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The Kush Brothers Seeds: experience, honesty & plenty of fire!

The Kush Brothers Seeds: experience, honesty & plenty of fire!

The Kush Brothers Seeds is a seed bank established in 2012 in Barcelona, a city that for years has been considered the European capital of cannabis and its culture. However, things were very different when young Adán, just another kid from the slums of Barcelona, first came into contact with weed and began his adventure in the cannabis world. Since then, his company has established itself in the sector as one of the leading banks in Spain, with a collection of feminised seeds equalled by very few.

Today we are going to dive into the history of this award-winning seed bank with Adán, its creator and soul of this project, and of course, we will take a look at some of the most appetising strains that you can find in its catalogue. And as you will see... these guys are masters when it comes to mixing genetics and obtaining exceptional plants!

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Cannabis gifts for your stoner friend or partner

Cannabis gifts for your stoner friend or partner

Choosing an appropriate gift for a family member, friend or partner is not always an easy task, although it can be made much easier if the person receiving the present grows or consumes cannabis as, in this case, there are many options available to us. A pack of your favorite seeds? A state-of-the-art grinder? Maybe something to hide the smell of the flowers? As we will see today, the possibilities are many and varied, so we hope that selecting your next gift will be easier thanks to this post.

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Universally Seeded, American genetics for true connoisseurs

Universally Seeded, American genetics for true connoisseurs

Cult Classic Seeds, the origins

The ideologue of the Cult Classic Seeds seed bank (based in California) is Marcus, a breeder with more than 20 years of experience who has dedicated more than half of his career to growing varieties with high medicinal potential, always looking for the highest quality and great synergy between cannabinoids. His varieties all boast high THC percentages alongside other medicinal cannabinoids such as CBD and CBGA. Marcus has not stopped looking for these types of profiles in his genetics, but he has also made contributions to the North American cannabis community that have been recognised throughout the industry, achieving a range of unique terpene profiles; Proof of this was the first place win at the 2016 Emerald Cup with the Xenu variety, making him a prizewinning breeder thanks to his work and dedication.

Cult Classic Seeds, a bank in which Tommy from Universally Seeded collaborated for years, is always in search of new phenotypes and conserving their work, which implies germinating seeds, finding elite clones and keeping only those unique, high-value plants, always using a 100% organic farming system. Its huge collection of genetics, the fruit of work and research, is the source of its new and exciting crosses, offering both medicinal profiles as well as special flavours and other desirable characteristics such as high resistance to pests and high productivity. In addition, most of them are ideal for all types of resin extractions due to the high-quality of their resin glands, being available in regular and feminised versions.

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Ten herbs to mix with cannabis

Ten herbs to mix with cannabis

Herbs and botanical products have been part of our spiritual and health rituals for centuries. Our ancestors harnessed the power of plants in all their forms, from eating to smoking, as a form of medicine and also for ceremonial purposes.

In the same way, blends for smoking that combine cannabis with natural herbs are a good way to enhance the taste and aroma, reduce the harshness of the smoke and increase the overall effect profile of the blend. Adding certain medicinal herbs or flowers to cannabis takes the experience to a whole new level.

While anecdotal experiences from the use of many of these plants have accumulated over hundreds of years on five continents, most of these plant species have not been the subject of studies, in particular when it concerns smoking them. And while this article sheds some light on how these herbs can affect our bodies and our weed sessions, it is best to do your own research before embarking on new herbal adventures.

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What is the Scoville Spiciness Scale?

What is the Scoville Spiciness Scale?

The Scoville scale is a way of measuring the degree of hotness of the fruits from plants of the genus Capsicum, better known as peppers or chillies. The scale was devised in 1912 by the American chemist Wilbur Scoville while working for Parke Pharmaceuticals trying to find a suitable pepper to use in a heat-producing ointment. It was so named to calculate the amount of capsaicin present in different peppers, an interesting substance that turns out to be the active component that causes the different degrees of heat.

Capsaicin is responsible for making the tongue burn, the body sweat and even the ears ache after eating a hot pepper. In fact, peppers store capsaicin to deter predators from eating them.

How are the units of the Scoville Scale (SHU) measured?

In the past, the number of Scoville units was established through an organoleptic test carried out by a group of around five experts who diluted the extract of each pepper (namely an alcoholic extract of capsaicin oil from a dried pepper) in sweetened water. In this way, they gradually modified their ratio until they detected the amount of dilution necessary to avoid detecting the spicy sensation of each extract.

Thus, if it took 5,000 teaspoons of sweetened water to bring one teaspoon of jalapeño pepper to a "no heat" level for the tasters, then the jalapeño was assigned a SHU (Scoville Heat Units) of 5,000. Likewise, if a Habanero Chocolate pepper is assigned 450,000 Scoville units, then it takes 450,000 teaspoons of sugar water to neutralise the heat. That's a lot of teaspoons!

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Mandarin Panties by Humboldt x Seedstockers, exclusively on sale at Alchimia

Mandarin Panties by Humboldt x Seedstockers, exclusively on sale at Alchimia

At Alchimia Grow Shop we are very happy to present a new collaboration between our shop and a seed bank, in this case, our friends from Seedstockers. As we are sure you already know, at Alchimia we love the new American cannabis strains that we get to know year after year, so when this collaboration became possible we didn't hesitate for a moment... and to tell the truth, we're delighted with the result!

For this project, we have used two plants with origins on the other side of the Atlantic, two true superstars of the cannabis world in the shape of Mandarin Cookies and Pink Panties, genetics of proven quality and prestige that have come together to create one of the best plants we have seen recently, which we have named Mandarin Panties. An exceptional strain that you can now find in Alchimia as both feminised seeds and automatic seeds, and one which you can learn all about in this article.

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R-Kiem Seeds tell us all about Banana Dessert

R-Kiem Seeds tell us all about Banana Dessert
banana dessert

The guys at R-Kiem Seeds have been celebrating recently, thanks to a new strain that they've just dropped, Banana Dessert. What's more, for the first month of its release, this champion variety will be available exclusively at Alchimia Grow Shop, so if you want to be the first to enjoy it, this is your chance!

After the triumphant results in the last edition of Spannabis'22, we wanted to have a chat with Angel, founder of this seed bank that keeps reaping trophies event after event, to tell us a little more about their spectacular strain Banana Dessert, a variety that is set to become a real favourite for growers and, in particular, for resin extractors. Let's see what he had to say!

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The 2021 favorite vaporizers at Alchimia

The 2021 favorite vaporizers at Alchimia

During the past year 2021 - and so far in 2022 - we have considerably expanded our range of vaporizers of all kinds, from devices designed to vaporize dry flowers to resin and concentrate vaporizers. Inexorably, vaporization is steadily gaining ground over combustion year upon year, and manufacturers are offering us better devices every season, with higher quality manufacturing materials as well as new features.

We have asked our vaporizer-using friends, many of them Alchimia workers, to tell us what, in their opinion, are the best devices they have seen in recent months, taking into account both vapour quality and durability, as well as ease of use and the functions of the vaporizer itself. Here we present the results!

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New American strains, 21-22 Winter

New American strains, 21-22 Winter

Without a doubt, this has been a busy winter for the Alchimia Grow Shop team, because as you will see in this new post of our quarterly series on new genetics coming from the other side of the Atlantic, this time there's a heap of new additions to our catalogue, ranging from new - and long-awaited - genetics by banks such as Jinxproof Genetics or Grand Daddy Purple Seeds, to the presentation of up to 3 new American banks on our website.

You may have already noticed some of these new varieties appearing on our website in recent weeks, perhaps while you were deciding what to plant in your next grow, but now we are going to take a look at the latest American seed banks and new seed banks varieties that we already have in stock... and spring is coming with even more exciting news!

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Everything about Spannabis 2022

Everything about Spannabis 2022

Spannabis 2022, the fair regarded as the most important in the European cannabis sector, is about to open its doors at Fira de Cornellà (Barcelona) between 11th and 13th March. This event returns to celebrate its 18th anniversary after a two-year break due to the Covid pandemic. This year’s edition boasts a space of more than 17,000 m2 which will house around 300 exhibitors, including thousands of accredited professionals and the market’s leading brands.

Everyone taking part just cannot wait for Spannabis to arrive. In March 2020, when the Coronavirus crisis was in full swing, the edition was cancelled by the Catalonian authorities at the last minute, only two days before its opening. The fair was then postponed until September 2020, but had to be postponed again until April 2021, and then again until October 2021. An online edition of Spannabis was held last spring and, once again because of the pandemic, the traditional fair had to be moved to March 2022, when it will be finally opening its doors to all cannabis lovers and professionals.

And this promises to be a very special edition, so let’s have a look at the key points to Spannabis 2022 on its long-awaited return to ‘semi-normality’.

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New strains by Mamiko Seeds, exclusively at Alchimia

New strains by Mamiko Seeds, exclusively at Alchimia

Mamiko Seeds is the predecessor to the Cookies genetics in Europe. This seed bank was the first to work this lineage, making it available to the most demanding of clients via its catalogue for a number of years. Over time, and thanks to a job well done, the Mamiko team has achieved great international recognition and has been awarded with countless numbers of cups and prizes… It’s no wonder their Chem Cookies (aka GMO) has caused a stir on American soil, and has also appeared in the Top Ten of the American magazine High Times.

Mamiko Seeds has developed two new feminised genetic lines in collaboration with Alchimia. If you’re a fan of Cookies and exclusive cannabis strains, remember that you’ll only be able to purchase them through the Alchimia website. This is a unique opportunity for you to enjoy these two breeding jewels!

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The return of Soma Sacred Seeds

The return of Soma Sacred Seeds

We?re certain that the most veteran cannabis connoisseurs will have great memories of Soma Sacred Seeds (Soma Seeds). We need to go back all those years to when Instagram and Facebook didn?t exist and all the information was passed on between small groups of growers. The biggest enthusiasts would turn to forums such as the one on the Soma Seeds website (back in 2002), where these new cannabis strains were talked about and the latest strains that were going strong in Holland were on show. Those more fortunate and adventurous would travel to Amsterdam to savour the newest and most exclusive varieties available in the Coffee Shops. To make the most of their journey, they would also purchase some packets of seeds to take home and make their fellow growers green with envy.

If we compare today with a few decades ago, things have changed a great deal. Nowadays you can find out about the latest trends almost in real time through the various national cannabis clubs. Besides, shops like Alchimia have an extensive seed catalogue that can reach almost any country in record time. After a long time on stand-by, Soma Seeds has returned to satisfy those old-school smokers as well as those who still haven?t had the chance to meet these legendary strains from the past. What?s more, this seed bank has lots of new and interesting crosses up its sleeve? The cannabis community is in for a treat!

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Detox products to eliminate toxins from your body

Detox products to eliminate toxins from your body

You've probably noticed that diets and detox or toxin-cleansing products are more fashionable than ever; The cult of a healthy body is becoming increasingly important, with thousands of people following diets based on certain foods or products to rid their body of the many toxins that it accumulates, from the food we eat, the polluted air we breathe or those we intake voluntarily. As a result, eliminating toxins from the body is an increasingly widespread habit among the population, with all the benefits that this brings.

For this reason, today we are going to show you some of the best products on the market for this purpose, from mouthwashes to drinks to cleanse the body... and even wet wipes! These are solutions for those who, for whatever reason, need immediate cleansing, a process that requires more time if you opt for the more well-known detox diets. In order to achieve the best results, we recommend that you carefully read the instructions for use, which you can consult on our website by following the link for each of the products.

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Purpl PRO, portable cannabinoid testing

Purpl PRO, portable cannabinoid testing

It is no secret that, in recent years, the cannabinoid content of cannabis is an aspect of the plant that consumers are increasingly taking into account, whether for recreational or medicinal use. Research on the so-called entourage effect and the relationships between the various compounds produced within the glandular trichomes of plants has been a turning point, as have the multitude of therapeutic uses that today are given to CBD or cannabidiol (and to THC, where legal).

In this way, users are now rarely satisfied with just a good taste and aroma and a more or less "pleasant" effect. Many of them look for cannabis varieties with a very specific percentage of certain compounds and, naturally, this has not gone unnoticed by the seed banks, a fact that has led to the diffusion of more and more information about the varieties on the market. Today, we'd like to present you with the Purpl PRO cannabinoid analysis kit from the American company Purpl Scientific, a reliable, simple and efficient way to know how much THC or CBD is in your cannabis, without the need for expensive chromatographs or laboratory experience. Sounds interesting, right?

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Draw of 3 Alchimia's Golden Tickets

Draw of 3 Alchimia's Golden Tickets

As some of you may know, this year is very special for Alchimia Grow Shop. And it is that 20 years are not fulfilled every day! Indeed, we have already two decades of history and good times in this sector, and coinciding with the arrival of the Christmas season, we have decided to share with you our happiness and good resolutions for next year with a very special promotion.

Many are the proposals that have come out from our team for this promotion ... what can we give to our clients? Nougat and polvorones? Maybe they're on a diet ... A pack of Headshop products? Surely they already have what they need ... Some seeds? Ugh, what if they like Diesel and we send them a Haze? Sometimes it is not easy to choose a good gift!

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Advanced Nutrients: professional fertilisers, amazing results

Advanced Nutrients: professional fertilisers, amazing results

Within the cannabis sector, there is a multitude of brands offering fertilisers and all kinds of supplements for complete control over plant nutrition. Nevertheless, very few of them can boast the prestige and history of Advanced Nutrients, a company born in the USA under one clear concept: to pour all possible resources into the research and development of products formulated specifically for cannabis, so that the cultivator can always get the best possible results.

Today we're going to take a further look at the origins of this popular brand of nutrients, tell you all the ins and outs of the company and run through the different types of base fertilisers and supplements they offer, to enable you to get the best results by using Advanced Nutrients products in your garden.

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