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High quality low odor weed strains
The cultivation of weed (indoors and outdoors) often causes a strong odor which can be very penetrating and and attract unwanted attention. It may therefore be important to mask the odor. Growing a cannabis plant with no smell is unfortunately not possible, but you can choose a strain that smells considerably less than other species: the so called low odor strains. Check out our assortment with the best low odor cannabis strains below.
Best low odor strain
Are you having a hard time choosing the right low odor strain? Then choose Northern Lights. With this strain you are really safe and you won't have to worry about the smell to much.
What causes the smell of cannabis plants?
Cannabis plants smell particularly strong during the flowering period when buds are developed. However, the cause of the smell is not in the development of Cannabinoids. These are virtually odorless. The odor is spread by terpenes and terpenoids.
How to grow weed without smell?
The aromatic is known for most cannabis plants. It is therefore important to initially choose a low odor weed strain by choosing one of our low smell cannabis seeds. This doesn’t mean you have to opt for a less strong type of cannabis. Luckily there are several low odor potent strains.
As said, it is not possible to grow a weed plant odorless, but it is possible to minimize the smell and in some cases even remove it.
How can you mask the smell during indoor cultivation?
Do you live remote? Then you probably do not have to worry about the smell of your plant. However, this does not apply when you live in a urban area. Even if you grow one or two very low odor strains you have to take the smell into account. Do not think too easily about this because in the end prevention is better than cure.
Probably investing in a solid carbon filter is the best and most obvious option. However, there are even more precautions that you can take. See the explanation of the different methods below:
- Carbon filter
- Negative ion generators
Tip 1: The use of a carbon filter
When it comes to air filtration, a decent carbon filter is often the first choice of an indoor grower. Also when a low smell cannabis strain is chosen. The following applies: you get what you pay for. You can buy a cheap carbon filter, but then you can assume that it lasts less or even breaks down. Each carbon filter also has a certain life span and can absorb a maximum amount. A high quality carbon filter will last a long time and is more reliable.
Such a carbon filter is also called a carbon scrubber and is attached at the end of the ventilation system in a grow room. The activated carbon is capable of absorbing and binding the molecules in the air that cause the odor. The charcoal filter ensures the neutralization of all odors that go through it (if it’s connected properly without leakages).
However, a carbon filter is only effective when it’s combined with a ventilation system. The ventilation system has to push all the air through the charcoal filter. Keep in mind that a ventilation system in combination with a carbon filter often takes quite a lot of space.
Extra tip: do not place the filter system in the direction of your neighbors and place a pot Ona-gel in front of the filter system.
Tip 2: The use of a negative ion generator
In addition to the low odor weed plants and a carbon filter, it is advisable to install a negative ion generator (air ionizer) next to your grow room. Such a negative ion generator provide other air molecules, such as those of weed, an electric charge which will neutralize the odor. Moreover, you do not need to connect this device to a ventilation system.
Although a negative ion generator is less reliable than a carbon filter, this can be a good solution if you don’t use a carbon filter and only grow a limited number of low-smelling weed strains.
Extra tip: do not install the negative ion generator in your grow room. In a grow room the generator will remove the odor, but slightly too fanatical, which also reduces aroma and taste quality of your weed.
Tip 3: Using a HEPA-filter
Finally, in addition to low odor marijuana strains, a carbon filter and a negative ion generator, you can use a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter with activated charcoal not only filters odor molecules but also filters dust, allergens and other pollutants.
HEPA filters do not affect the taste or aroma of your weed. It is therefore no problem to install such a filter in your grow room. In addition, most HEPA filters include a built-in ventilation system through which the air is pushed. However, keep in mind that a HEPA filter will not completely remove the odor. This filter is therefore especially good as an addition to your other measures.
How to mask the smell in an outdoor cultivation?
With a outdoor cultivation it is more difficult to mask the smell than in an indoor culture. The open air makes it virtually impossible to control the smell. Moreover, filtering is not possible. Yet there are several things you can do to mask the odor.
Tip 1: Choose low odor marijuana seeds
Perhaps this is the most important and obvious tip. For a low odor marijuana plant you will have to opt for a low odor seeds. On this page you will find various low-smelling varieties, but the best low smell cannabis strain is probably the Northern Lights. Moreover, the Northern Lights is a small strain which makes it more easy to mask.
Extra tip: if you are looking for low odor outdoor strain, never choose a Skunk, Cheese or Kush. These types will create a extreme fragrances.
Tip 2: Surpass the smell of cannabis
In addition to low odor outdoor cannabis strains in our range, you can mask the odor during outdoor cultivation by surpassing it with other scents. Lavender is very suitable for this. In addition, lavender keeps insects and mice at a distance. However, you can also choose for mint, lemongrass and rosemary as companion plants.
Tip 3: Choose a short flowering type of cannabis
During the growth (the vegetative phase) weed plants hardly develop aromas. However, when the plant starts to bloom the aromas will be released fast. Therefore it's recommended to choose a low smelling autoflower strain with a short flowering period. The less long your plant blooms, the less likely it will stand out.