The good thing about today's cannabis market is its variety, and when it comes to growing marijuana on your own, you can also have a great number of options to choose from.
If you are a beginner grower, it is important to develop your skills gradually, as trying to master all the details and peculiarities of cultivating weed at once can not only lead you to failure but also make you lose all the motivation to try it once again. That is why it is so important to find a proper strain that would teach you how to treat these green ladies nicely and give you a wonderful reward in the end.
The best choice for a beginner grower would be a strain that is resistant to diseases, mold, and insects, the one that can forgive some inappropriate growing conditions, requires fewer nutrients than others, and can easily overcome stress. But easy growing is not enough: the point of all these efforts is a great yield, and that is what you should also take into account. So, which strains can help you dive into the growing world with minimum stress and worries?
We have found five strains that might fit your newly organized garden.
This is truly one of the easiest strains to cultivate. It combines high yields and little demands for growing conditions. As an indica-dominant plant, Northern Light Blue provides powerful effects that make your body totally relaxed. This can be useful for treating chronic pain or stress. It means you can use the strain for recreational and medical purposes, as well as meditation.
Most of the seeds of Northern Light Blue are either feminized or auto, or even both, so your growing process with this strain can be as easy as it is only possible with growing marijuana. If you are growing the plants outside, you can expect to get the yield by mid-September. For an indoor garden, the flowering period will take approximately 50-55 days.
The yield is quite abundant, about 500 grams per square meter when growing indoors (a bit less for outdoor plants). The nugs are completely wrapped in resin drops that spread a sweet aroma of fresh strawberries and blueberries and provide you with an intensive high (the THC level is around 20%).
This is a classic strain that lots of growers choose for their first growing project all over the world. It has a sweet blueberry taste and an aroma that combines fruit and piny notes. It has a typical indica spectrum of effects that include a happy euphoria and a calming wave. It can also allow the user to stay focused and motivated, which makes it a great strain to use throughout the day, regardless of whether you need to spend it interacting with other people or in front of the computer.
Due to its relatively small height, Dutch Treat is great for growing indoors. You can expect a substantial yield with a quite high THC level (18-25%). It is strong, but not too strong, so any user can enjoy the effects, whether we are talking about an experienced smoker or a newbie. The body becomes deeply relaxed, the head dives into a euphoric high, and that makes this strain a perfect option for treating insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, and migraines.
Let us say you are looking for a strong sativa effect. However, you are not in the mood for waiting too long before the yield appears as it often happens with sativa plants. In this case, Green Crack is just what you need. This hybrid exists in two variations: sativa-dominant and indica-dominant. But if you are planning indoor growing, we would recommend you to choose the first one. It provides you with a powerful boost of energy, lasting cerebral high, and excitement. These effects are actually the reason why the name refers to cocaine. They are also the reason why this strain is so popular for treating depression, anxiety, and different symptoms of PTSD and ADHD.
The only difficulty with Green Crack you may meet is that this strain is available only in the form of clones, and mostly within California. So, if you live far from the West Coat, it may be a bit difficult to get this plant. However, they say it is one of the most popular plants on the black market.
In any case, if you are lucky enough to get the plant, you may expect to receive attractive bushy weed with dense and light buds with a sweet citrus aroma. The plant grows fast, has only 53 days of flowering, and is resistant to most cannabis illnesses.
This is probably one of the most famous and popular strains that is easy to find all over the country. Blue Dream provides you with a wonderful mix of full-body relaxation and a blissful high that causes a calm and mellow euphoria. This strain is great for both newbies and experienced users, and its moderately high level of THC (17-24%) can help you treat your aches, pains, depression, and mood swings.
You can grow Blue Dream either from seeds or clones—it gives equally great results. The plant is not very high, a bit bushy, resistant to mold, mildew, and root rot, which can come in handy if you live in the area with high humidity.
If you are growing weed outdoors, you may expect to get the yield in the middle of October; for indoor growers, it is better to plan the harvest time around week 9 of the flowering period. The blueish nugs are long, thick, dense, covered with dark hairs. The buds are very frosty with lots of milky trichomes that spread a rich aroma of sweet blueberry.
For those who are looking for a couch-locking sedative effect, Gorilla Glue #4 is a great option among all hybrids. It is grown easily, it has a super-powerful high (the THC level reaches 25-28%), and the flavor mildly resembles chocolate or coffee, which makes this strain a wonderful choice for using at any time of the day.
The plants grow very bushy, so they can perfectly fit into your growing boxes. If you dare to try the SCROG technique, it will give you even better results. Moreover, this strain is very flexible about the nutrient mix: you can basically feed it with any fertilizer for edible plants (like, potato, tomato, or chili), and Gorilla Glue #4 will be happy with that.
Once the time for harvest comes, you will have beautiful, resin-covered buds with a strong, pungent aroma. Actually, the smell can be indeed very powerful, so we would recommend you to install an air filter if you do not have one yet. However, these additional expenses are worth the result: Gorilla Glue #4 provides you with a very intensive high that combines a blissful euphoria and complete relaxation of the whole body. For the same reason, this strain is popular for alleviating chronic pain, arthritis, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
The nugs are usually not big, but dense, resin-covered, and very potent. Neon green leaves are small, amber hair are long. The flowering period lasts for 6-8 weeks and usually depends on the company that provides the seeds. In most cases, the seeds are not feminized, so a new grower should expect that not all seeds will be useful or be ready to use the clones for a different purpose.