Blue Dream is a classic and beloved cannabis strain for many reasons. Photo by: Whitney McLaren/Weedmaps
The easiest strains to grow for you may not be the easiest strains to grow for someone else. Photo by: Gina Coleman, David Lozada/Weedmaps
Be a good plant parent. “The best advice I ever got from a very talented grower is that 90% of successful growing is observation. Spend time with your plants daily, get to know them. You will soon learn to recognize subtle changes that can indicate problems with pests, feed, or water. You will also begin to see the amazing differences between all the different genetics and what they can produce,” advised Sara Rotman, a veteran grower and founder of Wellfounded Botanicals.
Indoor grow environments: Northern Lights
When growing cannabis, the best way to learn is through experience, and the good news is that there are lots of novice-friendly cannabis strains available to the home grower.
If potency is important to you, look no further than GG #4. Formerly known as Gorilla Glue #4, GG #4 is a balanced indica/sativa hybrid known for its great genetics, and it thrives indoors and out. It’s one of the most potent strains that’s also beginner-friendly, but don’t be surprised if your scissors get gunked up while trimming your flowers.
Different cannabis strains have different needs, and some strains can be quite picky or finicky when it comes to light, temperature, humidity, or nutrients. Photo by: Dimitri Newman/Weedmaps
Outdoor grow environments: Blue Dream
Different cannabis strains have different needs, and some strains can be quite picky or finicky when it comes to light, temperature, humidity, or nutrients. Other strains might be notorious for developing certain types of disease or attracting specific pests.
Cinex is an amenable strain with slightly sativa leaning genetics coming from Cinderella 99 and Vortex. An easy-to-grow cultivar, Cinex is known for producing solid yields of frosty light green flower. Originating in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also a hardy strain that can thrive outdoors in cooler climates.
Growing weed is pretty easy, but some strains can be trickier to grow than others. Some are delicate and need a lot of attention or are prone to disease or mold, while others are sturdy and can handle missing a watering for a day or two. Also, certain strains have adapted to specific climates, so it might not make sense to grow one suited to warm weather if you live in a cold place.
Its indica-dominant genetics means it usually grows short and stout, but it still gets solid yields and has dense buds. You’ll want to be sure to prune and top Wedding Cake to get rid of some of its foliage, for fear of it developing mold. This frosty strain is covered in trichomes and will be a sticky one in your garden, but its sweet citrusy smells with hints of vanilla make it a pleasure to grow.
Super Lemon Haze
So here are five strains that are easy to grow for beginners: they grow strong, yield high, can grow in many different climates, and have a forgiving margin of error.
Auto Lemon OG Haze buds become covered in trichomes
Some of the most potent strains available today have won quite a few awards! Cup winners have an air of credibility around them that makes them really attractive and some strains are just straight-up legendary now.
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