Every marijuana strain has unique characteristics and properties. These include the taste and effect of the weed, but also the structure of the plant and, importantly for growers, the ease with which you grow the strain.
Especially for novice growers, the level of cultivation can be the difference between success and failure. In fact, not all cannabis strains are easy to grow. Some strains taste divine, but are difficult to grow. Other strains are a bit more susceptible to stress or mold. As a grower you should therefore look carefully at the properties of a species before you start your cultivation.
Which type of cannabis strains are the easiest to grow?
Novice growers should stick to easy-to-grow strains, and the good news is that most of them are Indica-dominant, which will get you pretty stoned!
Indica strains are generally easier to grow than Sativa strains. They tend to stay compact and produce a lot of weed despite their short flowering period.
In addition, as a beginner grower you don’t want male plants among your plants. It’s therefore recommendable to feminized cannabis seeds.
If you really want to make it easy on yourself. Then choose autoflowering weed seeds. These seeds grow plants that will flower automatically without you having to adjust the light schedule. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
The easiest to grow strains – Top 5
Do you want to make it really easy for yourself and grow high quality weed at the same time? Below you’ll find the strains that won’t let you down!
Santa Maria autoflowering plants can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. The plant is a beauty! She has pure Indica genetics crossed with Ruderalis which makes her an automatic flowering plant with a manageable height and very easy to grow. Highly recommended for the beginner!
The plant starts developing buds after about 3 weeks of growth. She then needs about 8 to 9 weeks of flowering to complete her cycle. In short: from seed to being ready to harvest, cultivation takes about 10 to 13 weeks, which is pretty fast!
Santa Maria is very suitable for growing in a small space. Grown indoors in a tent, the plant reaches an average height of about 80 cm and can yield up to 550 grams per m2. Of course this depends on the pot you choose. Outdoors, the plant gets a little bigger and can yield up to 600 grams per m2.
Her taste is floral and complex. She produces a pleasant stone that feels like falling into a comfortable bed.
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Northern Lights belongs to the true classics, has won many cannabis cups and is a variety that is known worldwide. The plant is very easy to grow and produces an incredibly high quality weed. Combine that with her forgiving ability and you have a plant that meets all your expectations.
She is available in two variations. As an autoflower or as a feminized variety. With the autoflower variation you can enjoy multiple harvests each year, but you only lose a little on the yield per harvest. The quality of the weed however remains the same.
When grown indoors the Northern Lights autoflower will yield up to 200 grams per m2. The feminized variety will yield up to 500 grams per m2.
Also, when we talk about the taste and smell of the weed she will not disappoint you. The smoke is wonderfully smooth. She is quite sour in the mouth, but an absolute delight. Especially since there are many fruity and earthy nuances present.
The high is always very physical; you feel the Indica buzz after the first few puffs. It is a very relaxing weed that allows you to decompress quickly after a stressful day at work.
In conclusion, Northern Lights is one of the best Indica strains. Not only for beginners, but also for advanced growers who want to grow high quality weed with an easy-to-grow variety.
Girl Scout Cookies is also available in two varieties. It is a very easy plant to grow (both indoors and outdoors) and features a high resistance to mold. She also has incredibly powerful medicinal properties. Therefore, she should definitely not be missing in this list of the easiest to grow cannabis varieties.
Girl Scout Cookies strains have a short flowering time. During flowering the plant develops a beautiful light amber glow over the buds. It is a variety that can stand some nutrients, but is otherwise not demanding.
Her aroma is strong which will be noticed during flowering. When growing marijuana indoors it is therefore advisable to invest in a good quality carbon filter.
The taste that you will experience when smoking the weed is deliciously sweet. The effect is powerful and can be felt both in the body and in the head. You will feel wonderfully soothed, cheerful and at the same time a tad euphoric.
Gorilla Glue is the dream of many growers who like high THC strains. With a THC level of up to 26%, she belongs to the most potent cannabis strains in the world. Just like White Widow it has the potential to produce a very good yield of weed. In short and in all respects a real “power plant” that is available both as a feminized variety and as an autoflower.
Gorilla Glue is a cross between the Sour Dubb, Chocolate Diesel and the Chem’s Sister. The result is a resilient cannabis plant that is easy to grow. Forgiving and very suitable for both indoor and outdoor grow.
With Gorilla Glue, you can look forward to a pleasant mental high and a wonderful body buzz.
We conclude this top 5 with the legendary AK 48.
The AK 48 is the successor to the AK-47 and is fast catching up with its predecessor. AK 48 plants are known for their high yield and for being a delicious outdoor weed that thrives in temperate to warm (Mediterranean) climates. She is easy to grow, features a very high mold resistance and is available as an autoflowering and a photoperiod species.
AK 48 weed is just like her counterpart – a strong weed where the effect is described as powerful and balanced. Her Indica influence provides a pleasant physical relaxation, while her Sativa genetics enhance your social side with a motivating, energetic boost.
It is also a strain known for its medicinal properties. The weed has a wonderful sedative effect and is therefore frequently used for a wide range of ailments. Think of depression and various forms of pain.
How the weed taste? Delicious! Her aroma is described as earthy yet sweet. The taste and smell are similar to that of a ripe mango. What more could you ask for?