The UK climate is generally cold and wet. Not ideal for the cultivation of a weed plant. Of course you don’t suffer from this when you grow indoors, but if you want to grow outdoors in the UK, it can be a challenge. Fortunately, breeders have developed varieties that can produce good yields even in the climates of the UK. Good results do I hear you think? We actually mean excellent results!
In this blog we present our top 5 best cannabis seeds for the UK climate so continue reading and check out UK’s best outdoor weed strains.
The UK climate
Before we share our top 5, it’s important to understand the climate of the UK when it comes to growing cannabis outdoors. In this way you understand the growing conditions better and you start your breeding well prepared.
With the exception of autoflowering seeds, the flowering of marijuana strains is seasonal, which means that outside growers in the UK germinate their seeds between April and May and, depending on the species, harvest between mid-September and the end of October.
Although the climate in the different regions of the UK is not very different, it’s important to realize that the climate in the UK is not the same everywhere. However, in general you can say that the UK climate is characterized by cold and wet winters with relatively cool summers. That are precisely the greatest negative factors for the growth of a cannabis plant. Both cold weather and frost can have an adverse effect on the harvest. The UK climate is therefore not ideal for outdoor growing. Nevertheless, it’s possible to realize a qualitative outdoor cultivation in the UK. Especially if you choose the right outdoor cannabis strain.
In our top 5 you will therefore find the five most robust types of weed that can produce excellent results even in the most ruthless circumstances.
Top 5 best cannabis seeds for the UK climate
Curious to the best outdoor weed strains for the UK? Buy a pack of the presented cannabis seeds below to make sure your grow in the UK will be a success!
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The Northern Lights autoflower is probably one of the most robust species in our range. Instead of flowering during the transition from summer to autumn it flowers based on age. Because this species is strong and also less dependent on the weather, this species is suitable for outdoor growing in the UK.
Tip: check our Northern Lights autoflower seeds
Our Sexxpot feminized cannabis seeds are a big hit in the USA, but also gain popularity in the UK. That isn’t strange at all. Sexxpot is a strong strain that can take a beating.
Note: these are non-autoflowers and therefore need shorter days to flower. In order to harvest in October, the seeds will have to be planted in April or May.
Tip: check our feminized Sexxpot cannabis seeds
OG Kush contains 75% Indica genes. It’s a very strong strain that can be grown in almost any climate. From cold climates to warm climates. This species is robust and is capable of producing high quality weed even in the deplorable outdoor conditions of the UK.
Note: out OG Kush seeds are non-autoflowers and will therefore have to be planted between April and May to be ready for harvest in October.
Tip: check our feminized OG Kush strain seeds
Do you want to limit the risk of a failed harvest and do you think the production of a normal autoflower is too low? We have some good news. Our Big White Widow auto can grow up to 180 cm high. Besides, they produce high yields and aren’t dependent on the transition between summer and autumn to bloom. Moreover, the Big WW is a very strong and reliable strain, suitable for outdoor cultivation in the UK climate.
Tip: check our Big White Widow autoflower seeds
Critical autoflowering is one of our fastest flowering autoflowers and produces a high quality weed production. With its strong genetic background (50% Indica, 30% Sativa and 20% ruderalis genes), Critical is a very strong autoflower that will develop well in harsh conditions. In short: suitable for the UK climate.
Tip: check our Critical autoflowering seeds
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