First brought to us back in the golden decade that was the 1980s, Early Girl came in like a breath of fresh air, a lazy and laid back indica that has earned its name as the wallflower of cannabis.
If you love a middle of the road bud that offers light to medium effects but won’t see you at an extreme level of ‘high,’ then Early Girl is the one for you. Today we are going to be sharing with you a comprehensive low-down on this delightfully refreshing flower, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What is Early Girl?
Originally brought to us by the legends over at Sensi Seeds, Early Girl is the perfect evening indica that has the power to lull you into a quiet state of relaxation without that potent sedative effect often associated with indica buds.
An ingenious cross between the much-loved Afghani indica, a Mexican sativa and South Asian varieties, there is just enough sativa influence to make this the perfect all-round bud. Although it is an indica-dominant flower, users will pick up on some of the best effects that come with a good sativa.
A favorite amongst cannabis newcomers, Early Girl is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the world of marijuana. With subtle effects and a lack of paranoid patterns of thought, it is a real newbie strain!
Despite its name, Early Girl isn’t a bud we would associate with a wake and bake. While its effects are unlikely to render you couch-locked, it will undoubtedly mellow you right out, so avoid this if you have a long list of things to get done.
When it comes to strength, Early Girl is a pretty middle-ranging bud with THC levels coming out around 12-20%, making it quite a popular option for patients not looking to get incredibly high.
Early Girl Flavor, Aroma, Appearance
In true keeping with its wallflower status, Early Girl is your typical indica in structure. Boasting dense buds that ooze a delightful earthy aroma, and which take on a popcorn-like appearance with sticky clusters, you will appreciate the simplicity of this bud.
Tightly curled, deep green leaves twist and turn, intermingled with deep orange pistils that take on an almost brown appearance. Across the board there will be a light dusting of trichomes for that super-sticky frosted look we all know and love.
Those who love a real earthy strain will revel in Early Girl’s fresh aroma. Giving off a strong, musky scent that is bordering on dank, there is something strangely original and refreshing about this scent. Upon inhaling you will be hit by a tangy citrus smell that is fresh with undertones of damp earth.
The taste of Early Girl is light, easy, and smooth, with wonderfully light smoke and a citrus flavor upon inhaling, followed by a dank aftertaste there is little to complain about. Early Girl exhumes a traditional take on cannabis; with none of the fancy bells and whistles, she is indeed understated in every way.
Early Girl Grow Info
Not only is Early Grow a perfect option for newbie smokers, but it is also ideal for those looking to get into cultivation for themselves. By now we understand that Early Girl is one of those rare buds that like minimal fuss, and so the growing process is much the same!
With insanely high resilience to the common issues that come with growing cannabis, Early Girl can be cultivated both indoors and out, although she does do better outdoors.
With a compact structure that can fight off most pests, molds and other issues, Early Girl grows pretty neatly and has a surprisingly fast turn-around time with flowering between seven and eight weeks.
For those opting to grow Early Girl outdoors, you will benefit best from a semi-humid climate and temperatures that generally range between 72 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Outdoor growing plants are usually ready for harvest in early September.
With a short and bushy stature, expect to have to do some minimal maintenance. We recommend topping the crop semi-regularly to allow light and air to reach those lower parts of the plant.
Requiring the bare minimum of effort from you, Early Girl is a dream for newbie growers, and a great plant to grow on the sidelines for the more experienced cannabis cultivators.
Medical Benefits of Early Girl
Although Early Girl boasts a low-key high, there are many benefits that the plant can offer to patients suffering from a range of conditions. Thanks to its sativa roots, Early Girl has been known to bring about a cerebral undercurrent that is ideal for boosting mood. Patients struggling with mild to moderate anxiety, stress or depression will appreciate the subtle euphoria coupled with the on-going wave of relaxation that is slow to come but lasts for hours.
This is not an overpowering indica, so for those who need help combating severe insomnia, you may benefit more from a heavier indica bud. However, Early Girl can be a great early evening bud as it helps you unwind after a busy day and sets you up perfectly for a long night of sleep.
Early Girl is your typical creeper bud, with the high coming on slowly. Users typically report that it starts as a mild pressure around the eyes, which slowly dissipates and makes way for a physical and mental relaxation that is long lasting.
Early Girl is a great bud for those struggling with an eating disorder, as it is known for its insatiable appetite boosting qualities that will see you raiding the cupboard in no time.
A sociable strain that has been known to incur some pretty intense fits of giggles, it can be perfect for a lovely long chat with friends or loved ones, or even enjoyed on your own. This is a euphoric bud with a warming body high that will release stress relieve mild to moderate aches and pains and leave you feeling happy and chilled out.
Possible Side Effects of Early Girl
One of the best aspects of Early Girl is that it is rarely known to incur paranoid patterns of thought, which lends itself well to those struggling with anxiety. If used correctly, users should be able to enjoy the bud without any harsh adverse effects, but should expect dry eyes and dry mouth, as is the case with the majority of strains.
We would advise any cannabis users to take it easy with Early Girl as to ensure they are comfortable with the level of high. Remember that what is weak for one person may not be for the next, so easing yourself in is the best way to avoid any possible side effects.
Why Not Make Early Girl Your First Bud of 2019?
If you are looking to slide into 2019 on a wave of relaxation, then we couldn’t recommend Early Girl enough to get the job done! A delightfully low-key bud that is rare to come by in today’s saturated cannabis market, it offers a refreshing relaxation we can’t get enough of!
We would love to hear down in the comments if you have tried Early Girl for yourself, or if not, will it be making your hit list for 2019?