Also in Ireland you will find many home growers who would like to grow a few plants. For example outdoors in the garden or in a hidden place in nature. Although the relatively cool climate of Ireland has an advantage (the sun will never burn your cannabis plant), the climate of Ireland isn’t known as the most ideal climate for outdoor growing. At the height of summer it will not be hotter than 25 degrees and in winter it can snow with temperatures below 0. Moreover, because the sea has a major influence in the climate, it is often moist. Growing weed in Ireland outdoors is therefore challenging.
Buying Cannabis seeds in Ireland
Although no marijuana species is invincible, growers should be well informed about the type of seed so that they choose a species that is suitable for the climate of Ireland. However, the climate is not the only thing that you have to take into account. Also the law is important.
Are you curious about what you should pay attention to and which cannabis seeds you can choose best for growing outdoors? Then read this blog about cannabis seeds Ireland.
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What should you take into account when you plant cannabis seeds (outdoors) in Ireland?
Different points of interest apply for breeding in Ireland. Do you want to prevent problems? Then check the most important points of attention below.
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Many of our visitors from Ireland wonder if cannabis seeds are legal. The answer is actually quite simple. Cannabis seeds are legal but cannabis itself isn’t. Both the possession and sale of cannabis seeds is therefore completely legal and doesn’t fall under the drugs law as long as they are not germinated. Germinating the seeds and growing cannabis plants is in fact prohibited unless you have a permit from the Minister for Public Health. We therefore only sell the seeds as a souvenir. Do you decide to germinate the seeds? Then this is totally on your own risk.
Germination and first phase
Most growers will germinate their seeds in April so that they are ready for spring vegetation. However, in Ireland you should not plant your seeds too early. Especially since you may still have to deal with night frost like in Northern Ireland. It’s therefore advisable to keep a close eye on the weather before you start the germination process. Moreover, because a seedling is still very susceptible to bad weather and infections it’s advisable to germinate and grow the seeds indoors the first 2 to 3 weeks before you move the plant outside. By carrying out the first phase of the plant indoors you considerably increase the chance of a successful cultivation.
To tackle it even better, we advise you to get your plant used to the outside conditions. You can do this by placing the plant outside for a few hours every day for the first 2 to 3 weeks. Build the number of hours outside slowly until your plant is fully accustomed.
Rain and mold
Although the terpenic compounds of the cannabis plant work as an antifungal, this is not indefinite. The climate of Ireland must be taken seriously in order to reduce the risk of mold and top rot. We therefore advise you to grow your plants in pots with holes at the bottom. In this way the excess water can easily drain away. In addition, you can easily move the plant indoors when the weather gets really bad. Finally, you will have to check your plants regularly for signs of water stress and top rot. You can also reduce the chance of mold by growing in a greenhouse.
Best strains for the northern climate of Ireland?
Due to the limited sunlight, you need a variety without too much shadowing so an indica species is an obvious choice. This species originated in cold and mountainous climates and is therefore also suitable for the climate of Ireland. The broad leaves ensure that the light is well captured and the layer formation acts as insulation.
Top 3 best cannabis seeds to grow in Ireland
You can of course choose all types for indoor growing, but if you grow outdoors and choose an unsuitable species for the climate of Ireland, growing can become very difficult. Choosing the right species is therefore very important. Think for example of a species with a high fungal resistance and a short life cycle. So what are the best weed seeds to grow outdoors in Ireland for a successful outdoor grow? Check the best weed strains below.
Although this species has a slightly longer flowering time than an average autoflower, the Blue Cheese is very suitable for the climate of Ireland. Moreover, the plant doesn’t grow that tall so you can grow unnoticed. Blue Cheese is known for its fairly calming effect and is a wonderful weed for daily use. In addition, easy to grow and a nice outdoor harvest that can reach up to 400 grams per m2.
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As mentioned earlier in this article, a short cycle is very important for a successful outdoor breeding in Ireland. Autoflowers are therefore a good choice anyway. The AK 47 autoflower has a high mold resistance, will develop a strong trunk and is ready for harvest within 3 months. If you plant the seeds at the beginning of May, you can already harvest at the end of July or the beginning of August.
The White Widow is such a species that can actually be grown in almost any climate and produces a good yield even under the most miserable conditions. Therefore the White Widow should certainly not be missing in this overview. Again technically we recommend the autoflower for Ireland, but the feminized seeds are also suitable. Especially if you have some grow experience. The choice is yours!