When you think of growing weed outdoors, you probably think of warm and sunny countries. In many cases this is also true, but there are also plenty of opportunities to grow weed in a cold climate. The success of the cultivation is determined by the variety you want to grow. That is why we give you 3 varieties of marijuana seeds that are suitable for growing in a relatively cold climate.
Top 3 | Cold climate cannabis strain seeds
Below we explain why these weed seeds are suitable for a cold climate.
Why grow weed outdoors?
Growing cannabis outdoors can be very rewarding, because it is well known that the yield of outdoor cultivation is higher than when growing indoors. Moreover, it is cheaper. This way you don’t have to invest in lamps and you also save on indoor space.
To grow outdoors you don’t need anything else but high quality cannabis seeds that can withstand a (wind) blast. And a suitable place. Rain and sun will then do their job to let the plant grow.
To master the basic skills you can take a look at our blog ‘growing weed outdoors step by step‘.
Cultivating cannabis strains in cold climates
The Netherlands, a lot of European countries, many states in the USA and Canada have warm summers and mild winters. Because we don’t really have harsh winters anymore, this is not a very unfavourable climate to grow weed outside. It’s good to know that despite the fact that there are hardly any severe frosts, it’s wise to start growing outdoors only after the winter. So April and/or May. Then you have until about September/October to harvest. So it is important to choose fast growers. Then you know for sure that you can harvest within this period.
The best cannabis seeds for cold weather are firm and mould resistant
Nevertheless, it can be quite windy and raining in the spring and summer months. So you need a type of weed that is strong and robust enough to grow under these conditions. These are species with thick stems and are resistant to pests and fungi. Think for example of autoflowers. But also many feminized strains can withstand cold, wind and fungi.
If you choose the wrong type of cannabis seeds, there is a good chance that the growth, and therefore the final harvest, will be disappointing or even fail completely. So the conclusion for outdoor growing in cold climates is that you choose cannabis seeds that are suitable for a cold climate for a successful harvest.
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Top 3 of the best cannabis seeds for a cold climate
As you’ve just been able to read, fortunately there are several cannabis seeds that are suitable for colder climates. To help you make your choice, we have put together a top 3 of the best cannabis seeds for a cold climate. You can then be sure that there is a very good chance that you will be able to harvest weed at the end of the season.
Northern Lights is probably the best cannabis strain for a cold climate. This strain develops a strong strain so you don’t have to worry about gusts of wind. The chance of twigs breaking is therefore quite small. Northern Lights is also resistant to rain and cold. It also needs relatively few hours of sunshine and the fungal resistance of this plant is above average. In short, an ideal weed plant for the colder climates. You are almost assured of a good harvest in September/October because Northern Lights can yield up to 650 grams per m2 on average.
|Levels||18% THC / 1.5% CBD|
|Yield||400 to 675 grams/m²|
|Flowering time||up to 49 days|
Our Blue Cheese Autoflower should not be missing in this Top 3 of ‘Best cannabis seeds for a cold climate’, because this variety is particularly suitable because it is very easy to grow. You don’t really have to worry about it. The Blue Cheese Autoflower is a fast grower and therefore you can harvest faster. The plant is not or hardly susceptible to moulds and produces a good yield of up to 400 grams per m2. Even in a cold climate. And that is quite a lot for an Autoflower. If you like weed with a fruity taste and a mild effect, then the Blue Cheese Autoflower seeds are your favourite choice!
|Levels||16% THC / 0.3% CBD|
|Variety||40% Indica / 35% Sativa|
|Yield||275 to 400 grams/m²|
|Flowering time||up to 84 days|
We close our Top 3 with this classic. White widow is known for its high THC content. So if you want to grow weed with a high THC content in a cold outdoor climate, then choose White Widow. Although the plant (like almost all other plants) achieves better results in a sunny climate, the White Widow produces good yields even in cold weather thanks to its high mould resistance and thick branches. Highly recommended!
|Levels||19% THC / 0.2% CBD|
|Variety||50% Indica / 50% Sativa|
|Yield||450 to 600 grams/m²|
|Flowering time||up to 60 days|
In countries where summers are warm and winters mild, it is therefore quite possible to grow weed outside in a cold climate. However, the success of your harvest is determined by the variety you choose, because not every cannabis plant can withstand the cold, wind and rain. Choosing the right seeds is therefore the first step and increases the chance of a successful cultivation.
Do you want to grow weed outdoors? Then take a look at our range of ‘outdoor cannabis seeds‘. Use the filter ‘Climate’ to filter on ‘Cold’. You can then be sure that you are buying cannabis seeds that are suitable for outdoor cultivation in cold climates.