Hailing from the mountains of Afghanistan, this plant is the quintessence of nature itself. Afghan is a variety of unparalleled quality that is revered by 420 communities thanks to its potency and strength. In many ways, it has long been the backbone of the cannabis industry – an in-demand parent strain that is an ancestor of many of the market's most popular hybrids.
A product of natural selection, Afghan is innately sturdy and resilient. It can withstand the harsh conditions of its habitat and is able to resist pests, mold, and disease. The plant also produces good yields of highly-resinous herb. Stability and consistency, derived from years of inbreeding, come as standard too.
This hardy strain is an excellent choice for novice growers and connoisseurs alike. Thanks to feminized Homegrown Cannabis seeds, it is now easier than ever to fatten up your stash, creating ample supply for a year-round session.
Growing Afghan from Feminized Seeds
Afghan is low maintenance, sturdy, and a tough competitor against common cannabis menaces. A much-loved strain among growers and users alike, it is a simple and fun addition to the grow space. There’s more to this plant than its tenacity, though – it is also a true enchantress that produces heavy yields. Known for its resinous quality, the flowers look as though they came into bloom under a heavy snowfall. The foliage frosted but thin, making trimming an easy task to complete.
Using feminized Afghan seeds from Homegrown Cannabis is extra beneficial for growers. Raising an all-female army means cultivators won't have to weed out any males. There’s no longer any need to wait and look out for signs of gender – saving both time and effort.
Indoors, Afghan enjoys a short flowering time of only 8 to 9 weeks. If given extra care, it will reward its owner with up to 1.5 ounces of fresh bud per square foot in a Sea of Green (SOG) setup.
Outdoors, Afghan thrives in warm, Mediterranean-type climates. In northern areas, it's ready for harvest from late October to early November. A true nature-lover, if planted in an optimal spot, it can easily produce up to 21 ounces per plant.
Fragrance and Flavor
Afghan has a distinctive scent, with fragrant notes of earth, wood, and spice. In many ways it is reminiscent of a field of fresh flowers surrounded by pine trees. The floral notes do a good job of providing some balance to the strain’s somewhat pungent qualities.
The herb's scent translates well to its flavor. Just as its smell suggests, a sweet, musky taste greets smokers on inhaling. It also leaves a spicy herbal aftertaste that lingers on the tongue and lips after exhaling.
Being a pure Indica strain, users can expect to get walloped by Afghan's full-on body high. It is a powerful sedative that’s great for relaxing after a long day at work. Just a few hits are more than enough to give a 2 to 3-hour-long couch-lock. If dosage is increased then a long snooze is almost sure to follow.
Cannabis enthusiasts laud Afghan's ability to give a heavy, numbing physical buzz, giving time and space to reflect and forget about life’s woes. This comes hand-in-hand with a strong sense of euphoria and happiness, courtesy of the joint's high THC volume. Uncontrollable fits of laughter and giggles are also common.
Once the mental flight dissipates, users often begin to feel hungry, and may quickly descend into a full-on case of the munchies. For this reason, having a good stash of food close by is highly recommended.
It should go without saying that the strain is not recommended for daytime use due to its somnolent effects. Best consumed in the evenings, it is a good idea to ensure the calendar is clear before taking a hit. Melting into the couch is almost sure to happen, and driving becomes impossible.
The overall potency of Afghan makes it one of the most valued strains for medicinal users. Patients have expressed love for it because it may help them to manage their various ailments, and the effects kick in fast. The strain delivers an intense physical high and is also said to possess analgesic
and anti-inflammatory properties
. As such, it has been used to help relieve aches and pains, migraines, and muscle spasms.
Furthermore, Insomniacs have a treasured partner in this strain. A few tokes of this hard hitter can quickly turn one’s body into jelly. In a matter of hours, users are likely to fall asleep – and may not wake up at all until the next day.
Additionally, Afghan varieties have been used to help those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and other similar ailments. It is said that sufferers of these types of illnesses often find their symptoms are worse during downtime, after the hustle and bustle of work. Afghan can help them enjoy a night filled with blissful thoughts and emotions, with the euphoria lasting right up until bedtime.
Furthermore, this appetite-kicker has been praised by people with eating disorders, and also by cancer patients, thanks to its ability to increase the appetite. At the same time, it may help quash nausea and vomiting
, which are known side-effects of chemotherapy. As a result, users often become ravenous, and snacking becomes a frequently-enjoyed night time hobby.
Like any other cannabis strain, Afghan can cause some unwanted effects. Dry eyes and dry mouth are typical, and tokers will sometimes feel very thirsty. Drinking plenty of fluids to ensure good hydration is a simple solution to this.
Due to its potency, Afghan can cause some tokers to feel slightly dizzy. It may even lead to mild headaches and paranoia. Novice users, in particular, should exercise caution when smoking this potent strain, and the same goes for those sensitive to THC.
Feminized Afghan Seeds
Crafted by nature and enhanced by human skills, Afghan will forever enjoy a spot at the top of the ladder of cannabis quality. Tokers just can’t get enough of its potency and strong body high, and it’s easy to see why growers have fallen in love with these easy-to-grow feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis. Apart from ease of cultivation, they also ensure an all-female dream team. This means a bunch of ‘fertile fems’ that guarantees a bigger overall turnout. This pure Indica landrace makes for a fine addition to any grow room.