for the purity that only exceptional genetics can offer then you will appreciate this strain. Let Beyond the Brain open your doors of perception to new realms of awareness!
This is so far the only strain out of our genetic repertoire where we are willing to break tradition and offer a "beta version" as a limited collector’s edition. Currently Beyond the Brain contains two distinct phenotypes. One will grow as a modest plant that discreetly hides her secret until the very end, when all her inherent power is revealed as a true consciousness expanding herb of incredibly clarity and power. The other pheno is a huge yielder and clearly outgrows the smaller sister. Both phenotypes are very similar in their transcendental psychoactive effect and potency.
Beyond the Brain requires a good light source. We recommend the standard 400W-600 HPS/m2. Pruning, SCROG and other such methods are only sensible if the short pheno receives the appropriate additional vegetative time to develop its shoots. Grown in soil the mature short females reach approximately 75-95 cm based on 4 weeks vegetative growth under a 20 hour light cycle. Since there is only moderate stretching with the short pheno it can be easily grown in a homebox without pruning. The tall pheno has the potential to deliver an amazing yield and requires the appropriate space to spread out. In hydroponics you can expect the biggest crops you have ever seen. It’s worthwhile to save one of these special females as a mother plant!
For indoor soil cultivation you basically only need to provide quality horticultural soil and the correct container size. Beyond the Brain will grow by herself if you let her and is a low-maintenance strain. Although BTB get’s off to a relatively slow start the mature plants show lasting health. They retain their fresh green foliage till the end of flowering and do not exhaust themselves like other varieties may do. This greatly simplifies plant care throughout flowering. BTB is not for growers who will feel motivated to fertilise her to death in order to force growth or extra bud development! If you extend the vegetative time then you may need to provide a mild feeding to top up nutrients in the soil in case you are not repotting soon. Experienced growers who are familiar with their soil brand and organic or mineral fertiliser will know what to do. If you are uncertain, simply "go with the flow" and repot your plants into fresh soil once they get root bound.
Use a low EC of 0.8-1.2 and adjust requirements on the basis of plant health and by comparing the EC of the drained nutrient solution with your fresh solution. This is a standard procedure that can be successfully applied to all Mandala strains and most cannabis plants in general. If your tap water is of low quality and already has a high EC you should use a household osmosis filter and mix the osmosis water 50-50 with tap water (experiment to see what ratio gives best results).
In the greenhouse Beyond the Brain can be planted in an SOG (sea of green) style if required. For best results avoid uncontrolled pest infestation of spider mites or other sap-sucking insects, especially in a greenhouse where pests can reproduce unhindered by predator insects and wind rain. When planted outdoor this strain is a good choice for warm temperate, Mediterranean, and subtropical regions. Mold resistance is high.