Space Bomb is a sativa-leaning hybrid with potent, high-flying effects. Created by prolific growers TGA Subcool Seeds, the minds behind strains like Timewreck and Jack the Ripper, Space Bomb was bred as a cross between popular Space Queen and the more rare Time Bomb. The resulting strain bursts with a funky, fruity scent and a mellow (albeit thoughtful) high. Space Bomb is also memorable for its eye-catching, multicolored flowers. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has found this bud to have a moderate THC content of between 11% and 17%.
Space Bomb sets itself apart with small to medium-sized flowers that adhere in tight, pebbly clusters. These flowers have a spadelike shape, tapering down into pointed ends like mini pinecones. The buds hold the tight, dense structure more often associated with indica varieties. The tightly-coiled leaves are a dark shade of forest green. Occasionally, phenotypes of Space Bomb also boast vivid flashes of purple -- these surprising colors are due to pigments called anthocyanins in the plant's genetics that become activated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, a high concentration of cloudy white trichomes covers these already-colorful buds, giving them a white sheen and accounting for their psychoactivity.
Space Bomb's aroma can be an acquired taste for some. The buds give off an overly fruity, almost fermented and rotting smell. On closer inspection, there are also some more pleasant notes of sweet, zesty orange. Grinding up Space Bomb's flowers gives off a rich, peppery odor. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, this strain burns with an acrid smoke that can tickle the throat and sinuses, triggering coughing fits. On the exhale, this smoke carries a dank, fruity flavor.
Space Bomb's high is something of a creeper for a sativa-dominant strain. Several minutes after toking, smokers may detect a slight pressure around the eyes and temples. This sensation soon yields to an uptick in thoughtfulness, with users dwelling on certain ideas or concepts longer than they ordinarily might. Far from being disorienting, though, Space Bomb's effects are tempered by a potent physical high that relaxes the limbs and core and dissolves any lingering muscular tension. Depending on the individual user's mood and tolerance, they may feel compelled to burn off Space Bomb's high with a long walk outdoors -- or to enjoy its slow body melt with a short trip to the couch. This strain's nuanced combination of physical and mental stimulation makes it a good way to enhance activities that involve both body and mind -- including exercising, playing video games, and, in the right circumstances, sex. Furthermore, the strain's concentration can enable smokers to concentrate on analytical, task-based work as well as open-ended, freewheeling creative projects. As this high wears on, its physical effects are said to intensify. Eventually, smokers may find themselves pinned down with sedation as their mindset becomes more cloudy and dreamy. This latter relaxation makes Space Bomb good for kicking back with moody music or a favorite TV show. In all, it's a great strain to enjoy alone or with friends in order to take the edge off of a long day or week of work. Because of its taper down from energy into tranquility, Space Bomb is recommended for afternoon and evening use.
Space Bomb may also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its cerebral and focused onset can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders. Its easygoing vibes may also help to relieve some symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Physiologically speaking, Space Bomb may soothe aches and pains, whether they're temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should consume this strain with caution, as its fast-paced mental effects may veer into paranoia under unfavorable conditions.
Fortunately, TGA Subcool has made seeds of Space Bomb available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These sativa-inflected plants tend to grow tall and may need to be trimmed back early on in order to be trained to fit in indoor spaces. Growers looking to bring out the flowers' purple potential should also expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins. Space Bomb flowers unusually quickly for a sativa, within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors.
Space Bomb is a solid choice for sativa lovers who'd rather avoid buzzy feelings of mindrace. The strain's propensity for resin output also makes it valuable in the production of hash and other THC concentrates.