Clones and seeds of this California-bred hybrid are easy to find, given the strain’s widespread popularity. Blue Dream is also great against powdery mildew and root rot, which make up two of the most common issues found in a cannabis garden.
A hybrid strain with an aroma as strong as its euphoria, GG4 is a great choice for the novice grower looking to cultivate a sedating, flavorful strain. The genetics were developed by GG Strains and took the world by storm in 2014 after winning multiple Cannabis Cups.
GG4 has a very bushy growth pattern, making it an ideal strain for anyone looking to grow in a small space and explore the screen of green (SCROG) technique. Generally speaking, this strain offers up a lot of bang for its buck by producing a quality product without having to worry too much about specific nutrient needs. Also, due to its heavy resin production, this plant is a great option for those wanting to explore concentrate and hash production with their trim. The only concern are the groans that will come from trimmers as their scissors gunk up almost immediately.
Like GG4, Dutch Treat is a great indica-dominant plant for growing indoors. It offers high yields and a quality product that presents a uniquely candy-like aroma. If you’re a gardener in the PNW, this should be an easy strain to find and a pleasure to both grow and consume.
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But where to start? These five strains are known to demand less than some of their pickier, more finicky ancestors, and they tend to be easier to grow. If you’re a beginner grower, consider locating seeds or clones of the following cannabis varieties.
Green Crack is another California strain great for those trying to find their green thumb. A long-standing popular strain in the outdoor California scene, Green Crack is a fantastic choice for anyone seeking a strong sativa-dominant plant. The sweet citrus aroma and high-energy effects of this strain blend perfectly, giving rise to an uplifted, motivational high.
While most sativa strains are difficult to grow due to their long flowering time and upward stretch, Green Crack is one that can be managed. Its sativa traits stand strong in the strain’s upbeat effects, but its indica genetics give it a quick flowering time and improved yields. Unfortunately Green Crack is a clone-only strain, making it a little more difficult to find, especially outside the West Coast.
Dutch Treat is a classic strain hailing from Amsterdam that has made its way around the world, landing predominantly in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a sweet-tasting hybrid that lands on the indica side of the spectrum while still holding onto its cerebrally activating effects.
If you’re new to growing cannabis, consider starting with one of these strains because of their resilience, availability, and overall easiness to grow.
Cinex combines a lot of the qualities we mentioned in previous strains. It’s ideal for growing in small spaces, it’s resistant to mold and mildew and it is a high-yielding strain. It’s also known to have a very high THC content of around 22 percent, which is particularly potent for a home grow.
Another very popular strain, Northern Lights is also known to be one of the easiest to grow. The plants stay short and are known to easily recover from any issues or problems while growing, meaning you don’t have to be an expert to ensure they survive. They also tend to not smell as much as other strains, which can be helpful for an number of reasons.
For most people, driving over to the nearest dispensary to purchase marijuana is all the effort they’re willing to put in for their cannabis. But others have more passion and interest in the hobby, and want to grow their own. Unfortunately, not everyone is a gifted grower and won’t be able to magically turn their plants into an amazing product. But luckily there are some strains that are easier to handle than others.
There are two major benefits to growing the Papaya strain. One is that it grows quickly, and you’ll be able to use it in less than three months after germination. Another is that it’s able to withstand stressful conditions. So if you’re not the most well-stocked grower, this could be a good strain for you.
As one of the most popular strains of marijuana in the United States, there will be plenty of seeds available to grow Blue Dream. It’s also fairly resistant to powdery mildew and root rot, two of the biggest problems people experience when growing cannabis.
Let’s face it: most of us are terrible at handling plants. Luckily the Blue Cheese strain can withstand most of your incompetence. It can withstand overwatering, underwatering, mold, stress and many other mistakes made by amateur growers.
If you’re growing marijuana for the first time, you probably won’t necessarily be as patient as an experienced grower. So picking a quick growing strain may be best. Auto Lemon OG Haze will be ready for harvest about two months after you plant the seeds. That may sound like a lot, but that’s a pretty quick turnaround.
Sativa strains are usually difficult to grow because they take a long time to flower and they grow pretty long vertically. But Green Crack’s genetic components allow it to stand firm and also has a quicker flowering time than other sativa strains, although it is hard to find outside of the West Coast.
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