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Because of its Cindy 99 genetics, Cinex is suitable for the SCROG technique in smaller spaces while still offering quality sativa effects. Cinex is also armed with mold and mildew-resistant genetics, allowing more room for error.
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.
The most popular strain among consumers, Blue Dream is also a great strain for novice growers. Its effects strike a balance between physical relaxation and a mellow, blissful high. These light-footed qualities make Blue Dream a popular choice for daytime relief of aches, pains, and bad moods.
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.
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.
Though Blue Dream is one of the most common cannabis strains out there, it’s for a reason. This classic strain has a lot to offer to any consumer and grower as a high-yielding, potent varietal with approachable effects and an enticing berry flavor.
Cinex is a sativa-dominant strain that can offer a THC level up to around 22%. Its genetics come from Cinderella 99 and Vortex, inheriting a high-energy euphoria that feeds creativity and productivity. Cinderella 99’s genetics have always been well-known for offering high yields, bushy plants, and high THC levels. Vortex is a sativa-dominant strain cherished for its intensely euphoric traits. The two combined results in a sturdy strain perfect for novice gardeners looking for something different.
If you’re new to growing cannabis, consider starting with one of these strains because of their resilience, availability, and overall easiness to grow.